2020: A Reading Preview

Last December, I gave a preview of what books I hoped to read in the coming year and other reading-related goals. Looking back, I did pretty well in going after those goals.

In 2019, I pushed my genre habits a little bit further with mysteries like The Silent Patient and historical fiction like the Poldark series. For 2020, I’d like to see my genres continue to expand, though I don’t have any specific books in mind yet. I’m game for more historical fiction (will I finally get to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society?), and I think I’d like to try something with a touch of magical realism.

2020 also looks to be a big year for trilogies. I’ve got the final entries in Marissa Meyer’s Renegades trilogy, Jodi Meadows’s Fallen Isles trilogyand Chani Lynn Feener’s Xenith trilogy all at the top of my to-read stack.



I’m also looking to make time for The Kingdom of Copper, the second entry in S.A. Chakraborty’s Daevabad trilogy, so that maybe by the time the third and final book, The Empire of Gold, comes out in the summer, I’ll be ready for it.

2019 did not turn out to be the year of the mermaid for me like I thought it might, but Alexandra Christo’s To Kill a Kingdom is still waiting patiently on my list, now joined by Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth, so it could still happen in 2020.



Also floating around my top ten is House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, alongside Isaac Marion’s The Burning Worldwhich I’d really like to get to this year because it’s been sitting in roughly the same spot on my list for quite some time now and I’m starting to feel bad.

What about anybody else out there? What are your reading goals for 2020? What books do you hope to get to in the next 52 weeks or so? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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