Books I Want To Read In 2018

I have got so many books gathering dust on my book shelf and it is about time that I start to read some of them. I used to read every night before bed without fail and now that has been replaced by endless scrolling on my phone. I need to stop this habit and what better way than replacing it than with a good book. I definitely love fantasy romance type books. I do want to try to read different genres of books, so if you have any recommendations than I would love to hear them. I am going to give myself a challenge of reading four books this year. It might not sound a lot to you but I havenโ€™t read a whole book in a year.


Books I Want To Read In 2018

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

the potion diaries

I read the first one on holiday in Italy a couple of years ago and loved it! So I bought the second one and I have started it, but I really want to make more time to read it. Sneaky peek at the blurb- 

Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF Princess Evelyn, Sam Kemi has been royally busy. What with TV interviews, working on her family's potion and preparing to join Evelyn on her world tour, Sam still hasn't had time for a real date with Zain, her new boyfriend former rival.

And that's not happening anytime soon, Someone has tampered with Sam's Grandad's mind and she is the ONLY one who can unlock his memories. But those memories hold the key to the most powerful potion in the world- which people would kill for. 

As I have not read anything in such a long time, I think that this will be a great first read (and I am already on chapter 6 mini Mexican wave for me please?). I love young adult books and the way Amy Alward writes makes you really drawn into the book an never want to put it down. Don't you just love that feeling of not wanting to put it down? I know I do. 

I remember from her last book, that she was able to transfer you to a different world, there were ups and downs which made you think you were on the journey with them, I hope this second book does exactly that! 


I Never Fancied Him Anyway by Claudia Carroll

I never fancied him anyway

Not gonna lie, I just liked the title! That is literally the reason I bought this book. It happens all the time, guys are such a headache and I think all girls have said this phrase at some point in their life, am I right?

Cassandra never set out to become a famous psychic, with her very own magazine column, plus a glamorous TV shot flown in for good measure. Let's face it, it's not the usual career choice a girl might make, is it?  

While she can make predictions with 100 percent accuracy for everyone around her apart from when there is a decent single man around that she actually fancies herself.

This just sounds like a humorous light read which is something that I wanted. I love books that don't require too much thinking and you can just enjoy it! From what I have read so far, I think Claudia really brings out the characters perfectly, there's the confident one and the shy one and so you will have somebody in the book that you will be able to relate to.


Bridget Jones's Baby by Helen Fielding

bridget jones diary

And no, I haven't read any of the other books. But I am not one to do things in the normal 'correct' order,- I watched the Hobbit films backwards, so I started at 3 and worked my way to 1- so maybe this is the way these books are going to go as well. 

8:45 Realise there have been so many times in my life when I have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time.

Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question-who is the father?

The way Helen writes, you just know that the book is just going to be just as hilarious as the films! I love the films and they always bring me up when I am in a bad mood and I just need something I can laugh until my stomach hurts type of deal. I have always wondered how the books differ from the films so I am so excited to start reading this. Choosing books that actually bring me excitement before I start reading them is a great sign! 


Remind Me Again Why I Need A Man by Claudia Carroll

remind me again why i need a man

Another book by Claudia Carroll, her titles just speak out to me obviously. And I think I have 'remind me why I need a guy' thought about 10 times a day so this is already relateable! Again, it looks like it will be funny and light-hearted read.

Ever since she was a little girl, all Amelia Lockwood has ever wanted is to get married. The Tiffany ring, the Vera Wang dress, the whole shebang. 

So when Amelia hears about a course that promises she will be saying 'I do' before the year is out, she jumps at the chance to enrol. What Amelia doesn't realise is that she will have to get back in touch with all her past relationships to work out where she went wrong.

Oh my goodness, I would never wanna get in contact with past relationships! I cannot wait to see what drama comes out because of it. I love reading/watching other people's drama but I cannot stand drama of my own. 

These are my top 4 that I am reading this year, I am hoping that they will be a light and easy read as I have not read anything in so long. I feel like I need I need to go on holiday so that I have no distractions and I just love reading on the beach in the sun. It has a great appeal doesn't it? 


What books are you planning to read in 2018?