There are SO MANY books that I haven’t read. This includes classics, books that have been out for years and new releases that everyone is talking about except me. Every time someone recommends me a book or I like the look of one in a BookTube video I watch, it gets added to my TBR List. There is the actual list on my Goodreads and then there’s also one in my head and a physical one on my bookshelf.
I am attempting the 50 Book Challenge again in 2016 (spoiler: it’s the third week of January and I’m already behind) and I thought I would prioritise some books that I want to read. I took a look at my bookshelf and picked out 8 books that I WILL read in 2016! Here we go…
I went to a press screening of the film adaptation in December, absolutely loved it and it made me want to read the book! It’s about a young woman who was kidnapped and her son who was born in Room and she has brought him up to believe that Room is the entire world. It’s heartbreaking and incredible. I am so excited to read this.
I am so late to the party on this one. I have watched Adichie’s TED Talks many times: We Should All Be Feminists and The Danger of a Single Story. Both are absolutely brilliant and I think she’s brilliant so I can’t wait to finally read this book! I genuinely have no idea what it’s about. Good start.
First of all, this isn’t the actual cover it’s a proof copy. Holly is a friend of mine and you may remember her as I’ve spoken about her books The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting and Am I Normal Yet? on my channel before. She is a wonderful YA author and isn’t afraid to tackle important topics like feminism, sex and mental health. How Hard Can Love Be? is part of the ‘Normal’ series and it carries on from Evie’s story in the first book with Amber’s story in this one. I know lots of you enjoyed Am I Normal Yet? so get your hands on this one when it comes out in February!
This is part of my “read more non-fiction books about sex” resolution. This book is an exploratory look at people’s desires, sexual attitudes and behaviours based on their Google searches. Sounds fascinating to me!
This is the first book by O’Neill (her second being Asking for It which is our Banging Book Club read for January). I’ve already finished it and spoiler alert she’s an amazing author so I’m very keen to read this book too. From what I understand it’s a dystopian novel about beauty. Can’t wait.
Speaking of the Banging Book Club, All the Rage is our book for April and I’m really interested to see how it differs from Asking for It because it is about similar themes. I have heard so many good things about this book. Also, the actual cover is different, this is another proof cover.
Amanda Palmer is another one whose TED Talk The Art of Asking I absolutely love. My friend Leena recommended me this book and I very much trust Leena’s judgement. Palmer is a musician and the book is about vulnerability and crowdfunding and I don’t know how many more times I can say I am excited to read a book but I am excited to read this book and I’m expecting/hoping it to change the way I think about my relationship with my audience.
Okay this book was sent to me by Pan Macmillan (thank you!) and I genuinely know nothing about it. I’m basically sold on the cover and the tag line: ‘a funny book about horrible things’. Sounds right up my street.
There you go! Those are 8 books that I already own that I am planning on reading in 2016. Let me know what books you’re prioritising to read this year in the comments! Happy reading!
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