Every year I set a reading goal for the year on Goodreads. Like most people, my new years resolutions have not been the greatest so far, so in order to get myself back on track, I wanted to start talking about those resolutions. This year I reused last year’s reading number for this year since I didn’t reach it (I was 2 books away!!). I want to read 20 books. So let’s dive into what this post is about: my reading list for 2017.
Just so I can feel like I accomplished something, I’ll list the very short list of only 2 books that I have already read. It’s already March and I’ve only read 2 books! That’s more than many people in my life can say, though… So there’s that. My descriptions of the books I haven’t read yet are lacking, so sorry about that, but what do you expect? I haven’t read them yet.
My Spring 2017 Reading List
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
This book felt very chick-lit to me and I definitely felt like I was rolling my eyes half the time. I am that girl that thinks people who write about a character that thinks they’re all that and a bag of chips is incredibly annoying. As the book went on, I grew to hate the main character and had a constant urge to yell, “You’re an idiot!” Aside from that, it was a decent book. Luckiest Girl Alive is about a girl who was middle class and went to an upper class private school where a horrible massacre happened after other horrible things happened. There’s rape, bullying, eating disorders, and a glimpse at the elite upper class. Everything you would want in an eye-rolling-I’ve-read-this-100-times-before contemporary fiction novel. I gave this a 2 out of 5 stars.
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
A quick read and much more enjoyable than the last, this graphic novel was a more creative take on looking at bullying and racial tensions in America. The novel follows 3 characters at the beginning, leaving out certain details that might give away the ending twist. It includes Chinese proverbs and a moral story behind the novel that I absolutely loved. If you’re looking for a book to help tell your story around loving who you are and where you came from, then this is it. I gave this a 3 out of 5 stars.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I have heard so much about this book on Booktube that I had to jump on the bandwagon and give it a go. I’m sticking along the theme of racial and socioeconomic tensions. This YA fantasy fiction novel is about a world where red bloods are the lower working class who serve the elite silver bloods, who have special abilities. Mare Barrow is a red blood who turns out to have a special ability that she shows in front of the King. I’m a couple pages in on this one and I’m excited to keep reading.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I have to admit, I’ve been reading this book since last year. Not that I don’t love it, but I just felt like I fell out of interest with this book. I keep putting it down, but I am that person that refuses to stop reading a book when I’ve already made it halfway through. Great book, just… sluggish. This book is about multiple London’s in parallel worlds. One that is full of wonderful magic, one that the magic is dying and dull, and one where there is no magic. I want to finish this, just struggling…
Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
I have read the last two books by Zoe and these books really are a quick light read. These are fun books to take to the pool or the beach and read through in only a couple of sittings. I plan on reading this in the summer time by the pool with my sunglasses and a frozen drink.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Another book that I have already started, but have not finished. I can’t recall why I haven’t finished.. This book is actually pretty interesting, but I may need to restart the book because I have completely forgotten what has happened so far. Something about something that happened in a fantasy world. That’s all I got.
So far that’s what I am currently reading and want to finish or plan to read this spring. What’s on your reading list? Anything you think I would be interested in?