To Be Read 2017

As mentioned in yesterday’s resolutions post, I said that I want to read 52 books this year. Not the easiest feat, but I’m determined! Whilst I’ll probably need to buy a fair few books to fulfil this wish (so much for saving money), I’ve got a few in my collection that I’ve yet to read so I’ve put together a little compilation that are high up on my To Be Read list. You may notice that I’m into a variety of books, but if you have any recommendations at the end of this then please let me know!

I’ve had Him & Me by Jack & Michael Whitehall since it was released, but I’ve just not got around to reading it. I used to love Jack Whitehall and whilst his dad is a little old school, I love reading autobiographies of people I’m big fans of (if you’ve not read Scott Mills’ Autobiography then you’re truly missing out). This will definitely be more of an at home read as it’s a hefty book, but I’m interested to get this read.

I’ve read all the original three of the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo etc), and The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz was another book that I picked up within a month of its release. However, since I’ve not got around to reading it, I’m making it my aim to reread the original three in addition to this additional book this year.

How The Zebra Got Its Stripes by Leo Grasset was a Christmas present from my boyfriend, and I explained what it was about in my What I Got For Christmas post. I think this is going to be one of my early reads this year as it’s a short one to get me started.

Like the rest of the adult Harry Potter fandom, I was excited to find out that JK Rowling was actually the brains behind Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, buying the first one when it was on a deal with a paper and my mum picking the second one up for me. But I just haven’t got around the reading them! Hopefully 2017 is the year.

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz was an impulse buy in tesco over the summer. For the last couple of years I’ve been all about the thrillers, and this particular one is about a woman who creates a variety of new identities as she tries to escape her past. It sounded intriguing, and I couldn’t help but pick it up.

Another impulse buy from tesco, and another thriller, was The Missing by CL Taylor. About a woman whose son goes missing and everyone in the family blames themselves, it seemed like another book I had to get my hands on and read asap!

I read approximately a quarter of If I Stay by Gayle Forman on a flight to Spain a couple of years ago, before promptly eating my weight in crisps and chocolate, and slathering on a ton of moisturiser. I was dying to watch the film, and I don’t know why I didn’t finish the book, but hopefully this year I’ll manage it (because I’m yet to see the film so I don’t know how it ends).

I’m excited to give this task a go, and hopefully I succeed in reading 52 books this year!


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