Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Book To-Do List: 2015

Hi, friends! Liv here. I'm so sorry that it's been a little while since I've posted! Life happens, you know? Anyways, lets get on with today's post, my Book To-Do List of 2015! In case you didn't know, I love to read. But I don't read a very wide array of books, they tend to be pretty similar. I also get scared of the books everyone says are great, then they get turned into 5 different movies. I don't know why, I just do. SO...this year I'm going to try and get out of that comfort zone! I made a list (because if you've been reading this blog for any time at all, you know I love to make lists) of some books I would like to read this year. I read pretty fast, so lets say this list is for the first 6 (5...happy February friends) months of this year. I'll update my list for the summer, and we can see where we're at by then! I really encourage everyone reading this post to pick up some of these books with me and read them! So without further ado...

1. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I've read every single SD least 3 times. Her 12th book, Saint Anything, comes out this May. Happy Birthday to me! Sarah (yes, we're on a first-name basis) is a phenomenal writer. If you haven't read her books, I would recommend starting at the beginning, with book #1. Most of them aren't related (a few are, in cute secretive ways) but it's important (to me) to see how Sarah grows as a writer. My personal favorite book of her's is Along for the Ride. If you HAVE read SD's books, I suggest you follow her on Twitter. Right now, because she's hilarious.

2. How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck. I'm so excited for this book! This is the 3rd book in the Royal Weddings series by Hauck. I suggest starting with book number one in this series. It's the kind of series where you meet the character for the second book in the first, and the third main character in the second. In this series' case, it's about Brighton Kingdom. AND it comes out this month! I need to re-read the first two before I read this one. A great Christian author, whom I highly recommend. (Also, she tweeted me once. 'Nuff said.)

3. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. I'm actually reading this book right now, but wanted to include it because I want y'all to read it! So far, I love it. I had never heard of it until I was searching for a book to read for my book project at school. It's a beautifully written book, and the imagery in it is crazy. I can picture it perfectly in my head. Also, it's set in the 1930's after the Great Depression in New York. So glamorous. 

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I know, I know. "You haven't read Divergent??? but everyone's read it!" This is where we refer to my intro paragraph. I avoided it because I had a weird experience with popular books that get turned into movies. But I'm trying. Anyways...I have heard great things about this series and just never got around to reading them. But I have heard the movie is great and I want to read the books first! 

5. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. I read mixed reviews on this book, but it's about a girl with a blog, so how can I resist? I'll be sure to let you guys know how it goes. Zoe Sugg is a YouTuber, as fun!

6. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. There's mixed reviews for this book on Goodreads also, but the plot sounds adorable! So I'm going to give it a shot. 

7. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Here's the big whammy. No, I've never read Harry Potter. Yes, I'm going to. That's why it's on my list! 

8. Jesus Freaks: Sins of the Father by Andrea Randall. Ok I'm actually super excited to read this book. I just found it on Goodreads earlier today, actually, and loved the way it sounds. Sometimes I'll read a book no matter what the reviews are, and sometimes I base it solely on the reviews I read. This book had really good reviews. And I'm really excited.

9. Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley. I saved the memoirs for the end, because I felt like I should distinguish them. I've always liked (sorta) to run. It's my main choice of exercise! This book is sort of about motivating yourself. Right in the description it says "This book will make you want to put on your trainers." So I said, okay. Reading that. Now. Because I need a little motivation when it comes to exercise.

10. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. Last, but not least...This memoir is supposed to be really good for ambitious young women (ooh, me! pick me!). It's written by the creator of NastyGal, a clothing brand that's oh super cute. So, pretty much self-driven women + fashion + keeping it real = the best book? I hope so. 

And that's a wrap! I really hope you guys enjoy this post as much as I do. It was really fun to actually come up with a list of books! I'm going to write it down and put it on my wall or something, so I won't forget! Seriously though, I can't wait to read these books. I'll try my best to update y'all on my progress along the way! 

Please comment if you enjoyed this post! Also, If you've read some of these books and liked/disliked them. I want to know! One more thing...give me some book suggestions! My list is always growing. Comment your top 2 favorite books and (if you have one) a book you didn't really have the hots for. It's okay not to like every book! I know I haven't. I'll tell you guys my favorites sometime in the future. I want to hear what you have to say!

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1 comment:

  1. I CANNOT WAIT till the Sarah Dessen book comes out!!! I have read all her books!! I'm freaking out right now!!!