So tomorrow I want to talk about what books I want to read this year. It was in my 2015 goals to read more. It might not be as much as others read, but I did read more than I had in the past two years. For a book lover that is saying something!
I think I can go ahead and say yes, I lost the want to read. I dunno where or when I lost it. I just did. It sucks. So I am trying to get the spark for reading back for 2016. However I wanted to give a quick shout out to the books that grabbed my attention this year and got me out of my slump! Here’s to them!
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Fiction | Fiction, mainly fantasy, has always been my favourite types of books. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd (Slytherins Rule!) so if it has an element of magic or adventure in it I’m usually right on board! I hardly read any at all this year and I think only one series!
– ‘The Divergent series’ by Veronica Roth: Which you can read about HERE. I fell so in love with these books. I laughed, got excited, was scared and cried. Literally everything I look for. If you haven’t read them give it a try!
– ‘The slow regard of silent things’ by Patrick Rothfuss: A part of a series I have already read. You can read my review HERE.
Biography | I haven’t ever gotten into these books until this year. Oh boy was I missing out! I absolutely loved them! A few were written by YouTubers as well.
– ‘ Is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns)’ by Mindy Kaling: How could I not get the book of one of my favourite ladies in the world? Full of laughs and a great look into the comedy circle of friends who we all watch and how they got where they are. Mindy was and will always be fabulous!
– ‘Grace’s Guide – The art of pretending to be a grown up’ by Grace Helbig: You should all know by now how much I love Grace so it was easy to pick up her book. I wrote a review HERE but know that it is a fantastic read with a mix of real advice and a lot of humour!
– ‘Yes Please’ by Amy Poehler: Another comedian whom I love. Amy’s was insightful and a great look into her life. She wrote alot about motherhood which also grasped my attention. Even though it doesn’t link to my now I liked seeing a different point of view. Will be a re-read kinda book.
– ‘Love Tanya’ by Tanya Burr: Youtuber number two. This was more fashion and beauty. Easy to read and pick up where you left off. That was needed due to my slump. If you need something to get you started look no further! Also a very pretty book (its Tanya shes nothing but pretty!).
– ‘Life with a sprinkle of glitter’ by Louise Pentland: Needs no explanation to why I read it. We all know she is my number one. Read my review HERE.
– ‘The Amazing book is not on fire’ by Dan Howell and Phil Lester: My review of the book is HERE. Laughs, insights and great if you feel like your a bit of an outcast I related strangely a lot to Phil haha!
Comics | I wanted to change up from the usual fantasy. So I decided to go for a different layout. I opted for just one book which I read in 10 minutes. I want to try and broaden this for 2016. The change felt nice.
– ‘How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you’ by Matthew Inman: A selection of short hilarious comics about over analyzing your cats motives and leading to the conclusion it is going to kill you. Great for a laugh and for all cat lovers.
Re-Reads | With movies coming out and just having a pure love with some books re-reading is something I’ve never tried before. (Apart from ‘The Secret Garden’ each year) So 2015 was my trial 2016 will be the test!
– ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green: With it being my favourite John Green book I wanted to re-read it before it was ruined by becoming a movie. Don’t worry I kinda enjoyed the movie in its own right, they did well! But I realized how much I loved it and it may be on 2016’s list!
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So 2015 seemed to be a job well done. Hopefully I’ll up the game this year! Look out tomorrow for my starter list of books I know I want to read.
If you have any books you love that I should try let me know in the comments! Have you read any of the above? What did you think?