2020 Reading Goals

As with last year I am going to do my own reading challenge instead of one of the big mainstream ones. I do declare a reading goal on Goodreads, but that is about it. I find that having my own more personalized goals work better for me. I’m going to try not to double dip, except for maybe read-a-thons. We’ll see how that goes. So, in light of that here are my goals for next year:

Edit: Some of my goals for the year have changed since the beginning of the year in light of some different things going on and my desires changing. Also, they’re probably going to change again. Why do I even bother?

  1. Participate it the O.W.L.S Read-a-thon
  2. Participate in the N.E.W.T.S Read-a-hon: Not happening because of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
  3. Participate in the Asian Read-a-thon
  4. Read a book from the banned book list: 1984 by George Orwell
  5. Read a book from/about a country that I am traveling to in 2020: Covid-19
  6. Read a historical fiction book not set in WWII: Paper Boat, The by Thao Lam
  7. Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author: Antelope Woman by Louise Erdrich
  8. Read a book that turns 20 years old in 2020: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  9. Read a book from or set in the 1920s: Great Gatsby, The by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. Read a spy/espionage book: The Expats by Chris Pavone

Read the ABC’s of book titles (aka title begins with the letter…):

A. Almond Blossoms and Beyond by Mahmoud Darwish
B. Blue Fox, The by Sjón
C. Crossing the Farak River by Michelle Aung Thin
D. Dragon Republic, The by R.F. Kuang
E. Empress of Salt and Fortune, The by Nghi Vo
F. Forest God, The by Jamie Lackey
G. Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro
H. House in the Cerulean Sea, The by T.J. Klune
I. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
J. Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan
K. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
L. Lover’s Discourse, A by Xiaolu Guo
M. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
N. Night Tiger, The by Yangsze Choo
O. Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, The by Zen Cho
P. Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
Q. Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
R. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
S. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
T. Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry
U. Unwanted, The by Don Brown
V. Vanished Birds, The by Simon Jimenez
W. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
X. Extraordinaries, The by T.J. Klune (What E?)
Y. Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling
Z. Zoo at the Edge of the World, The by Eric Kahn Gale