Reading Goals | Books To Discover in 2018 | Current Picks!

A personal goal for me this year was to read more. Not just to read my favourites more often, I want to discover books I’ve never read before! My book collection lives at my parent’s house when I’m at uni, as there’s no way all my books will fit in my tiny student flat. I’m depending on my Kindle at the moment. My Kindle is perfect for when I’m travelling and at uni! However, I still prefer the feel of reading a real book!

I’ve always been a huge bookworm growing up. I even won a competition for reading a million words over a few months in Primary! It’s definitely harder finding time to read while at Uni. With placement & exams, it’s a struggle having enough free time sometimes. I always have a huge pile of unread books, but keep buying more! I love being in Waterstones, and can stay in there for hours. The staff there always recommend some great books to try out!

I’ve recently discovered GoodReads and have already found so many books that I want to read this year. Books can get pricy, especially when you find an amazing one that’s the first of a long series… but they’re so worth it! I love going to charity shops and stocking up on ones I like the look of – you can normally buy a book for under £2 and loads of places do bundle offers where you can get really good deals. I went shopping a few weeks back and picked up a couple new books at 2 for £1!

I’ve picked a couple books that I want to read over the next few months and I’m planning on updating this once I’ve finished the ones below!


Black Eyed Susans is about a young girl who became famous for being the only victim to survive an attack by a serial killer. Years later, she seems to receive hidden messages from the killer – who should be in prison. This book follows Tessa as she tried to uncover the truth.

I’ll Give You The Sun has won awards and has been recommended for fans of John Green, who I love! It’s about twins who were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart. They each only have have the story and need to come together to find an answer.

Magpie Murders is by one of my all time favourite authors – Anthony Horowitz. I grew up reading the Alex Rider series, and they’re still some of my favourites to reread today. An editor is given the manuscript of a famous crime writer’s new novel, but there’s a hidden story within the pages.


Molly’s Game looks incredible, and it’s a true story about the 26-year-old woman behind the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in the world.

How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican, one of my favourite comedians is all about her life along with self help advice, funny stories and will make you both laugh and cry.

Fragile Lives is a memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons and explains some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on. I’m a radiography student and love reading and hearing about interesting cases in hospitals.

You Do You by Sarah Knight where she helps you to shake off expectations, say f**k being perfect, start looking out for yourself and keep on with your badass self. From career and finances to relationships and family, lifestyle and health, Sarah Knight changes it up completely.

Little Book Of Hygge by Meik Wiking is all about Hygge and why Denmark is said to be the happiest country in the world. I’m late on the bandwagon reading this one, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to get for ages!


What’s on your reading list this year?


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  1. February 9, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    ‘black eyed susans’ sounds great – right up my street! I’ve been reading a weirdly good detective series on Kindle by Joy Ellis and I definitely recommend checking that out.. Or there’s a seriously messed up (but brilliant) book I read called the Butterfly Garden, by Dot Hutchinson – my favourite from a few years ago!

      February 27, 2018 / 12:01 am

      Ooh I’ll definitely check those out – thank you! I’m always on the hunt for new books to read! xxx

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