Happy 2019 everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and New Year celebration. I took some time off from work so I could relax, catch up on tv and reading, and of course spend some time with the boyfriend! We had a very nice and quiet Christmas. I cooked again and it was SO yummy. But, we ended our vacation with a trip to the ER and the boyfriend being diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus — aka swine flu. He’s on lots of meds and still taking it easy, but feeling loads better. I did not get it THANKFULLY.
I’ve never been one to stick to TBR lists or piles — hence my disastrous November and December TBR’s — and I consider myself a huge mood reader. So why am I making a reading list for only specific books then? Good question. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about my 2019 book resolutions and how I need to focus on my own books in 2019 and to try and refrain from ignoring them any longer. So, hello reading list!
In theory this will help me obtain a few of my reading goals for 2019. Not only will it help me read more of my own books, but it will also help me knock out some series that I should have read by now but haven’t. This won’t be a set in stone list. I have left out mainly non-fiction (oops), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be reading non-fiction books in 2019. I’m planning on focusing my mood reading habits towards non-fiction in hopes that it will help me stay on track. I plan to incorporate non-fiction through audiobooks.
It will be a miracle if I get through this entire list. I might have overdone it a bit, but I do like a challenge.
2019 Reading List
I counted Ghosts of the Shadow Market as a re-read because I read/listened to eight of the e-books that came out, and by the time the full anthology arrives I probably will have forgotten parts and will need a refresher. I’ve also read a couple of the books I have in my ‘Series’ section as well — Jackaby, Grave Mercy, and The Diviners to name a few — but it’s been so long since I’ve read them that I need to re-read them before I continue on to the rest of the series.
I didn’t know what to really label my ‘stand alone’ list because some are stand alone novels, some are first books to a series that I’m not sure if I will want to read the other books or the other books haven’t come out yet, and some books are the last book to a series that I need to finish — hence the mouthful of a title, oops! But you guys get the gist, right? It’s basically my hosh posh pile of books.
My reading list is a big list, but I think it’s doable. I HOPE it is anyways. 😉 Most of my non-fiction reads will come from audiobooks for my walks home from work. It’ll give me a nice change up from time to time, and help me meet my reading goal for the year.
I’ve made a digital checklist on my Google drive to help me keep track as I go along, and I will probably do update posts throughout the year to help keep me in line. I’ve also added a Goodreads shelf if you want to follow along on there. I don’t want to add too many other books to this list, but I’m sure it will happen. I’ll try to be okay with it as it happens. I’ve already added four books to this list since I started 😉
My current tally is 88 books for the year, and while that might not seem like a lot to some people, this is a HUGE undertaking for me. Because I tend to be a mood reader there might be points in time where I don’t really read a book for a week or so. With my list above, I won’t really have the option to do that in 2019. But, I’m okay with not reading everything on this list and instead listening to an audiobook here or there to help with my reading goal of the year. I’m going to try and shoot for 50 books on my Goodreads reading challenge for 2019. Considering I read 50 this year without even trying I think it’s doable.
What are you guys planning on reading for 2019? I want to know! Feel free to post a link to your own 2019 reading list, or just let me know in the comments. Like I said, I’m sure I’ll add a few extra books to this list and I would love some suggestions!
Until next time!