I was a little stumped on what to write for today’s post because it is the start of year, which means I haven’t read much yet that I can talk about, so I looked online for some fun tags to do and stumbled across this New Years one, which is perfect! It is called the New Years Resolutions Book Tag and is sort of like a 2019 TBR, but with prompts. I thought it looked fun and would give you a bit more of an insight into my reading life, so let’s get into it!
An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before)
There are a lot of authors I could go for for this question, but I think I am going to go for Marie Lu. I have heard so much about her and I know that she has a fair few books out now including lots of different series. One of my friends has read from her and loved her, so I really want to make an effort to pick one of her books up this year.
A book you’d like to read
There are soooooo many, where do I even begin? I did a whole 2019 TBR talking about all the books on my shelves that I want to read in 2019, so it is probably best you look there: https://www.samanthadrage.co.uk/2019/01/01/my-2019-tbr/
A classic you’d like to read
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. As I think you all know, I love Cassandra Clare and especially the Infernal Devices. Will and Tessa make a lot of references to A Tale of Two Cities through the trilogy and I don’t really understand them at this point, so I want to read it, so I know what they’re talking about. I also want to try and get into classics a bit more and I’ve already read from Charles Dickens for school, so I am familiar with his writing style and think it is a good place to start.
A book you’d like to re-read
There are so many I would like to re-read, but I think I am going to go for the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan because I haven’t read them since I was in Primary School and I’m really craving some good, easy to read books that will take me back to a simpler time. Rick Riordan’s books are so funny and so easy to read that i can truly get lost in them and forget about everything else for a while.
A book you’ve had for ages and want to read
Turtles are the Way Down by John Green. I have been waiting to read this book for forever because I was originally waiting for it to come out in paperback because all of my other John Green books are paperback and I really wanted them all to match. I took a whole year for that to happen though and then by the time I got my hands on it I was already in the middle of my shadowhunters re-read, so I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I am going to read it this year though.
An author you’ve previously read from and want to read more of
Holly Bourne. I have read ‘The Normal Seires’ and ‘It only happens in the movies’ and I adored them, but I haven’t gotten around to reading her other books yet. I own them all, but I just haven’t found the time, but it is definitely something I want to do this year!
A book you got for Christmas and would like to read
I got a fair few for Christmas, but I think I am going to go for The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart I believe it is a standalone and has some magical elements to it, so it sounds like a quick, fun, magical read that isn’t as much of a commitment as a full fantasy series. My Best friend gave me this book!
A series you want to read from start to finish
Throne of Glass by Sarah.J.Maas. I know there is a lot of debate about her books, but I’ve never read a single one of them and I really want to change that. The premise sounds interesting and I want to see what it is that everyone is talking about and add my voice to the debate because I think it will be interesting. I will be doing reviews for these books when I get around to them, but whether they will be individual or a series review, I’m not yet sure.
A series you’ve already started and want to finish
The only series I can think of that I haven’t finished it the Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan. I am a huge series marathoner and usually like to wait for all the books in a series to be out before I finish them, although I have actually just thought of the Red Queen series as well. I read book 1 and 2, but then decided to wait for the series to be finished to continue, which it now is, so I could definitely finish that this year.
Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2019?
Yes I do set reading goals because it gives me a little extra motivation to read! I am a big numbers person and a big lists person. I love checking things off lists and seeing the number go up as I get closer to my goal. I have set my goal to 52 books this year because last year I only set it to 32 and surpassed that in about April and ended up reading 75 books in total. I settled fro 52 because that is on average 1 book a week, which is definitely doable.
Any other reading goals?
I want to continue to read every single day of 2019 and I want to try to make a habit of reading first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
That was the New Years Resolutions Book Tag! I thought that was a lot of fun and I tag anyone else who wants to do it and you can feel free to say I tagged you!
Goodbye for now!
Over and Out