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It’s a few weeks into the new year, but I am well into my 2019 Goodreads challenge. I may or may not be on my 7th book of this year. #sorrynotsorry. I love to read and I always have.
Last year, my goal was to read 60 books. Unforutnately I fell a bit short and only read 50. As much as I enjoy reading, it can be difficult to balance reading as much as I like to and real life. With work and relationships, sometimes a week can go by and I haven’t logged any pages. Then that week turns into a month, and so on. Before I knew it, it was November and I was still at 42 books. Oops. Knowing that life easily gest in the way, as it should, I readjusted my goal for 2019 to 50 books with the secret hope that I will surpass that goal. I also have a wide variety of interests when it comes to book genres. From classics to sci fi and YA, I read it all.
1. THE ADJUSTMENT by Suzanne Young
I absolutely love the series The Program by Suzanne Young. If you haven’t read it and you’re into dystopian YA, well what are you doing still reading my blog?! Seriously, this series is an amazing read. Set in a world where suicide is an epidemic treated by memory manipulation, you can only image the things these teenagers do to avoid going into The Program.
I began reading The Programa few years back when a coworker at my summer job recommended it. That jobs as great, we traded books around all summer. Anyways, I fell in love with the main characters of the first installment, Sloane and James. One of my favorite aspects of this series is that each book centers around different characters, but they all tie in together. Each book gets better and better, and you can’t say that about many series!
2. THE COMPLICATION by Suzanne Young
Well, naturally the second book I read was the next (and sadly, the last) inThe Programseries. It did not disappoint. Have you ever read a book and when it was over you just didn’t know what to do with yourself? You couldn’t bring yourself to start another one so soon after because you weren’t ready to leave the world of the book you just read? That was me after every book in this series.
3. #ANTISOCIAL by Jillian Blake
I won’t lie, it took me a little while to get into this one. It has a great idea, but the beginning was just a little slow for me. Basically, this is everyone’s worst nightmare, so it’s pretty relatable. The main character attends a school where everyones smartphones are hacked and their very personal messages are displayed online for the whole community to see.
4. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
I had never heard of this series until I read Caravale, another FAVE by Stephanie Garber. (This one isn’t included in this list because I technically read it last year and I’m focusing on my 2019 Goodreads challenge in this post.) Red Queen is another dystopian YA series that reminded me a bit of The Hunger Gamesand The Gender Game only even better. As infuriating as Mare, the main character, can be at times, you can’t help but be drawn in and want to know how everything ends!
5. GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard
Naturally I had to keep reading, so the next book of 2019 was the next in the series…
6. KING’S CAGE by Victoria Aveyard
And again… the next Red Queeninstallment.
7. WAR STORM by Victoria Aveyard
You guessed it, the 7th book that I am currently reading is the fourth and final installment of the Red Queenseries by Victoria Aveyard. I am about 8% into the novel, but I am eager to find out what happens next!
My favorite way to read books is on my Amazon Kindle Honestly, as much as I love physical books, my Kindle has made my life that much easier. It firts perfeclty in my purse which makes my daily commute to work such a breeze. Plus, yoiu can store a good amount of books on it and they are cheaper than buying physical copies. If you don’t have a Kindle, I highly recommend you reevaluate your reading situation.