Reading Resolutions for 2017

Happy 2017! I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never put energy into completing them and when I don’t, I always feel bad about it. But I’ve decided to make a New Year’s Resolution about the books I would like to read. Being a Literature major, I do a lot of reading, but not really for fun anymore. So I’m hoping to read for fun more this year and I think listing my books out could help with that. So! Here we go!

Wool by Hugh Howey- I’ve already started this one and I’m totally hooked. I’m all about post-apocalyptic dystopias and this one hooks you within the first 5 pages.

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1984 by George Orwell– A classic that I’ve somehow never read. As a huge Animal Farm fan, I’m excited to enter another Orwellian world.

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- A book I’ve started a million times and have never finished. But this is the year! 

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch– This is my boyfriend’s favorite book, so I feel like I have to read it.

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut- Despite the fact that I read over half of this pretty short novel, I weirdly never finished it. I blame academia.


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison– Saving this one for a time when I’m okay with getting EXTREMELY sad. If you ever want to get your heart ripped out, read something by Toni Morrison.

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After the Funeral by Agatha Christie– I’m taking a Murder Mystery literature class this semester so I’m super pumped to immerse myself in the world of detective fiction. Why not start with the queen?

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The Girls by Emma Cline- Because of my weird fascination with true crime and serial killers, a book about the Manson girls is everything I need in my life.


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher– As a lifelong Star Wars fan, my soul aches at the loss of Carrie Fisher. Getting to experience her light and warmth will be a true experience.



I hope that by physically listing them out, I will be better at keeping up with my goal. I hope to finish all of these and add more to my list (which I will of course share with you all!). Here’s to 2017, fresh starts and new books!





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