Books I’m Planning to Read in 2018


Hey guys!

One thing I’d really like to achieve this year is the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Sure, I did manage to read 35 books in 2017, which is 10 more than that in 2016, but I was hoping to read at least 40, and there were 15 books from my TBR list that I didn’t get to read. This year, I’m hoping to read about 50 books, which works out as around one per week. As there were many days in 2017 where I didn’t read at all, this should be feasible. So, here are the books I’m planning to read in 2018:

Books I Didn’t Read in 2017

1. Forever – Judy Blume

2. Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen

3. That Summer – Sarah Dessen 

4. Still Star-Crossed – Melinda Taub (only available on Amazon for over £10, which is a bit frustrating, hence why I didn’t read it in 2017)

5. The Pact – Jodi Picoult

6. Midnight in Austenland – Shannon Hale

7. Just One Day – Gayle Forman

8. Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge

9. Great – Sara Benincasa (also hard to find in the UK) 

10. The Muse – Jessie Burton

11. Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen

12. Entwined – Heather Dixon

13. London Belongs to Us – Sarra Manning

14. House of Night: Destined – Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast

15. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher (was supposed to read this BEFORE the TV show. Oops!) 

16. A Whole New World – Liz Braswell


Books I Already Own 

17. P.S. I Love You – Cecelia Ahern

18. The Perfectionists – Sara Shepard

19. Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

20. Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham

21. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

22. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

23. Lost Lake – Sarah Addison Allen

24. Falling Leaves – Adeline Yen Mah

25. Belgravia – Julian Fellowes


Books to Movies in 2018

26. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple (I’ll support anything that features the actresses/actors from PLL – in this case, Troian Bellisario – and this sounds like my kind of thing anyway.)

27. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han (stars Janel Parrish, who was also in PLL)

28. Ophelia – Lisa Klein (I’m sure I did read this years ago, but as it’s been made into a movie and I can’t really remember it, I thought I’d reread it) 

29. The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah



30. The Good Girls (The Perfectionists #2) – Sara Shepard

31. Amy Snow – Tracy Rees

32. Conversion – Katherine Howe

33. On the Other Side – Carrie Hope Fletcher

34. The Regulars – Georgia Clark

35. Missing Me – Sophie McKenzie

36. Chain Reaction – Simone Elkeles

37. Caraval – Stephanie Garber

38. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green (if it’s released on paperback – I don’t really like hardbacks! Could always read it on Kindle instead though!)

39. Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

40. The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

41. Once and For All – Sarah Dessen

42. Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders – Kate Griffin 

43. Still Me – Jojo Moyes

44. Finding Cinderella – Colleen Hoover

45. Love & Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch

46. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler

47. I Was Here – Gayle Forman

48. The Heiresses – Sara Shepard

49. Love, Lucy – April Lindner

50. Snow Falling – Jane Gloriana Villanueva (yes, it’s a book written by a fictional character!) 


So those are all the books I’m planning to read this year! Have you read any of these books? Are you doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year? 



6 Comment

  1. I have actually read The Jane Austen Book Club, and a few others on this list. This is a really good list as well! I always fail my Goodreads challenge miserably because I forget to actually add my books! I need to be better about it this year!

  2. Lorna says: Reply

    Wow what a great list! You seem so dedicated, I wish you well with your reading goals this year!

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  3. Kelly says: Reply

    Its great to set yourself a goal, I definitely think this is something I could do because I have so many books that I still haven’t read.

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Same, I have so many books lying around that I still need to read!

  4. MJ says: Reply

    You’ve inspired me to get up on my reading and set some reading goals. Thank you❤️

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