2020 Book Priorities

Every year, I begin with a list of books that will be top priority over the next twelve months. This list is pulled from multiple sources:

  • anticipated new releases
  • unread books from my shelves
  • backlogged audio queue
  • Goodreads TBR and “to-investigate” lists
  • books on my library hold list

There’s usually about two dozen books on my priorities list, and throughout the year, I try to either read or cull them all. (Or, in case of changed release dates, forward them into the next year.) In 2020, my list sits at twenty books, some of which may not even release this year.  These are the books I absolutely want to get to this year, assuming they publish. Starred books are guaranteed reads.

  1. Whispers of Shadow and Flame – L. Penelope
  2. Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi
  3. An Enemy of the People – Henrik Ibsen
  4. Northanger Abbey (Audible adaptation) – Jane Austen
  5. Depression Hates a Moving Target – Nita Sweeney
  6. There Will Come a Darkness – Katy Rose Pool
  7. The Family Upstairs – Lisa Jewell
  8. The Hand on the Wall – Maureen Johnson (Jan)*
  9. Run to the Finish – Amanda Brooks (Mar)
  10. Shorefall – Robert Jackson Bennett (Apr)
  11. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins (May)
  12. I’d Give Anything – Marisa de los Santos (May)
  13. The Heart Principle – Helen Hoang (May? Possibly May 2021…)
  14. The Lantern Men – Elly Griffiths (June)*
  15. Bridge of Souls – Victoria Schwab (Sept)*
  16. Stormlight #4 – Brandon Sanderson (Nov)*
  17. Lady Sherlock #5 – Sherry Thomas (TBD)*
  18. dreamer #2 – Maggie Stiefvater (Nov)*
  19. Nikolai duology #2 – Leigh Bardugo (TBD)
  20. Any Way the Wind Blows – Rainbow Rowell (maybe? a girl can dream)

That’s one good-looking list! Can’t wait to read them all! Any that you can recommend in particular?

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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