1 Jan 2014

Reading Resolutions 2014 & Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! A new year, a clean slate; bright with possibilities and fresh starts. Last year (ah! can you believe it?) wasn’t the best year, reading and blogging wise. I can safely say it’s the least I’ve ever read which had a lot to do with slumps so I’m hoping this year will be much better. The start of a new year sees goals and resolutions being set and while I failed last year on all bookish related fronts, it’s still something I like to do because lists! organisation! the chance to actually, possibly, maybe reach your goals and do all those things you’ve been meaning to do! So that’s what I plan to do – here are 10 bookish/reading goals I hope to accomplish this year:

1. Read some non-YA – I love YA and I don’t plan on changing that but I do want to broaden my horizons a little. Maybe read an Adult? Send your recommendations my way!
2. Fall in love with a classic – People go on and on about classics and I’d love to find one I LOVE; that makes me see why it’s stood the test of time and is so beloved.

Finally read a book by:
3. A.S. King – This author is like contemporary royalty and no wonder, she’s a King, (pun! starting the year off write! see what I did there? ;) or so I’ve heard and if you know me, you know contemporary is my favourite.
4. Maggie Stiefvater – I read this beautiful, personal post Maggie wrote a few months ago and ever since then I’ve wanted to read one of her books. I’ve heard lots about her books and now I’d like to read one! Where should I start?
5. Courtney Summers -  How have I gone without ever reading a book by yet another contemp favourite? Slack.
6. E. Lockhart – I did read The Boyfriend but that was many years ago. I’d really love to read some of her previous works before the (already) very hyped about, We Were Liars, releases later this year!

7. Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble – Sarah loved this and I told her I’d read it and that was over a year ago. This year!
8. Where She Went by Gayle Forman – I wasn’t a fan of If I Stay but apparently I just have to read this one. I’ve been told it’s better than the first.
9. The Spectacular Now by Tim Sharpe – I read Reynje’s review a while ago and ever since then I’ve wanted a copy.
10. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – I’ve heard amazing things about this one, especially from Wendy @ The Midnight Garden.

So there you have it, my own bookish challenge! This should keep me busy all year long... Tell me, what do you plan to read this year? What do you plan to do?


  1. i hope you enjoy branching out into non-YA genres! there are loads of amazing non-YA reads out there! hopefully you can find a few genres you like. For me it's chick lit, fantasy and middle grade :)

  2. One adult book I can think of is from one of my favourite adult authors Juliet Marillier :)! Branching out is fun, so I hope you can find some gems!

  3. I'm gonna try branching out too, but I'm going with genres I don't normally like, either YA or non-YA! But when I started reading non-YA I went with reading some in my favorite genre, paranormal romance. Hope that helps! Great resolutions though, I hope you find some you really like!

    Here's my 2014 Resolutions

  4. Haha I love your puns :) I want to read something by A.S King too and The Spectacular Now. I absolutely agree that you need to read Where She Went, it's one of my all-time favourites :)

  5. You got some good goals there. Good luck!

  6. Oh, you have so many great books on your list of goals. May I recommend THE SCORPIO RACES for your Maggie Stiefvater book? It's my absolute favorite of all of hers. Also, every single book by Courtney Summers is amazing. Happy reading, Rebecca!

  7. If you want a good classic, go for any of Jane Austen's novels! They are my all time favourite and I just adore her work! (Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are my favorites, in case you wished for more help choosing haha).
    I hope you reach your goals!