I know that we are only (almost) 6 months in to the year but I pretty much have all my books chosen for 2017. I thought I would put a list together of books that I really want to read but unfortunately cannot at the moment! So as much as I would love to read these books this year and perhaps I will if I find more time then I will but for now here is a part one list of my books that I want to read in 2018! This is Part I but there will be a FOUR all together, so a Part II, Part III and a Part IIII. I have also made a book Instagram account, if you want to follow it: seraphinabibliophagist
Part II will be published on Friday 9th June.
Part III will be published on Friday 30th June.
Part IIII (and the final in this Book Plans For 2018 blog series) will be published on July 21st.
Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth
Published: January 2017
A quote from the book: “Pain had a way of breaking time down. I thought about the next minute, the next hour. There wasn’t enough space in my mind to put all those pieces together, to find words to summarize the whole of it. But the “keep going” part, I knew the words for. “Find another reason to go on,” I said. “It doesn’t have to be a good one, or a noble one. It just has to be a reason.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s current gift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost. The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
The Lying Game by Sarah Shepard
Published: December 2010
A quote from the book: “I understood we used to be close. But they were like books I’d read two summer ago; I knew I’d liked them, but I couldn’t tell you now what they’d been about.”
The blurb according to goodreads: The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does–an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me–to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, care-free daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Published: April 2013
A quote from the book: “Maybe growing up was really nothing more than growing away: from your old life, from your old self, from all those things that kept you tethered to your past.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Published: September 2012.
A quote from the book: “The silence was like an unwelcome child, pulling at our hair, running its fingers over our lips.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbours shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Published: March 2014
A quote from the book: “Just because love don’t look the way you think it should, don’t mean you don’t have it.”
The blurb according to Goodreads: Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.
In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.
Have you read any of these books? What are your book plans for 2018? What books have you been reading recently? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you all. Part II will be posted next week so come back then and check that out 🙂