Must-Read-Mondays

My TBR-list for 2018

Must-Read-Monday #1

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One of my goals for 2018 is to read 50 books. This means I have to read a book a week. Right now, I’m still optimistic that I can make it. We’ll see how long that optimism will last…

To prepare for this daunting task, I decided to list all the books in my bookcase. I have around 150 books lying around my room right now. After making the list I took a quick nap… and then I made a list of all the books I want to read this year. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with all the 50 books I want to read this year. That would just be too much and the list could change. I will, however, give you a list of all the books I look most forward to read. Maybe I will even write some reviews about the books once I’ve read them.

Isn’t it exciting!

All these possibilities.

Oh, and if you have a book you think I should read, let me know!

Let’s get started with this list.

  1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy: My brother got me all the Lord of the Rings books for my birthday, including the Hobbit. I was too young to watch the movies when they came out, but I love fantasy series and LotR is a must-read for all fantasy fans. This is why LotR is at the top of my list. I mean, there is no better way to start a new adventure, right?
  2. The Throne of Glass series: I’ve read the first book in this series and was hooked from the first chapter. I started reading the series when I was still a literary student, but had to stop because mandatory reading for my classes had to come first. At least I had my priorities straight… I can’t wait to get back to the kingdom of Adarlan and see what Celaena is up to.
  3. Alice in Wonderland: I used to be scared of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. The purple cat was just floating around and that creepy smile freaked me out. I don’t think I’ve ever finished the cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland, however, I feel like it’s time to face my childhood fears. I will read the book first and then we’ll see if I’m brave enough to watch the movie.
  4. Harry Potter: I’ve read the series over a hundred times, but this reading challenge won’t be complete without Harry Potter! My Hufflepuff heart is just not strong enough to resist.
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: I absolutely loved the movies and want to know if the books are even better. I know the later books get a bit weird, but that won’t stop me!

You’ve probably noticed that I mostly read young adult and fantasy series. I’ve always loved to be immersed in a world where anything is possible! It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to really read books I want to read. That’s exactly why I’m looking forward to this new challenge.

Just another reminder, if you have any recommendations, please feel free to let me know in the comments!

Have a nice Monday!

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7 comments

  1. Reading 50 books in a year is quite a daunting task – best of luck to you! The Lord of the Rings trilogy will almost certainly take longer than a week for each book, as each story is very long (but very good and worth reading!) The Chronicles of Narnia series is one of my favorites! They don’t take long to read, which will be nice since the Lord of the Rings will take a while! And for the record, the books are WAY better and more detailed than the movies!
    If I think of any great books you should read, I’ll let you know. I love reading, and currently have more books than will fit on my shelves 🙂
    Sincerely,
    A Fellow Hufflepuff

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  2. I don’t remember if I’ve asked you whether you use Goodreads? It’s a great tool for organizing books you’ve read, are currently reading, or want to read, and you can set your annual goal there, too. I’m aiming for 60 books this year – wish me luck! Of course, it is less about the number, and far more about the books that moved you, stayed with you, or gave you a great escape for awhile. May I recommend a few? An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir), The Red Queen trilogy (Victoria Aveyard), any of the Marie Lu series, especially The Young Elites. I could go on, but I tend to read far more sci-fi and speculative fiction than fantasy. Best of luck with your goal. Ten points to Hufflepuff!

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    1. Thank you for the recommendations! 😊
      I will definitely add those to the list!
      I made a Goodreads account recently. I know there is a way to share your profile, but I haven’t firgured it out yet. 😇 I’ll send you the link once I have firgured it out.
      Woow, 60 books that’s amazing. Good luck! But you are right, the books that make an impact are the most important!!!

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  3. You obviously need to read LoTR. I myself have never honestly made it through the entire Chronicles of Narnia series but not for lack of trying. Every time I give it a try I start at the beginning and I get one more book through the series lol

    Not much to say about Harry Potter except Lets Go Gryffindor!

    If you like “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” you should try and read the original “Wizard of Oz” books. There are like 14 of them in total and the “Wizard of Oz” we know today was actually taken from different parts of a multiple of the original books as I understand it. I originally found a free iPhone app that had a compilation of all the books and I’ve read about half of them.

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      1. Yeah I think there were like 14 different books written in that world and with those characters. As I understand it Frank L Baum wrote the first one and started getting so many written letters from kids and other fans who loved it and wanted more and so he just kept going.

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