I'm going to read 20 books this year

by - 18:32


This year, my aim is to finish 20 books. That may not sound like a lot to some but with a busy and stressful GCSE year ahead of me, I want to keep it realistic. I cherish the joy that reading brings but like many others, I often neglect to make time for it. I'm no book-blogger or bookstagrammer and many of them have goals of reading 50-100 books. This years focus, for me, is to read powerful, influential and challenging books rather than reading a large quantity of books that I won't remember or help me grow as a person. I've had a slow start with but I'm sure I'll catch up after my exams.

Current read: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 
I'm not a 30-minutes-a-day reader, I'd much rather devote a day to devouring a good book. You know a book is good when it is found glued to my hand. Also, I can't comprehend how people read in busy, public places!- I could never read on a bus (I get travel-sick anyway).

By setting a goal on a number of books I'm giving myself the best motivation I can come up with. It's not motivation to read a book, it's motivation to make more time for reading and all of the other things that I enjoy. 

Books I want to read next:

  • The Girl on the Train
  • The Kite Runner
  • Beloved
  • Thérèse Raquin
  • L'Étranger (in french)
  • The Little Prince
  • Around the world in 80 days (in french)

Lately, I've also started following a number of bookstagram accounts (book-instagrams) for some inspiration- I only really follow a few: some big, some smaller. Here's 5 that I love and are somewhere to start if you're an absolute newbie like me:

@obviousstate
@bookbento

@wordsr_worlds

@empire.of.a.lost.soul

Please leave a comment of any books that you've enjoyed and would recommend :)

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