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Books To Read This 2018

Here’s the deal:

I had days in the past when reading a book is the only form of entertainment I know of.

Now, it’s harder and harder for me to read. Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have steadily replaced my love of reading books.

And so for 2018, I want to read again.

Just one book a month is enough. I don’t want to set too much for myself knowing how limited my time is now juggling a full-time work with sidehustles.

So today I am sharing the seven top books I’m excited to read this year.


1. Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Who doesn’t know the movie Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway?

And did you know it is based on a book written by Lauren Weisberger?

When I saw the book in Book for Less Trinoma I immediately grabbed it. It was sold for only 45php which, by the way, is so amazing.

I am almost through with this book and it is honestly a nice reading experience so far. I sympathize a lot with Andy, the main protagonist, and her struggle dealing with a difficult boss.

This is a perfect read for those who are in a new job or in the business of writing and the like.

2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

This is my third book of Gillian Flynn. I have finished her well-renowned novel Gone Girl as well as Sharp Objects last year. 
Both have great plot twist you will never see coming and both show Flynn’s great writing skills.

I received Dark Places as a gift last Christmas and I can’t wait to read it this 2018.

Related reads: Gone Girl Review | The Girl on the Train Review

3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Part of my To Buy List in 2016 is Elizabeth Garden's Big Magic. Thankfully, I received it as a present for my birthday same year.

But I wasn’t able to read and finish the book ever since. Hopefully this year it will be a different story.



4. Wild by Cheryl Stride

I got really curious about Wild seeing the recommendation and how much it resembles 127 Hours meet Eat, Pray and Love.

Wild is also adopted already in a film starring Reese Witherspoon. I have seen the movie and it made me more interested in the book.

I don’t know about you but I’m personally okay with watching the movie version first before the book.

For me it’s much practical to have a glimpse of what the book is about first and then learning the significance difference through between the book and movie adaptation through reading.

5. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

I saw the film Julie and Julia and it made me cry buckets of tears on a particular scene.

It was when Julie was cooking the Boeuf Bourguignon and felt like everything she’s doing was wrong and broke down.

I had the same experience before and it’s really frustrating not being able to do exactly what you wanted to do.

This led me to buy the book itself that inspired the said movie. Luckily I found one sold secondhand on Book Sale. 

I also found the book My Life in Paris which is the autobiography of Julia Child. I am seriously excited to read both books this 2018.

Now that I am also into cooking (surprise!) I know I will surely enjoy reading this book.

6. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watsons

I know, another fiction and yes a psychological thriller just like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Sorry, but I can’t help it.

Books with storyline that revolves on a mystery and will have me guessing all throughout, makes me really amused.

Before I Go to Sleep is my first book from S.J. Watsons. It became a bestseller and I felt happy I got a copy of the book secondhand.

I’m excited to read this and indulge in all the drama and thrill.


7. The Book Thief by Markus Mazak

It will be an achievement if I ever finish this book this 2018. I got it three years ago during the Manila International Book Fair 2015 and have never really opened and read a page.

My sister borrowed this once and she couldn’t let go of the book so I think it really promotes a good reading experience.

I have seen the movie once and it is really good, but I know the book will be different.

I had this phase in my life when I got obsessed with the World War 2 and read almost all well-known stories and accounts of the time in the war.

Diary of Anne Frank is part of that.

The Book Thief is within the same settings but its fiction unlike Anne Frank.


For 2018 I challenge myself to read 25 books. Aside from the paperback I also have around 10 to 12 financial ebooks I want to finish this year. If you want to know the rest of my reading list this 2018 you can visit my Goodreads account

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
izzareads has read 0 books toward her goal of 25 books.

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