The 2020 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread
#31  Ginwen 12-27-2019, 05:17 PM
I’m shooting to read about 78 different things this year.

#32  restinginlove 12-28-2019, 01:25 PM
I read 15 this year, hoping for 20 in 2020 and just to get back into reading as a hobby more than netflix as a hobby

I'm noting audiobooks, otherwise it's probably an ebook but occasionally a library or purchased paperback.

1. Uninvited - Lysa TerKeurst (audiobook).
3/5, meh, probably better not as an audiobook. Also realized self help-y christian living books are not necessarily my jam.
2. How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt.
4/5, both educational and a walk down memory lane.
3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West (audiobook).
5/5, a great collection of essays. I loved Lindy's latest last year and knew I had to check this one out too, glad I did.
4. Sew You Want to be a Hero (Threadbare 2) by Andrew Seiple.
4/5 Second in a litRPG/fantasy series about a heroic teddy bear. I really liked the first, this follow up was pretty good too.
5. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
4/5. Fantastic YA novel, and now I've definitely been bit by the YA bug.
6. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (audiobook).
4/5. Great historical/biographical novel. The audiobook was very well done too.
7. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
5/5. Poetic and heartfelt, I even learned a bit about geobiology in this memoir.

8. This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession by Cameron Dezen Hammon.
5/5. I'm a sucker for memoirs, especially religious ones, but this was phenomenal in so many ways. A lot of her observations and experiences of sexism as woman in evangelical circles echoed mine. Great first book, I'll be following Cameron's writing from here on out.
9. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (audiobook).
4/5. Sweet YA novel about adoption and family that made me emotional at times.

#33  Byrdie 12-28-2019, 03:50 PM

This year I want to:

1: Finish all the Miss Marple books remaining in my TBR pile. I started the series back in April but got distracted halfway through. 7 more ought to do it.

2: Read 3 non-fiction books.

3: Borrow more books from the library instead of buying and therefore increasing my TBR list. Not sure if freebies and Kindle Unlimited count as buying, though.

4: Read at least 3 books considered to be classic literature.

No, I'm not slowing down but I expect that I'll have less leisure time due to family obligations. Which is why I'm aiming for a book a week, anything over that will be icing on the cake.

#34  Indio777 12-29-2019, 04:39 PM
No real goal except to read as much as possible and track what I read.

#35  jselby 12-30-2019, 10:11 PM
Setting a goal of 12 books.

In Progress

Did Not Finish

#36  Waylander 01-03-2020, 07:24 AM
  1. January:
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  4. April:
  5. May:
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  11. November:
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#37  Paperbackstash 01-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Notes for Goals
With book count, I don't have a set number. The past three years at Goodreads, I set the goal for 200 while softly pushing 300, which I've met. I leave at 200 to not make it more stressful. This year I mainly focus on Genre, series, and format goals.

Soft Goals for the Year
*note to self: updated number goal stats 2/13/2020*

Other Genre Goals
ARC Backlog:

Mobile Read's Discussion Link Shortcut

Monthly Tracking

* Listing book titles with ratings and source under each monthly spoiler *


Monthly Stats
Total Read: 25
E-books: 14
Kindle Unlimited: 9
Scribd Audiobook: 3
Audible Audiobooks: 5
Paperback/Hardcover: 3

Discussion Post Stat Breakdown for the month

Spoiler Warning below

Spoiler Warning below

�� Reckless Conduct by Susan Napier
�� Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
�� The Case of the Counterfeit Eye by Perry Mason
�� Chateau in the Palms by Anne Hampson
�� Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae
�� Knight's Fire by S.J. Himes
�� Academy of the Elites by Alexis Calder
�� The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
�� �� Bottled by Stephanie Ellis
�� Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barnett
�� Forbidden Freshman by Carol Lynne











Abandoned/DNF Books

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