Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My Winter Reading List + 2014 Book Goal

I accomplished my goal of reading 28 books this year! In fact, I surpassed it! I've now read 35 books, so I'm thinking my reading goal for 2014 should be 32 books; something I know is achievable without being too high. 
♥ Cinder is a fairy tale reimagining of Cinderella in the far future, where there are cyborgs, a disease with no cure that has claimed many lives, and Lunars, people that live on the moon who have powers. It's a fast-paced novel with believable characters and a bit of romance. Easily my favorite of the year.

♥ Scarlet is the second novel in the Lunar Chronicles series after Cinder. It continues Cinder's journey and introduces Scarlet, a reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. You won't be disappointed. 

♥ Fables is a series of graphic novels about fairy tale characters that have relocated to New York City after the Adversary has conquered the fable lands. For a story about the fable characters we know and love, this has a dark tone to it. 

♥ Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent series and while I didn't love it as much as the first, it was still a fun, fast-paced read about a society split into five factions and the consequences of having a society like this. 

♥ The Night Circus is a dark, whimsical story about two magicians trained since childhood who are forced to compete. They slowly fall in love, but unknown to them, only one can live at the end of the competition. 

♥ The School for Good and Evil is about two young women are taken to a school where one will learn to be Good and the other Evil, but when they get there they are taken to the wrong schools, or so they think. 

♥ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a novel about Jacob, who travels to a secluded island in Wales after his grandfather was killed by a monster that no one else could see. There he hopes to cast away his nightmares, but finds that there's more to the island than he originally thought. I love that there are vintage photographs throughout the novel. 

♥ The Assassin's Curse is about Ananna, a pirate's daughter, who runs away before her parents can marry her off to an allying pirate clan. After she saves the assassin that was sent after her, she inadvertently sets off a curse. 
Of the eight books I had on my summer reading list, I read five of them. Putting together an immediate to read list helped me remember which ones I really wanted to get to, and helped me not stray when I saw a shiny new book. It's so hard to resist!

This books I want to read this winter are:
 Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy #3) by Veronica Roth
 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
 Shadow and Bone by (Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
 The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
 Lexicon by Max Barry
 Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger
 Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
♥ Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

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Merry Christmas!

What's currently on your reading list?

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11 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas....what a cute way to count down to the end of the year!

    May x

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  3. Wow that's great congrats!!! Makes me think I should read more! :)

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  4. I've got a lot of books to add to my reading list :)

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  5. Reading is always a great way to spend your time!

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  6. Wow, 3 to 4 books a week is quite a lot! Even if you only read one book a week or a month, at least your reading something!

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  7. Thank you so much, Sinem! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :) ♥

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  8. i need to come to you when i'm looking for a new book to read!

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  9. Um...that's what I'm here for! lol

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