Happy New Year!

January 2, 2020     laurathebibliophile     Uncategorized

Happy New Year! My resolution this year is to read 52 books, and also to stop neglecting this blog so much. This past year, I welcomed my baby nephew into my house and did all my coursework to earn my CDA, which I will have very soon. So you can imagine I was ridiculously busy. I’m sure that I will be busy this year, but I am going to do my level best, and that’s really all I can promise.

So while this may change as the year goes on, here is my tentative TBR list for 2020. (I finished “Shunned House” this morning, but A) I started it last year and B) it’s a short story.

1.. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

2.. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (I am SUPER excited to see the Netflix show loosely based on it, and I want to read first so I recognize the themes.)

3.. Mythos by Stephen Fry

4.. Around the Moon by Jules Verne

5.. The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne (Full disclosure: I hated Lord of the Flies, so I will give it a chance, but I am not confident I’ll like this one.)

6.. An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

7.. Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

8.. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

9.. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Yes, this is a lot of LMA, but there are even MORE of them.)

10.. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

11.. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

12.. A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

13.. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

14.. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

15.. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

16.. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

17.. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by EK Johnston

18.. And I Darken by Kiersten White

19.. This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

20.. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

21.. Diviners by Libba Bray

22.. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

23.. Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

24.. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

25.. Pretend She’s Here by Luanne Rice

26.. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

27.. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

28.. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

29.. The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

30.. The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien

31.. The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien

32.. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

33.. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

34.. Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman

35.. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

36.. Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

37.. Voices by David Elliott

38.. The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

39.. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

40.. Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke (I LOVE this film, so look out for a screen to page comparison!)

41.. Moonfleet by J Meade Falkner

42.. The Book of Were-wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

43.. The Time Machine by HG Wells

44.. Persuasion by Jane Austen

45.. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

46.. Emma by Jane Austen

47.. Tales of the Jazz Age by F Scott Fitzgerald

48.. Legendary by Stephanie Garber

49.. Finale by Stephanie Garber

50.. A Passage to India by EM Forster

51.. The Unidentified by Colin Dickey

52.. The Ship of Dreams by Garett Russell

Maybe these will be the 52 books I read this year, or maybe only some of them will make the cut. I’ll give a review at the end of the year!

From my bookshelf to yours,


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