Happy New Year for everyone! Let’s hope this year will be even more bookish and merry. I hope y’all stay healthy and happy.
What would be a better way to kick of the year than putting out all the challenges and goals for the year?
This year I’m not taking on more than two reading challenges, and well, Goodreads’s challenge as well. I’m super pumped to get started! I’ve made my lists and darn aren’t there some good book to read. Let’s take a look, shall we?
BLOGGING / READING GOALS
I’m going to stick with my posting schedule (yeah, like really stick with it this time). I’ll be posting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and every last Sunday of the month. I have not made my mind yet about what will be up in each day but every last Sunday of the month, I will be posting my monthly wrap up.
There’s no use for me to post a weekly wrap up because I know I can’t finish that many books during one week so I decided to make it a monthly wrap up.
I would also want to engage more in this community. So I’ve set up a goal for myself to comment etc to other bloggers’ posts. I want to be more in this community and that is not possible if I don’t contribute in it. I’m just such an awkward person when it comes to socializing in general. I don’t know how it seems to be as difficult here as it is for me to speak up in person. But this is the year of changes and I need to do what I really want to do!
As for reading goals, I don’t have that many. Other than I’ve made a schedule for myself so that I can get at least 50 pages read during a day. Which means that I will have to lock my phone or it will be a distraction, as always.
Kind of reading, I want to buy more books. I have a bad habit to neglect myself and put everyone else first. And whenever I go and buy a book for example, I always feel guilty about it and start to think what I could have bought for my kids of the Man with that money. It’s always good to think of other but sometimes you have to do something for yourself as well. So the goal for myself is to use money on myself as well. The kids do not need millions of clothes etc all the time, they have all they need and some more. I can use that money for my books without feeling guilty about it.
READING CHALLENGES FOR 2020
As I did in 2019, I will be going for the backlist books again this year! Beat the Backlist is hosted by Novelknight and the goal is to read as many of your backlist books throughout the year as possible.
My goal this year is the same as last year : read at least 30 of backlist books! I have a feeling it will be possible since I’ve put quite a lot of backlist books to my other challenge.
This year there is also a fun little “competition” going like last year. This year there is four teams. The Borrowers, The Re-readers, The TBR Stackers and The Multi-Taskers.
I’m going to be in the TBR Stackers team. I could also join the Multi-Taskers but my TBR mountain is so huge that the Stackers is more me right now.
A book that’s published in 2020
– We’ll see what the year brings!
A book by a trans or nonbinary authtor
– Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg
A book with a great first line
– I’ll add it when I read it
A book about a book club
– Murder at the Book Club by Betsy Reavley
A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
– A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
– The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The first book you touch on a shelf with eyes closed
– Will be doing this later!
A book with an upside-down image on the cover
– The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
A book with a map
– Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A book recommended by your favorite blog etc
– Feel free to recommend!
– Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by multiple authors
A book that passes the Bechdel test
– Beartown by Fredrik Backman
A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
– Becoming by Michelle Obama
A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
– The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
A book about or involving social media
– Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
A book that has a book on the cover
– The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A medical thriller
– Wilder Girls by Rory Power
A book with a made-up language
– Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
A book set in a country beginning with “C”
– Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
A book you picked because the title caught your attention
– A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
A book published the month of your birthday
– The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
A book about or by a woman in STEM
– Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
A book that won an award in 2019
– Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
A book on a subject you know nothing about
– The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
– Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
A book with a pun in the title
– Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
– Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character
– Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
A book with a bird on the cover
– Year One by Nora Roberts
A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader
A book with “gold”, “silver” or “bronze” in the title
– The Silver Cage by Anonymous
A book by a WOC
– On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
– Catwoman: Soulstealerby Sarah J. Maas
A book you meant to read in 2019
– Basically all books on my shelves
A book with a three-word title
– The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
A book with a pink cover
– There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
– Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
A book by or about a journalist
– American Predator by Maureen Callahan
Read a banned book during banned books week
– The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Your favorite prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge
– Need to figure something for this
A book written by an author in their 20s
– The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title
A book with a character with a vision impairment or enchantment
– Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
A book set in the 1920s
– The Diviners by Libba Bray
A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
– Warcross by Marie Lu
A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
– Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
A book with more than 20 letters in its title
– The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A book published in the 20th century
– Secret History by Donna Tartt
A book from a series with more than 20 books
– Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin
A book with a main character in their 20s
– Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
I set my Goodreads challenge to 40 books this year. Then I’m also starting to tick off books from Rory Gilmore reading challenge. Not my main challenge, but as a huge fan, I wanna start completing that!