I cannot believe it’s the end of 2019 and the end of another decade! Man, this year has flown past. In 2019 I excelled at my reading goals, reading over 100 books in a year for the first time and failed miserably at my writing goals. Here’s to 2020!
So, since it’s only fitting, I thought I’d share with you my goals and challenges for 2020.
Hosted by: Goodreads
Goal: 100 books
Since I surpassed my goal of 52 book in May, I’ve decided to set my goal for 100 books since it’s always been my unofficial goal.
Around the Year in 52 Books
Hosted by: Laura, Zaz, Sophie, Emm and Katie
I love this challenge — even though I have never completed it 😂😂😂. The challenges are always interesting and I’m excited for 2020s prompts.
I will say, that I haven’t picked out book for each prompt again this year, mostly because I am horrible when it comes to sticking to TRBs or Reading Lists because I rebel again assigned reading even if I’m the one to assign the reading and they are books they want to read!
To celebrate my love of all time romance, in 2020 I’m taking part in Romanceopoly. As the name suggests this reading challenge is based on a Monopoly board and is hosted by PeaceLoveBooksxo and Under the Covers Book Blog.
Each of the town on the monopoly board has been replaced with a new genre to explore and each street has a unique challenge within that genre. Although, some neighbourhoods are a little more diverse and offer a melting pot of different genres to delve into.
As this is my first year I’ve decided I’m going to do the scenic route option to move around this board. For this route I’ll start at the “Go” square, roll the dice and move forward the number of squares I’ve rolled.
This year they also have two set of challenge cards Sun and Moon. I’ve decided to choose the Moon challenges. If I do finish all the Moon cards I can always start the Sun challenges.
7 Nonfiction and 6 Classics to Read in 2020
In 2019 my reading was largely Romance and Fantasy which are two fo my all time favourite genres. But I do want to challenge myself to read more classics and nonfiction because I always end up loving books in these categories but don’t reach for them as much as I would like.
The nonfiction titles I’d like to get to are:
- The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
- Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
- Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
- Richard III by Chris Skidmore
- The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones
- The War that Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander
The classics I’d like to get to are:
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- The Iliad by Homer
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- I’d Die for You & Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’m going to put these title is a TBR Jar and selected one to read each month. And in honour of Nonfiction November, I will draw two titles, finger crossed they are both nonfiction.
So between Booktopia and Dymocks now offering AfterPay and me reading a ton of Kindle Unlimited books I failed at this goal miserably. Buuuut I am hoping to get back on top of it and make sure in 2020 I am reading my own damn books for a change. I’m also going to do an unhaul as I’m nearly own 800 books and 471 of those are unread.
This project is inspired by Desirea of Libri Labra over on BookTube, who has started this Shelf Mastery challenge. The goal is to reduce the number of books you buy and read the one’s you own to help reduce the unread book anxiety.
I have used Desirea’s google file sheet to note down my books which are you more than welcome to check out, if you are nosy like me and want to know what books I currently own — Dearna’s Library.
That’s all for me. Let me know what your reading plans for 2020 are.
Until next time,