20 Books I Want to Read in 2020

1-3. Shadow and Bone series

I have heard so much about this series, and I really want to read it before the TV show that takes place in this world comes out!

4-11. Throne of Glass series

Along with Shadow and Bone, this is an incredibly popular series, and I have actually never read anything by Sarah J. Maas. Everyone raves about her writing, and with Crescent City coming out in March, I want to see if I like her writing so that I know if I should buy Crescent City.

12. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

I have read and watched the Hunger Game movies and I loved both. It has been a while since I have read this series, and though I do not expect to have time to re-read them like I want to, I at least want to read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!

13. Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor wrote one of my favorite series in the world – Daughter of Smoke and Bone. This has been on my TBR for so long since I already know I love her writing, I just haven’t read it yet for some reason. I would love to finally get to it this year!

14. Shadow of the Fox

I LOVE Japan and the culture, it has been something I have been interested in since I was in middle school. I really want to read Shadow of the Fox and it’s sequel this year before the third book comes out.

15. Archenemies

I listened to Renegades last year and immediately wanted to read Archenemies. However, I entered into the pre-order event where if I pre-ordered Supernova then I would get my name in the back (or front?) of the paperback of Archenemies. Unfortunately the paperback release date was pushed back, and I don’t want to purchase the audiobook and the paperback, so I haven’t been able to read it. Hopefully the paperback will come out this year so I can finally see what happens!

16. Supernova

I pretty much explained why I haven’t read this book above. If the paperback of Archenemies comes out this year then I will definitely read Supernova because I am loving the series!

17. The Queen of Nothing

I love the Cruel Prince and the Wicked King. This was published in November, and I own it, so I have no clue why I haven’t read it. It just seems like I have been so busy and needed to read certain books for book clubs, so I haven’t been able to pick this one up. I am hoping to read it this year though!

18. We Free the Stars

To be honest, We Hunt the Flame wasn’t the best book in my opinion. I believe I only gave it three stars. However, I think a lot of the flaws were due to this being her debut novel (I believe), and so I have high hopes for the second book.

19. The Last Wish

I started playing The Witcher 3 last year and am having a blast with it. THEN the show came out and it was so wonderful! So much so that I want to watch it again. So now I want to get into the book because I have heard it is somehow even better.

20. Crazy Rich Asians

I LOVED this movie. Like “saw it multiple times in and out of theaters” loved it. I recently bought the book and want to get to it soon!

2020 Resolutions

This is the first time I am actually writing my resolutions down and putting them out in the world, and I hope that it will help me keep them! Feel free to comment some of your own resolutions and we can help keep each other accountable!

In 2019 I finally plucked up the courage to create an bookstagram and blog. In 2020 I want to focus on being more consistent on these platforms and creating better content. A lot of my resolutions are about this, but I also want to focus on myself more this year. My mental and physical health aren’t where I want them to be and I would love to focus on being happier overall.

Personal

  • Go to church. I haven’t ever regularly gone to church, but I did go to a Christian school for elementary school through high school. I feel like I have lost that connection with God and would love to get that back.
  • Go to therapy. It is so frightening to go to therapy but I believe I will benefit from it. I have mainly been putting it off because I know that it is going to cost a lot of money, but this year I am going to focus on me because being in a good place mentally is priceless.
  • Along the same lines as the last resolution, I would like to get massages done once a month. Now this is going to be pricey. However, I have a desk job and hold a lot of stress in my shoulders. I usually get around 2 massages a year and after each massage I notice headaches abating and my overall physical health improving.
  • Improve my heath. Mainly, stop eating sweets and start working out. This is kind of vague and so I am going to say that I want to lose 15 lbs, just to make it more concrete. However, if I feel really healthy at the end of the year and I don’t weigh any less, then that is completely fine with me.
  • Learn Japanese. I took a couple years of it in high school and college but it has been a while since then. I want to get back into studying it because I am hoping to go there within the next couple years!

Bookish

  • Read 36 books. Last year my goal was 24 and I ended up reading more than that, so I have decided to increase my goal this year.
  • Read the Harry Potter illustrated edition books.
  • Complete one or more of these series: Throne of Glass, Warriors, or all of Cassandra Clare’s books in the Shadowhunter world (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, etc).
  • Write a review for every book I read.

Social Media

  • Get to 1000 followers on Instagram. I know this isn’t a huge goal – I am at 600 right now – but numbers aren’t the most important thing to me. I don’t want to make my goal too large so it doesn’t become too important to me.
  • Include more pictures on Instagram besides book photos. Include more hobbies! Skin care, fitness, crafting, etc. Don’t feel stuck in the book box!
  • Post on the blog at least once a week.
  • Create new content for the blog besides book reviews. (This post is even part of that!)
  • Pluck up the courage and create a Youtube! You can do it ❤