Book Goals 2018!

Hi everyone! I am a bit late on this 2018 Goal List. But I am super excited for 2018 and all the great books I want to read! Enjoy!

10 Classics // Top books on my hopeful list include Little Men and Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott and Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe.

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens // If you’ve been around here for a few years, you’ll know I have 5 big novels (800+ pages) on my Classics Club list. I read War and Peace in 2016. And I read Les Miserables in 2017. My big classic read this year is Little Dorrit. I have seen the BBC adaptation several times and love it.Β I am so excited to read it!

10 Newbery Honor/Award Books // I loved reading more children’s literature in 2017 so I want to continue that goal this year. My first finished book of the year was Invincible Louisa, a biography of Louisa May Alcott that won the Newbery Medal in 1932.

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5 New Reads from my Shelves // First of all, this meme is so true for me! I am super skeptical about lending my books to anyone, even family. But I sure love to collect books! In the last few years, I have started buying more books that I have already read and loved. But this year, I want to read some of the books that I own that are still on my TBR.

5 Nonfiction books // What I am most interested in the nonfiction genre is history. I read a few biographies and histories last year that I really enjoyed. So I am incorporating more nonfiction into my reading this year.

Go Forward With Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley // Another bookish tradition I’ve started the last few years is reading a biography of a LDS Church prophet. So far, I have read about President Monson and President Kimball. Excited to read President Hinckley’s biography, the first prophet I remember.

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War // Someone recommended this to me (if it was you, please comment below!). It sounds fascinating and a great companion read for some books below.

5 Rereads // This was a fun goal last year. I think rereading books is a great practice. Different things stick out to me depending on what’s going on in my life. I am excited about rereading some favorites this year!

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit // I’ve been wanting to reread both of these for a while. The last time I read them was for my senior course for my English BA. Really excited to experience them again!

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50 Total Books // I’m keeping my total book goal the same as last year. It stretched me just enough but was also attainable. And I have finished one already!

What are you reading this year?

 

25 thoughts on “Book Goals 2018!

  1. I too, love Little Dorrit. I saw a 6 hour (or so) film a while ago, that showed the story first from LD’s point of view and then from Arthur Clennam’s, I haven’t heard of it since. I didn’t know there was a BBC series, I must have a look. I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Little Dorritt is fantastic! And the BBC miniseries pretty much follows it exactly, so if you like one I imagine you’d like the other.

    I’m more ambivalent about A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War. I felt like it was a historian trying to do literary criticism–poorly. Because he’s writing outside his field. He also relied heavily on John Garth’s Tolkien and the Great War, to the point that I felt I would have been better off reading Garth’s book in the first place, rather than an extended summarization of it.

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