First of all, Happy belated 2018 to the fellow writers, readers, and bloggers.
Holidays are a good time to receive those books you wanted – though my haul consisted of three, two which have been read: Captive Prince and Coraline – but they’re also a good time to finally get round to those books that have been sitting on your shelves for the past few weeks or months. Years, even. I, for one, have many that are collecting dust as we speak. Those are the ones that I aim to read this year, even if they remain unfinished. At least I’d then be able to buy more books without guilt weighing on my back.
The list includes a mix of genres, though the titles are mainly within the fantasy area, and it looks something like this:
- It and The Gunslinger by Stephen King
- One of Us Is Lying by Karen M MaManus
- The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Strutskie
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
- The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishguro
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I’d be fooling myself if I said these were all the unread books on my to-read shelf, but they’re the ones calling out to me most. I’ll certainly be reading several other books along the way, such as finishing off the Percy Jackson series after years of making my way through it, or delving into a little bit more non-fiction with Lion: A Long Way Home.
Even if the list remains uncompleted, it won’t be the end of the world, but it would be a relief to finish them all – or some, a few, even one – giving them away for the next person to read.
Do you have any books you’re planning to read in 2018? Have you already started to? How many?