New Year Book Tag

Let’s kick 2019 off with a fun tag. I saw this over on Drew’s blog and thought I’d give it a go. The original was posted on the booktube channel Bookables. If you fancy doing it too, consider yourself tagged!

How many books are you planning to read in 2019?

Well…last year I set my Goodreads target at 12 because I didn’t want to pressure myself & ended up reading 160 books… So this year I’ve gone for 150 but I already feel like I’m falling behind! I’m going to try and forget about it and just read like I normally would and see what happens. I’d like to hit 200 one year but that feels a way off yet.

Name five books you didn’t get to read last year but want to make a priority in 2019?

1. Bloody Rose – Nicholas Eames
2. Fire & Blood – GRR Martin
3. In the Region of the Summer Stars – Stephen Lawhead
4. Child of a Mad God – RA Salvatore
5. Tombland – CJ Sansom

Name a genre you want to read more of?

Not really a genre, but I’d like to read more non-fiction this year. Fiction-wise I’m happy sticking to fantasy and its various sub-genres

Three non-book related goals for 2019

1. settle into my new job
2. plan our wedding
3. travel more in the UK

What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan

One word that you’re hoping 2019 will be?

(not a very exciting word, granted, but I have lots I want to get done this year so here’s hoping I manage it 😀 )

12 thoughts on “New Year Book Tag

    1. I definitely will! Hopefully this month. I pre-ordered it but other life things came up so it got pushed further down my pile. I adored Kings of the Wyld!

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  1. Wow 160 books is impressive. I didn’t quite make it to 100 books – I think I read about 91. I’m also interested to hear your thoughts once you’ve read Bloody Rose and Tombland. 🙂

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    1. I’m not sure how i managed it to be honest! I think audiobooks helped me edge over my previous years totals. I’m looking forward to both of those! They came out around a time i wasn’t able to read much so i wanted to save them for when i could savour them 😄😍 you enjoyed them so i have high hopes!

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  2. I never thought I’d reach 100 books, but now I have, I’m not sure it’ll ever happen again, haha! Maybe if I stopped watching Netflix / Amazon Prime, but I like those too much. 😛 I hope you manage to hit 200 books in a year one day though. That would be so cool!

    I do want to try more non-fiction, hopefully including a couple I already own and have been meaning to get to for a while. And trying Becoming on Audible is on my list – everyone says Michelle’s narration is really good and I remember you said recently that you’re enjoying it!

    Oh, A Natural History of Dragons! I think I’ll try picking it up after I finish rereading The Gunslinger. 😀

    Productive is a good word! I wish you all the best with everything you want to accomplish this year ❤

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    1. Woop, well done! I’ve been going up each year as i’m getting better at choosing books i enjoy and therefore prioritise. Although i do thin audible helped this year. According to their stats i listened to 25 last year, which is bigger than the gap between my 2018 and 2017 total reads. Also i can read a historical romance/good urban fantasy book easily in a day 😂
      I’m the same, i get very addicted to tv shows which stops me from reading! I’m really struggling this year with my reading, i keep picking bad one and then feeling like i have to finish them… but then i’m not rushing to pick them back up to do that. Apart from Becoming – i am *really* enjoying that 😄😍
      Thanks very much ❤️


      1. That’s awesome! And getting into audiobooks definitely helped me last year; I don’t think I’d have reached 100 otherwise. Also, I started polyreading, so that helped too! Previously, I tended to just read one book at a time. 🙊 And a good addictive read can definitely be read quickly. 😁

        Oh no, that’s a shame! I hope you find a fantastic read soon. 🤞

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