Last year I made a list of 13 books I wanted to read in 2023 - then proceeded to read only two from said list: one which was a poetry collection whose contents I barely remember by Emezi and a memoir by Soyinka which I fully remember but DNF-ed. Not only did I fail to read these 13 books, but I also failed to meet my reading goal of 24 overall books. I read 11. So this year I'm less ambitious. I'm aiming for a book a month. However, I do want to read a few things that are already on my tbr instead of just being pulled by whatever winds come my way. So here are 7 I've set aside for 2024.
I love the one bed trope so much, and from the synopsis, this book has that on steroids. I'm a pure romance girly and I've also had this on my shelf for a hot minute (not really though. I got it only a year ago unlike some which have been there for over a decade). Since I am trying to read more physical books this year I might as well add this too.
I recently acquired a copy from Jacaranda Cultural Centre's bookshop because, well the cover is cool. But I do remember fully enjoying both the book and the movie when I was in secondary school way back when. I'm hoping that now that I'm a bit older, I'll be smart enough to understand the whole allegorical nature of it - and that my rereading doesn't ruin the experience but enhances it. At the very least it is a cool book to have on my shelf. My friend recently gifted me Mockingjay and I'm hoping to go buyCatching Fire when I find a bit of disposable cash.
I'm still ashamed that til this day, at my big age, I haven't read Toni Morrison. Last year I thought I'd read Home, but as already mentioned that list went nowhere. So instead I'm going to try and read Beloved this year- mostly because I do have a physical copy of this one.
I can't remember which booktuber it is that I follow that suggested this but I know the way they explained it roped me in - which is saying something because self help books rarely interest me. However, this ones seems to targeted to help people whose brains work like mine especially in such an overwhelming world. Also, I think the title is brilliant and the cover is gorgeous.
I only know about this book because a friend of mine speaks so highly about it. It's a memoir about memory I guess and as usual, I'm trying to read more non fiction. Honestly, I'm just want to find out what Einstein has anything to do with a famous dance move popularised by Micheal Jackson.
Last year I kept starting and restarting this book. I went through a hard rereading slump and this was one of the casualties. However, I did enjoy the first couple of pages and I'm hoping to actually finish this.
Honestly I haven't heard a single bad thing about this book. Everyone I know that's read it has nothing but good things and high ratings for it- and very rarely have I seen such from a romance so I just had to put it on this list.