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My New Year reading challenge

If you read my New Year's Resolutions post, you will know, I am trying to read more. I was always an avid reader, but kind of let it slide in recent years, something I am determined to change. I downloaded the Goodreads app and have set myself a target of 18 books this year. Not loads but still an ambitious target for me. 

reading challenge 2019

So far I have already read three books and have started the fourth and we are not even halfway through January, and I must admit I'm pretty proud of myself, maybe that target of 18 books this year won't be so hard after all.

So what's on my reading list

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris (currently reading)
  • How to be Happy - eva Woods
  • feminists don't wear pink and other lies - Scarlett Curtis
  • Normal People - Sally Rooney
  • Big little lies - Liane Moriarty
  • This could change everything - Jill Mansell
  • The Secret life of bees - Sue Monk
  • Three things about Elsie - Joanna Cannon
  • The Cactus - Sarah Haywood
And anything that takes my fancy, recommendations welcomed.

Reading challenge

Have you set a reading challenge? I would love to know what you are reading, and recommendations for what to read next.

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  1. Good luck with your challenge!

    Lotte |

  2. You're doing a great job! With that momentum you'll get to 18 books no problem. I'm still getting through my second book of the year but in my defence it's over 1 thousand pages so I'm not beating myself up over it :') You might enjoy Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which is a really sweet and easy read, it's similar(ish) to The Cactus. And if you like The Tattooist of Auschwitz you might like All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr which follows a blind girl living in Paris with her father and a young German boy with a knack for fixing radios as WWII starts to build up and break out.

    F L Y N N

    1. Thanks for the suggestions, I have read Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, but I will defo look out for your other suggestion. xx

  3. our reading tastes are so similar, i've read all those 3 books you've read this month. this is going to hurt was INCREDIBLE, i recommended it to anyone that would listen!

    katie. xx

    1. It certainly is an amazing book, a must read I think xx


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