25 books I’m going to read before I’m 25

25 books I’m going to read before I’m 25

Hey everyone! Today is my 24th birthday (my champagne birthday, 24 on the 24th!) so I thought I’d take the opportunity to set myself a challenge.

Next year I’m going to be 25, which is a pretty big milestone – halfway through my 20s, halfway to a whole new decade – so between now and then I am going to finally read the following 25 books…

So, by the 23rd of April next year, I will have read:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Half Lost by Sally Green
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

There are books in there which I’ve been putting off for a while, some series enders I’ve been avoiding, some series I really should have at least started by now… A nice mix of everything, which should hopefully make it easy to get them all done by this time next year.

On the eve of my 25th birthday, I’ll be coming back here to revisit this post and letting you know if I’ve managed to read them all, and if not how close I got to ticking off this whole list.

Fingers crossed I’m setting myself up for a successful reading year – there are some titles up there which should definitely end up getting five stars, which I’m very excited about.

Out of the 25 titles I’ve mentioned, which book would you like me to read next? Leave your comments down below with your recommendations, because I have no idea where to start.