Following on from my post about the books I read in 2019, I’ve been making a list of books I definitely want to read in 2020. Most of the books that have made it onto my 2020 reading list so far are ones that have been patiently waiting on the bookshelf for a while. A long while in some cases!
I’ve set myself a pretty big goal of reading 120 books in 2020, so I feel like I do need a bit of a list to stick to. I’ll also add in books from my book club and as I can’t walk past a bookshop without buying something, I’m sure there are plenty of books I’ll discover throughout the year.
My 2020 Reading List
Books I Already Have
The bulk of my 2020 reading list is going to be made up of books I already have. I’m terrible for buying books, either in print or eBooks, and then not getting around the reading them. Anyone else?! This year I’m going to make a real dent in those books, so here’s what I’m aiming to read.
- The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling I’m ashamed to admit I had this when it was released and I still haven’t read it!
- The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood A charity shop purchase not too long ago
- Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy – Helen Fielding Bought when it came out in paperback, never read
- Origin – Dan Brown I bought this from a charity shop a couple of months ago
- Swing Time – Zadie Smith Bought a year ago!
- How Not To Die – Michael Greger I think I bought this about two years ago…
- The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher Bought just after Carrie Fisher passed away, not sure why I still haven’t read this one
- The Wildflowers – Harriet Evans Borrowed from a friend after I loved The Garden of Lost and Found
- The President Is Missing – James Patterson & Bill Clinton Borrowed from the same friend!
- What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton Another charity shop find last year
That’s just the actual physical “real” books I have. As far as eBooks on my Kindle go, I think any I haven’t read have been Kindle First Reads that I’ve gotten for free. Or they might be from my KindleUnlimited subscription. These are the ones I’m definitely going to read…
- Holly Banks Full of Angst – Julie Valerie
- The Little Village on the Hill – Jo Barlett
- Things We Never Said – Nick Alexander
- A Fire Sparkling – Julianne MacLean
- Light in the Shadows: A Novel – Linda Lafferty & Andy Stone
- Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide – J.K. Rowling
- The Unschooled Life: One Family’s Home Education Adventure – Lizi Gambell
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams I’ve read this (and the others) so many times, but not for years now so it’s time to read them all again!
Books I Want To Buy
You can never have too many books. At least this is where Marie Kondo and I would have to agree to disagree. So even though I have a lot of books I already own on my 2020 reading list, there are definitely still some books I want to buy this year!
- Rough Time in Nuala – Harriet Steel I’m hoping this will be on KindleUnlimited like the others but I may just buy it anyway
- Needlemouse – Jane O’Connor Amazon suggested this and weirdly the author lives in my town!
- The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life – Julie Bogart
- Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life – Peter Gray
- The Choice: A True Story of Hope – Edith Eger
- Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris I read The Tattooist of Auschwitz last year and this is the sequel
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood How have I not read this yet?!
- The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
- Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
- Bad Day at the Vulture Club – Vaseem Khan I have this pre-ordered in paperback
- The Safety Net – Andrea Camilleri This is the last Montalbano book and I have it pre-ordered. I’m also going to get/read the others I don’t have
I apologise that this is possibly the most self-indulgent blog post I’ve written. I guess that really I’m writing it more for myself than anyone else to remind me of my intentions for the year! If you made it through that list and have any more suggestions for my 2020 reading list then please do comment below!