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Reading Challenge 2020


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MalfoysAngel

With the dawn of 2020, rises a new reading challenge! 

Like last year, there's no set goal! Set your individual reading goals for the year, and share your progress with the rest of us! We're all here to cheer each other on!

Post a list of your goals AND/OR books read AND/OR currently reading AND/OR to read!

The goals don't just have to be number-based - if you want to read more books in translation this year, for example, share (and inspire :wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:)!

Double posting is allowed, but please wait a few days before posting any update of your ongoing list.

Happy reading, fellow 2020-ers! :bouncing:

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With the dawn of 2020, rises a new reading challenge!  Like last year, there's no set goal! Set your individual reading goals for the year, and share your progress with the rest of us! We're all

My goal is to read every day this year. I'm not counting how many books I read but I'll keep track of how many days I read this year. 

i can finally contribute to this topic because i've actually started reading books again  i don't have an actual number goal, i'm just trying to stay on top of all my library holds lol read:

Guest Noelle Zingarella

Ooo.....a shiny new thread!

 

I'd like to spend more time reading this year and less time scrolling social media. One thing I have noticed is that writing has cut into my reading time--but so has social media...and since I don't want to cut back on the one, I'm going to do my best to cut back on the other. I have no idea how many books I actually finish in a year because I always read more than one at a time (just like I write more than one book at a time...) so I'll go with a goal of 24 books this year and revise later if needed.

 

Goals:

-read more/social media less

-0/24 books read

Currently Reading:

  • Brainspotting by David Grand
  • The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JKR
  • Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris

 

 

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MalfoysAngel

My goal is to read every day this year. I'm not counting how many books I read but I'll keep track of how many days I read this year. 

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MrsDarcy
7 hours ago, Noelle Zingarella said:

One thing I have noticed is that writing has cut into my reading time--but so has social media

I feel this as well

I might have broken a new record by only finishing three books - I'd like to do better in 2020 :P 

Goal:
one book per month - 0/12 read
more sci-fi! 

currently reading:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

to-read:
The Humans by Matt Haig
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Lanny by Max Porter 

 

 

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Aphoride

Imma try to hit 40 books again this year - it felt so good to read so much again last year, and it meant I could get to a nice variety of books which was so good ^_^ I'm also trying to be more aware about what I'm reading - male vs female authors, queer vs straight authors/stories, poc authors and stories - but I'm not going to have a specific goal for that because I'm going to need to buy some more books to really get to that, unfortunately :/ 

Read: 

  1. L'Ecole des femmes, by Moliere

Currently Reading: 

  1. Un concert d'enfers, by Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine
  2. The Silk Roads, by Peter Frankopan
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800 words of heaven

My goal is to read every day. I'm starting a new, demanding job, so I'm anticipating some challenges ahead, but I'm ready!

Read:
1) The Bookworm Crush - Lisa Brown Roberts

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Unwritten Curse

I didn’t do a good job of updating the Reading Challenge thread last year. But my one and only “resolution” this year is to read more... so with that said, here we go!
 

My Goals: 

  1. Read 30 books
  2. Read more diverse books
  3. Listen to 1 audio book per month

Currently Reading: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

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teh tarik

My 2020 reading goal is to read one short story every day (can be flash fiction or something super short), and read more long form stuff! Basically read, read, read with the hope that I can get more inspiration for my writing! ^_^

I really enjoyed getting back to reading last year. And look! I have already finished one book.

Read

1. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

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Guest Noelle Zingarella

Goals:

-read more/social media less: going so-so thus far

-1/24 books read

 

Books Read:

1. Frederica by Georgette Heyer  (it was adorable)

 

Currently Reading:

Brainspotting by David Grand
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JKR*
Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

 

*reread
 

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Lostmyheart

I had a really succesful reading last year, so I hope I´ll be able to read even more this year! 😍

Goal

• Read 40 books

• Buy less and read more of already owned books

(Last year I included titles in my goals and wasn´t succesful on that part because I´m a huge mood reader 😅)

 

Books read

Very Good Lives by J K Rowling

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Becoming by Michelle Obama

 

Currently reading

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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magemadi
On 12/31/2019 at 7:18 PM, Noelle Zingarella said:

One thing I have noticed is that writing has cut into my reading time--but so has social media.

Social media is something I'm really trying to cut down on too -- I've started setting myself limits on my phone for apps etc and it's made a significant difference for how much I am on my phone on a daily basis! 

I've never done the reading challenge before, but I'm really trying to expand my book collection (physical and kindle-edition) and broaden my horizons in terms of what I'm reading, so I figured I'd turn to HPFT to help keep me on track for that! I am also going through advancement to candidacy for my PhD program this spring (theoretically, at least) so I really need to get on top of reading journal papers for that! Therefore...

Goals:

  • Read at least 1-2 books a month
    • re-read the HP books at some point as well
  • Read at least 2 academic papers a week

Books Read:

  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman

Currently Reading:

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Guest Noelle Zingarella

Goals:

  • Read more/social media less: I give it a 6/10
  • 2/12 books read

 

Books Read:

  1. Frederica by Georgette Heyer  (it was adorable)
  2. Brainspotting by David Grand (he's either a genius or a charlatan, and i'm not sure yet which)

 

Currently Reading:

  • The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JKR*
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

 

*reread

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MalfoysAngel

Goal: to read daily

days read In January 13/31

books read: *=reread

*Fires of Winter-Johnna Lindsey

currently reading: 

*Hearts Aflame-Johnna Lindsey

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BellaLestrange87

My goal is to read 50 books again, and my secondary goal is to stop adding books to my TBR because it is now almost 1000 books long. :ninja:

So far I have read:

  1. Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
  2. Reframing Rights: Bioconsitutionalism in the Genetic Age - Sheila Jasanoff (ed)

Currently reading The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain. :read:

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magemadi

Goals:

  • Read at least 1-2 books a month
    • re-read the HP books at some point as well
  • Read at least 2 academic papers a week

Books Read:

  1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
  3. *The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
  4. A Close and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers
  5. Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) by Becky Chambers

Currently Reading:

  • Several Chemical Reviews review papers
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

*indicates re-read

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nott theodore

I've had a reading goal of 50 books for the last few years and struggled to hit that lately (I tend to start out pretty well and then fade off at the end of the year), so I've revised my goal to 25 books this year.  I got some great books for my birthday/Christmas, so I want to get through most of them.  More general reading goals (though without specific numbers, because I don't want to beat myself for not reading certain things if I'm not in the mood for them) include reading some more non-fiction for fun (as opposed to for my MA last year) and reading more diverse books.

 

Read:

1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

2. Letter to My Younger Self by Jane Graham (eds)

3. Sunny Side Up: A Story of Kindness and Joy by Susan Calman

4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

5. Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding

 

Currently Reading:

6. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

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LadyMarauder

I've never posted a reading challenge, but I really want to read more. I used to never be seen without my nose buried in a book, but I hardly read at all last year. I'm not putting a book count on it as I'll no doubt be disappointed by the end of the year! Instead, I'll maybe do a monthly round up which seems much more manageable. Also, I'd like to branch out a bit and read out of my comfort zone a bit more.

Due to the old mental health taking a bit of a plunge lately, I've been gifted a couple of mindful and meditation-type books to get stuck into, which are definitely out of my usual TBR list!

Currently reading: 

1. Mindfulness For Mums - Izzy Judd

2. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Charlie Mackesy

Next on the list:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

 

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800 words of heaven

I haven't been able to read every day because some days I get home and I'm exhausted, and it's just so much easier to watch Bollywood song videos on YouTube. So a new goal is to be kinder to myself when I choose to not read and do something else, instead

Read:
1) The Bookworm Crush - Liso Brown Roberts
32) Love Lettering - Kate Clayborn
35) Diana: Princess of the Amazons - Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
47) Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Case of the Missing Adults! - Scott Bryan Wilson
48) The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two - Michael Dante DiMartino

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Guest Noelle Zingarella

Goals:

  • Read more/social media less: Ooo, slipping; 4/10
  • 3/12 books read

 

Books Read:

  • Frederica by Georgette Heyer  (it was adorable)
  • Brainspotting by David Grand (he's either a genius or a charlatan, and i'm not sure yet which)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JKR* (totally cried, again)

 

Currently Reading:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows* by JKR
  • The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

 

*indicates re-read
 

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nott theodore

It's so nice to actually be reading again at the moment! ^_^

 

Read:

1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

2. Letter to My Younger Self by Jane Graham (eds)

3. Sunny Side Up: A Story of Kindness and Joy by Susan Calman

4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

5. Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding

6. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

7. Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) by Federico García Lorca

8. What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

 

Currently Reading:

9. The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia

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Rainbow-tui

I am always reading, but there are books that I own that I have never finished. Therefore my goal for this year is to actually finish these books, as well as finish some series that I have never finished.

The books:

The Bible, 1001 Arabian Nights, Moby Dick by by Herman Melville, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula le Guin, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R Tolkien, Perelandra by CS Lewis, Shakespeare's plays...

Series that I want to finish consist mostly of books from my childhood, so:

Anne of Green Gables, stuff by Enid Blyton, stuff by J.R.R Tolkien, Swallows and Amazons, Tomorrow when the war began...

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DanyFire

I have new goals this year as well. I need to read more.

Reading:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

To Be Read:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

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BellaLestrange87

I'm well on my way to my goal of reading 50 books this year, but my goal of not adding more books to my TBR has not gone well :facepalm:

READ:

1.      Assassin’s Quest – Robin Hobb

2.      Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age – Sheila Jasanoff (ed)

3.      The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain

4.      Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates

5.      Cruel Optimism – Lauren Berlant

6.      People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier – Ruha Benjamin

7.      The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

CURRENTLY READING:

-SARS, Governance and the Globalization of Disease - David P. Fidler

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1) The Bookworm Crush - Lisa Brown Roberts
32) Love Lettering - Kate Clayborn
35) Diana: Princess of the Amazons - Writer: Shannon Hale & Dean Hal | Artist: Victoria Ying
47) Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Case of the Missing Adults! - Writer: Scott Bryan Wilson | Artist: Bob Solanovicz
48) The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two - Writer: Michael Dante DiMartino | Artist: Michelle Wong
49) As Kismet Would Have It - Sandhya Menon
50) The Taming of the Shrew - Writer: William Shakespeare | Narrator: Shakespeare Society
58) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats up the Marvel Universe - Writer: Ryan North | Artist: Erica Henderson
61) Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Vol 1: The Interconnectedness of All Kings - Writer: Chris Ryall | Artist: Tony Akins & Ilias Kyriazis
62) 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind - Ben Handicott & Kalya Ryan
65) Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Writer: William Shakespeare | Narrator: Naomi Frederick, David Tennant, Ron Cook, Paul Ready, Rosie Cavaliero, James Lally, Adam James, Christian Sevilla, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Don Gilet, Darren McDermott & Harry Livingstone  

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tatapb

Ah, yissss, I needed this topic in my life! I read a lot, but I tend to slip and re-read books rather than actually reading new books. I don't think there's nothing necessarily wrong with doing so, but re-reading all of Georgette Heyer's books once a year because I'm feeling needy may be a bit much, especially when there are other books I've been wanting to re-read.

I'd also like to be just a little brave and throw in one or two classics in, just to mix it up. Might as well educate myself in-between 9 volume fantasy collections.

TO READ

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
  • First Law World by Joe Abercrombie
  • Shattered Sea by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Sallinger
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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