Let’s talk books. I have a whole category on the blog related to books, I’m an avid reader, and scroll through the goodreads app far too often. For me, reading is a form of self-care, it’s ‘me’ time and I love nothing more than getting lost in a good book. I’ve recently read a few books that I wouldn’t say are my typical ‘types‘ but that I have really enjoyed and it’s made me consider what I’m excited to read in 2020.
I’ve set myself a challenge to read 40 books this year, probably a bit low considering I read 53 last year, and 61 the year before that. But, I feel like my life is ever changing and I never know how things are to going to be come August. As a probationer teacher my school, commute, and therefore routine all may change after Summer and while I like a challenge, I don’t like setting myself unachievable goals because no one feels good if they ‘fail’, do they? Out of these 40 books I’m going to try and assign half of them and vary what I read, or finally get round to books that I still haven’t picked up. Remember this post? Some of those titles have still never been touched. So, what’s on my 20 books for 2020 list…?
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Postcards from the Edge – Carrie Fisher
Happy – Fearne Cotton
Two Brothers – Ben Elton
Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon
Notes on a Nervous Planet – Matt Haig
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) – Scarlett Curtis
A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
The Blood of Emmet Till – Timothy B. Tyson
Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
Tell Me No Lies – Lisa Hall
A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life – James Bowen
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray
The Happiness Project – Pippa James
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
The Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware
I’m excited by the variation on the list, there’s psychological thrillers, biographies, classics. And you never know, maybe 2020 will be the year I post a TBR, and actually complete it… We’ll see!
Let me know if you’ve read any of these titles, or if you’ll be adding them to your TBR.
Until next time,