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Sharing My Shelves: Books for 2017

So, instead of giving myself an unreachable goal of 26+ books to read in a year I thought I would just limit myself to books that have been sat on my shelf for almost a year, kind of embarrassing if you ask me!

A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara
This is my newest purchase and I can't wait to crack this one open. It's super long but I am hoping it will hold my interest enough to finish it.

Disclaimer
by Renee Knight
This one has been on my To Read list since I first saw it in hardback. I just thought the premise was really interesting.

Room
By Emma Donoghue
This purchase was prompted by the release of the film, although I feel like I have tried to tackle this book before and gave up. Fingers crossed I will have more luck this time round!

More Than This 
by Patrick Ness
This has been on my to - read pile for ages. After reading the Chaos Walking trilogy a good few years ago now I quickly became a massive fan of Patrick Ness. I just love his writing style and I can't wait to delve into this one.

The Girls
by Emma Cline
I bought this on my most recent trip to London with the intention of reading it on the train ride home.. I think the hashtag 'epic fail' is can accurately describe me falling asleep for the whole two hours.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
by JK Rowling
I must be the only Harry Potter fan who hasn't read this book. I would love to go see the play sometime in the new year too, but with a little one on the way, I don't know whether that will be possible.

Eligible
by Curtis Sittenfeld
Anything to do with Pride and Prejudice and I'm interested even though I was a little bit sceptical of the premise at the beginning. I am not sure how well a modern day retelling of the classic story will hold up but, I am determined to give this one ago. I have also read another of Curtis Sittenfeld's novels; Prep, and I quite enjoyed it.

I actually picked this up at the airport before my Italy trip. What can I say? I am a sucker for trade paperbacks (You can tell I used to work in the book industry can't you?)

The Glass Sword
by Victoria Aveyard
This is the 2nd book in the Red Queen series. It has been a while since I read the first book, so I am hoping this won't be too hard to get into.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
I have been eyeing this book up for years. I think it was the quirky, yet spooky cover that did it for me. I then saw the film tie in cover in Costco for something silly like £3.49 and I had to buy it.

The story is relatively supernatural, so I will be sure not to read this one before bed. It is about a boy who suffers terribly from night terrors, so much so he ends up in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children were an onslaught of strange things keep happening.

Non Fiction 

#Girlboss
by Sophia Amoruso
I have read parts of this book, but I just need to sit down and get through it all. I have big plans for 2017 and Flourish & Blotting and I am hoping some sage advice from Sophia can help me on my way!

The Unmumsy Mum
by Sarah Turner
I picked this up in Sainsbury's after my fellow Liverpool beauty blogger, Jackie from Just Add Ginger recommended it. I haven't quite finished this one yet but the part about when she found out what she was having was quite poignant to me. The reassurance that I am not completely on my own in some of the thoughts I have been having is really comforting. I also love the fact it is written by a blogger too.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter
by Marie Kondo
I absolutely love cleaning and sorting, this book was clearly written for me! I am hoping it will give me a few more ideas though on how to banish ALL the clutter.

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to stop spending time you don't have doing things you don't want to do with people you don't like
by Sarah Knight
James is always telling me that I care too much about what other people think.. he's right but that's not exactly helpful. I am hoping that this book will help me through quite a challenging, and all new 2017.

What books do you plan to read in 2017?
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