Here’s an attempt on reducing the number of my unread books from 70+ to 50+ in the year 2017. I will be doing a 24 books challenge where I’m going to read two books monthly according to the specific month’s theme. I themed the months because I think it’ll be fun so I can be more inspired to finish them all.
Most of the books in this challenge are either stand-alone or duo because they’re easier to finish although I did include a book series for November and December. I will do an update post for every quarter of the year and any unfinished books can not be carried forward to the next month. Let’s get on to it!
- Dorothy Koomson – The Chocolate Run
- Dorothy Koomson – The Cupid Effect
I’ve had this book for years and I’ve never felt like reading it but I read their summaries again in the making of this post and they sound interesting! Why didn’t I read it before I do not understand. Dorothy Koomson is such a great writer! My Best Friend’s Girl is such a tear-jerking read.
Omnibus; a volume containing several novels or other items previously published separately.
February: Two books and a writer
- Jodi Picoult – Sing You Home
- Jodi Picoult – Between the Lines
These books were bought during a Big Bad Wolf sale out of impulse a few years ago. I love anything hardcover and Jodi Picoult is quite well-known for her books so I thought I would get them both.
March: A duo
- Gayle Forman – If I Stay #1
- Gayle Forman – Where She Went #2
I didn’t like the movie version ’cause I don’t like the actress playing Mia and I did read the first 30 pages of the book last year and it was kind of meh to me but I shall give it one more chance.
- Jennifer Weiner – Best Friends Forever
- Jennifer Weiner – Fly Away Home
I have a feeling that I’m not going to enjoy April books as much because both of the books have gotten pretty negative reviews on Goodreads. But, fret not — everyone has different taste and I tend to be lenient towards books so I might enjoy them both, who knows?
- Roni Loren – Crash into You #1
- Roni Loren – Melt into You #2
Yup — you read that right. BDSM. #ThankGodImAnAdult. I hope May is not Ramadhan ’cause MASHA ALLAH SISTER. #OnlyInItForThePlot.
June: Chick lit
- Sophie Kinsella – Wedding Night
- P.S. I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors and her Can You Keep A Secret? is an awesome read and I’m dying to see it be made into movie. I bought P.S. I Love You ’cause all of the hype it had gotten when the movie came out but for some reason I never tried reading it. Bummer.
July: Little Black Dress
- Kristin Hermel – Italian for Beginners
- Jules Stanbridge – Sugar and Spice
I love Little Black Dress books and when I was in high school, all of their books were RM22 a piece which were a bargain for an international publication.
August: Cloak and dagger
- Sophie Hannah – A Room Swept White
- Lucie Whitehouse – The Bed I Made
A Room Swept White is a hard book to read ’cause you have to pay attention to every detail to a T. The clues lie within..
Cloak and dagger; situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter
- Jonathan Kellerman – When The Bough Breaks
We had to read The Scarlet Letter for one of my Bachelor’s degree literature courses which I ended up not reading which I got an A for (hah!) so I thought I would take the time to read it since I’ve already had the book. When The Bough Breaks is more fitting for cloak and dagger month but I put it under classic because the book looks very worn out and awfully aged. Classic. Old. Aged.
October: Unfinished business
- John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
- Stephenie Meyer – Breaking Dawn
I’m so sorry, John Green, but An Abundance of Katherines is my least favourite book of yours. I couldn’t connect with the protagonists and the storyline is just bland. However, I will try and finish it just so I can have a peace of mind. And I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t finished reading Breaking Dawn despite owning the book for more than half a decade because I watched the movie!!! Such lil bugger.
November: Clary Fairchild
- Cassandra Clare – City of Glass #3
- Cassandra Clare – City of Fallen Angels #4
December: Jace Herondale
- Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls #5
- Cassandra Clare – City of Heavenly Fire #6
I can’t keep stalling any longer — I need to be done with this series once and for all ’cause I can’t wait to start Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)!
So there goes the 24 books that I’m planning to read in 2017. If I managed to finish them all, I will treat myself to one of Pipdig.co themes for my blog. Hehehe.