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New Year Book Tag!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m posting my answers to the New Year Book Tag! It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, and I really liked the look of this one that I saw on Cleopatra Loves Book’s blog. It originated from Bookables which is a YouTube channel. Keep reading…



How many books are you planning to read in 2019?

2019 reading challenge

I set my Goodreads 2019 reading challenge to 60 books. I feel that this will be a realistic target for me in 2019. I was too ambitious in 2018 and actually failed my challenge, so I’ve brought it down to a more achievable target. Who knows, maybe I’ll even beat my target!

You can find me on Goodreads here. I love connecting with fellow book-lovers on Goodreads!



Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2018 but want to make a priority in 2019.

These are the top five books on my TBR that have been sitting there since last year!


the cliff house

Some friendships are made to be broken

Cornwall, summer of 1986.

The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea.

If only… thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfect home.

If only her life was as perfect as theirs.

If only Edie Davenport would be her friend.

If only she lived at The Cliff House…


the woman before me

They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days.

Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son. Until tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect.

Now, having spent nearly five years in prison in Ipswich, Rose is just weeks away from freedom. Her probation officer Cate must decide whether Rose is remorseful for her crime, or whether she remains a threat to society. As Cate is drawn in, she begins to doubt her own judgement.

Where is the line between love and obsession, can justice be served and, if so… by what means?


you don't know me

A young man stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming.

But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story.

It is about the woman he loves, who got into terrible trouble. It’s about how he risked everything to save her.

He swears he’s innocent. But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?



A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide.

Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong.

Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son.

Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out.

Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.

‘Before the plane crash, after the plane crash, such a short amount of time for the world to turn on its head… ‘


try not to breathe

You won’t be able to put it down.
Just remember to breathe. 

Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she’s cut herself off from everything but her one true love – drink. Until she’s forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy.

Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She’s as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands.

Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma…



Name a genre you want to read more of.

I’d definitely like to read more Classics! I have some beautiful Penguin Clothbound Classics that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet, so I need to make it my priority to read these in 2019!



Three none book related goals for 2019.

I haven’t really set any personal goals for 2019, apart from to try and eat more healthily. I don’t want to go on a restrictive “diet” as such, but I would just like to make more of an effort to cook and eat healthier foods. I also want to spend more time socialising and not passing up on opportunities – life’s too short, after all!



A book you’ve had forever that you still need to read.

black eyed susans

Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a ‘Black-Eyed Susan’ by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars – or so she thought.

Now, decades later the black-eyed susans planted outside Tessa’s bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison.

Haunted by fragmented memories of the night she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter’s safety, can Tessa uncover the truth about the killer before it’s too late?



One word that you’re hoping 2019 will be.

Rewarding. I’ve been working hard with various things in my life, and I’m hoping I will start to see some real rewards soon.



Tag a friend.

I will tag my friend Katie over at Exploration of Creation. Check out her blog if you haven’t already – if you’re into Young Adult Fiction, her blog is for you!

Anybody is welcome to take part in this book tag. Let me know if you do participate – I’d love to read your answers!









Happy reading 🙂

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