2019 Resolutions: 50 New Books

Hello lovelies! Today I’d like to keep you updated and myself accountable by sharing my literary resolution this January. In 2019, I will read 50 books.

Why? Obviously, I do love to read, and on average I can finish a book in a day or two. However, I most often find myself rereading old favorites and staying within particular genres. That is why I have made it a goal to push myself to read new fiction in a variety of genres. You can’t tell from my list so far, but I would like to add more historical fiction and young adult. ย This listing is by no means full, but here are some things I know I want to read this year.

The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

Tropic of Squalor, by Mary Karr

Works of Love, by Soren Kierkegaard

Either/Or, by Soren Kierkegaard

Conversations with Tim O’Brien, by Patrick A. Smith

The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larrson

A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver

Self-Reliance, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Education, by Jean-Jacques Rosseau

The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe

Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami

I’d love to hear your recommendations for more books! What are you hoping to read this year? What were your best reads of 2018?ย 


47 thoughts on “2019 Resolutions: 50 New Books

  1. I am currently reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami! I am trying to finish all his books ๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™ve read some of his works and love them, nice to know you read him too!

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  2. What an interesting list! I’ve read a few and haven’t even heard of others. My goal for this year is 60 books but I don’t specify which ones at the beginning of the year. Three recommendations from my recent favorites: “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” and “An American Marriage”

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  3. Since you enjoy historical fiction, I hope you’ll check out my MG historical WHEELS OF CHANGE set in 1908 Washington, DC., and THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw set in WWII Japan after the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.
    Thanks so much for following my blog and for the awesome recommendations, some of which I’ve already read.

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  4. There’s some great books on your list already! I read The Night Circus in 2018, and loved it. So I recommend that, if you haven’t read it already!


  5. Being a Book Booster I applaud your reading goal! I keep an ongoing list of books read on my full website through my Goodreads link. Feel free to browse through it. I read everything from kid lit to nonfiction to classics to new releases. Not keen on vampires.

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