As we are getting closer and closer to 2018, I couldn’t resist planning what books to read next year. In this post I included 7 books that I want to read, ranging from contemporary writers to classics. Here we go!

§ The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

This is the book I expect the most in 2018! It is the fourth and final book of the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series, and it will be translated into English in next year. If you want to understand my excitement about this series, you can either read the books (I totally recommend them!) or you can read about the series on my blog.

The books already published. Looking so much forward to the 4th book of the series!

§ A book by Robert Galbraith

I recently found out that J.K.Rowling started writing crime fiction under a pseudonym – Robert Galbraith. As a convinced Harry Potter fan, of course, I am curious to see how Galbraith’s books are! There are 3 books published under this name: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” (2013), “The Silkworm” (2014) and “Career of Evil” (2015). If you read any of the three books, please help me with a piece of advice, as I have no idea which one to choose.

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Which one to start with?

§ As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 

I heard about Faulkner a long time ago and I wanted to read one of his books, but it was never a priority for me. However, after reading this post by Holly from Nut Free Nerd, I was totally convinced to read “As I Lay Dying” as soon as possible. What intrigued me the most was that there are 15 narrators in only 59 chapters, which seems to me like a complicated puzzle that awaits to be solved 😀

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§ A book by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Out of curiosity, I read “Crime and Punishment” by Dostoevsky, and while creating a get to know post about the writer I was inspired to add one of his books on my TBR list for 2018. At the moment I am not sure which book to read, I was thinking about “The Idiot” or “The Brothers Karamazov”, so any recommendation would be very helpful 🙂

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Which one to choose? Any advice is welcome!

§ Ulysses by James Joyce

Every time I was hearing about “Ulysses” I was associating it with Homer’s poem Odyssey, so it did not present any interest for me. But this changed when my friend Diana sent me a short and catchy TED-Ed video called “why you should read James Joyce’s Ulysses” … and I was sold! The most interesting aspect for me is that each chapter is written in a different style – for example, chapter 15 is a play, while chapter 13 is like a cheesy romance novel.

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§ March by Geraldine Brooks

I bought this book as part of my initiative of reading books written by Australian writers, so it is already calling my name from the bookshelf. “March” tells the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”, and it is a historical novel and love story taking place during the American Civil War.

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§ 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

This book was a Christmas present that I received with much enthusiasm, as 1Q84 has been on my TBR for a long time. I only know that it is a dystopian novel about the year 1984 and that it was a huge success when it was published … so I have a lot to explore! It will be the second book by Murakami I read, the other one being “The Norwegian Wood”.

That’s it, these are the fiction books I plan to read in 2018 🙂 Of course there will be also other books added on the TBR along the way, but these are the ones that have the highest priority at the moment. What are YOUR reading plans for the next year?

‘Till next time … happy reading and Happy New Year!


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4 thoughts on “Reading plans: What fiction books I want to read in 2018

  1. Wow, that’s quite a list! I haven’t read any of those books. The only author I’m familiar with is Joyce – I read half of his short story collection Dubliners a few years ago.

    I planned to go back to the classics in 2018 and so far I’ve read Hamlet, Jane Eyre, White Fang and I’m halfway through The Lord of the Rings.

    Good luck with your list and have fun with your reading 🙂

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    1. Irene, I am so sorry for my delayed answer to your comment! Now that 2018 is over, I can tell you that I read only 3 out of the 7 books mentioned in this post, namely “1Q84” (one of my favourite books of all times), “March”, and “As I Lay Dying”. The other 4 are still on the TBR list 🙂

      Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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