We’re already a few weeks into January now, and although I’ve finally stopped signing off all my emails with Happy New Year!, I’m still revelling in the New Year spirit. I saw this tag on LauReads and thought it would be a good way to come up with some little 2020 challenges. Maybe I’ll check back in with these resolutions mid-year to see how many I stuck with! As usual, not tagging anyone in particular, but would love to see your resolutions if you decide to do this tag too! Let’s get started.
An author you’d like to read that you’ve never read
I’m really looking forward to reading Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House. I know how popular her YA series are so I’m excited to see what she does with her first adult novel.
A book you’d like to read
I’d like to the read The Binding this year. I was so excited for it at the beginning of 2019 and never got around to it. I remember buying it in January and it honestly feels like yesterday; last year went so fast!
A classic you’d like to read
I thought about reading Little Women, since all the hype around the film, but I’ve since seen it so I’ve lost motivation to do so. Loved the film but I don’t feel the need to read the book now. I don’t read classics very much!
A book you’d like to re-read
I’m not a big re-reader at all, but I really want to re-read His Dark Materials, or more specifically, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. I read La Belle Sauvage in autumn 2019, which is essentially a prequel to the series, then the first season of His Dark Materials came out on television and covers the events of The Northern Lights. I’m thinking I can skip the re-read of that one, move straight to the second and third books in the trilogy, and then read The Secret Commonwealth, which follows on from the events of the main series. The fact that I’m eager to read The Secret Commonwealth but can’t remember anything about The Amber Spyglass should be good motivation to re-read the His Dark Materials series soon!
A book you’ve had for ages and want to read
All the books on my TBR have been on there two years or less, which I don’t think is too bad really… The longest is Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank which I hope to read soon. Unless I’m doing a reading challenge or ticking off ARCs, I generally work through my TBR by starting with the oldest books. I’m not much of a mood-reader!
A big book you’d like to read
The biggest book on my TBR is The Priory of the Orange Tree, which I really hope to read some time in the first half of this year!
An author you’ve previously read and would like to read more of
I read Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House last year and adored it, so I definitely want to read more of her books. I’ve heard great things about Bel Canto.
A book you got for Christmas and would like to read
By Order of the Peaky Blinders! It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the show and is fairly up-to-date too, covering seasons one to four in depth and then talking a little about the fifth and most recent season. I’m a big fan of the show but I don’t think we’ll get a new season until 2021 so I’m looking forward to getting my fix with this book.
A series you want to read from start to finish
I quite fancy Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy. I love the cover of the final book! I’ve been more drawn to historical fiction recently so I’d like to get around to this series at some point.
A series you want to finish that you’ve already started
I have the second Silo book by Hugh Howey on my list. I wasn’t desperate to continue the series after reading the first book, but I did enjoy it. There aren’t any other completed series I’m midway through other than that.
Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2020?
I do! My Goodreads challenge this year is set to 80 books; the same as 2019.
Any other reading goals?
I have a few reading goals for this year, which I shared in my 2020 Reading Goals post.
What are your New Year reading resolutions?