I’m guessing most readers and book bloggers use Goodreads to keep track of their reading. I try to, just to see if I meet my yearly challenge but I often forget to track every book I read. That being said, for 2018 I plan to stick to a realistic reading plan of 4 books per month. I think that’s a good amount based on my free time/schedule.
What are your book challenges like?
So, my book resolutions for 2018 are:
*Read more horror fiction
*Incorporate a few biographies/memoirs
*Read a self-help book or two. I think we all have areas that need improvement.
*Purchase a couple of books on writing. Always need to keep up with my craft😉
Happy reading folks!
•Leave me a line in the comments if there is a book you’ve loved that I absolutely need to check out🤓
Halloween is already in my air. Two days of weather in the 60s and I’m already gearing up for my favorite season, the haunted season. Random Kat Facts: I didn’t grow up in the US so Halloween was just a TV thing to me but ohhh how I wished I could be part of that world. Growing up on movies like Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus and a ton of horror movies which I wasn’t allowed to watch. Well…fast forward a few years and here I am. Both my kids and I are excited about it. Have any of you started picking out costumes as yet? We haven’t but my daughter is bouncing around ideas. I feel like she’s leaning towards Trolls.
Without further ado, let me explain my Thriller September theme for reading. I read most genres but I pick and choose what I’m reading based on what vibrations I’m getting, and recently I’ve been feeling a thriller/horror binge.
Here’s what I have in mind for my upcoming reads:
Current reads: IT by Stephen King – As with any movie based on a book, I read the book just before the movie comes out.
- Great Tales of Terror by HP Lovecraft – I’ve always wanted to read Lovecraft because Stephen King, whom I absolutely adore has spoken about being influenced by Lovecraft. I love that it’s a huge volume with a lot to offer, can’t wait to get into it.
- Penny Dreadfuls (Sensational Tales of Terror) – Compiled by Stefan Dziemianowicz
- Kingdom Keepers II (Disney at Dawn) – Ridley Pearson
- End of Innocence – Stephen King
- Lives of the Mayfair Witches – Anne Rice
Most of these are what I’ve had on my TBR for the longest while. If you have any scary reading suggestions, leave them in a comment!
Thrift store book hunting is becoming one of my favorite things to do. I absolutely love finding such gems for super cheap. This month I had a small haul but I still thought I’d share since I’ve been so behind on blogging. Please excuse my lack of knowledge of these books as I’ve only read the back covers.
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
I love the way this author writes and I’m disappointed that I haven’t gotten to a whole lot of her books yet. This book seems to be revolved around a school shooting and the witnessing of it. Sorry I can’t provide more details at this time as I myself am trying to avoid spoilers but I will provide a full review once I’ve read it.
2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
One of my favorites reads til date. I completely trust Dan Brown as an author to deliver a riveting and cinematic experience through his books. I’ve read this one but I couldn’t pass up the hard cover version at only $3 in pristine condition 🙂
3. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
I picked up books one and three, The Elite and The One respectively. I am not really huge on YA but the books were hard cover and in great condition for the price. The covers were also very pretty so I couldn’t just leave them there. It appears to incorporate fairy tales and romance with a nail biting plot but we’ll see.
Hope you liked my tiny mid month haul. Stay tuned for my August TBR.
I am currently reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens as part of my childhood read-overs project. Another one I want to revisit soon is Moby Dick. I really want to experience these books as an adult to see how I feel about them after two decades or so.
In my earlier post, I talked about how Miss Peregrine’s dragged on for three weeks because it didn’t capture my attention so hopefully I get to cross one or two books off my May TBR list. Being stuck on one book for three weeks doesn’t help my yearly book challenge either. But I’m not a total failure quite yet…we still have some time.
- The Dark Artifices by Casandra Clare
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Books 1 & 2
- Holiday Wishes – Nora Roberts
- Birthright – Nora Roberts
Please don’t judge my strange tastes in books. I love a good romance or contemporary as well 🙂
xo Coffee Doll