10 Books I Want to Read This Year

My reading game has gone down the drain over the past couple years. Last year, I only read about 15 books.

Yikes.

While I don’t have high hopes that I’ll do any better this year, I do have quite the list of books that I really want to read. It’s just finding the time and motivation to read them that’s the problem…

But anyway, I thought I’d share 10 books that I want to actually try to read this year. So here we go.

10 Books I Want to Read in 2016

1. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

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I just started reading this today, actually! I had a hold on it at the library FOREVER. It’s due in two weeks so I’m really hoping I can finish it before the due date. I NEED TO KNOW HOW THE SERIES ENDS.

2. The Martian by Andy Weir

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I am so mad at myself for not finishing this last year. I got halfway through it but then had to return it to the library. And like Winter, I’ve had a hold on this SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. I can’t get it back, and it makes me sad. I was enjoying it so much.

3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

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Again, I started this book last year, but didn’t have much time so I only got through the first 30 pages or so. A couple of my friends rave about it, so I need to read it! I have it checked out right now, so we’ll see…

4. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

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As a huge fan of Tolkien, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read this yet. I’ve just heard that it’s a difficult read, so I think that’s why I haven’t picked it up yet. But people have told me that it’s really fascinating, and plus, it’s Tolkien, so I must read it.

5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. 

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Fun fact: I saw Patrick Rothfuss a couple months ago at a local coffee shop in my (and his) hometown. Even though I haven’t read any of his books yet, I geeked out a little bit because HELLO he is a well-known, semi-famous author. You don’t meet people like that every day. Anywho, I’ve only heard amazing things about this book, so I’m excited to read it.

6. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

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I mean, I know already that it’s basically going to be Percy Jackson but with different characters and a slightly different plot, but I’m not going to lie, I enjoy almost all of Riordan’s books. And I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one as well.

7. The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

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OMG. KILL ME NOW. I read the first book last year and it absolutely BLEW ME AWAY. It quickly became one of my favorite books. I need to get my hands on the sequel now. I CAN’T WAIT TWO MORE MONTHS.

8. UnBound by Neal Shusterman

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The Unwind Dystology is up there on my list of favorite book series, and when I heard that this book of short stories was being released, I squealed. BRING IT ON.

9. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

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I wasn’t excited for or planning on reading this book…until I saw a trailer for the upcoming movie. And I can already predict that I will cry at least 2 gallons of tears during the movie. But I need to read the book first, since I’m that type of person. I will probably cry during the book too…

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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YEAH OKAY I KNOW I HAVEN’T READ HARRY POTTER YET. But newsflash: not everyone was allowed to read it when they were younger…But now that I’m an adult (I mean, at least legally), I figured it’s probably time to see what all the hype is about. I’m going to try to marathon the whole series and movies over the summer, but if that doesn’t happen, I want to at least read the first book.

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So there ya have it. What do you think of my choices? What are some books that you want to read this year? Let me know!

Until next time,

Erin