NEW YEAR, NEW BOOKS TAG

First read of 2018?

A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke – you can find my review here. A lovely welcome into 2018.

Which Books you read in 2017 do you want to share with everyone this year?

I read many, many wonderful books last year – mostly YA, as I had only just rediscovered my love for the genre in the summer of 2017. I had a lot of time to myself and consumed book after book, and now have so many favourites that I think I might elaborate on this topic in another post, but here is a list of a few that I loved:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Freshers by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen
It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus


If I do not get around to a 2017 roundup, I would highly encourage anyone (YA fan or not) to read The Hate U Give. It is utterly phenomenal, incredibly important, very well written and full of characters that you will fall in love with; it is the most beautiful book. It actually isn't in the picture because I have given it to a friend to read, because I am desperate to share it with the world. I have yet to recommend it to anyone that hasn’t adored it.

What is your reading goal for the year?

I would like to read fifty books, preferably outside of my degree.

Which new author, book, or genre would you like to try this year?
I’d like to read a little more non-fiction this year. I often find it tedious, but perhaps I haven’t found the right non-fiction for me. I recently bought Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade, as I’d like to learn a little more about the film industry, and Lovett’s The Mitford Girls because the Mitford sisters fascinate me. Unfortunately it might be a while before I can give them my attention because of university work, but non-fiction is definitely something I want to explore a lot more of this year.



Which reading habits would you like to change?
I don’t know if I have ever really thought about reading habits. I know that I need to stop buying books at such a ridiculous pace; I think I may have a bit of a problem. I should probably put more effort into sourcing secondary material for university reading, and making my notes a little more detailed. I’d also like to make more of a conscious effort to support authors of books that I enjoy (which is one reason that I started this blog) in terms of reviews and showing appreciation on social media.
Most anticipated release this year?
There are so, so many. I discovered Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses last year, and devoured the entire series and am desperate to read A Court of Frost and Starlight. I cannot wait to be back in Feyre and Rhys’ company. I am also SO excited to read On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. Thomas is a phenomenal writer, and I am almost certain this book will be exceptional. Finally, I cannot wait for What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli (Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Adam Silvera (History Is All You Left Me). Two authors that I adore have collaborated to create something that I am sure will be one of the most beautiful books that I read this year.

Thank you for reading, and thank you to Penguin Platform and LucyTheReader for kicking off the tag!


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