New Year means new reading goals. My 2017 Goodreads reading challenge is the highest it’s ever been at 120 books! I really want to push myself this year and from my last post, you can see I crushed last year’s goal. But besides reading more this year, I want to read books that have been on my TBR for awhile. I also feel like delving into for sci-fi and fantasy books this year. Not sure why, I just have an itch to get back to genres that I feel have ALOT of new and interesting material to explore.
Here are a few books that I look forward to reading this year!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
All aboard the hype train! Toot Toot! This book is everywhere at the moment. It’s this years Uprooted in that it’s based around a european folk tale. I still really want to read it and see if all the hype was true. My fingers are crossed!
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
I have mentioned several times by now that I loved the first book in this series. Why I haven’t read the sequel is a mystery even to myself. I was waiting for the library to get a copy, but since that has yet to happen I’m just gonna bite the bullet and buy it myself. This will definitely be one of the first books I read in 2017. Nothing better that starting the year off right!
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
This next book was recommended to me by one of my favorite podcasters, Simon from The Readers. He mentioned that The Essex Serpent was his favorite book of last year. I was really moved by his passion for it and decided to add it to my reading list. Sometimes word of mouth is the best way to find good books.
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Ignore the dumb and pandering qoute by Mr. George R.R. can’t finish a book series Martin. I already know this sci-fi series is good because Syfy (I hate this spelling btw) made it into a TV series called The Expanse! I’ve watched most of the first season and am torn if I should go ahead and finish watching it before starting the books. What do you think? Do you read the books for the show, or vice versa.
Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie Burton
I miss crafting 🙁 As I’ve gotten older I feel less inclined to be crafy and create things other than blog posts. I hope with this book I might spark some creativity. Plus, this book just sounds plain fun! Why yes, I DO want to make feminist merit badges and finger puppets, how did you know?
What books are you looking forward to reading this year?