Monday, 26 December 2016

2017 New Year Bookish Resolutions

Today’s post is going to be our New Year’s Bookish resolutions (aka 2017 To-be-read list). Some of these books will be for Uma K’s ๐Ÿ‘ฅFantastically Diverse๐Ÿ‘ฅ read-a-thon. It’s - to put it in a nutshell - a read-a-thon that embraces diverse books, and we’ll try our best to finish it. For more details on the read-a-thon, click the picture or copy the URL below.


This is just a small list of our personal choices for 2017, and they’re mostly finishing off series. We’ll give a little of our thoughts on each one (following pictures are all from Goodreads):
                                                     

๐Ÿ‰ A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin: Game of Thrones is amazing. That’s all there is to it. Waiting for our 18th birthday to roll around to catch up on the TV series as well.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Burn by Julianna Baggott: It’s the final book in the Pure trilogy and some reviewers have been saying it’s bittersweet, so we’re bracing ourselves for some serious emotions here.


                                                     
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: Final book in the Starbound triology, and we can’t wait to read it!

๐Ÿช The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter: It’s a short story collection (some fairy tale re-tellings) and our teacher recommended this to us, plus many authors say it is amazing, so we’re looking out for this book.
 Review by Di
http://bookreviewsbydi.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/review-edge-of-everything-jeff-giles.html
๐ŸŒ„ The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles: Sarah J. Maas (we quite like her books) describes Giles as “awesome and hilarious” in her latest newsletter so we hope his book is like his personality as well! Di gave a nice rating to it as well, so we shouldn't go wrong here.
https://amagicalworldofwords.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sisters-red-by-jackson-pearce.html
๐Ÿบ Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce: We absolutely love fairy tale retellings and AmyNikita gave a really strong rating for this book so it seems to be really good.
https://booksbagsburgers.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/review-empties-glitches-2-by-ramona-finn.html
๐Ÿ’ป The Glitch by Ramona Finn: Uma K (creator of Fantastically Diverse) absolutely loved The Empties (book #2) so we figure we have to start out with book one first. We getting the Pure-triology-vibe from this book so we’re looking forward to it.


As you may be able to tell, we’re so glad we picked up blogging because the blogger community really is helpful in shaping TBR lists!


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And this is the list of books we’ll be trying to read for Uma’s Fantastically Diverse read-a-thon. Here are the seven books we’ll try to read for the seven categories:                    
⚔ PoC: Othello by William Shakespeare: We might be taking this a little literally, but we’ll try for a bit more diverse genre of books including a play.


๐Ÿ—พ Myth and Retelling: I Am Anjuhimeko by Hiromi Ito: This is a short story translating a Japanese myth and it seems really cool.


๐Ÿ’– LGBTQ Protagonist: The Flywheel by Erin Gough: This is a YA contemporary which was shortlisted for the 2016 Inky Awards.


๐Ÿฏ PoC Cast: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff: It’s Jay Kristoff, how could we not?
 
⛅️ Diverse Middle-grade fantasy: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan: We’ve already read this, but re-reading it would be really nice. We think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with re-reading books, and it’s enjoyable because you usually pick up things you missed before!
                                                 
๐Ÿฆ Disabled characters: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: The title cover looks absolutely stunning, so it’s what we pick for this genre. Thanks to Uma for giving a list to help people out for TBR ideas!


⭐️ From our own TBR: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: Marie is a diverse author, which we hope still fulfills the read-a-thon requirements.


And finally, out last bookish resolution is to be more active on Goodreads - we’re always forgetting to post reading updates etc on it.

Sorry for the long post, thanks for reading, and a Happy New Year everyone!!!!! ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†

17 comments:

  1. YAY I'm so glad you guys have joined the read-A-thon :) And amazing TBR! I'm going to read stormdancer and The Lost Hero too! And I'm so glad you guys are gonna read The Glitch!! It's awesome when someone picks up a book you recommend!! Thank you :) :) And am looking forward to reading Sisters Rec too! I LOVE retellings <3 great post guys!

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    1. Thanks so much Uma! Yeah, definitely looking forward to the read-a-thon, it'll be the first one we've ever joined. We love picking up book recommendations, because sometimes, we just don't know what to read, and recommendations really help out. :):):)

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  2. Ooo, those are great resolutions! Goodreads needs its own spot for sure - it's a lot to handle. Awesome choices in books! I love Kaufman/Spooner's works. Co-writing really works for them. =) Best of luck with reading in 2017!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, Goodreads really is a lot to handle - we're always forgetting to update our reading statuses. Thanks Alyssa! All the best for 2017 to you as well! <3

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  3. You picked up some great books to read! I have heard so much about Six of Crows, hope you enjoy it :) Have a great year ahead :)
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. Thanks Prableen, all the best for 2017 to you as well!

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  4. Great resolutions! Happy New Year and all the best! Plus, wonderful books. Can't wait to finally read Six of Crows!

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    1. Hi Olivia, Happy New Year to you as well ! :):):) Yes, we can't wait for Six of Crows either!

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  5. Love your resolutions! I hope to join Uma's read-a-thon too and just need to get around to scheduling some of those books into my TBR and creating my post about it. :)

    Glad to see some of those books on your TBR and I really hope you enjoy Edge of Everything as much as I did! :)

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    1. Yes, Happy New year Di, and thanks! There's so much hype about The Edge of Everything - we can't wait to get our hands on it!

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  6. Great list! I haven't heard of some of these, they look interesting :-) I also would like to finish some series this year, I'm the middle of SO MANY lol. Good luck with your resolutions!

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    1. Thanks for passing by Kristen. :) Good luck for your resolutions as well - cheers to finishing off series!

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  7. Great TBR & good luck with your resolutions - Game of Thrones is amazing! I'm addicted to the show.
    Benish @ Beenazai

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    2. Thanks Benish! Ah, we're waiting until we're 18 to watch Game of Thrones - everyone says it's amazing. <3

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  8. AWESOME resolutions and books! Hope you get to read all those books and enjoy them, and achieve those resolutions :) And I hope you LOVE Sisters Red!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    P.S. Sorry it took me so long to visit this post! I saw you'd posted it and I wanted to read your resolutions, but then I totally forgot! SO sorry! And a very belated but very Happy New Year to you! <3

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    1. No, it's totally fine Amy! Thanks, Happy New Year to you too! :):):) Yep, can't wait to get our hands on Sisters Red, it seems like an amazing read.

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