2020 Goals Checkin -February

I’m looking at my goals to see how I’m doing so far.

  1. Read at least 100 books 29/100
  2. Own fewer unread books at the end of the year than I have at the beginningNot good so far. Between library books, ebooks, and birthday gifts I currently have 19 more physical books on my TBR than I did at the beginning of the year. 
  3. Only order books online when I’ve read 10 physical books that I owned in 2019 or earlier. Shopping has been kind of a free for all. Whenever I can find a few dollars to buy a book I do. Still working on it. 
  4. Finish reading all of the books I have records of for 20171/14 I’m in the middle of one other at the moment.
    1. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salaman Rushdie
    2. The Rules of the Tunnel by Ned Zeman
    3. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
    4. The Silver Star By Jeannette Walls
    5. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
    6. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    7. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
    8. Rocket City by Cathryn Alpert
    9. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
    10. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
    11. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
    12. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
    13. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
    14. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
  5. Read at least 14 tomes (books over 500 pages). 1/14 I’m in the middle of two others.
    1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    2. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
    3. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
    4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
    5. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
    6. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
    7. Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
    8. The Red pyramid by Rick Riordan
    9. Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
    10. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
    11. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    12. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    13. House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
    14. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  6. Complete the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge for 2020.  23/50
  7. Participate in Booktube Rereadathon 2020.I always like the idea of rereading my favorite books but in practice I pretty much never do so. This readathon is hosted by Alex Black Reads and has one challenge for each month of the year.
    • January- reread a translated book or a book in which a character speaks more than one language I finished A Man Called Ove and confirmed it as my favorite book.
    • February- rediscover a book- one you haven’t read in over ten years and/or don’t remember very well I am still working on Treasures of the Snow by Patricia M St John for this prompt.

Not too bad overall, but some areas certainly need my focus if I’m going to finish these goals this year.

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