my reading goals for 2020











I have been busy most of Christmas I was lucky to have three days off Xmas Eve to Boxing day. It has given me time with Family my in-laws and there two latest foster kids came Christmas day and Boxing day I traveled to spend it with my dad which was a long day with a hold upon the drive back. I then did two long days work and time has caught up with me I return for two twelve hours shifts tomorrow and new years day. So I will be posting my books of the year after the new year and my first new review in the new year. Anyway, I have never been one for reading goals but as for a second year, I have just missed the 100 reviews in a year I need some motivation.

My first goal is to get to a 1000 reviews on the blog that will be 30 books time I have given myself a deadline of my birthday in the middle of march to get there. I feel this total has loomed in fact in a way that has made me worry about getting there. I felt it would be a let down after that this goal had been reached.

100 reviews in a year this has been my goal for the last few years I have reviewed more than a hundred in other years but since I changed job I struggle to get a good blogging routine in place. I have let my routine slip this last few months after doing thirty posts in a month which I got a routine in place doing the post in advance. I need to be more of a planner in regards to the blog.

I saw that Tony messenger is doing this and it grabbed me as an on running idea and the is reading books from 1980 as it is 40 years since then. I feel this is one I could run with for the next ten years and those early years of me reading novels. There is a couple great books turning 40 years Midnight’s children and in the name of the rose to name two I hope to get half dozen through the year.

Booker international Bingo I hope I get lost of people to join in on this fun twist on shadow jury by getting more bing lines and calls for reading more books. I had planned to read this year’s longlist like last year and wonder what will make the list.

Hopes I hope to add a few more Arabic and African books this year than the last few years.

It has been fun 2019 and I have read a lot of exciting books many thanks for following me over the last year. I hope to bring you more reviews and fun ideas in the coming year. What are your reading plans for the coming year?

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jonathan
    Dec 30, 2019 @ 20:44:54

    I’m going to tackle some chunksters this year…maybe…


  2. TravellinPenguin
    Dec 30, 2019 @ 22:22:54

    I’ve just posted my reading plans on Travellinpenguin. Be sure to keep enjoying your books. I wouldn’t worry about the numbers if I found it stressful. Your reviews are good and you enjoy your books and so do your readers. Looking forward to 2020. Happy New Year.


  3. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Dec 31, 2019 @ 14:17:29

    Good luck with your plans Stu! I’m still pondering mine – read more, read more from the stacks and read more big books possibly – we shall see! 😀


  4. BookerTalk
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 09:07:43

    100 reviews a year is quite a target, one I would find impossible because I take so long to write a review. Good luck with reaching the 1000 target, The idea of reading g books that are 40 years old sounds lik fun…


  5. Emma
    Jan 02, 2020 @ 10:12:05

    Happy reading year, Stu.

    100 reviews per day, what a target!
    I’ll be reading American lit from the West. Should be fun and far away from my everyday life.


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