10 books I want to read in 2018

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I have tons of books in my house that I have never read. I keep buying more because I love getting new books.
I decided to make a list of the 10 books I absolutely want to read this year.

01. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
02. Daring greatly – Brené Brown
03. The book thief – Markus Zusak
04. Gone girl – Gillian Flyn
05. We zijn ons brein (we are our brain)- Dick Swaab
06. Kerewin – Keri Hulme
07. The highly sensitive person – Elian N. Aron
08. Ten oosten van Eden (East of Eden) – John Steinbeck
09. Irish Rebel – Nora Roberts

I bought Norwegian wood in 2012 in a bookstore in Hong Kong. I lived there for 5 months as an exchange student at the City University. My friend Charlie told me to read books by Haruki Murakami, and I picked Norwegian wood. I read it and loved it. I am the type of person that reads books twice or more times(I have a similar thing with movies). Daring greatly is a book I wanted to read for quite some time now, ever since I saw an Interview with Brené Brown on Oprah Winfrey’s Super soul sunday. The book thief is a book I bought on sale and I just never got the time to read. Gone girl is a book I am going to look for in the library next weekend. I saw the movie and it thought it was very entertaining. So I want to see what the book is like. We zijn ons brein is a book I bought when I was still studying psychology. It’s written by a famous Dutch neurobiologist and it’s all aout how our brain influences our mind and therefore our life. Kerewin is a book my friend gave me for my birthday years ago. The highly sensitive person is a book I pick up every time I go to any bookstore. I never actually bought it, but I read enough of it to know that I belong to the 15 to 20% of the world’s population that is considered highly sensitive. Time to read more about it. I found the american classic East of Eden in what is possibly the smallest bookstore of The Netherlands. I was so surprised to find it there that I immediately bought it. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to. When I was a teenager I used to read books by Nora Roberts. I recently found the book Irish rebel in a thrift shop for 40 eurocent. I can’t wait for all the nostalgia. I have been reading the journals of Anais Nin for some years now. My friend bought me one of her most controversial books called Incest. I want to read it this year, even though the title tends to make me and the people around me a bit uncomfortable. Try reading that book in a train or public park.

Anyway, I have enough stuff to read for a while. If you could recommend me any other books then please let me know. I am curious what your favorite books are and which one you are reading right now. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.


  1. mammaspeaks

    I have read Gone Girl, and hence, didn’t watch the movie. Felt it couldn’t beat the book. I have only read Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami, would like to read some more by him. Also, Incest sounds interesting, although as you said, it might make people around you feel uncomfortable. :0

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    1. The uncool chick

      I understand why you didn’t want to watch the movie, but I have to say I did enjoy it, maybe because I didn’t read the book yet. So I was more surprised by all that happened. Did you like Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami? I am thinking about adding it to my list as well.

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