10 Books I Want To Read This Year

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A random pic of a contemporary section on my bookshelf (nothing to do with the post, except to make it look prettier πŸ˜‰ )

 

Hey guys! Welcome to another post about books…:-P

Anyways, today’s post is going to be about 10 books that I have planned on reading this year. If you have read any of the books mentioned here or plan on reading them, do let me know. I’m a little busy at the moment because of my practice exams and real exams ( πŸ˜› ) and I may not start reading until April. So if you guys are planning on reading any of these books after March, let me know in the comments… maybe we could do a buddy read πŸ˜‰

Also, many of you may be confused with the growing number of book related posts on my blog… so to clarify, MY BLOG IS NOT A BOOK BLOG, or a blog specifically dedicated to my love of reading. As you all know, my blog doesn’t have a fixed theme and I just write about what I feel like writing. I may come up with a theme sometime later, but I may write about books even then. I do not want to rush with a theme for now because my blog is only 5 months old. This may seem like a long time, but I still feel new in the blogging world and I’m still growing and learning. For now, I have decided that I’m going to write about what I feel like writing about. Let me know what you think of my decision in the comments, and do let me know if you have any ideas on what I could write about πŸ™‚

OK, coming back to my post. Some of the books mentioned in the post have already been released in the previous years and some of them are releasing and have been released this year. So I’ve divided my post into two categories; Books Releasing/Released in 2017 and Books Released In Previous Years. Enjoy!

 

 
Books Releasing/Released in 2017:

1) A List Of Cages by Robin Roe

Ever since I’ve seen the cover of this book, I’ve ben wanting to read it so badly. It’s such a beautiful cover and I can’t help fantasizing about how it’ll look on my bookshelf. The synopsis is as beautiful too. It’s about a boy who has ADHD and is a senior who is helping out the school psychologist. He is asked to help a disturbed junior who is actually his foster brother whom he hasn’t met for 5 years. It’s told from a dual perspective, and both is male, which is kind of unusual to see in YA. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

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2) Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
This is a conclusion to the ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved’ trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book and it was fun reading about Lara Jean and her kind of messed-up world. I liked the second book too, but I didn’t enjoy it quite as much, maybe because I was spoiled a little. Lara Jean did seem a little annoying and immature throughout the books (sometimes I felt like she was a 13-year-old) but overall they were fun and I can’t wait for the conclusion.

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3) Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The plot of this book seemed very intriguing. Since I’ve read ‘The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender’ by Leslye Walton, I’ve always wanted to read a fantasy novel and this seemed like the perfect one. It’s a fantasy, but it’s also dark and those are the kind of books that I enjoy. The cover seemed very inviting as well and I can’t wait to buy this one!

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4) By Your Side by Kasie West
I always love a good fluffy contemporary romance and this book, without a doubt, is definitely one of those. It’s a book about a girl getting locked up in a library (how cool is that!) with a guy whom she doesn’t like that much. But they obviously begin to bond with each other, like in any other romance novel. I have a feeling that people who enjoyed ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ are really going to like this book (and I did!).

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5) Frostblood by Elly Blake
This is yet another fantasy novel and something about the plot of this novel just gripped me. It takes place in a dystopian world of Frostbloods where Ruby is a Fireblood who must hide her powers from the rest of the people and especially the king. In the whole course of the novel, she is being used for her powers, sometimes by the king’s rebels and sometimes by the king itself. Apart from the whole fantastical plot, I also think that this novel is about self-discovery and taking control of yourself to do what you want to do. This novel has been compared to the Red Queen, so all the Red Queen fans might enjoy this book. I haven’t read Red Queen so I guess I’m just diving into the book not knowing what to expect, but sometimes that is the best way to read a novel… don’t you think?

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Books Released in Previous Years:

1) The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
I read the first two novels and those were just so much fun to read! This novel takes place in a futuristic dystopian world and the series starts with a selection being held for Prince Maxon, for him to choose his wife. It follows the life of America Singer, a girl belonging to a family of musicians, who is unexpectedly chosen for the selection. The covers seemed a little too girly (although they are absolutely beautiful) which is what prevented me from reading it in the beginning. But honestly, it’s a really fun read and I so have to start reading the third book.

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2) Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I just can’t wait to read this book! This is another fantasy novel and its an Alice In Wonderland retelling. The book is about the life of the Queen of Hearts before she became the queen. She had no intentions of becoming the queen and she was just an ordinary girl who has ambitions of opening a bakery. It seemed like a really interesting read and I’m really curious to know what compelled her to become the Queen of Hearts.

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3) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This is a historical fiction and I’ve heard so many great things about this book. This novel takes place around World War II and it revolves around the lives of four teenagers who all board the Wilhelm Gustloff for safety. It seems like one of those heart-wrenching beautiful historical fiction novels and people who have read The Book Theif may really love this one.

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4) Looking for Alaska by John Green
I absolutely love The Fault In Our Stars and John Green and its one of my favorite books that I’ve read so far. Looking for Alaska focuses on issues such as mental health, which is very important in today’s world. It’s about a boy Miles Halter, who joins a boarding school for his junior year at high school. There he meets Alaska and that sort of changes his life. Looking for Alaska, as people say, is the second best book written by John Green and I can’t wait to dive into this novel.

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5) What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I loved My Life Next Door and its one of the best and first contemporaries that I gave 5 stars on Goodreads. I just loved the setting, the characters, and the plot and it’s truly a great read. It not only focuses on the romance, there’s also a lot of other themes, like politics, friendship, fixing a messed-up life, dealing with the truth, that has been expressed with oblique subtlety. I have a feeling that this novel will be really great as well. It’s about Gwen, who comes from a family of fishermen, and happens to meet Cassidy who belongs to a rich family. The title of the book itself tells us that she starts debating about the stuff that she thought was true and what reality is. It’s a very summery read and that’s when I plan on reading it.

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Well, there you go! 10 Books I Want To Read This Year! These obviously aren’t the only books that I’ll be reading this year because the 80 other books on my Goodreads to-read shelf won’t allow that πŸ˜‰ These are the books that I will start reading as soon as my exams end and the ones that I’m mostly looking forward too. Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed this post and feel free to comment down below some of the books you want to read this year. And let me know if you want me to add more books on my list πŸ˜‰

Bye,
Namitha

34 thoughts on “10 Books I Want To Read This Year

  1. I’ve heard that all John Green’s books are the same… Not sure. I read Paper Towns and it was so disappointing… like a try hard copy of “Looking for Alaska” ( they both deal with a guy looking for a girl if I am not mistaken)

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  2. Okay, I think we might just be book soulmates? Literally every single book on your list (except the selection series and salt to the sea) is on my to-read list as well! Or if they weren’t, they definitely are now. I’m especially looking forward to the next Lara Jean book, which I am so pumped for!

    Fleur @ FranklyBooks just posted 5 REASONS WHY I HATE GOODREADS

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    1. Yup… I noticed that 2… i was so happy to see ur review just after I posted this 😊😊
      Nope…I have bought a couple of them, but haven’t started…I may start reading books in April, due to my tight schedule πŸ™πŸ™

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      1. Caraval, Always and Forever, Heartless, and Kiera Cass series.. so okay, 4.. haha.. I have read Looking for Alaska years ago and didn’t enjoy it much.. but I hope you do πŸ™‚

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  3. I always see The Selection series in bookstores here in the Philippines. I’ve always wanted to start reading those.. but.. I wonder when I could finally read it? Haha.

    I like that you listed down the books you wanted to read.. Also, you can write about anything at all. It’s your blog after all. Although it would be good to think about your readers.. it’s much better to stay true to what you want to do with your blog. πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s true….😊
      And about the selection series…maybe you should give it a try… I myself started reading the books after a year I found out about them, but it was totally worth it 😊

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