| Tag Time Tuesday | The new year’s resolutions book tag 2018 edition

Another year has flown by so fast and today I got the first Tag Time Tuesday of 2018! Last year I did a New Year’s resolution Tag and I thought it would be fun to do the tag this year as well! this article is about new year’s resolutions of course. I’ll talk about authors I haven’t read anything of yet but want to, books I received for Christmas, new series I’ve started and much more topics will be addressed in this tag article. Are you ready? Here we go!

O damn, that’s a tough question right away haha. When I look back to last year’s answer; I showed 4 books of authors I’d like to read and I’ve only read 1 of them in 2017! Big fail haha. So, lets see.. a couple of authors I’ve been wanting to read for a long time now but still haven’t read anything from are;

Marie Lu
Cinda Williams Chima
I KNOW ANNEMIEKE, I KNOWWWW, I should be ashamed of myself hahahahaha
Sherry Thomas

I LOVE classics but unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to read one in 2017, which was a last year’s resolution so I failed again haha. I’ve recently made a separate wishlist for Classics I’d still want to add to my printed edition and I really hope I get around to buy and read some of them this year! There are also still a couple of classics already in my collection, I want to (re)read this year as well like Emma by Jane Austen and Black Beauty by Ana Sewell. And my current classic wishlist is going online soon in a Wishlist Wednesday edition. Some of the books on that list are:

– a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
– Tess of D’ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte
– Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
– Le Morte D’Arthur by Thomas Mallory
– the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
– the Story of King Arthur and his knights by Howard Pyle

Answering this question without writing down like 100 books is really hard. I re-read A LOT. There isn’t a month passing by in which I didn’t re-read a book. There are always particular books I seem to re-read every year, like a tradition of some sort. I always love re-reading books by Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and Laini Taylor. But I love re-reading romance books as well like the ones by Rebecca Yarros, K.A. Tucker, Leisa Rayven and Colleen Hoover. Those authors I’ve re-read multiple times now. There are also definitely a lot of books I’ve read only once now and really want to re-read again, hopefully, this year. Books like:

 – Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
– the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

When I look back to last year’s answers, I see that I haven’t read a single book from the list I wrote down then. I should feel awful haha. This is partly because of the number of new books being added to the collection each month and me wanting to read the newer reads and partly because I just haven’t been in the right mood yet I think? And as I said earlier, I love to re-read so that’s also holding me back from reading more New reads, but that’s a sacrifice I’m more than willing to make though. So, I’ll just put down last year’s list, because it’s still accurate, lol:

– Legend van Marie Lu
– the Burning Sky van Sherry Thomas
– Madman’s daughter van Sara Shepherd
– Shiver van Maggie Stiefvater
– the Raven Boys van Maggie Stiefvater
– the Queen of the Tearling van Erika Johansen
– Half bad van Sally Green
– Wings van Aprilynne Pike

The only ‘ big’ book I can think of right now is CITY OF BRASS. The ARC copy I received in the latest Illumicrate Box contains 500+ pages and is thereby one of the few bigger Books that I still need to read. I’m really excited for this one!

Well, there are the already existing favorite authors from before 2017 of course… I always want to read more by them, but it’s often out of my hands due to the fact I just have to wait for a new release haha. But to prevent myself from repeating a lot of answers, I won’t talk about the already existing favorite authors, but the debut novels I’ve read in 2017 and the authors who wrote those books and have instantly become authors I desperately want to read more from.

– S.Jae Jones – author of Wintersong
– D.K. Combs – author of Atlantis: the King’s return
– Paris Wynters – author of Hearts Unleashed
– Brooke O’Brien – author of Heart’s Compass #1 and 2
– Nina Walker – author of PRISM, book 1 in the color alchemist series
– Amanda Bouchet – author of the Kingmaker Chronicles
– Jennifer Rush – author of Devils & Thieves
– Aurora Rose Reynolds – author of MANY romance books. Running into Love was the first one I’ve read by her
– Sebastien de Castell – author of Spellslinger

As you might’ve seen in one of the hauls, there were a lot of books I received this Christmas, so it’s kind of hard to choose juist one. I really want to read all of them haha. To give you an idea of the books I received, I’ll put down links to my haul posts below;

Books I received from by Husband
Books I received from Kwante
Books I received from family

On top of those, there was also a Regular Book haul in December, lol. So that’s a lot of new books I received in December hihi. And I’m really excited about all of them and really don’t want to choose. Especially since I’m having concentration problems lately and I’m struggling with finishing books, so I’ll just let it be a surprise as to which books I read next.

A couple of series I haven’t started yet but I really want to have made an appearance in this article already so I’ll write down some of the series I haven’t talked about yet, which among others are:

– the Goddess Summoning series by P.C. Cast
– Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
– the Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray
– Coming home trilogy by Harper Sloan

There are several series I’ve started and reaaaaally want to finish! For some of them, I’ve read everything that’s published so far and I’m impatiently waiting for a new book to be released, like:

– the Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
– Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
– the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

And then there are several series which are already complete, I’ve started and haven’t finished yet, like:

– Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
– Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been participating in the Goodreads Challenge for a couple of years now, so I’ll be participating in it this year as well! I’ve decided to set my goal at 100 books. I’ve read 142 in 2017, but since I’m forecasting there’ll be a lot less time for me to read in 2018, I don’t want to set the challenge too high. Especially since I’m struggling with my concentration lately as well and I’ve not been able to finish a book at my regular pace haha.


Yes! I also decided to participate in the Beat Blacklist Reading Challenge. I’ve come across this challenge at several book blogs and got really excited about it and it’d probably help me tackle my TBR a lot, so it’s kind of perfect for me to participate in. I’ll be posting an extended article on the Beat the Blacklist reading challenge one of these days.

So these were some of my 2018 bookish resolutions!

♥ Which reading challenge(s) are you participating in?


  1. Ah this is a cool tag 🙂 You should really read Jane Eyre soon, it’s one of my favorite classics. I really enjoyed Arthur and his knights too. The Firebird trilogy is also one of my favorite series, so I hope you’ll like those books as well. For 2018 I want to read more classics and more Dutch books, I also want to buy less books and get rid of some books I don’t like or didn’t like.
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      omg yes, I’m sooo ready to read Jane Eyre, but I still need to buy it though – ieeeeks. And I’m so excited about Arthur and his knights as well! I’ve loved stories revolving King Arthur, his knights and Camelot ever since I was a young girl so it’s definitely needed to read this classic then haha!

      I’m planning on starting the Firebird trilogy soon. I loved Claudia’s Defy the Stars last year and can’t wait to read more books from this author. And I already love that this trilogy is also sci-fi just as Defy the Stars is.

      I promised to myself this year that I’d TRY to hold myself back a bit as well with buying new books haha but I FAIL so much already because on January 1st I already ordered 4 new books from Amazon.de – oops. But I just couldn’t pass up on the prices haha; 4 NEW hardcovers for just €25! Well, there were €9 Porto costs on top of that but that still ends with €8,5 each book which is really cheap for new hardcovers right!? xD
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  2. Hihi, ik moest echt glimlachen toen ik je stukje naar Annemieke las. Zelf dacht ik het afgelopen jaar misschien eindelijk eens een keer te beginnen aan de boeken van Robert Jordan die ik enkele jaren terug per ongeluk won maar dat is er dus weer niet van gekomen.

    Ik denk dat ik deze tag ook maar eens in mijn mapje ga bewaren want het zijn wel leuke vragen. Voorlopig heb ik mijn Goodreads – net als jij – op 100 gezet en ben ik van plan om zoveel mogelijk eigen boeken te lezen. Misschien ga ik ook meedoen aan de Verbeelding-leesuitdaging. Een lijstje met 30 leuke opdrachten om af te vinken.
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