2018 Reading Challenge & Recommendations

It’s a new year (well, almost a month in…get it together Casie) and new year’s mean setting goals for yourself and trying to become a better you than last year. That’s exactly what I’m doing this year by setting a reading goal for myself.

Before going to college I read all. the. time. I’m talking books on books on books. Okay, I’m exaggerating, I didn’t read a ton, but compared to a lot of people I knew at the time, I was reading a lot more than the average teen.

Then, I chose to be an English major and reading became an assignment, project, or exam. No thank you. Actually, it was a pretty awesome assignment, but overall it did take the fun out of reading for me. It felt like (and it was) a requirement instead of something I just loved to do.

BUT THIS YEAR THAT CHANGES! That’s right, you heard it here first, I’m reading for fun again…by assigning myself a specific number of books I want to read this year and choosing specific titles I should read this year…so I’m basically being my own professor and forcing myself to read more.

Here’s a list of books I want to read this year:

  1. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green
  2. Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick
  3. The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
  4. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
  5. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
  6. The Immortalist’s – Chloe Benjamin
  7. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  8. The Gender Game – Bella Forrest
  9. The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo
  10. My (not so) Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella

Here’s a list of books I’d recommend to you:

  1. Paper Towns – John Green
  2. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  3. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  4. The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
  5. Yes Please! – Amy Poehler
  6. You are a Badass – Jen Sincero
  7. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
  8. It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
  9. Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston
  10. The Latehomecomer – Kao Kalia Yang

What else should be on my list? What author’s am I totally missing? I’m all about a good dystopian novel, memoirs, and simple little reads.

Happy reading!


P.S. Become my friend on GoodReads so we can see what we’re all reading 🙂

P.P.S. I’m going to need a bigger bookshelf after this year.

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