Since its the start of the new year, I thought what better time to complete a New Year’s resolution themed book tag! I found this tag on The Book Nut blog, a book blog with a particular focus on YA fiction. If that is a genre you’re interested in, I would suggest you check them out. Enough procrastinating, let’s take a look at this tag!
1. An author you’d like to read, that you’ve never read before.
There are several authors that I would like to read but one that I keep meaning to read is Robert Jordan, who is most known for The Wheel of Time series. This is considered a classic series in fantasy literature, so its definitely something I should have read. Fingers crossed, this may be the year I start this series!
2. A book you’d like to read.
Its hard to pick only one book! But if I had to pick one book then it would be The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang. This is the second book in The Poppy War series, which has been sitting on my bookshelf for a couple of months, wanting to be read. By the looks of things online, The Dragon Republic has been well received by fans of the series, which makes me want to pick it up soon.
3. A classic you’d like to read.
I am Legend by Richard Matheson. This year there are several vampire themed novels that I want to read, one of those being I Am Legend. I Am Legend mixes vampires with the post apocalypse, covering two genres I love.
4. A book you’d like to re-read.
Sticking with the vampire theme, one book that I do want to re-read this year is Dracula by Bram Stoker. This is one of my favourite books of all time and its been a while since I last read it, so this year would be a good time for a re-read.
5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.
Awkward confession time: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks has been sitting on my bookshelf since I picked it up in 2010. I guess that could qualify… In all seriousness, I recently re-read Brent Week’s Night Angels trilogy, which has made me want to dive into more of Brent Weeks’ work. A decade on, I promise The Black Prism will be read!
6. A big book you’d like to read.
If The Dragon Republic and The Black Prism don’t count, then I pick The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. In The Historian, we get to follow a young woman who tries to uncover the link between Vlad the Impaler and her own past. I love history and the idea of uncovering a hidden history with such an infamous historical figure just grabs my attention. Although, I have to be honest, there seems to be quite a few big books on my to-read list for 2020, still I” do my absolute best to read as many as I can.
7. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.
This one is an easy one! I want to read more books by Brandon Sanderson, especially his The Stormlight Archive series and some more books from the Mistborn series.
8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.
I didn’t get that many books for Christmas but one that I do want to read for sheer nostalgia is Power Rangers: The Ultimate Visual History. This book takes a behind the scenes look at the franchise, which was a major part of my childhood and it would be interesting to see how the show was made.
9. A series you want to read from start to finish.
Now, we’re back onto the hard questions! There is a trilogy that I have yet to start that I would like to complete this year which is The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is (another) vampire themed series based on the idea of vampirism as a disease. As there are only three books, there is a good chance that I can finish the trilogy in one year.
10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started.
The series isn’t finished yet but I definitely want to make some progress in- The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I know, a bit of a shock to see something non-vampire related! I’ve almost finished the first book, Outlander; which has been a bit of a slow read for me, but I’ve enjoyed it a lot. I hope I can read at least a couple more in the series this year.
11. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2020?
I have taken part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge each year, since 2011. Yes, nearly a decade. This year I am aiming to read 52 books, basically one book a week. I wanted to do a slightly lower amount than last year, as I do want to read more books that are over five hundred pages long.
12. Any other reading goals?
That pretty much covers everything that I want to achieve reading-wise in 2020.
And that is end of the New Year’s Resolution book tag! I hope you guys were interested in my responses. I will keep this blog updated with my progress throughout the year, so feel free to check back once in a while. Once again, please check out The Book Nut blog if you are interested in YA fiction, as they created this fantastic tag.
Also, if you do complete this tag, please let me know in the comments, as I would love to read you responses. Until next time, happy reading!