I’m a bit late with this tag but I saw this over on Chrikaru Reads and I thought it would be a lot of fun.  These questions on my bookish plans/wishes for this year will help you get to know me (or at least my reading habits/likes) a little more.  And at the end, why not tell me if you have any bookish resolutions, or if you plan to do the tag yourself 🙂

1.  An author you’d like to read that you’ve never read?

J. K. Rowling.  Yes, confession time….I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books (I’ve seen the movies though and loved them!) but I’m really keen to get started and find out if they really are as good as everyone says!

2. A book you’d like to read?

I could fill the entire page with books I’d like to read but I’m going to pick one that’s high up on my list and that is Vox by Christina Dalcher.  Dystopian is right up my street and this one sounds soooo good 🙂

3. A classic you’d like to read?

All of them!  I’m crazy for classics, I want to read as many as I can.  I’m not sure why but I just want to know all the classics and see if they’re as good as people in history have said.  One classic I’m really keen to read is The Iliad by Homer.  I’ve already read The Odyssey which was easier to read with the Penguin version being a story rather than a poem, and I’d really like to read The Iliad as it’s the same style and I’d love to know the details of this classic story.

4. A book you’d like to re-read?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.  This has been a favourite for a long time now but I read it a while ago and some of the details of this beautiful and big novel have started to fade from my memory.  I’d love to re-read it and then follow with its sequel.

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read?

I’m a bit (okay maybe more than a bit) behind in a reading the books in my tbr (to-be-read) pile from publishers.  They know I’ve had health issues which is why I’ve fallen behind but I’m catching up now and one of the books I’ve been eager to read but haven’t yet is White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock.  It’s supposed to be such a great novel it will totally mess with your head – and I just can’t wait to read it!

6. A big book you’d like to read?

How big does a book have to be to be considered big?  If we’re going crazy big then I’d love to read the classic War and Peace.  If we’re going a little smaller then I’ll say Muse of Nightmares the sequel to Strange the Dreamer 🙂

7. An author you’ve previously read and would like to read more of?

I could say Laini Taylor, but to keep it fresh I’ll say Neal Shusterman.  The Arc of a Scythe series is so good, the books (book one – Scythe and book two-Thunderhead) really kept me glued to their pages.  I don’t doubt that any other books including the anticipated next book of the series will be brilliant and I can’t wait to read more from this author – in fact I have a copy of Dry in my tbr pile so I can’t wait to read that too!

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read?

Never Grow Up an autobiography by Jackie Chan.  He’s one very inspirational person and I’ve loved watching his films both in the West and the East.  I love his overall attitude to life.  I got the book for Christmas, it’s the second autobiography of his I have, and the only thing stopping me reading it is my too full-tbr pile which I’m focussing on first to clear the backlog.

9. A series you want to read from start to finish?

I recently got the Lady Helen series from Walker Books (The Dark Days Club, The Dark Days Pact, The Dark Days Deceit).  I hope they are good as I’m planning on reading them very soon and want to read all three in one go!

10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started?

Apart from the two I’ve mentioned already (Arc of a Scythe and Strange the Dreamer), I’ll go with the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber.  I’ve only read the first book but I really enjoyed it and want to read the next two.

11. Do you set reading goals?  If so how many books do you want to read in 2019?

I don’t usually set goals other than the Goodreads Reading Challenge.  This year I’ve set the challenge to 100 books!  I’m not actually going to read 100 300+ page books.  The Goodreads website tracks every picture book as a full book you’ve read too, so with added children’s picture books, I think 100 is a target I can reach 🙂

12. Any other reading goals?

Nope.  I don’t like setting myself too many targets as I get disappointed if I don’t achieve them, but if pushed I’ll say that I want to aim to read more books for the adult age range.  I love my children and teen aimed books, but I don’t want to be tied completely to just those two genres this year.

 

So that’s it!  If you want to do this tag and tell everyone a bit about what you are planning/hoping to achieve with reading and books this year then please feel free to answer the questions on your blog.  I’m not tagging anyone and want to leave this free for everyone who wants to play 🙂  If you do take part though, please leave a link or pingback to this post, so I can check out your answers 🙂


Do you have any similar bookish resolutions for this year?  Do you like to set resolutions related to books?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂