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.

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.

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.

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 

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?