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2020 Reading List

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A while ago I updated this sweet little site of mine with reading, watching and currently playing lists respectively. I did so quickly and I did so in an attempt to give this blog more shape and to get a better connection to everyone who may stumble upon it.
Well, I felt inspiration strike this morning and I want to do this a little differently, now: Instead of adding specific titles to the list I’m gonna go more by concept and ideas and general categorizations. This way I hope to expand my horizons a little bit.
The world of media is huge and plentiful and there may be books I’ve never heard of before. I may only find them by opening myself up to broader options. It may also help me get some recommendations by people who are more familiar with the things I have not yet discovered.
So: Here’s my new and improved reading list for 2020 and some rules you may or may not want to follow but that would make this more of a challenge.


  1. If you feel like it, feel free to join in or create your own list. I remember these sort of monthly challenges from my time as a book blogger and I thought it would be a nice idea.
  2. I try and keep this list updated by what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and the links to the posts regarding the pieces I’ve read. I may also add or remove entries as inspiration strikes.
  3. Entries shouldn’t double. P.e. I wanna read a book by Isabel Allende, one in Spanish and one by a Latin-American author: I can read three books by Isabel Allende to fulfill this but I cannot put down the same book for all three.
  4. There used to be scoring systems for these sorts of things to track your success and compete with others. This isn’t really set-up as a competition. You can however track your success however you want and I would love for you to share your reads with me!
  5. Please leave recommendations for either of my picks, for new entries or for plain enjoyment. I’d love to see them.
  6. You obviously have to finish the whole book for it to be considered read. You don’t have to read your way through the entire series, though.
  7. Not sure about what I’m gonna do with things I quit – which happens quite often – but I may open a list of rejects below or make a new post at the end of the year with a total and some sort of resumee.

2020 Reading List – Book Picks

  1. A book by Isabel Allende – Fortuna’s Daughter on it
  2. An Afrofuturist book
  3. A book about the apocalypse
  4. A non-fiction book
  5. A book in Spanish
  6. A book by a Latin-American author
  7. A screenplay
  8. A novella
  9. A book about a cult
  10. A book by a female author
  11. A book by a queer author
  12. A children’s book
  13. A book about animal training (cause I have a pup and I would love to learn more)
  14. A book written by Octavia Butler
  15. A young adult book
  16. A book by Jane Austen
  17. A book written by an author unknown to me
  18. A romance novel (so scared of that one)
  19. A book well known in a different country but not mine (I’m from Germany)
  20. A book published this year

2020 Reading List – Short story picks

  1. A story about a mysterious town
  2. A story about the unknow
  3. A story written by an amateur author (p.e. on tumblr, wattpad, etc)
  4. A short story about an animal
  5. A short story with a twist

2020 Reading List – Article Picks

  1. A scientific paper
  2. An article related to my studies
  3. An article completely unrelated to my studies
  4. An article from before 2000
  5. A satirical or “fake news” article

So … these are my contenders for my 2020 reading list. I know I’ve started this one a little late into the year but it felt like to good of an idea to put it off for 9 months.
Like many people in these trying times I am currently stuck at home so this might be a nice idea to keep my mental sanity up.
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