This year, I’m aiming to read 3 books a month, so that I can achieve my goal of 36 books in 2021! I’ve never really planned my next books in advance, apart from knowing what my next book will be during the last 100 pages of my current read, to motivate me even more! Let’s see if I stick to any of these goals this year!
Although I exceeded my target for last month (meaning that technically, I only have to read one book this month), I am continuing at the pace of 3 books a month so that I can read as much as is possible this year!
The Cousins – Karen M. McManus
THE STORY FAMILY ARE THE ENVY OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS: RICH, BEAUTIFUL AND GLAMOROUS.
Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID. They never hear from her again.
Years later, when cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story recieve a mysterious invitation to spend the Summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.
The teenagers are determined to discover the truth. But some secrets are better left alone . . .
Average rating on Goodreads: 3.82 ⭐
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie
‘Beware! Peril to the detective who says: “It is so small – it does not matter . . . ” Everything matters.’
After the Great War, life can never be the same again. Wounds need healing, and the horror of violent death banished into memory.
Captain Arthur Hastings is invited to the rolling country estate of Style to recuperate from injuries sustained at the Front. It is the last place he expects to encounter murder. Fortunately he knows a former detective, a Belgian refugee, who has grown bored of retirement . . .
Average rating on Goodreads: 3.98 ⭐
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
A FORBIDDEN ROMANCE.
A DEADLY PLAGUE.
EARTH’S FATE HINGES ON ONE GIRL . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
THIS IS NOT THE FAIRY TALE YOU REMEMBER.
BUT IT’S ONE YOU WON’T FORGET.
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.13⭐
These are the books that I am aiming to read this month. As I’ve got many unread books/series on my bookshelf, I have selected my monthly reads through random selection.
Have you decided what books you’re reading this month? Do you plan your reading in advance? Or do you just choose your next book as you go along? Let me know in the comments!
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