My 2018 TBR List |5 Books I’d Like To Read This Year

Keeping with the theme of my New Years Resolutions, I’ve decided to do this post today because one of my resolutions was to read more in 2018.  I love a good book, I just never find the time to read but I’m hoping to change this throughout the year.  In order to motivate myself to read I’ve decided to compile a To Be Read list for 2018 which I’m hoping will also give you guys some insight into what sort of books I like to read; as I mentioned in my resolutions & goals post, I’d like to add some more book content onto my blog as and when I can so maybe you can expect to see some of these books being reviewed on here! I know that there are only five books on this list, I do have many many more I want to read however these are a select few which I’m really looking forward to reading. If any of you are avid readers, I’d love some suggestions in the comments as to any books you think I’d enjoy!  To keep track of my reading I’ll be using Goodreads, you should follow me here!

All pictures and synopsises are from goodreads.

The Fault in Our Stars

I haven’t actually read The Fault In Our Stars yet, and having seen the film and really enjoying it I’d love to read it.  I always find myself in tears during the film so I’m sure the book will be equally as heart breaking.


Another John Green book, I read Looking For Alaska when I was a lot younger than I am now (around year 7, so I was probably 11) and I remember enjoying it, I just don’t really remember the story all that well – I’d love to re read this in 2018.


I’ve heard such amazing things about The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and I would love to read it in 2018 and see if it lives up to it’s standards!

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I read Beautiful Broken Things, also by Sara Barnard, in 2017 and I really enjoyed the story and found her style of writing really good; I didn’t find myself getting bored even though the plot of the book wasn’t the most captivating in the world (not to say I didn’t enjoy it).  I’m hoping A Quiet Kind Of Thunder is also going to be as enjoyable for me!


I’ve read Between Shades Of Grey, another book by Ruta Sepetys which is all about Soviet prison camps and I found it so interesting.  I really enjoy books surrounding WW2 and all things we don’t get taught about it in school, and as a book this was really informative and also enjoyable – I connected with the characters etc, but this isn’t a review.  What I’m saying is that i really love Ruta Sepetys writing and her new book Salt to the Sea is one I’m eager to read as it is also about WW2 and refugees trying to escape to freedom which, again, is something we don’t learn a lot about in History.

These are only a few books I’d like to read throughout 2018, I know that it isn’t a huge list like some of the others that you see floating around the blogosphere, however there are many more I want to read I just don’t anticipate having lots of time to read books that aren’t for my English Lit GCSE – anyway, we’ll see!

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed – have you read any of these books?

Soph xx





  1. briannamarielifestyle
    January 3, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Some great picks:) I want to read the Harry Potter series 🙂

    • January 3, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      I’ve never tried Harry Potter, I just don’t think it’d be my thing!

  2. January 3, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Perks and Salt to the Sea are really amazing!! And I’m curious about Quiet Kind of Thunder. Great list!

    • January 3, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      I’m so looking forward to reading salt to the sea! X thanks! X

  3. January 3, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    The Fault In Our Stars book is SO much better than the film, which leaves out many small details. One of my all time favourites, I’m sure you’ll love it <3

    • January 3, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      I can’t wait to read it!❤️

  4. January 3, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    I’ve heard such good reviews from all these books but never read any of then myself. I’m the same with the fault in our stars. The film was amazing! Good luck with all the reading xx

  5. January 4, 2018 / 12:52 am

    I’ve read 3 out of five of these (tfios, perks, and salt to the sea) and they’re all SO GOOD. I’m such a nerd lol. X

    • January 4, 2018 / 8:10 am

      I love love love Ruta Sepetys so I can not wait to read salt to the sea, they’re bringing out a film of between shades of grey also!😊

  6. Makeup by Erin
    January 4, 2018 / 12:58 am

    I loved The Fault In Our Stars! However, I actually preferred the movie and that never happens with me! I also love The Perks of Being A Wallflower!

    • January 4, 2018 / 8:09 am

      I can’t wait to read both!

  7. sincerely me
    January 4, 2018 / 3:49 am

    I also love reading books about WWII so if you are looking for a really easy read while you’re busy with exams, I can suggest the Once series if you haven’t read it before.

    • January 4, 2018 / 8:09 am

      I’ve never read that, I’ll definitely check it out x

  8. January 4, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    LOVED this post! I really need to get back into reading! Hope all your mocks go well! Xx

  9. January 4, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    The Fault In Our Stars is an amazing book!! & I’m currently reading Looking For Alaska💛

    • January 4, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Awesome! I can’t wait to read both x

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