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Books with Bex: 2024 Reading Goals

Our Marketing and Outreach Associate, Rebecca Boudreau, periodically writes a blog for us highlighting her reading.

Well, it is the end of the year, and as you may recall, I had set myself a goal to read 50 books, and listed 25 of those books from my To-Be-Read list in a previous blog post (found here!).

At the time, my To-Be-Read list on Goodreads was 378 books long. After reading 51 books this year, the number of books I want to read is now…. 444…huh. I’m no math genius but that doesn’t seem right, I didn’t even make a dent, haha! The struggles of being surrounded by books every day, there’s always something new you want to read!

Unfortunately, I did not finish all of the books I said I would read, finding myself drawn to a few extra non-fiction audiobooks and a few new thrillers I just couldn’t resist. So, I’ll carry those into next year’s goals and see how far I get! I have a few dense books on my list for this coming year but I am still aiming to read 50 books in total. One of my resolutions this year is to read before bed every night, which could be a great way to wind down, or a great way to stay up until WAY too late trying to finish just one more chapter, I guess we will find out!

Some of the books I want to get to this year are:


Ink Black Heart and Running Grave by Robert Galbraith
Fast-paced and full of complex characters, these atmospheric crime novels star private detective Cormoran Strike, a veteran of the Royal Military Police whose messy professional and personal lives belie a talented and driven problem solver.

The Measure by Nikki Erlick
When every person, all over the globe, receives a small wooden box bearing the same inscription and a single piece of string inside, world is thrown into a collective frenzy, in this novel told through multiple perspectives that introduces an unforgettable cast of characters.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Two dark-skinned dancers with very different talents share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in early adulthood in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa.

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology
Celebrating Indigenous peoples’ survival and imagination, these twenty-seven spinetingling stories from best-selling and award-winning authors introduce readers to ghosts, curses, hauntings, monstrous creatures, intricate family legacies, desperate deeds and unsettling acts of revenge.

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