2020 Reading Goals

It’s been a while since I’ve used this blog (primarily because I haven’t finished a book since mid-October) so I thought this would be a good way to get back into it! I’m doing a few different challenges this year and I wanted one place to talk about them altogether. 

In addition to the goals below, I have a smaller, personal goal to read at least 5 books that aren’t science fiction or fantasy. That probably doesn’t seem like much, but considering last year the number of non-SFF I read was 3 (which was a raise from 2018 when I read 0), its a big leap for me.

I’ll be keeping track of my 2020 reading progress through this twitter thread, in addition to my spreadsheet and Goodreads goal!

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Goodreads Goal

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Last year I set my GR goal at 80 books and I fell short, by a quite a bit, so I pared it back a little this year! I’ve set me 2020 goal as 70 books, which I think is totally manageable for me providing I don’t fall into another reading slump like I did at the end of 2019.

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020

I loved participating in the YARC2019 challenge, so I’m very excited to join again!! You can find out more info about YARC2020 here or here or here or here! (I recommend checking out all 4 blogs because they’re all fantastic.) This year I’ll be running a twitter thread because I forgot to update the post I made last year and I think (read: hope) I’ll be more consistent this way! 


Last year I made a TBR of 15 books, and even though I read 11 a few of them weren’t on the TBR so this year I’m restricting my list to 10 books in hopes that I’ll read all of the ones on my list this time.


  • The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
  • Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
  • Wintersong by S. Jae Jones
  • Ruse by Cindy Pon
  • Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
  • Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani
  • The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh
  • Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee
  • The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
  • The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

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(Image credit to CW @ The Quiet Pond)

Start-On-Your-Shelf-Athon is a year-long readathon dedicated to reading the books you already own! You can find out more info on CW’s blog here!

This is a great big heavy sigh, my pals. I have 99 unread books including ebooks. That is just so fucking many. It’s roughly 35% of the total amount of books I own, which I suppose isn’t too bad, but I’d really like to get that number down to below 15%. That means I roughly need to read 5 owned books a month, and I think that’s pretty doable for me. 

I’m obviously not going to sit here and list all 99 books because a) we’d be here for a while and b) this post would be a literal mile long but I can assure you a list exists, and it’s long enough to wrap around a city block. I’ll also be utilizing a twitter thread for this, so feel free to take a look at that if you’re interested to know what books I’m knocking off my TBR.

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And that’s it! My reading goals for 2020. What are some goals you’ve set for yourself this year? Are there any books you’re dying to get to? Let me know!!

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