I often read tags like this and think they’d be fun to do but never do them, so they’ll be sporadic but as and when I can I’ll be throwing them into the mix!
Today’s is taken from Golden Books Girl, Amy – you can see her answers here!
1. An Author You’d Like To Read That You’ve Never Read
So many! There are a lot of authors/books I feel I should have read but haven’t – this is a big reason I’m going to try and read more classics this year! From a recent conversation though, I’ll say MG Leonard.
2. A New Book You’d Like To Read
There’s lots of books out this year I’m excited for – the new Five Realms (Podkin) book by Kieran Larwood, the second Wild Folk book by Sylvia Linsteadt for starters. New Jess Butterworth and Abi Elphinstone…
But the book I’m most excited about is Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen! (You can read my thoughts on the first two books in the trilogy here).
3. A Classic You’d Like To Read
One of my reading goals this year is to read more classics, both adult and children’s (I’m looking forward to the children’s more!).
I have the new Lauren Child illustrated Mary Poppins so I think I’ll start with that. I also have Patrick Ness’ ‘And The Ocean Was Our Sky’ which is a new take on Moby Dick, so I’d quite like to read the two together.
4. A Book You’d Like To Re-Read
I’ve been meaning to re-read the Harry Potter books for AGES! So those! I’d like to re-read Discworld (and read those I’ve not read) too – I can’t see that happening this year, but who knows!
5. A Book You’ve Had For Ages and Want To Read
So many! The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden or Alice by Christina Henry maybe. Or, I haven’t had it for ages but Marcus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay has been on the shelf for longer than I’d have liked.
6. A Big Book You’d Like To Read
Hmm. I’m not sure about this one. Can I say Bridge of Clay twice?! Or I have Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Labyrinth of the Spirits waiting too.
7. An Author You’ve Previously Read and Would Like To Read More Of
I’d like to read the rest of the Murder Most Unladylike Series by Robin Stevens, as well as the Emma Carroll books I’ve not yet read.
8. A Book You Got For Christmas and Would Like To Read
I didn’t get any 😭😭 No one wants to buy a bookseller books! I do have some book vouchers to spend though – I’ll be getting a hardback set of Harry Potter.
9. A Series You Want To Read From Start to Finish
Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows or Shadow and Bone. I read her fairytale collection ‘The Language of Thorns’ and loved it but haven’t read her novels yet.
10. A Series You Want To Finish That You’ve Already Started
The Ink trilogy by Alice Broadway.
11. Do You Set Reading Goals? If So, How Many Books Do You Want To Read in 2018?
Yes, although I don’t get too worked up about meeting them – it’s always nice to reach my target but I won’t binge or speed read to do it. Ultimately, I’d rather enjoy a book than rush through it. This year I’m hoping for at least 75. I’d like to reach 100 but we’ll see!
12. Any Other Reading Goals?
You can read my post on this year’s reading goals here.
Have you read or are you looking forward to reading any of the same books as me? What are you hoping to read this year?