Making reading plans makes me feel energized and active. The activity of making lists is something I enjoy. This year’s Summer reading challenge made a good impression and I felt good about my reading and proud about the results. Mostly after finishing a book I have a few moments of being lost when I start thinking about what to read next.
Having an actual list is soothing and relaxing. I like having options and seeing my own progress. And lately I miss seeing my own progress in general. Marking off books I’ve finished reading makes me feel giddy and satisfied.
There are a number of factors that will influence my reading by the end of this year and because of that I will not give myself a time limit but only strive to have at least one book of the list I will be reading at all times.
Here is the list of the books I’ve made a priority to read:
Rogue (Shifters #2) by Rachel Vincent
The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)
by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti,
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2)
by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #3) by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan
Black Butler, Vol. 2 by Yana Toboso
Black Butler, Vol. 3 by Yana Toboso
Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card
Kitchen Princess Omnibus, Vol. 3 (Kitchen Princess #5-7) by Natsumi Andō
Shifting Shadows (Mercy Thompson Shorts) by Patricia Briggs
Serpent’s Kiss (Elder Races #3) by Thea Harrison
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake
I’ve chosen the books from my own shelves. All books are in the fantasy category and are mostly a part of the series I already love. The only exemption is science fiction Ender’s Game which I’m interested in for quite some time now – I borrowed the book and it is a first one in the series. The list includes graphic novels and manga editions which I wanted to add more but will keep them as a bonus on the side.
On a whim I decided to go with fifteen books as I had in my last challenge. The time I needed for fifteen books in my Summer reading challenge was around two months and that is exactly what I’m going for by the end of the year!
Wish me luck!