My 2020 Reading Goals
Happy New Year Everyone!!
I cannot believe it’s 2020 already…where did the time go? I have 1 kid in college, 1 in high school and another in 4th grade…I blinked once and this happened. I do know though that I am looking forward to this year, big things happening for me this year—I claim it!!
Last year was a good reading year for me, I read 128 books, which is 24 more than my reading challenge on Goodreads. 128 books equal 31,967 pages, the shortest book I read was 49 pages and the longest book I read was 459 pages. I read all different kinds of romance novels, from paranormal, contemporary, gay romance, motorcycle club romance—to name a few. Looking at my read list from last year, it appears that I read mostly gay romance books. There were so many good gay romance books out there…who knew…The first book I read last years was Double Dare by Jeanne St. James and the last book I read for the year was Indecent Lies by one of my author crush V. Theia. In addition to Jeanne St. James and V. Theia some other authors I read were R. L. Kenderson, J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Kindle Alexander, Ella Frank, Joanna Wylde and many more.
Although I met my goal last year, I was a bit disappointed in myself, because some of the books that I had on my 2019 list were not read—some I started but never finished…UGH! But I promise to make it up to myself this year…new year…new goals.
My Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
Because I read 128 books last year, this year I am going to increase my goal from last year’s 104 to 115 books…Yikes!! I know…I know…I am ambitious, but I think I can do it.
What to read…what to read…
So, the first books on my agenda is to finish those that I started in 2018 and 2019 (Yes believe it I have books unfinished from 2018…shame on me). I have a few of these, which includes J.R. Ward’s The Chosen (almost finished I am at 80%) from her Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. I have Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, Sweet Ruin, and many others. Once I am finished with those books, I will start playing catch up on my series…yes, I am behind on tons of series, including J. R Ward and Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter…interestingly enough I am all caught up on all my motorcycle club romance series.
This year, I’m staying away from any new series until I am all caught up (which should take the rest of the year), because I always get hooked on them, and then I can’t finished what I have on my agenda…this year I am committed to reaching my goal, not so much about the number of books, but to follow my agenda so I can read those books I MUST read.