Happy 2014!

PrettyBooks5Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a great start to 2014. I’m finally back from vacation and I can’t wait to start working on some more posts this year. I’ve done scheduled posts for while I was away (for the first time) so luckily you guys didn’t have to miss me that much 🙂

I have very little new resolutions for my blog this year, because I will just try to improve on the ones I’ve set for myself when I started this blog. I enjoyed reading the resolutions from other book bloggers. What I have given thought to do this year is to:

  • Try to stay clear of Netgalley as much as possible. 2013 was the year where I felt that I took on too much. I requested too many ARCs. I ended up reading on a hectic schedule which I didn’t enjoy, because most of the time I was tired from work and instead of just winding down with a book I want to read, I had to force myself to read something just because it will be released soon.
  • Accept no more than 1 or 2 books for review per month.
  • To re-read some books that I’ve been threatening to for some time. That includes:
    • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – this is one of my favourite modern classics and I added it to my Classics Club list, because I want to re-read it. It’s also one of the reasons I haven’t reviewed it yet.
    • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
    • The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I’ve reviewed the first two of the trilogy, but never the third.
    • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer  (Yes, I know! Too teeny bopper, but I really want to read these books again)
    • The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • To read books that’s been on my TBR list waiting to be read for a long time. Here are a few that is high on my list:
    • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (I have started already and it’s about time I jump on the bandwagon, since I’ve seen both the movies)
    • Divergent by Veronica Roth
    • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
    • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
    • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
    • Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
    • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
    • Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie
    • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
    • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Are there any books that you want to re-read or are there books that you’ve read good reviews about that you really want to read in 2014? Let’s talk good readings for 2014!

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