Well, we’ll see about this.
This is again, quite a late post to be talking about goals for 2019 since we are three months into it already. Yikes. And I don’t know how much of this is actually going to happen for me. But now there can then be an update on the blog at the end of this year to really determine how well I did on my goals.
These are just a few of the books I have been dying to read and for some reason, 2019, as I’ve decided, is going to be the year I read them. Here’s the list of them and hopefully by December I will have some great updates on this. Also, check out my Goodreads account to watch my progress on this, or lack thereof: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/44567691-morgan
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
Obviously, big Jane Austen fan here. I haven’t read this one yet, and just feel like I need to in order to fully complete my understanding of Jane and all her incredible pieces of work. I feel like the worst because I haven’t read all of her work and I really need to, so I’m hoping I get to read this one this year!
- My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh
I was drawn immediately into this story after seeing the cover and reading the description of the book. I think it looks so interesting and I think I’ll be able to find a lot of truth behind the novel and learn a lot about myself and this world I live in. I like how the cover looks like a vintage, almost Victorian novel, but the book is set in a contemporary moment.
- I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I am so inspired by Malala and her strength and determination to provide education for all girls. I’ve been dying to read her book because I find her story to be so important and I really want to understand everything about her. She is definitely one of my heroes so I am determined to read her book this year.
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I’ve seen this book like everywhere, in different bookstores, etc. I love how the cover looks, and I know you’re technically not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I 100% am doing that. I love the title too because I feel like I can relate to that complete lie. And I know it’s definitely a lie because no one says they’re completely fine if they actually are. I love it and can’t wait to read it.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I still haven’t seen the movie!! I know. And I need to. But I want to read the book first so I think this is the year I’m going to both read the book and then see the movie. It’s such a beloved book, I’ve been dying to read it. I love a good mystery and I think this just looks like so much fun.
- Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters by John Keats
I love John Keats. I think his poetry is the most beautiful thing in the whole world. I think he’s such a fascinating character too, and I really love reading about him so I hope to read this book too. I saw the movie about his life and it made me adore him even more, so this poetry book is really exciting for me.
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Okay. So there’s a story with Les Miserables for me. If you don’t know, it is literally the biggest book of all time. People refer to it lovingly as the “brick.” I started reading it at least 3 years ago. I’m maybe only like 100 pages in. It’s just so exhausting. I swore to my roommate two years ago I would finish it that year, and I didn’t. So that’s disappointing and I’m hoping I at least make a dent in the book this year. I’m not promising to finish it though, because I already know that won’t happen.
This was just a short little update on more bookish things. Let me know if you have any reading suggestions based upon what I have listed here. Or other things that you just love! I love books! Hoping this list will get me excited and ready to read more this year.