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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Please leave recommendations for either of my picks, for new entries or for plain enjoyment. I’d love to see them.
- 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.
- 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
- A book by Isabel Allende – Fortuna’s Daughter
- An Afrofuturist book
- A book about the apocalypse
- A non-fiction book
- A book in Spanish
- A book by a Latin-American author
- A screenplay
- A novella
- A book about a cult
- A book by a female author
- A book by a queer author
- A children’s book
- A book about animal training (cause I have a pup and I would love to learn more)
- A book written by Octavia Butler
- A young adult book
- A book by Jane Austen
- A book written by an author unknown to me
- A romance novel (so scared of that one)
- A book well known in a different country but not mine (I’m from Germany)
- A book published this year
2020 Reading List – Short story picks
- A story about a mysterious town
- A story about the unknow
- A story written by an amateur author (p.e. on tumblr, wattpad, etc)
- A short story about an animal
- A short story with a twist
2020 Reading List – Article Picks
- A scientific paper
- An article related to my studies
- An article completely unrelated to my studies
- An article from before 2000
- 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.
Please feel free to join, send your recs, etc and check out my social media (you can also contact me there!)