In today’s post I’ll be sharing the books I’m planning to read this year. I know I should’ve posted this at the beginning of January, but I’ve been so busy the last few weeks!
In 2019, I read 31 books, surpassing my goal by 1 book. In 2020, I am planning to read between 40 and 50 books. I have so many books on my TBR list and want to read as many as I can this year. As with the previous few years, I have signed up to the Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge. What I love about the Goodreads Reading Challenge is that you can choose how many books you want to read in a given year, and it doesn’t matter if you want to read just 1 book or 100 books (or even more if you’re that much of a bookworm!). The challenge also encourages you to read more and you can use the Goodreads website to discover new books and connect with other bookworms and authors.
So far this year I have managed to read 3 books – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (Sarra Manning), Great (Sara Benincasa) and Destined (P.C. Cast). It’s a couple of books less than what I was expecting to read in January, especially considering I had quite a few days off work (although I had to spend them attending appointments / doing admin-y things instead of relaxing!)…but it’s a start, and hopefully I’ll be more organised this month! Nevertheless, if I continue to read 3 or 4 books each month I’ll easily achieve my Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge.
One of my goals is to read any books I didn’t get the chance to read in 2019, as well as any books that are being (or have been) adapted onto the screen. I also want to read more books by Sarah Dessen, one of my favourite authors, and finish the House of Night series – I started the series around a decade ago and stopped reading them after the 8th book.
Here are the books I’m planning to read in 2020:
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me– Sarra Manning Great– Sara Benincasa Destined– P.C. Cast Hidden– P.C. Cast The Joy Luck Club– Amy Tan Love & Luck– Jenna Evans Welch One of Us Is Lying– Karen M. McManus Still Star-Crossed– Melinda Taub Emma– Jane Austen Read Me Like A Book– Liz Kessler Bliss– Michaela Blaney and Shay Mitchell Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen– Serena Valentino Indiscretion (Andalucian Nights #1)– Hannah Fielding The Paris Secret– Karen Swan The Paper Magician– Charlie N. Holmberg
TV / Film
Saving Zoe– Alyson Noël Normal People– Sally Rooney The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical– Saundra Mitchell with Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight– Jennifer E. Smith
Dreamland– Sarah Dessen What Happened to Goodbye– Sarah Dessen Keeping the Moon– Sarah Dessen
- The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen
House of Night
Teach Me– Amy Lynn Steele
- Finding Cinderella – Colleen Hoover
Lessons in Love– Clarissa Carlyle Beautiful Disaster– Jamie McGuire Unteachable– Leah Raeder
Hopeless– Colleen Hoover
- Losing Hope – Colleen Hoover
The Confession– Jessie Burton Regretting You– Colleen Hoover Reputation– Sara Shepard No Judgments– Meg Cabot How to Be Happy– Eva Woods Fairytale– Danielle Steel Bone China– Laura Purcell All the Rage– Courtney Summers Twenties Girl– Sophie Kinsella Teach Me– R.A. Nelson The Bookish Life of Nina Hill– Abbi Waxman
- Black Iris – Leah Raeder / Elliot Wake
One of Us Is Next– Karen M. McManus
- Billy & Me – Giovanna Fletcher
Little Fires Everywhere– Celeste Ng When the Curtain Falls– Carrie Hope Fletcher The Flatshare– Beth O’Leary My Dark Vanessa– Kate Elizabeth Russell
Are you doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year? How many books are you planning on reading? Have you read any of the books on my list?