Happy World Book Day! Who are you embodying this year? I thought this post would be rather fitting to post for today so I hope you enjoy!

Over the last couple of years I have fallen in love with reading, regrettably I wasn’t much of a reader when I was younger it simply didn’t catch my attention, I much preferred to watch movies and play video games. However now I’m obsessed with it! Having a down day? Read. Having a great day? Read. On holiday? Read. I read on the bus, tube, cuddled up in bed and basically anywhere I can fit it in or feel like it. So even though I haven’t started this in January, I’ve decided to set myself the Goodreads 2019 reading challenge. My initial goal is 30 books, which depending on who you are is either a huge amount or simply a walk in the park. But for me, last year I only read 9 books… 9. So this is quite a challenge for me but I’m going to keep you posted about how I’m doing throughout the year on here and on my Instagram: @teawithsteviex.

So I thought I’d start off this challenge post with the books that’s I’ve read so far this year:

Currently missing Men without Women because someone has borrowed it and I put Talking with Female Serial Killers in a book exchange 🙂

• Carnet de Voyage

• I am Displaced

• Talking with female serial killers

• Educated

• Men without women

I’ve read 5 books so far and am currently getting through my 6th, so if I keep at this rate monthly I will have read around 30 books this year and I figured I’m going on holiday in the summer and also my summer break is looooong due to my uni term dates so I reckon I’ll get through a lot more then.

They are the books that I’ve read so far but I thought I’d list a few books that I would love to read this year:

  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel / I’ve spoken about Yann Martel’s book The Life of Pi on here before because I loved it so so much, so I’m super excited to read more of his work.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / it’s probably a bit of a disgrace to classic literature that I haven’t read this yet, but when is a better time than now for this challenge??
  • Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami / If you’re following my Instagram then you’ll see that I’ve just finished Men Without Woman by Murakami and I absolutely loved it so I am definitely going to read more from him.
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri / my lecturer spoke about this a lot and I study religion at uni so I thought this take of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory would be really interesting!

They’re only a few of the many that I will eventually read and I’m so excited and curious at how many I can manage to fit in to 2019! I’m going to try and be as up to date on my Goodreads account as possible so I will track the books I’ve read and maybe some short reviews as well as a list for the books I want to read for this challenge!


As always, thanks for reading xx

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