Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Resolve to Get to in 2016


Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

Today’s topic is ‘Ten Resolutions for 2016.’ This is open to interpretation – you can do bookish resolutions, non-bookish resolutions, series you want to finish or books you want to get to in 2016. I decided to show you guys some of the books that I’ve been wanting to read for the longest time, and hopefully, 2016 will be the year to get to them!

1. Thomas Hardy Classics

I’m not a huge classics fan, but Thomas Hardy’s stories are my weakness. He wrote with such finesse. His books are realistic and offer a vivid picture of ordinary life back then. His characters are brilliantly constructed, and apart from being apt depictions of his skill, his stories are fun and addictive. I would really love to get to more of his stories, particularly the ones pictured above.

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns; And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I read the Kite Runner a few years ago, and the story has stuck with me ever since. I’ve had my eyes set on both these books for a while now; I just haven’t had the chance to get to them.

3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


This is the only Rowling book I have yet to read. I’ve been apprehensive about this, because I’ve heard it disappointed a lot of readers. I think I need to go into this without any preconceived notions – I want to read it for what it is and put aside the fact that it’s written by my favorite author of all time.

4. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


I don’t know why this intrigues me as much as it does, but that’s how it is.

5. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

I love the movies so, so, so much. But I have yet to read the books. I know – it’s blasphemous, which is why the issue needs to be resolved asap.

6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


I know I want to read Chuck Palahniuk’s books. I don’t know if this is where I should start, but I know this is where I want to start.

7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


This has been recommended to me a few times now. It’s supposed to be poignantly written. The world-building is supposed to be complex, and the romance is supposed to make me swoon. What am I waiting for? I have no fucking idea.

8. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

the way of kings

I’m still slowly and unsteadily making my way through the first Sanderson novel (The Final Empire) but I’m more excited for the Way of Kings than I am for the rest of the Mistborn trilogy. It’s weird.

9. Red Rising by Pierce Brown


I need to read this already. Because everyone is freaking out about this series, and I’m just here like, “the author’s hot, that’s all I know.”

10. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

I want to get to this before the second book comes out, but knowing me, it’s not going to happen. Also, my reading has slowed tremendously, which sucks because so many books, such little time, am i rite

Anyhoo, that’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. What are some books you want to get to in ’16? And have you read any of the books I mentioned in my list? If so, what are your thoughts? Leave a comment down below to let me know, and as always, happy reading. <3


  1. The Kite Runner was incredible, and I really wanna read more of Hosseini’s work! I really wanna read Fight Club too, I was blown away by the movie and I have always wanted to read the book ever since, but never gotten around to doing it 😔

  2. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t heard of most of these books, but a lot of them look interesting! The casual vacancy and the Lord of the rings series have been on my list for a while, I just haven’t got round in them yet! There are a couple on there that I’ve heard talk of but not looked into, but I think I’m going to have to after reading this! I hope you manage to read all the books on this list!

  3. What?! Fight Club is a book?! *mind blown* This is awesome! I definitely have to read this now because it’s one of my favorite movies. And suddenly I feel guilt-tripped into reading Tolkein. Darn you, Aimal! I already have too many giant books on my TBR this year. *sigh*

    • LOLOL. I didn’t know it was a book either until I was perusing the shelves at Barnes & Noble and saw the neat, trippy cover. I’M SORRY. If it helps, I’m pretty guilt myself that I haven’t read Tolkien. He’s like the master of fantasy.

  4. Coincidentally I just started reading Slaughterhouse Five last night. I’m only about fifty pages into it, but so far it’s really good! It’s one of those books where you don’t really have a clear idea what’s going on, but you go along with it anyways because you know/hope it will make sense in the end. Anyways, happy 2016! 🙂

  5. Tess of the d’Urbervilles will break your heart, just so you know. I haven’t been able to read another Hardy since, but perhaps I should try this year. Also seconding The Hobbit, it’s the best place to start the series even if you already know the storyline from the films. In addition, I know that I’m in the minority with this, but personally really enjoyed The Casual Vacancy. I think she did a brilliant job in creating a vivid set of characters that are memorable.

    • Oh my gosh! Now I’m excited. You should read Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’ It was my first, and I’m so glad that it was. Extremely enjoyable.

      I’ve already read the Hobbit, though I don’t remember too much of it. And it’s so great to hear from someone who enjoyed TCV! You don’t see them often haha. 🙂 x

  6. Fight Club was my first Chuck book. I saw the movie a few times before I read this. I really liked them both.

    And as for LotR… I read all 4 books (The Hobbit!) before seeing the movies. I love both. Don’t forget The Hobbit!

    • I haven’t seen the movie for Fight Club either, which is why I really want to get to the book asap! So excited!

      I’ve already read the Hobbit, though I don’t remember too much of the book. I do remember enjoying it haha. x

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