2020 Reading Plans





I'm going back to reading whatever I'm in the mood for on any particular day. I'm also going to Feed My Muse as much as possible in order get back to writing regularly.  My physical shelves reflect my various moods over the years which have segued from science fiction and fantasy to historical fiction to mystery and romances, which means I have a wide variety to which to choose.  I'm bound and determined to read from my teetering tbr stack, both physical and ebook wise. Although I'll make room for new releases from my favorite authors of course and books that arise from the various 52 Books optional challenges. 

Since we are entering the year 2020, I going to play with several categories and mix it up a bit and do a 20/20 challenge. I plan to read 10 books in two categories and either 4 books in 5 categories or visa versa.


10 x 2 plus 4 x 5 = 20/20

Yes, I realize for those who are mathematically minded, this doesn't compute, but reading is all about suspending disbelief, so we'll ignore that little fact for the moment.  *Grin*  


Categories



All about Eve  

Answer me this (writing craft and other non fiction)
Clocks and Corsets (Steampunk)
Dragons and other fantastical Creatures
Ladies of Fiction
Love and Mystery 
Mood
Out of this world (Fantasy/Science Fiction)
Revisit Old Friends
Step into the Past (Historical Fiction)



Listed below are just a few books on my shelves I want to read this year. 



Physical 

A Lesson in Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery)

Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon (Historical Fiction)
Boneshaker - Cheri Priest (LOF - 1879 Seattle steampunk)
Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman (#3 Invisible Library - Fantasy)
Devlin Diary - Christie Phillips (17th/21st Century England - Historical Fiction)
Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino (#1 Galileo International, asia mystery 
Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye  (historical india, LOF - July)
the Fifth Season - N.K. Jemison  (Fantasy, LOF - June)
The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan (#12 WOT series - Epic Fantasy)
Green Mile - Stephen King (Thriller)
Hollow Man - Dan Simmons (dark fantasy)
Intensity - Dean Koontz  (Thriller)
the Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick  (12th Century England - Historical Fiction)
Oil and Marble - Stephanie Storey (16th Century Italy  - Historical Fiction)
Queen Hereafter - Susan Fraser King (11th Century Scotland - Historical Fiction)
Running Blind - Lee Child (#4 Jack Reacher - Thriller)
Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunant (1570 Italy,  Historical FictionLOF - Sept)
Snow Queen - Joan Vinge (Fantasy)
This Census Taker - China Mieville (Fantasy)
the Three Body Problem - Cixin Lui (Science Fiction Chinese - Asia)
When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Fiction, LOF - May)


Fantasy reads and rereads


Heralds of Valdemar Series by Mercedes Lackey
Arrows of the Queen 
Arrow's Flight 
Arrow's Fall 

Arthurian Saga - Mary Stewart 
Crystal Cave 
Hollow Hills 
Last Enchantment

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman - Dragonlance Chronicles

Dragons of Autumn Twilight 
Dragons of Winter Night 
Dragons of Spring 

Lord of the Rings - J.R. Tolkein

Hobbit 
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King


Non Fiction Books


52 Lists Project- Moorea Seal

Crafting the Personal Essay - Dinty Moore
Just Write- James Scott Bell
Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction - Edited by Tara Marsh
the Year of Writing Dangerously - Barbara Abercrombie


E Books


A Share in Death - Deborah Crombie (#1 Duncan Kincaid, LOF-March
A Madness of Sunshine - Nalini Singh (LOF - August)
A Trace of Cooper - Anne Renwick (#1 Elemental tale - Steampunk)
Atomic Sea - Jack Connor (Dragons, etc)
Boundary Born - Melissa Olson (# 3 Boundary Magic -  Paranormal)
Boundary Broken - Melissa Olson (#4 Boundary Magic
Brewed Awakening - Cleo Coyle (#18 Coffee House Mystery)
Clockwork Scarab - Colleen Gleason (#1 Stokes and Homes - Steampunk)
Devil's Advocate - Morris West (Religious Fiction)
Eve - Anna Carey (Apocalyptic - All about Eve)
Fortune's Fool - Angela Board (Historical Fantasy)
Frozen Ground - Debra Web (#1 Storm watch series - mystery)
Grit - Elizabeth Hunter (LOF - April)
In the House of Brede - Rumer Godden (LOF - December)
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimito (LOF - Jan)
Let it Shine - Alyssa Cole (Multicultural Romance)
Priory of the Orange Tree - Samantha Shannon (Dragons)
Sins of the Angels - Lydia Hawke (Thriller)
Snow Angel - Jayne Fresina (Victorian or romance)
Tea with a Black Dragon - R.A. Macavoy (Dragons, etc)
Ten Thousand Doors of January - Alix Harrow (Fantasy)
The Golden Spider - Anne Renwick (#1 Elemental Chronicles - Steampunk)
The Pirate - Jayne Ann Krentz  (Romance, LOF - October)
The Unkindest Tide - Seanan McGuire (#13 October Daye - Paranormal)

1 comment:

  1. I'm particularly interested in your list of non-fiction books. You have a lot of great books to read this year!

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