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15 Books I Want To Read in 2016

January 18, 2016

Last year I participated in the Good Reads 2015 challenge! The idea is to set yourself a goal number of books to read by the end of the year and as you work your way through the books, you update your progress. It’s a very simple concept but it’s surprisingly good at motivating you to make time to read – after all, reaching your target is the whole point (actually it’s about reading more and enjoying books, but I’m far too competitive to let that be it’s soul purpose). Despite my competitiveness, last year I failed to reach my very low target of 20 books. 20 books – in the whole year! I didn’t even make it that far. I did however make it to around 16 books I think, so it could have been a lot worse.

15 Books I Want To Read in 2016 at lukeosaurusandme.co.uk #bookworm #bookblogger

This year I am, of course, taking part once again! I’ve set myself the same target in the real hope that I will be able to absolutely smash it!

As a busy mother and partner, sometimes it’s hard to make time for reading. I am really not the fastest reader, unlike James (my OH), who reads at some ridiculous 500 words per minute (definitely beating my 250 words per minute average). So, as much as I am ashamed to admit it, sometimes I feel like I anger myself and put myself off reading – all because it takes me a little while to get through even just a 300 page long book. However, at long last, I have come to realise that the speed at which you read doesn’t matter, so long as you carry on reading!

I read to Luke all the time! I make sure that books are a part of his every day routine, because as we all know, reading is important. So why can’t I find just an hour or so a day to read?

During 2016 I will smash my goal – here are 15 of the books I am most excited to read this year!


  1. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  3. The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
  4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
  5. Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter by Louise Pentland
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  7. It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-Up Buddy by Greg Behrendt
  8. Confess by Colleen Hoover
  9. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
  10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  11. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
  12. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
  13. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  14. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  15. Bossypants by Tina Fey

Obviously my goal is 20 books and, sadly, there’s no guarantee these great books are all going to make it to the list by the end of the year. Never the less, these are the books that I am very excited to read – whether that will be this year or not. Some have been on my “to read” list for years, so maybe I will start with them first! I am especially eager to read: The Book Thief; Confess; Cinder; Bossypants and The Maze Runner.

Do you participate in the Good Reads challenge, or do you fancy giving it a go? The first link in this post pops you over to my Good Reads profile where you can have a nosey at my books, and even (because I only have one) befriend me!

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  • Catherine @ Story Snug

    January 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    The only one of these I have read is The Fault In The Stars which is brilliant. Good luck with the challenge and happy reading πŸ™‚

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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 18, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you! I’m currently reading another John Green book, Paper Towns. They’re not my favourite but his writing does make me laugh! Xx

  • Maddy@writingbubble

    January 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Definitely read ‘The Fault in our Stars’ – v good. Also, The Girl on the Train was gripping! I keep thinking of joining Goodreads – I probably should.Good luck with your reading this year. #readwithme

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Join good reads! I love it. It’s how I find all my next reads xx

  • chantellehazelden

    January 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The City of Bones and that whole series is a must, I love love loved it. I’m reading Maze Runner right now actually! Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors too πŸ™‚ fab list. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks! I’ve heard so much about Colleen Hoover and Confess looked too good to miss! I do actually have a copy of the first City Of Bones books, so I’ll get onto that soon! Thank you for hosting. xx

  • Lucy at occupation: (m)other

    January 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love this idea, any motivation to find time for reading sounds like a good plan (it’s hard with children and blogging and life isn’t it). Hope you have a very happy 2016 immersed in reading #marvmondays
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Yes, I have been known to sneak off for a bath as soon as Daddy gets home and grab myself an hours reading time…The same to you, my lovely! xx

  • Sarah Doyle – let them be small

    January 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    the girl on the train is on my to read list too πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      It’s meant to be very good ! Xx

  • tracey bowden

    January 22, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I have never been to goodreads before despite loving to read! This sounds like a great list of books to read I think I need to keep an eye out for number 7 sounds like a fun read #readwithme
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      I’d recommend it! I love the good reads challenge and it’s great for finding new books to add the the TBR list. xx

  • My Petit Canard

    January 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Ray, I love the sound of this reading challenge! I am such a book worm, but over the last year or two I’ve struggled to find time to read anything other than blogs. Although blogs are great (obviously!) they just arent the same as reading a book. I’d love to read a few this year so I might look into this challenge :-). It sounds like you have a great list of books for the year ahead so good luck with the challenge! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

  • Coombe Mill – Fiona

    January 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I read a few pages every night, sometimes it takes me forever to finish a book but I still enjoy reading for me. Good luck with your book list, I don’t know any of them but look forward to hearing how you get on. #MarvMonday

  • Amanda

    January 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Good luck with your challenge this year. There are some good sounding books there. I also have Cinder on my list to read.


  • Rosie

    February 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Once your read one Percy Jackson you will race through the next books. I love them. I have read quite a lot of your choices and know you will have a fab year of reading. Good luck!

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