February & March Book Haul

2017, the new year, is here and brings with it new challenges. This year, I would like to read 50 books (if I’m not writing book number 2 that is). It’s the biggest goal I have ever set myself. It’s achievable though, with a book a week.

I’m starting the year strong, as I always do. I was generously gifted many books over the Christmas period. Anything I want to read lives on my Goodreads ‘to-read’ shelf so if you’re curious take a look. You can also click the subtitles to buy them with 20% off and more!

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War and Peace – Tolstoy

This is a crazy place to start. I know. My aunt tagged me in a post about all the books you should read in your 20’s and some of them were classics such as this one. In a bid to educate myself in literature that stands the test of time, I am braving War and Peace. It’s huge. It’s a big commitment. It’s about war and rich people in Russia from what I can tell so far. I’ll report back.

 

The Room – Emma Donoghue

The Room by Emma Donoghue became incredibly popular this year after the release of the film. I haven’t yet seen it and won’t until I’ve finished this book. From what I can tell, it’s about an abducted girl that has a child and that child has never left the room. It’s an interesting concept and I can’t wait to read it.

 

The Wonder – Emma Donoghue

This is the Donoghue novel I am most looking forward to. It’s about a girl in Ireland who has not eaten in years and is somehow alive. Set in the time of the potato famine (I think), it seems apt. Is it for real?  Is it a hoax? How so? I can’t wait to find out.

 

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott. Fitzgerald

I haven’t read this yet. Another classic I have been too ignorant to read. I pride myself on loving literature so I have to read the classics. I imagine this is going to be a lovely and quick read of glamour!

 

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton 

I know the craze for this novel is over. I saw it everywhere but didn’t give in to the reviews because it was all new and paid for. I have since read The Muse and loved it so I have high hopes for this book and have waited ages to read it. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

 

The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon

I have seen this book everywhere and it’s well raved about. I genuinely seem to hate YA novels so I’m not sure how the age of the characters will go down but I’m willing to try because apparently it’s great. As it is a YA, I imagine I’ll breeze through it quite quickly.

 

The Forgetting Time – Sharon Guskin

This is one of the books I am most excited about! A young boy remembers being another boy. If you’re at all interested in the theories of reincarnation then this is one for you! He remembers bits of another life and begins to feel homesick enough to want it. Is he already home?

 

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Obviously the craze for this book has been and gone also. But I didn’t get around to reading it. I am very much looking forward to see if it’s as good as everyone says it is.

 

I hope something in here sparks your interest. If it does be sure to click the links to purchase and read along with me!

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