Reading Resolutions

What’s a new year without any reading resolutions? Absolutely nothing. I announced my resolutions in a blog post, but here I’m keeping a running update of all of them.

– Last update July 17th, 2018

Goal 1: Continue my book buying budget of buying only 2 books every month

Goal 2: Continue my series I need to finish lists

Goal 3: Goodreads Reading Challenge of 85 books

Read 61 books out of 85.

Goal 4: Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge

If I did the prompt, it is striked through. If it just mentions a book, it means that I’m planning on reading that book to finish the prompt. (And yes I know, I do realize that I should be reading one book for every prompt, but I’m sure I’ll clean that up by the end of the year.)

  1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seenElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  2. True crime
  3. The next book in a series you startedNaondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
  4. A book involving a heist – The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  5. Nordic noir – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  6. A novel based on a real personNow I Rise by Kiersten White
  7. A book set in a country that fascinates you
  8. A book with a time of day in the title
  9. A book about a villain or antihero
  10. A book about death or grief
  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonymThe Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonistThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  13. A book that is also a stage play or musicalWicked by Gregory Maguire
  14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than youChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  15. A book about feminismNaondel by Maria Turtschaninoff
  16. A book about mental health It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift Ink by Alice Broadway
  18. A book by two authorsIlluminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  19. A book about or involving a sportFlying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain
  20. A book by a local author
  21. A book with your favorite color in the title Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  22. A book with an alliteration in the titleWonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  23. A book about time travelWayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  24. A book with a weather element in the title
  25. A book set at seaLorali by Laura Dockrill
  26. A book with an animal in the titleStarfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  27. A book set on a different planetThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  28. A book with song lyrics in the title
  29. A book about or set on Halloween
  30. A book with characters who are twinsWhite Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock
  31. A book mentioned in another book – Dune by Frank Herbert
  32. A book from a celebrity book club
  33. A childhood classic you’ve never read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  34. A book that’s published in 2018The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
  35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner – Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  36. A book set in the decade you were born
  37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get toAnother Place by Matthew Crow
  38. A book with an ugly cover It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  39. A book that involves a bookstore or library
  40. Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges: A book you bought on a trip – Shtum by Jem Lester

(Temporary) Goal 5: The YALC Reading Challenge

As I’m attending YALC 2018, I want to read as many books as possible of the authors who are present. Below you can find my running list. If the row is in italics, it’s not a book I’m planning on reading. If it isn’t, it’s a book I want to read and when it’s in strikethrough, I’ve read it in the meantime! (7/27)

Author Book Notes
Alice Skinner The Revolution Handbook Not a book for me
Deirdre Sullivan Tangleweed and Brine Retellings of classic fairy-tales? Yes please!
Beth Garrod Super Awkward Not a book for me
Alice Oseman I Was Born For This Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Dhonielle Clayton The Belles Perfect excuse to read this book
Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Space opera? Yes please!
Anna Day The Fandom Didn’t really like the book
Clementine Beauvais In Paris With You Not a book for me
Cecilia Vinesse The Summer of Us Not a book for me
Emily Barr The Truth and Lies of Ella Black  Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Akemi Dawn Bowman Starfish Perfect excuse to read this book
Chloe Coles Bookshop Girl Hmmm, maybe
Charly Cox She Must Be Mad Not a book for me
Christina Henry Alice Perfect excuse to read this book
Eve Ainsworth Tender Not a book for me
Annalie Grainger In Your Light A thriller with a cult? Yes please!
Ed McDonald Blackwing Not a book for me
Elizabeth Klehfoth All These Beautiful Strangers A thriller taking place at a boarding school? Yes please!
Alwyn Hamilton Rebel of the Sands Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Chloe Seager Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person Didn’t really like the book
Juno Dawson Clean A book with a Sasha “the human hurricane”? Yes please!
Katherine Webber Wing Jones Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Gayle Forman If I Stay Not a book for me
Hayley Barker Show Stopper Euhm… Maybe?
Kristina Perez Sweet Black Waves Not a book for me
Laura Dockrill Lorali Perfect excuse to read this book
Holly Bourne Am I Normal Yet? Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Joanne Harris Runemarks Not a book for me
Jenny McLachlan Stargazing For Beginners Perfect excuse to read this book
Josh Martin Ariadnis Not a book for me
Keris Stainton If You Could See Me Now Not a book for me
Lauren James The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Perfect excuse to read this book
Karen Gregory Countless Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Laura Steven The Exact Opposite of Okay Should have this amazing lady’s signature by then
Kelly McCaughrain Flying Tips for Flightless Birds Wow this looks amazing!
Laura Wood A Sky Painted Gold Not a book for me
Kerry Drewery Cell 7 Hell yes!
Keren David Stranger Howly cow this looks epic!
Julie Mayhew The Electrical Venus Euhm… Maybe?
Frances Hardinge The Lie Tree Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Phyllida Shrimpton Sunflowers in February Not a book for me
Muhammad Khan I Am Thunder Not a book for me
Rutendo Tavengerwei Hope is our Only Wing Not a book for me
Melinda Salisbury State of Sorrow Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Non Pratt Truth or Dare Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Sally Nicholls Things a Bright Girl Can Do A feminist read about the Suffragettes? Yes please!
Nicci Cloke Close Your Eyes Hell yes!
Louise O’Neill The Surface Breaks Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Matt Killeen Orphan Monster Spy A Jewish spy infiltrating a Nazi boarding school? Yes please!
Lisa Williamson All About Mia Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Lauren Price A Bad Boy Stole My Bra No idea what the book is about, but that title!
Nicky Singer The Survival Game Not a book for me
Melvin Burgess The Lost Witch Not a book for me
S.K. Wright It Ends With You No idea what this book is about…
Marieke Nijkamp This Is Where It Ends Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Sara Barnard A Quiet Kind of Thunder Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Lucy Adlington The Red Ribbon Not a book for me
Sally Green Half Bad Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Lydia Ruffles The Taste of Blue Light Intriguing book!
Mary Watson The Wren Hunt Not a book for me
Melissa Albert The Hazel Wood Not a book for me
Charli Howard Misfit Sounds like a powerful, important story, but my be difficult for me to read.
Yaba Badoe A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Not a book for me
Tom Pollock White Rabbit, Red Wolf Perfect excuse to read this book!
Sarah Maria Griffin Spare and Found Parts Not a book for me
Tracy Darnton The Truth About Lies Hmm, intriguing…
Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings Zenith Didn’t really like the book
Sheena Wilkinson Star by Star Not a book for me
Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Samantha Shannon The Bone Season Already have this amazing lady’s signature
Steven Camden Nobody Read Not a book for me
David Owen The Fallen Children Didn’t really like the book
Simon James Green Noah Can’t Even Hmmm… maybe
Vic James Gilded Cage Perfect excuse to read this book
Giovanna & Tom Fletcher Eve of Man Another intriguing book!
William Sutcliffe We See Everything Hmmm… maybe