2019 Reading Plans

2019 Reading Plans

Every year I set myself a reading target, and nearly every year, I fail.

I really don’t make as much time for reading as I should, and instead, spend my evenings re watching Gilmore Girls episodes I’ve seen a thousand times (why do I do that?).

This year, I’ve vowed to make reading plans with a difference: I have to read all the unread books in my office before I start to read any others. I want to finally make it through that TBR pile that has been consistently growing for years.

This doesn’t mean I can’t buy new books…..I just can’t read them until I’ve got through all the others. I know this sounds a bit, crazy. But I loved those books in my TBR pile when I bought them, and I will read them at some point, so why not during 2019?

My 2019 Goodreads Challenge has been set to 52. One book per week. Sounds doable for me. The thought of 2 books a week was a little too much. So one book it is.

Below you’ll find my list of 45 books that are currently sat in my office that I bought and never read. These are what I’ll be reading first in 2019, leaving only 7 books to buy to complete my challenge:

  1. The Outsider, Stephen King – COMPLETED, 02/01
  2. Bird Box, Josh Malerman – COMPLETED 04/01
  3. Closed Casket, Sophie Hannah – COMPLETED 07/01
  4. The Book of Tomorrow, Cecelia Ahern – COMPLETED 11/01
  5. I Found You, Lisa JewellCOMPLETED 13/01
  6. Carrie, Stephen King – COMPLETED 14/01
  7. Miss Garnet’s Angel, Sally Vickers – COMPLETED 19/01
  8. Daisy in Chains, Sharon Bolton
  9. Family Album, Penelope Lively
  10. Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King
  11. The Pursuit of Happiness, Douglas Kennedy
  12. His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet
  13. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  14. The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort
  15. The Gift, Cecelia Ahern
  16. Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell
  17. A Stranger in the House, Shari Laperta
  18. The Light Between Oceans, M L Sedman
  19. What Would Mary Berry Do?, Claire Sandy
  20. Written in the Stars, Ali Harris
  21. A Walk in the Park, Jill Mansel
  22. The Red House, Mark Haddon
  23. The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens
  24. The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon
  25. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale
  26. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris
  27. Howard’s End, EM Forster
  28. There’s Always Tomorrow, Pam Weaver
  29. The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Kate Morton
  30. Rooms, Lauren Oliver
  31. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
  32. The Chalk Man, C. J. Tudor
  33. A Good Girl Comes Undone, Polly Williams
  34. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  35. The Known World, Edward P Jones
  36. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
  37. The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes
  38. The Colour Purple, Alice Walker
  39. Catch Me Before I Fall, Rosie Childs
  40. Rebecca’s Tale, Sally Beauman
  41. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  42. 1984, George Orwell
  43. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  44. The Beast Must Die, Nicholas Blake (Cecil Day-Lewis)
  45. The Complete Borrowers Stories, Mary Norton

I’ll be posting occasional book reviews of some of these books, so keep an eye out for those.

What’s your book goal this year?


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