2017 Reading Goals

Most years what I read just breaks down to whatever I feel like reading most and get around to during that time, but this year I want to set some goals. While I hope to be able to check all of these off by the end of the year, it won’t kill me if I don’t accomplish some. The overall plan is just to read more!

  • Work on completing the Diversity Bingo Challenge 2017 (as pictured below).
    This is kind of a challenge within my goals, but like I said for my goals, it’s not something for me to beat myself up over if I don’t finish it. It is a way to make sure I’m reading from a wider range of perspectives.
  • Read 1 Harry Potter book per month
    • January – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    • February – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • March – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • April – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • May – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • June – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • July – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
  • Read 1 Pretty Little Liars book per month once I finish the HP series
    • August – Burned
    • September – Crushed
    • October – Deadly
    • November –Toxic
    • December – Vicious

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Top 10 Anticipated Reads 2017

2017 is here!! And so are some of the 2017 new book releases. My TBR list is already growing, so I figure it’s only fair if yours grows too. While there are TONS of books I’m excited to have come out, I’m going to try and narrow it down to just 10. They aren’t listed in any order. This list is based on The Broke & The Bookish weekly prompt. Are some of these your most anticipated reads? What are you looking forward to reading?

  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I was able to read this book in 2016 and it was MY FAVORITE READ OF THE YEAR! Yes, I loved it (and plan to review it this Friday). Caraval is about two sisters, Scarlett and Tella who escape from their abusive father to Caraval, a magical and interactive performance/game that grants the winner one wish. When Tella is kidnapped after arriving on the island where Caraval is held, Scarlett chooses to team up with Julian, the mysterious guy that helped the sisters escape, in order to enter the game and find who took her sister. This book was captivating and beautifully written, plus there will be a sequel!

  1. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

King’s Cage is the third book in the Red Queen series, which I loved! Red Queen follows Mare, a Red who is suppressed by the Silver. Silver are considered elite due to the power’s their silver blood gives them. When Mare finds herself working in the palace for the Silver’s she hates it’s revealed that she has powers despite being a Red. As the elite claim her as a long lost Silver to cover up her true background, it provides her the perfect opportunity to work with a rebel group who calls themselves the Red Guard. There’s blood, romance, and the best elements/tropes from YA mashed together for an action-packed series.

  1. American Street by Ibi Zobi

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