2017 is very nearly over, which means that 2018 is already fast approaching. And, despite having a really good reading year in 2017, there are still a lot of books that I did not get round to reading during this last year. So, after taken a long look at my shelves, I have chosen eight books that have all been on my TBR for a while now that are going to become my main priority for 2018. Like I said, alot of these books have been on my shelves for a very long time now, and so I would really love to get round to them all before I lose all interest in ever reading them at all.
So, here are eight books I want to read in 2018!
Firstly, this is a book I have been consistently saying that I need to read for longer than I can even remember, and yet somehow I have still not got round to actually reading it yet. I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s writing style, and adored his two books that I have already read, and so I am really excited to dive into this one that follows a young boy as after falling in love with a particular book, he discovers that someone is destroying every book that author has ever written. I am determined to not leave this one sitting unread for too much longer, as I know that I will love it when I do read it, and so just need to stop putting this one off and actually pick it up in 2018.
Out of all of the books on this list, this is definitely the one that has been on my TBR the longest, so much so that I can’t even remember when I first picked it up. I’ve already tried to read this book twice now, and both times have ended up putting it down around halfway through, so I’m definitely a little nervous about giving it a go a third time. However, I am still determined to give it one more go, as I have heard so many good things about this book, and would love to try reading it one last time, and hopefully to at least get further in than I have before!
I first discovered this one a couple of years ago when I was searching for some more creepy YA books, and was instantly drawn in by the synopsis of it. I’ve never read anything like this book, that follows Juliet, who after discovering her father is alive, travels to the island on which he is still carrying out his gruesome experiments, with some horrifying consequences. I think that the main reason I haven’t picked this one up yet is simply because of my bad run with other similar books, but nonetheless I would still really like to give this one a go and to hopefully really enjoy it when I finally do.
After reading and loving Throne of Glass last year, I was really curious to pick up another of Sarah J. Maas’ series, especially because everyone seems to really enjoy this series. I also first saw this pitched as a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and so I instantly knew that it sounded exactly like my sort of book. I would love to be able to tell you why exactly I haven’t picked this book up yet, but in all honesty there is no good reason, so I’m determined to finally start this series in the new year, and to hopefully enjoy it as much as so many other people have.
I first picked this up when I was really beginning to read more and more fantasy, and so was really curious to try one that has some focus on dragons, as this one does. I love the sound of this one, especially because of the role dragons seem to have in this world, something that I am really curious to see play out as it seems so different to other fantasy stories. This is another one where I honestly do not know why I haven’t picked it up yet, and so am desperate to correct that and give this a read at some point in the next year.
I picked this one up based completely on its synopsis, as after reading The Crucible for school, I was really interested in the concept of this book that seems to link the Salem witch trials to a similar occurrence in a high school in a town that was once Salem village, where several teenage girls suddenly begin to exhibit strange behaviour. I think the main reason I haven’t picked this one up yet is simply because my interest in the whole idea has diminished slightly over time; but nonetheless, I would still really like to give this one a go, and see what this story holds for myself.
I was super interested in this one when it first came out back in 2015, and so was really excited when I recieved it for my birthday that year. I honestly think that the only reason I haven’t picked this one up yet is simply because I’ve had it for so long that I have lost the initial excitement about reading it. However, I still love the main idea of this book, as it follows a character who isn’t the ‘chosen one’ or the hero of the story, and so am still really excited to pick this one up and see happens within it.
Finally, I’m first picked this one up after reading the synopsis for it a year or so ago, and absolutely loving the completely unique sound of this book. It sounds like nothing I have ever read before, and also has an absolutely gorgeous cover that I just couldn’t resist picking up. However, because this is a little different to what I usually read, and is from a genre that I tend not to gravitate towards, I am definitely still a little nervous about picking it up because of that. Nonetheless, I am still desperate to read this, and so just need to pick it up and actually give it a go before I forget about it all together.