I often make posts detailing the reading plans I have for the coming year. I tend to have big plans, and have woven my way through many book lists, either in part or in full, over the years. However, I wanted to do something a little different during 2020, and make no reading plans whatsoever.
I am going to be far busier this year than in previous years, as I have moved from the academic world into the world of work. I did not want to overload myself with a lot of reading challenges, and plan to read by whim as far as possible. I am also no longer a member of any book clubs, as I took the decision to close down my active Goodreads reading group due to a lack of participation.
I want to keep to a tiny TBR, something which I have been working on during 2019, and will be trying to ensure that my stack of to-read books does not exceed 5 going forward. I will also be continuing to read more library books than those I purchase, as this worked really well for me during 2019.
That said, there are a few things I’d like to join in with, if I get the time to plan ahead. I’d like to actively (and finally!) participate in at least one of the weekly ‘Clubs’ run by Simon of Stuck in a Book and Karen at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings. The 1920 Club is running during April, and I would love to prepare a couple of book reviews. As ever, I eagerly look forward to what everyone else is going to choose, too.
As I do every year, I would also like to join in with Non-Fiction November and Novella November, which I’m sure most of you are already familiar with. Although I tend not to blog about many applicable books during the month of November, reviews will be forthcoming. I would also like to try and read more books from the countries which I will be visiting on holiday; saying that, I have tried to do this for the last few years, and never make much headway with it.
I am going to plan to read 150 books during 2020. This seems like a very big number to a lot of readers, but given that I have read over 300 books each year in the last decade or so, it’s quite restricted for me. However, if I make the total in good time, I can always increase it.
What are your reading plans for the coming year? I’d love to hear about them!