Books I want to read in 2018

I had some books on my 2017 TBR that I could not get to in 2017. I am adding some of those books and have also included few more books that I feel I must read in 2018. Most of these are popular books that everyone seems to have read except for me. I am planning to prioritize these books over others that I own.

The ones on my 2017 TBR that I managed to read in 2017:

  1. Dune
  2. Assassin’s Apprentice (DNF)
  3. The lies of Locke Lamora (DNF)
  4. Jane Eyre
  5. Dracula – on my Halloween TBR

I failed very badly to stick with my TBR in 2017. I read based on my mood so I find it hard to stick to a TBR. I pick whatever book catches my fancy and that’s one of the reasons why I prefer having big stacks of unread books on my shelf to pick from.

The books that I am hoping to get to in 2018 are as follows –

1. Classics –

I add some classics to my yearly TBRs since I never pick classics on my own. Last year I managed to read Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Dracula which were on my TBR from many years. This year I plan to read the following classics. Anna Karenina is definitely going to be read this year, as I am buddy reading it with Shantala from ShanayaTales. The rest of them I am not so sure but hoping to read in 2018.

2. Travel, Halloween and Christmas TBR –

From last couple of years, I have been making separate TBRs for Halloween and Christmas. This year, I am planning to read IT for Halloween and Little Women for Christmas. I have never read Stephen King or any proper horror book in my life so wish me luck. I am not sure if I will be able to completely read IT. Walden and On the Road are my top priority books on travel/adventure/minimalistic living etc and I hope to get to them this year.

3. SFF –

I have too many unread SFF books on my shelves that I need to read. I chose some fantasy and sci-fi that are pretty famous and sound interesting to me. I already started with “The Grace of kings” and I am loving it.

So this is what I have planned to read in 2018. I am going to throw in some light fantasy/YA fiction/historical fiction etc. as I feel like reading and this is not all the books I will be reading as I am sure I will read more than 15 books (as I am already done with 5 books this year).
What do you have on your 2018 TBR?

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  1. I so badly want to get through Anna Karenina, but the size is intimidating. The Grapes of Wrath is on my list this year too. I’ve already started it, and I’m not that crazy about it. Hopefully I can get into it soon.


    1. Yeah Anna Karenina has been sitting on my shelf from many years only because of the intimidating size. But this year, I am forcing myself to read it. Hope I end up liking it. I tried reading Grapes of Wrath as an ebook sometime back but it did not hold my interest much. This time I am trying the physical version thinking that might change my opinion.


  2. What stopped you from finishing Locke Lamora? I’m about 60% or so through it, and I’m all in. It took me a bit to warm up to the characters, though I loved the setting and situation, but once I hit about the halfway point, something HUGE happens and it’s hard to put down.

    Nice 2018 list! I need to read Dune still. So many of my favorite stories are based on or draw from it that it would be a travesty if I didn’t get through it.


    1. I think I read first few chapters of Locke Lamora but wasn’t really captivated by it. I found it little tedious to read because of the writing style – going back and forth in time. I am planning to give it another shot sometime since everyone seems to love it.

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      1. Ah I got you! Ignore my question in the last comment. That was an interesting aspect of it, and I was wary about it at first, too, but then it grew on me to see how the past shaped the present. If you don’t love/like it though, don’t beat yourself up! There are quite a few books out there that everyone seems to like that I have no interest in 🙂

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  3. Ohhhh these are ALL such great reads. I’ve read a lot of the classics myself. I am thinking about doing a thing on my blog since I actually prefer to read classics first. I seen Jane Eyre everywhere, it’s on my list too and some of Shakespeare. But I also read a bunch of poetry. I hate to be “that person” but what does TBR mean?


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