Reading goals 2017

At least 52 books (graphic novels and picture books not included)

At least 20 000 pages

At least 3 books from the BBC booklist

At least 3 books by authors from countries I have not read from before

At least 3 books by Swedish, female authors

NOT buy as many books as last year (insert ridiculous number here)


Shortstory collections

These are the short story collections I own. The ones I have read so far are marked in yellow. When I acquire new collections I will add them to this list, and I will also mark the ones I have finished off. This is a way for me to keep track of the collections I own, but I would also be super happy to receive any recommendations from you guys based on the books in this list.

The last Animal – Abby Geni
The girl in the Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender
Children of the New World – Alexander Weinstein
The Magic Mirror – Algernon Blackwood
Witchcraft in the Harem – Aliya Whiteley
The Accusation – Bandi
Three Moments of an Explosion – China Miéville
Fen – Daisy Johnson
The Birds – Daphne du Maurier
Moscow but Dreaming – Ekaterina Sedia
Errantry – Elizabeth Hand
The Woman Who gave Birth to Rabbits – Emma Donoghue
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R. R. Martin
Gifts for the One Who Comes After – Helen Marshall
Green Monkey Dreams – Isobelle Carmody
Metro Winds – Isobelle Carmody
Einstein’s Beach House – Jacob M. Appel
The People in the Castle – Joan Aiken
St. Lucy´s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russel
The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 2 – Kathe Koja & Michael Kelly (ed.)
Pretty Monsters – Kelly Link
At the Mouth of the River of Bees – Kij Johnson
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All – Laird Barron
Upright Beasts – Lincoln Michel
The Pier Falls – Mark Haddon
North American lake Monsters – Nathan Ballingrud
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
Revenge – Oko Ogawa
Burnt Black Suns – Simon Strantzas
Aickman’s Heir – Simon Strantzas (ed.)
The Ladies of Grace Adieu – Susanna Clarke
Lungs Full of Noise – Tessa Mellas
We, the Children of Cats – Tomoyuki Hoshino
Skein and bone – V. H. Leslie

30 nyanser av frihet
En okänd människas berättelse – Anton Tjechov

Read 2017

Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea – L. M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island – L. M. Montgomery
The Wonder – Emma Donoghue
The Beauty – Aliya Whiteley
Fen – Daisy Johnson
Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee
Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson
The Fair Fight – Anna Freeman
Holding – Graham Norton
The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Tóibín
Kallocain – Karin Boye
Witchcraft in the Harem – Aliya Whiteley
Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
Night of the Kraken (Doctor Who, Choose the Future) – Jonathan Green
Mage’s Blood – David Hair
The Many – Wyl Menmuir
The Last Banquet – Jonathan Grimwood
Stay with Me – Ayobami Adebayo
Anne of Windy Poplars – L. M. Montgomery
Scarlet Tides – David Hair
My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
The Hungergames – Suzanne Collins
The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier
HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The House at the Edge of the World – Julia Rochester
The Power – Naomi Alderman
Borne – Jeff VanderMeer
The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike
Margaret the First – Danielle Dutton
My Best Friend’s Exorcism – Grady Hendrix
The Lonely Hearts Hotel – Heather O’Neill
Lament for the Fallen – Gavin Chait

Poetry and verse
Crow – Ted Hughes

Graphic novels and picturebooks
I Want My Hat Back – Jon Klassen
Nemi, volume 1 – Lise Myhre
Nemi, volume 2 – Lise Myhre
Nemi, volume 4 – Lise Myhre
Skip Beat!, volume 38
Clean Room, volume 2 – Gail Simone
Blade of the Immortal, volume 1 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 2 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 3 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 4 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 5 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 6 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 7 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 8 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 9 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 10 – Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the Immortal, volume 11 – Hiroaki Samura
The Undertaking of Lily Chen – Danica Nocgorodoff
The Arrival – Shaun Tan
Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
Nimona – Noelle Stevenson
Blade of the Immortal, volume 12 – Hiroaki Samura

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J. D. Vance
Notes From a Small Island – Bill Bryson
We Should All be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie