I saw this tag on a few blogs (Cleopatra Loves Books, Carla Loves to Read and The Secret Library Site) this week and enjoyed their posts so much that I decided to join in!
How many books are you planning to read in 2019?
I’ve set my Goodreads goal at 200 books over the year, it feels like a good number for me. It’s high enough to be a challenge but not so high that I’ll stress about it.
Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2018 but want to make a priority in 2019?
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I was very lucky to be sent an ARC of this one a few months back and I really want to read and review it in time for it’s publication date so I’ll be reading this one in the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed!).
Inhuman Resources by Pierre LeMaitre
I love Pierre LeMaitre’s novels and I was so thrilled when a surprise copy of this new one arrived a few months ago. I’m hoping to make time to read this one in the next few weeks, I just know it’s going to be a such a good read!
Histories by Sam Guglani
I was sent this for review and haven’t managed to get to it yet, I really am keen to read it though so am hoping to make time to read it in the next couple of months.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I bought this the week it was released but didn’t manage to get to it last year. I’ve heard so many great things about it, and I saw it made a lot of best books of 2018 lists so I want to get to this one imminently!
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
I got this for my birthday last year, almost exactly a year ago now, and I’m still so keen to read it so I definitely want to read this very soon.
Name a genre you want to read more of?
I think I’d just like to read more widely in general this year. I’ve already enjoyed a couple of historical novels this year, which is a genre I don’t read much of so I’d like to read more.
Three non book related goals for 2019?
I want to keep working on improving my health where I can.
I want to worry less about the things that I can’t change.
I want to plan some fun things to look forward to.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
I looked at my Goodreads and I’ve had Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides on my TBR since February 2010 so I’d like to get to that in 2019! I’ve probably had it way longer than 2010 but that’s the year I started keeping track of my books and added all the ones I already owned to Goodreads.
One word that you’re hoping 2019 will be?
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Thank you for the shout out Hayley – I also need to read Inhuman Resources in 2019!
I’m very keen to read “Seven Deaths…” as well – sounds great! 😀
I think you have some good plans, Hayley! I hope you are able to read more historical fiction and love your leftover reads. Evelyn Hardcastle is SO good.
I like this book tag, Hayley!! You’ve got some very clever answers, too. And you’ve reminded me I want to read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, for which thanks.
Resevoir 13 is wonderful Hayley – enjoy!
I hope you get to read these books and you achieve everything on this list! Happy New year! 🙂
Thanks for the shout out Haley. You have some interesting books to read in 2019, some that are definitely on my TBR. Enjoy them all. I think everyone I have seen wants to be healthier this year. Glad to see that is a priority for so many. Happy New Year.
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