Hello fellow bookworms! It’s that time of year when I figure out what I want to read throughout 2019 (but let’s be completely honest, they’ll sit on my bookshelves for another year or so…) and set some bookish goals. I always feel like writing goals down seems to make them more concrete and actually helps me achieve them, and I’m hoping that making a list of books I definitely want to read will have the same effect! So here’s the ultimate list of books I plan to read, goals I want to meet, and a few new releases I’m anticipating in 2019…
My 2019 Reading List
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
2019 Anticipated Releases
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus – January 8th
I was so excited when I saw Karen M. McManus was releasing a new book this year! I enjoyed One of Us is Lying so much when I read it, I loved the perfect mash up of mystery, crime/thriller and YA, and it looks like her new book will be a similar sort of thing!
Again, But Better by Christine Riccio – May 7th
I love following Christine on YouTube and watching her videos makes me so motivated to read, and encourages me to try different genres (if it weren’t for her I don’t think I would have made it this far in the Shadowhunter Chronicles!) so I was thrilled when I found out she was writing a book! I’ve been watching all her Book Writing Chronicle videos and followed her journey from start to finish, and cannot wait to finally read the book when it comes out in May!
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare – November 19th
NEW SHADOWHUNTER SERIES! How can one not be excited, especially when we’re going back to LONDON! The Infernal Devices is my favourite Shadowhunter series so far so to follow on the story with Will and Tessa’s children is so exciting; I always get excited for new Cassie Clare! Also, pretty, pretty cover!
Bookish Goals of 2019
Read 50 books
I only managed a respectable 30 last year, but now I’m not at university and have more commuting time to read (and all the Harry Potters on audiobook) I am aiming to get back up to my usual standard. Also, my nan has joined me in this year’s reading challenge with a goal of 40 books, and I think she’ll be surprised at how many books she reads, so we’ll see who comes out on top at the end of the year!
Blog at least once a week
Over Christmas I had planned to write more blog posts, but alas I only managed one or two, but I really would like to get back into blogging a bit more, and I usually have a spare hour or so over the weekend, so I should probably start making my way through the post ideas I have had written down for the past year…
Read books I’ve owned for 2+ years
I was looking at my bookshelves this morning and I realised how many books I’ve owned/had on my TBR list for way too long, so I want to make it goal to read at least 5 of them. A lot are thrillers I bought when I was really into reading crime and mystery that I never picked up when my late obsession with YA and Fantasy kicked in. I love a good crime thriller novel, so I’m hoping to get some of those I’ve had for while read this year!
So 2019 is well underway now, so lets see how well this goes… I’d love to know what your plans are for 2019, bookish or otherwise, so feel free to comment below or leave a link if you’ve done a similar post so I can come over your wonderful space on the internet and give it a read!
Until next time…