Bookshelf New Year’s Resolutions


Book Bucket List for 2021

As a New Year's Resolution for 2021, I decided to make a list of 5 books that I'm going to read which have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while. Below are the books on my list and some reasons why I would love to re-read or read them for the first time!

Big Fish


The first book that I want to read in 2021 is called “Big Fish” and was written by Daniel Wallace. I want to read this novel because for some reason, a while ago, I only saw half of the movie based on this book and ever since I've been desperate to find out the ending! I loved the crazy adventures that I did see in the movie, and if I remember right, I think that there was a giant involved. Lastly, I have no clue as to why this book is called “Big Fish”. To me, that sounds like the title of a fishing guide (by the way, this is not a fishing guide)!



The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew


Next up on the list is “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew”, written by the famous theologian, C.S. Lewis. I’ve read this book before way back in 1st grade, but because it was years ago, I don’t remember all of the details. I do however remember liking it but I'm not sure why! I also love the author’s other works and wrote a blog last year about a quote from the second book in the series, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe” (link found here).


Hamlet (Usborne's Graphic Novel)


Another book that I’m going to read in this upcoming year is a graphic novel based on the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. I just got this paperback from my parents for Christmas, and I’m very excited to read it. I've loved reading other Usborne graphic novels in the past (here's a link to my blog on the Robin Hood one), so I have high expectations for this book. This book would also be my first time reading anything by Shakespeare, and I’ve heard good things about the writer (this is an understatement).


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


The next book that I want to read in 2021 is “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” which was written by J.K. Rowling. I have fond memories of listening to my mother read it to me in Pre - K and the Harry Potter books were the first large chapter books I wanted to read by myself when I was in Kindergarten. Since I read the series when I was so young, I want to see if my interest in this book has changed over the years.



The Physics of Star Trek


The last book that made it on the bucket list is called “The Physics of Star Trek” by Lawrence M. Krauss with a forward by Stephen Hawking. I would like to read this book because I just finished another book called “The Physics of Star Wars” and I loved it, so I want to see if this one is as good as the other. I’ve seen all of the episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. I thought they were the best, so this book has got to be interesting too! One thing in particular that I'm curious about is the way Star Trek introduced technology ideas way before the technological age. When Star Trek was released on TV, it had futuristic items shown on screen like tablets that functioned as computers and communicators which worked like cell phones. This has always interested me because with Kindles, Smart phones and Apple watches, Star Trek seems like it's getting one step closer to everyday life. I brought this up because I'm intrigued to see if the book mentions the innovations that at all.


Now that you've seen my list, let me know in the comments if you are interested in any of these books and would like me to blog about them!

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