4 January 2013

the books of 2013

A new year, a new set of books!
Last year I set myself a challenge of reading 50 books in one year which I managed to complete! Goodreads said I didn't but I had a read a few books before I joined Goodreads. However this year I have a new challenge; 70 books in one year! Now I'm an avid reader but for me this is a big challenge so wish me luck. I also told myself when buying new books I need to explore different genres more. So here are some of the books for the new year. (Mostly Christmas presents!)
Most of these I was bought for Christmas but some have been waiting on my shelves to be read. So this year I opted for a more organised reading kind of 'space'. I thought to myself "I really want somewhere I can put all of my unread books so I know I can always find them" and so I bought the gorgeous box from Matalan for £5 (I bought one for all my beauty products this year too!)

Of course I have lots of other books to read and buy but here's just a few on my list. A few I'm looking forward to are the Cassandra Clare books and Crime & Punishment :)

What's on your to-read list this year? 



  1. I need to read 47 by November 19th! Some are ones I've already got and some will be from charity shops, Ebay etc...

    So far I have planned
    beverley barton- the murder game
    terry pratchett- the amazing maurice and his educated rodents
    james patterson- hide and seek
    stephen king- bag of bones
    neil gaiman- stardust
    audrey niffenger- her fearful symmetry
    terry pratchett and neil gaiman- good omens
    charles dickens- our mutual friend
    charles dickens- a tale of two cities
    thomas cobb- crazy heart
    scarlett thomas- pop co
    harper lee- to kill a mockingbird
    jodi picoult- second glance
    dara o brian- tickling the english
    arthur golden- memoirs of a geisha
    anthony burgess- a clockwork orange
    max barry- jennifer government
    terry pratchett- a hat full of sky
    neil gaiman- anansi boys
    ian mcewan- atonement
    cecelia ahern- if you could see me now

    and i'm currently reading david mitchell's autobiography :)

    I'm a new reader and I love your blog! So glad I found it!

    If you still use Goodreads, feel free to add me



    1. Wow that's a huge list! I hope you enjoy all of them :) I sure will add ya x

  2. I'm aiming to read 50 books this year, i dont get chance to read half as much as i used to between uni work, blogging and everything else so im determind to make more time for it!

    Good luck with your challenge! :)
    Natalie xx

    1. Good luck to you & thank you muchly, I hope I can do it :) xx

  3. Geez, you seem as bad as me! I have loads of books that need reading, I've even had to store some in the cabinet downstairs, oops! I definitely think 2013 is my year for reading :)

    Laura xoxo

    1. I'm really bad for it, I have at least 50 books I need to read, I better get on with it! xx

  4. That box is.gorgeous! I need me one of those xx


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