Happy New Year with Goals & Most Anticipated Books

Just want to wish you all a very happy New Year! I hope it's a great day and the start of a great year!

I do have some bookish goals that I'm focusing on for this year. I'm linking up to Top Ten Tuesday from Tuesday for this as well over at The Broke and the Bookish.

  1. Request less from NetGalley and Edelweiss
  2. Read the eARCs I do request in a timely manner.
  3. Sign up for less tour stops (I've already started doing this).
  4. Read the books that were high on my list from last year that I missed. 
  5. Keep up with the books highest on my list for this year.
  6. Get more tours scheduled ahead of time for Prism.
  7. Do better in cross-posting my reviews and updating my "Reviews" page.
  8. Meet my Goodreads goal of 225 books.
  9. DNF more books instead of forcing myself through them.
  10. Get through all of my review copies directly from authors.

Hopefully I'll be able to meet all of these. :)

Most Anticipated Books for 2015

There are always so many books I'm dying to read each year. Here is my shorter list (ha ha). It does tend to change a little during the year as well. I've included covers and links for books that have them and they're in no particular order.

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)All Fall Down (Embassy Row, #1)My Fairly Dangerous Godmother (My Fair Godmother #3)
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Winter by Marissa Meyer (no cover)
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
My Fairly Dangerous Godmother by Janette Rallison
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (no cover)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)The Fill-In BoyfriendIllusionariumThe Start of Me and You
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
Untitled (The Goldscryer Saga #1) by Rae Carson (no cover)
Untitled (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas (no cover)

Crimson BoundShadow Scale (Seraphina, #2)MechanicaSilver in the Blood
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
Passenger (Untitled Series #1) by Alexandra Bracken (no cover)
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger (no cover)

Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)Daughter of Deep SilenceSiren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief, #2)
Lion Heart by A. C. Gaughen
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kinneally (no cover)
Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
Untitled (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater (no cover)

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)Ignite (Defy, #2)King of Ash and BoneHow to Catch a Prince (Royal Wedding, #3)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Ignite by Sara B. Larson
Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellison (no cover)
King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright
How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

To Win Her Favor (Belle Meade Plantation, #2)An Uncertain ChoiceFrom the Start (Walker Family, #1)Together with You
To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander
An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund
From the Start by Melissa Tagg
Together with You by Victoria Bylin

A Love Like Ours (Porter Family #3)Married 'til Monday (Chapel Springs, #4)Always on My Mind (Christiansen Family #4)The Wonder of You (Christiansen Family #5)
Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen (no cover)
A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade
Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter
Always on My Mind by Susan May Warren (This ended up being published in December.)
The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren

There are so many books! I feel like I could keep adding to this list for a long time, but I have to stop somewhere, right? What are your goals for this new year and which books are you anticipating? I'd love to know!


  1. Looks like a good collection of books you have to anticipate! And some truly beautiful covers! :) Good luck on all those goals... I know how tempting Netgalley and Edelwiess can be.. :P

  2. Very excited about the new Ally Carter -- not much longer to wait!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. That's a great selection of books some I have never heard of and some I would love to read as well. Some are from series I really want to start but haven't yet. :)

  4. Lakin Higgins1/1/15, 1:36 PM

    Those are some great goals, I need to work on some of those too. Looks like you're looking forward to a lt of awesome books this year - we have quite a few in common!

  5. Oh my goodness, I know exactly what you mean when you say you don't want to request so many books from Netgalley or Edelweiss that you can't keep up with and I'm only resolving to request the galley's that are definitely high on my list so that I don't fall too behind. I also definitely want to comment more on other's blogs that I follow and make some new blogger friends as well. I hope that you're able to really meet most, if not all of your goals and that you have a wonderful new year! :)

  6. You have some great books you are looking forward to and some amazing goals for the year as well! Best of luck for the year!

  7. Ooh, Mechanica, Illusionarium and Crimson Bound are all books I'm looking forward to. I'll probably also read Fairest and possibly Shadow Scale (of course, for that one I need to read Seraphina first). You've also got some really awesome looking Christian books on this list too - certainly ones to look into for myself or to buy as gifts for my mom.

    Good luck with your goals and I hope you like all these books.

  8. Good goals! I can't even fathom reading so many books in one year! I love your list of highly anticipated books. I'm waiting on some of the same ones. Happy New Year!

  9. Olivia Roach1/3/15, 2:48 AM

    I like the idea of some of those resolutions! I definitely need to start requesting a lot of books. And also the idea of joining less book tours. This is another thing I have started to do myself as well. As for the to reads, you have some great picks here. Illusionarium is one I am looking forward to as well.

    Check out my guest post and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/01/weaving-setting-into-your-story-guest.html

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  11. Thanks, Sarah! It is too true about NG & Edelweiss. :)

  12. I know! That was a pre-order for me and I can't wait for it to come in the mail!!! :D

  13. Some books are an easy DNF for me, but others that might be a 3-star and a "meh" are harder for me to put down because I believe in constructive criticism. There are too many good books, though, for me to even read 3-star books. Thanks, Kristin!

  14. There really are so many choices out there for books. Every year I see how you really can be influenced by others in selecting something to read with all the options. I also have read just too many books that weren't good to me and I need to cut down on those by DNFing more of them.

  15. I hope we both like them! ;)

  16. Glad I'm not alone. :) Thanks and you too!

  17. Thanks so much, Amy. I hope you find some new favorite books this year!

  18. Thanks, Dena! I know. I do read a crazy amount of books. I hope we both like those common ones. :) Happy New Year to you too!

  19. Thanks, Olivia. I hope it's a great year for you!


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