2019 Thoughts, 2020 Goals and What I’m Reading Lately

Happy 2020, my friends!

You have probably noticed that my posts and replies to comments have come a bit sparsely the last few months. I apologizing for being so inactive but I have great news to share with y’all!

I am expecting our third child! And with this pregnancy came all the usual nausea and sickness of my previous. For several weeks, I was simply surviving. So everything fell away including reading and blogging. But finally I am feeling more like myself and should shake the last of my nausea next month. Please continue to be patient with me over the coming year. It’s going to be a big one for us!

2019 ended sluggishly, but before that I did rather well with my goals.

I finished 65 books.

     8 Classics for The Classics Club

     14 Newbery Winners for my Newbery Challenge

     5 Books Released in 2019

     15 rereads (including all 7 Chronicles of Narnia)

I published 116 posts.

    I reviewed 73 books.

    I shared 23 book lists.

Overall, I’d say 2019 was quite a year for me!

I’m trying to keep my 2020 goals a bit smaller than in years past. But if you’ve been here long, you know I usually surprise myself with how much I read. Plus, that’s what I usually do during long hours of nursing a newborn.

  • First, I hope to read 50 books in 2020. This shouldn’t be too crazy as I have been rereading old favorites rather quickly to start the year.
  • I’d like to read 10 Newbery winners to work towards my Newbery Challenge goal.
  • I’d like to share 10 new books lists this year.
  • My big goal this year is to finish my list for the Classics Club! My goal of 50 classics by September 2020 seemed so far away when I made it in 2015 and now it is basically here. I have 10 titles left ranging from full novels to poetry and essays. It is going to be close. But I think I can do it!

Finally, I’ve been rereading a lot of favorites to begin this new year and I’d thought I share my reading list lately. It begins with most of the Harry Potter books in a random order. Haha. And ends with The Books of Bayern. Currently I’m rereading Enna Burning and falling in love with this world all over again! Enjoy!

Happy 2020! What are you reading this year?

20 thoughts on “2019 Thoughts, 2020 Goals and What I’m Reading Lately

  1. Congrats on your coming 3rd child! That’s so exciting!

    I can relate to 2019 ending slugishly. My 2019 was completely slugish. But I’ve started 2020 off on the right foot, so I’m feeling good already. I hope that your 2020 kicks off well. That’s a wonderful TBR! I read the first three The Selection books. I enjoyed them, but I didn’t enjoy them enough to keep reading. I hope you like them more!

    I’ve started my year off well with books, too. I’ve read 10 books in January! That’s close to a record. I am trying not to push myself too much with reading. I don’t want to read instead of blog all the time.

    I look forward to your eventual return. Good luck with everything!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie!!

      I love The Selection. I consider it a guilty pleasure of mine. And while the last 2 are not quite as good as the first 3, I still really enjoy them.

      Way to go in January! That’s so awesome! I love when I am in the reading zone like that. Hopefully I will have a month like that this year 😉

      I’m finally feeling well enough to focus on something besides eating and resting. So hopefully I’ll be around more now 🙂

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      1. My daughter was rereading the novels and challenged me to read them all. I had previously been stuck because I hated Umbrage so much. Glad that I made it through this time. There is so much in these books. Lucky you, to have reading HP to your kids in the future. I think that some of the books are very dark for young kids.

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        1. How fun! Yes, Umbridge is hard. Book 5 is a bit hard in general. And yes, I agree! I think books 1-3 are great to read aloud but I would stop there and let my kids read the others on their own when they’re a bit older. I feel like book 4 with Voldemort such a big part of the story turns the series more darkly. But I also appreciate the classic battles between good and evil throughout the series and the fun characters. Thanks for your comment!

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