Monday, January 26, 2015

Reading in 2015

Around the end and beginning of the year, I normally end up thinking about reading and goals for the new year. I started signing up for challenges (see my sign up post here) and setting goals and resolutions for myself (on a recent Top Ten Tuesday post you can see here) and I decided that I wanted to start reading different genres than usual. I wanted to read more of books that I hadn't picked up in 2014 as well as continue to read some favorites. So, here are four genres of books that I don't read as much of now but want to read more of in the future.

Science Fiction
For some reason, I always hesitate to pick up a scifi novel. I don't know why, but the premises are not always ones that I gravitate towards even though I've read and loved quite a few scifi books. Then, every time I end up picking one up, I really enjoy it, and I'm so happy that I finally picked up the novel. So, this year I want to make an effort to push myself to read more scifi since I always end up enjoying what I do read.

Historical Fiction
Historical fiction is another genre that I just don't read enough of, but love the books that I do read. Historical fiction is a genre that I really get excited about once I start reading a novel of the genre, but I don't have many in my TBR. I definitely want to read the ones I do have and then find some new recommendations!

Adult Fiction
I'll always love reading YA, but by the end of 2014 I was hearing a lot of good things about some adult novels as well. I've gotten some recommendations from others about novels I think I'd like, such as a historical fiction or fantasy novel. 

I signed up for the 2015 Flights of Fantasy challenge in order to meet this goal. Fantasy is a genre that I've been seeing a lot of recommendations about, and so I'm really excited to pick up some novels this year!

Bonus! Series Ending Books
This isn't really a genre, but reading the last book of a series is always a little bittersweet for me. I always miss the characters and the world, and I would love to reread some books more this year (I did sign up for the The Re-Read Challenge), but I would also like to finish a few series this year as well.

And I also wanted to share a few of the books on my TBR for these genres that I would like to (hopefully!) read during 2015.

Science Fiction
Avalon by Mindee Arnett (Rebecca of The Library Canary recommended this one to me!)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (sequel to These Broken Stars)
The Body Electric and Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Shades of Earth is the third book in the Across the Universe trilogy and The Body Electric is a standalone novel set within the same era)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (from what I understand this is a scifi dystopian?)

Historical Fiction
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (the third book in the His Fair Assassin's trilogy, this is a historical fiction fantasy)

Adult Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (the sequel to Throne of Glass)
Asunder by Jodi Meadows (the sequel to Incarnate)
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Defy by Sara B. Larson

Series Ending Books
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (the third book in the His Fair Assassins trilogy and also on my Historical Fiction TBR)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (the third book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy)

So, there's a look at some of the books I want to read and genres I want to read more of in the new year. What are some books you're looking forward to this year?

From the paper world,

1 comment:

  1. this is so cool vi! definitely gave me some things to put on my tbr list!!


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