2019: All The Books


1. The Surface Breaks – Louise O’Neill
It’s a feminist retelling of the Little Mermaid written by one of my favourite authors so of course it’s on the list! I am super excited to read it despite many negative reviews.
2. Gazelle in the Shadows – Michelle Peach
Set in Syria in the 1990s, a young woman studying abroad must navigating “a web of lies, betrayals, and even murder involving MI6, deadly terrorist factions, and the shadowy Syrian secret police”. With the beautiful cover and gripping synopsis, I am etching to get stuck into this book.
3. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
One of those books that’s on everyone’s must-reads. So it’s about time I see what the fuss is about.
4. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
I absolutely loved studying Plath’s poetry in school. I’m hoping her book is just as tormenting.
5. All The Lights We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
I borrowed this from my Aunt and have just started it yesterday. It’s set between Paris and Germany in WW2 following a young blind French girl and an knowledge-hungry, German, orphan boy. So far, I am in love <3

6. The Bone Gap – Laura Ruby
Much hype and engrossing reviews has led me to choosing this book for 2019. With its magic and fantasy I am sure I’ll be enthralled.
7. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies – Scarlett Curtis
I am a huge fan of Scarlett Curtis and an even bigger fan of feminism so the compilation of stories from multiple women on what the F-word means to them, will be a must read for this year!
8. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger
Similar to A Clockwork Orange, this is one of those classic books that I am only getting around to reading now. I hope it lives up to its reputation.


1. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green


1. If Only – Melanie Murphy June 6th
2. On The Come Up – Angie Thomas Feb 5th
3. The Boy Who Steals Houses – C.G Drews April 4th
4. The Priory of the orange tree – Samantha Shannon Feb 26th


1. Harry Potter
I haven’t read Harry Potter in 7 years…. SEVEN YEARS! It is time.
2. Little Women
This is being made into a remake movie and I am so excited for it! Growing up Little Women was my favourite book.
3. Emma
My favourite Jane Austin novel. I love getting lost in Emma’s world and plan to do so again very soon.

What books are you going to read this year? Have you read any of these books?


  • Jillian Lopez January 18, 2019 at 5:13 am

    I absolutely love All The Light We Cannot See and The Bell Jar! You'll definitely enjoy those two books (although The Bell Jar is slightly slow. What I loved about it, though, was its portrayal of mental illness which made it feel quite real). These books look great and I hope you enjoy 🙂 Happy reading.

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  • Marian January 21, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Jillian! I am really enjoying All The Light We Cannot See – it's beautifully written. I say the Bell Jar will be heavy reading alright but I'm up for the challenge. Happy Reading to you too ^_^

  • Sophie R January 24, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I plan to read more this year so this list is great! I've definitely added a few more to my to-read list

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

  • Marian January 24, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Hope you enjoy them! I'm constantly adding more books to my list than I'll ever have enough time for… but hey, what can you do
    Happy Reading, Sophie!


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