110+ Books I Intend to Read…

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Quite a quirky seat above I hope you’ll notice. I don’t own one… But it doesn’t look all that comfortable if I’m honest which is probably why I don’t own one. It still looks groovy.

I have tonnes of books that I always intend to read and I’m useless with lists, but I think it’s time I made one to try and get some books ticked of this year. When I saw this over at Keertana’s blog Ivy Book Bindings, I knew it was a brilliant idea. Unfortunately there is no way I shall read 110 books from this list this year because my target is only 130 and that doesn’t account for all the other books that manage to sneak in across the year, but oh well, maybe one day I’ll finish all these off. Meanwhile, I enjoy compiling lists.

First off we’ll start with some classics and books from the 1001-books that I want to try and read this year.

  • Anna Karenina1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • 2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • 3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • 4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • 6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • 7. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leureux
  • 8. Les Miserable by Victor Hugo
  • 9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchel

Some children’s classics that I want to read and probably should have a long time ago, but I suppose I’m never too old to get them in now.

  • 11. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAlice-wonderland-lewis-carroll
  • 12. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • 13. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 14. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • 15. Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  • 16. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis (All seven)
  • 17. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Some series I want to finish, since I’ve started a hell of a lot! I think I have a little bit of a problem, don’t you? And that’s not even them all….

  • 18. Morganville Series by Rachel Caine (8 behind)
  • 19. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward (2 behind)
  • 20. Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh (3 behind)
  • 21. House of Night Series by P.C. & Kristin Cast (5 behind)
  • 22. In Death Series by J.D. Robb (16 behind)
  • 23. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (4 behind)
  • 24Angel Fire. Fallen by Lauren Kate (3 behind)
  • 25. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater (2 behind)
  • 26. The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver (3 behind)
  • 27. The Gatekeepers by Anthony Horowitz (3 behind)
  • 28. Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz (7 behind)
  • 29. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (5 behind)
  • 30. Series of an Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (2 behind)
  • 31. Angel by L.A. Weatherly (1 behind)
  • 32. Study by Maria V. Snyder (2 behind)
  • 33. The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell (2 behind)

Then, I don’t know how I can even contemplate this, but series I want to start and maybe finish all in one go rather than extending them like the others above…

  • 34. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
  • 35. The Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien
  • 36. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • 37. Parthalon by P.C. Castpercy jackson
  • 38. The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
  • 39. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • 40. Legend by Marie Lu
  • 41. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
  • 42. Anna by Kendare Blake
  • 43. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • 44. Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee
  • 45. Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia
  • 46. The Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward
  • 47. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • 48. Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost
  • 49. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  • 50. Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • 51. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  • 52. Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
  • 53. Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray
  • 54. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Onto some books that are standalones that I own and really want to read.

  • 55. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  • 56. The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold
  • Ocean of Secrets57. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  • 58. You Against Me by Jenny Downham
  • 59. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • 60. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
  • 61. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • 62. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey
  • 63. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  • 64. Ocean of Secrets by Aimee Friedman
  • 65. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • 66. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • 67. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • 68. FanGirl by Angel Lawson
  • 69. Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn MoBook-cover-UKriarty
  • 70. Speechless by Hannah Harrington
  • 71. Remember When by Nora Roberts
  • 72. Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram
  • 73. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
  • 74. It by Stephen King
  • 75. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
  • 76. Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
  • 77. Easy by Tammara Webber
  • 78. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

So the next few books are ones that have been recommended to me by friends, fellow bloggers or people that are both and are books I’m itching to get my hands on and I’m going to have to try damn hard to find a way to get my hands on some of these.

  • the-aviary79. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • 80. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
  • 81. The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell
  • 82. Demons of the Sun by Cindi Madsen
  • 83. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  • 84. The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
  • 85. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
  • 86. Love Notes From Vinegar House by Karen Tayleur
  • 87. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • 88. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • 89. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  • 90. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • 91. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • 92. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • 93. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A few more are books that I really want to read and just haven’t gotten ten-mcneilaround to buying yet. SO hopefully this year I might get them.

  • 94. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  • 95. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • 96. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • 97. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 98. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • 99. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • 100. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
  • 101. Shadow and Bones by Leigh Bardugo

And finally, a few books that are out this year and that I hope to read because they sound so AMAZING!

  • happy102. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • 103. Dare You To by Katie McGarry
  • 104. Everbound by Brodi Ashton
  • 105. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  • 106. Pulse by Patrick Carman
  • 107. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
  • 108. Pantomime by Laura Lam
  • 109. Hunting by Andrea K. Host
  • 110. Just One Day by Gayle Foreman

Well that makes my list of 110 books. I feel absolutely shattered after compiling that together. However, I am so very excited about an awful lot of the books on here, and I feel like 2013 will be a very good reading year. So onwards and upwards to my target of 130 books. And I’ll check back again at the end of the year with an update on how I did on my 110 books!

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22 responses to “110+ Books I Intend to Read…

  1. Man, that is a LOT of books! That list of classics is the most daunting for me (aside from a few of them). Overall, this is a really nice list. I’ve read some of them, have several of them on my TBR list, and still others I haven’t even heard of!

    I wish you good luck with this list, and happy reading in 2013!

    (Also, I agree, that bookshelf/bench thing looks super neato, but exceptionally uncomfortable. I bet my cat would sit on it, though.)

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      It certainly is. I don’t think I’ll manage to read them all, but I want to try and read a fair few of them!
      Yes, the classics do look rather daunting, but I’m on a mission to read them.
      Thank you! 🙂

  2. That is a great list! 🙂 SO many books on there I love I couldn’t list them all!

  3. The Chaos Walking series is really a wonderful dystopian young adult series that delves into major life issues in such a subtle and interesting read. I definitely recommend reading it if you get the time this year. It’s only three books, and they are easy reads.

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      Yes. I wanted to read them last year and very nearly did, so I should get around to them this year.
      Glad to hear they are very interesting! 🙂

  4. Wow, so many books! Jane Eyre is amazing, I hope you love it too! And Morganville, and The Mortal Instruments and omg Angel Fire!! One of the most amazing out there. In my opinion, anyway. 😉 I want to read Angelfall as well, in the Penryn series. Almost everyone loves it and it’s an angel book, so of course I’m excited. Brilliant list though, Livvy, I hope you do manage to get through these! 🙂

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      I’ve heard lots of good things about Jane Eyre, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
      Morganville is definitely great. Oooh, glad to hear you liked Angel Fire because I adored Angel, I can’t wait to start on Angel Fire which I just bought for my kindle.
      I’m dying to start Angelfall, I just need the time.
      Thank you! 🙂

  5. I am so, so excited for This Is What Happy Looks Like! 🙂 I also loved To Kill a Mockingbird, the Alice in Wonderland books, The Secret Garden, and Going Vintage!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      It looks brilliant. Oooh, well I’m glad to hear you enjoyed those ones. And I shall definitely look forward to reading them now! 🙂

  6. I am planning on reading five classics this year as part of an unofficial challenge to myself. I picked up Anna Karenina for free from Amazon, although it’s not on my initial list. And yes, yes, a thousand times yes to Percy Jackson! You must read those books. (Not that I’m emotionally invested in them or anything. :D) I also loved the Gemma Doyle books. And I’m glad I’m not the only blogger around to not have read Anna and the French Kiss! I should probably remedy that this year.

    I read many of your children’s classics in my History of Children’s Lit couse in Grad School, and must say I didn’t like Wind in the Willows very much at all. The Secret Garden and the Alice books, however, were very enjoyable. And the Narnia books also hold a special place in my heart.

    Great list, Livvy! Good luck getting to as many of them as possible! 🙂

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      I think most people like to try and read a few classics every year! haha.
      Aww, you got it free? I paid for my copy because I really wanted to read it. Robbing scoundrels! haha.
      Yes, I can’t wait to start Percy Jackson. I’m just waiting for a moment where I can read all of them together and get them done with. They look brilliant though.
      I know, it seems so many people have read that book!
      Well I’m more looking forward to Alice and Narnia than I am Wind in the Willows. I don’t even know if I still have that book actually… probably not a good thing. ahah!
      Thank you! 🙂

      • Amazon has pretty much all the classics available for free. Or at least here in the US they’re free; I don’t know if they are in the UK.

        • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

          They tend to be, but it didn’t come up for Anna Karenina and I searched. How annoying.

  7. You’ve been making lists too! Best of luck with tackling 110 books from your list Livvy!

  8. Olivia, I love SO many of these books that I just don’t know where to begin! Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Gone With the Wind are easily my favorite classics EVER. Honestly, they’ve changed my life, all of them, so I hope you love those! 🙂 Other books on here that are just amazing include The Lost Girl, The Scorpio Races, Anna and the French Kiss and THE BOOK THIEF. I am not even kidding, that book is my Bible. I cried more while I read that book than I did while I read HP7 and I bawled my eyes out in that one…The Book Thief is just BRILLIANT. You won’t like any book after that for months on end…it’s THAT good. READ IT! 😀

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      Well that’s very good to hear that I’ve picked some classics you like! You convinced me to read Gone With the Wind and The Lost Girl and The Scorpio Races so there we are. Yes, I’ve heard lots of good things about The Book Thief, it’s actually my friend’s book, but he’s never asked for it back, I don’t think he even realises I still have it.. Oh well. I look forward to it even more now, although I don’t want to be put off liking other books… haha. 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness, Livvy! I don’t even know where to begin with all the lovelies you have on your list. Vampire Academy is a must. You need to read Speechless and Anna and the French Kiss. Jane Eyre was wonderful. I’m sure I’m forgetting so many of these. Great choices Livvy! 🙂

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      I know. I’ve been saving them all up. haha. I just need to get cracking with them. I’ve heard good things about pretty much every book on my list, which is always good. They’re probably every good book I own though. Thank you! 🙂

  10. Ohmygosh. I think I have more to-reads in common than books I read on your list.

    Chaos Walking, yes! I don’t own any book from the series yet, but I know that I desperately want to have and read them. I figured I’ll re-consider buying them some time after I’ve finished The Maze Runner series. Oh, and you haven’t read Divergent yet? I just finished the second book and excitedly await the third with everyone else. It’s one of the better YA dystopians I’ve read so far, hands down. I hope you enjoy it, too, whenever you work your way toward it!

    The Book Thief is just great. I can’t even begin to describe how awesome I think that book is, but it’s a wonderful story (though quite sad). Dracula is one of those book I intend to finish, but I have no idea when. I thought the beginning was slow to start, but I gradually got into the the story and descriptions and was disappointed when I had to return it to the library. Maybe some day.

    • Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

      haha. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing!
      I’ve heard such good things about the Chaos Walking series and luckily I own all three books. Got them in a box set! How lucky am I?!
      Nope. I’m probably one of the very few people who hasn’t, but I’m looking forward to starting it!
      Again, I’ve heard very good things about The Book Thief.
      Yeah, I tried to start Dracula last year and just forgot about it, so this year I’m going to attempt to read it again!

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