Books To Read In 2016

Hello again,

In 2016 I’m planning on reading a lot more than I did in 2015. I’m hoping that making a specific list of books that I’ve been meaning to read will help me finally get round to reading to.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Actually, I just need to finish this book. I’m about three quarters of the way through and I love it – it’s probably one of the most interesting and surprising books I’ve ever read. I’ve been reading it for so long and actually intended to watch it before the film was even released. I didn’t get very far before watching the film. I know how the book ends so I suppose I should just get it over with.

The Shining by Stephen King

After reading Green Mile (one of the best books ever written. EVER) a couple of years ago I’ve been wanting to read more from Stephen King. I haven’t seen the film adaptation of The Shining so by the time I read it the story won’t be spoiled for me. I love a good thriller so this should be perfect for me.

1984 by George Orwell

It’s not secret that George Orwell is a brilliant author. However, I’ve never actually read one of his novels. This will change this year, I’m going to enlighten myself.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Where would a reading list been without a dramatic romance novel, courtesy of Nicholas Sparks? Nowhere, in case you were wondering. I’ve already read most of what Nicholas Sparks has written. I’m halfway through A Walk To Remember so I just need to get round to finishing it. It’s OK so far, not as good as the others I’ve read of Sparks’s. The film is far more heart wrenching. Don’t watch the film: it will ruin your life.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I really can’t wait to read this. I bought it ages ago but just haven’t bothered with it. I really should seeing as the film had me on edge all of the way through. I can’t imagine what the book will do to me.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

A couple of people have recommended this to me and after reading (most of) Gone Girl I really want to read more from Gillian Flynn – I think she’s a genius. I don’t even know what Dark Places is about; I just know that I’ll love it.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

From what I’ve read about it online, Atonement is a novel that is set in three time periods: 1935 England, wartime (World War II) England and France, and present-day England. I don’t usually opt for books about war but I have a feeling about this one. I’ve avoided watching the film because I don’t want to ruin the story for myself.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

I’m pretty sure I bought this book before the film was released, but completely forgot to read it. I’ve already seen the film but I enjoyed it so much that I’ll probably love the book all the same. It’s about two people, two very complicated and damaged people, who find comfort in each other’s friendship. It’s really hard to describe books when A) you’re trying not to spoil them for people who may want to read them and B) you haven’t actually read the book yet.

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

This is a book that is recommend by everyone. On every single ‘Books to read before you die’ list, this book will appear. I bought it a while ago so I may as well see what all of the fuss is about. According to Wikipedia: “The novel also deals with complex issues of identity, belonging, loss, and connection.” Sounds like a crier to me.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

I’ve read a few John Greens and, like most people, I absolutely loved them. They each have so many twists and surprises meaning that they’re quite engaging reads. However, I always seem to read them in a day or two. Perhaps John Green needs to start writing longer novels. According to my friend, Will Grayson, Will Grayson can be quite confusing and difficult to follow. Sounds like a challenge.

Thanks for reading!

This is just a list of the books that I know I definitely want to read; I’ll read a lot more books throughout the year.

If you have any book recommendations that I could add to my list then that would be very helpful.

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Bye for now,

Courteney x


6 thoughts on “Books To Read In 2016

  1. I love reading, I’m a huge book nerd so this post excited me a lot! I love gone girl, hated the ending though! The film was okay but I thought the book was a lot better! Will Grayson, will Grayson confused me a lot too but John greens books are soo good I’ve read them all now and love them! All the other books sound amazing! Have you ever read the girl on the train? If you like gone girl I think you’d enjoy that! Xxx
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  2. Good choices 🙂 I don’t read much anymore so I’m going to make sure that I make time for it! Preferably with a cup of tea 😉 x

  3. I’ve always been meaning to read 1984 I just never seem to get around to it. One of my aims is to read more too.
    Catcher in the Rye is my favourite book. You will definitely enjoy it x

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