Hi there,
So a new year has begun which brings a new year of reading! So today I thought I’d share with you my reading goals for 2016 and then I’ve created an acrostic type thing just for a bit of fun.

2016 reading goals:
For 2016 I have challenged myself to read 45 books, the same amount I read in 2015. My year is going to be rather hectic so I’ve decided to not attempt to exceed my previous goal but instead match it.

I’ve also been challenged by a friend to complete a challenge for this year. I’m excited to do this challenge because it’ll give me a tonne of opportunities to read books I usually wouldn’t think of picking up. I urge you all to read along with me (choosing your own books of course) and complete this challenge too. It’s all just a bit of fun and it’ll give you all a chance to read a wide range of books.
The challenge is as follows:

  • a book published this year
  • a book you can read in a day
  • a book you’ve been meaning to read
  • a book recommended by a librarian/bookseller
  • a book you should have read in school
  • a book recommended by a friend/sibling/parent etc.
  • a book published before you were born
  • a book that was banned at some point
  • a book you previously abandoned
  • a book you own but have never read
  • a book that intimidates you
  • a book you’ve already read at least once

I hope you all choose to take part because you can join in the excitement with me.

Alright now is time for the fun acrostic type thing. I’ve decided to take each of the numbers from 2016 and create a category type thing for it. So lets just jump in and see if it fails miserably or not.

2 books that are my absolute favourites.
These two books would be series and they would have to be the Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling and the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. These two series are the most amazing series I have ever read and from the first page I fell head over heals in love with them. The worlds are inescapable and the characters are impossible to not become obsessed with (try to ignore Jamie, just try). These are two series I will have no trouble re-reading a million times over.

0 /10 do I recommend this book
This book is non other than the Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden. I know, I know, it’s a pretty unpopular opinion but this book is incredibly slow moving and the characters have no redeeming qualities in my mind. The story is bland and I feel like the protagonist and narrator was the least intriguing character of them all. The villains weren’t interesting and there seemed to be only vague mystery around them that no one seemed to be interested in. Also the end was stupid.

1 character that I identify with the strongest
This is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She loves to read and is bossy and independent and cares about the lives of those she loves. These are all qualities I can identify with and she is character I love above most others.

6 fictional characters I would absolutely marry
We’ll start with the most obvious: Jamie Fraser (from Outlander), the love of my life and future husband probably. Following Jamie comes these five close second places:
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
Leo Valdez (Heroes of Olympus)
Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
Akiva (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Raffe (Penryn and the End of Days)

Alright so that is it for my 2016 post. I hope you enjoyed and that my acrostic type thing was not too much of a failure. I hope you have an amazing year, a year that was even better than 2015 and that you have an amazing year of reading and only read books you love.

Signing off, Verity


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