Reading Resolutions 2020

Welcome to my 2020 Reading Resolutions post.

It’s become something of a little tradition on my blog to set out a few general reading hopes and goals for the coming year. Nothing too rigid, my Resolutions are general ideas and reminders about reading events and books I’d like to read soon.

As always I will participate in the Goodreads Challenge, setting myself a fairly low target. I enjoy keeping track of my reads and this challenge allows me to do that.
Beat the Backlist will also be making another appearance, to encourage me to stop neglecting books that have been on my TBR list for a while but never made it to the top.

General Goals

  • My own books. I want to try and give attention to books I already own by reading at least one of my own books, either e-book or real book, per month.
  • Participate in reading events and readathons and update my blog regularly throughout. In particular I’m looking out for Bout of Books and Reader’s Imbibing Peril. I’d also like to find more readathon events to participate in.
  • Read a variety of genres, but continue indulging my love of Fantasy/Dystopia/Post Apocalypse stories.
  • Particular authors…

    Read at least one book by Agatha Christie, perhaps Death on the Nile.
    Read at least one Discworld book by Terry Pratchett.
    Read another book from the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly.
    Read at least one backlist title by Stephen King. I already have copies of Different Seasons, Christine and Misery.

  • Read some Sci-Fi as I haven’t read much at all in this genre. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill and the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers may be my starting point.
  • Try an audio book. Specifically, try one audio book per month, assuming I enjoy my first experience. I might start with The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman.
  • Continue my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress.

Reading Challenges:

The Beat the Backlist Challenge


I want to read 20 books during the year

Possible Books to Read:

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
The Colour of Magic or Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
Different Seasons, Christine or Misery by Stephen King

I also have a further list of potential reads for the year which I’ve included in my Beat the Backlist sign up post.


22 thoughts on “Reading Resolutions 2020

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I hardly ever make goals anymore – probably because I’m so bad at sticking to them. Although, I would like to improve my stats on NG and become a bit more consistent with my comments on other blogs – sometimes I get very behind with everything!
    I highly recommend Sea of Rust.
    Lynn 😀


    • pagesandtea says:

      If I didn’t get so many books from the library I’d probably look into NG but I have such a massive TBR pile already. I’ve had Sea of Rust on that pile for ages now, so maybe this will be the time I finally read it 😀


  2. Ayunda says:

    Best of luck this year! I’ve always loved Bout of Books, I think they will have another one soon and I’m considering participating, especially since we’re all stuck at home anyway 😉


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