2020 Nightstand

I'm going back to reading whatever I'm in the mood for on any particular day.  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. 

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*  


52 Books Bingo 
Alphabet Soup 
Agatha Christie 
All about Eve 
Answer me this - writing craft and other non fiction  (3)
Chunky and Dusty 
Clocks and Corsets (Steampunk)  (1)
Dragons and other fantastical Creatures  (3)
Fantasy  (3)
Feed My Muse (1)
Love and Mystery
Mood  (3)
Noble Prize Winners 
Revisit Old Friends
Science Fiction (Mind Voyage) (5)
Step into the Past (Historical Fiction)
Well Educated Mind 

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


A Lesson in Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery)

A Share in Death - Deborah Crombie (#1 Duncan Kincaid, LOF-March) 
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 
Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs (#1 Hurog duology, Dragons)
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)
Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan (#11 WOT - Epic Fantasy)
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 Fiction, LOF - 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 Series:

Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan (#11 Wheel of Time)

The Gathering Storm #12
Towers of Midnight #13

Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart (#1 Arthurian Saga, LOF)

Hollow Hills 
Last Enchantment

Hobbit - J.R.Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)
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 / Field Guide to Writing Flash Non Fiction
The Year of Writing Dangerously - Barbara Abercrombie
Reading Like a Writer - Francine Prose 
The Wave in the Mind - Ursula Le Guin

E Books

A Madness of Sunshine - Nalini Singh (LOF - August)
A Trace of Cooper - Anne Renwick (#1 Elemental tale - Steampunk)
All Souls Trilogy - Deborah Harkness (Fantasy or Love and Mystery)
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 Holmes - Steampunk)
Devil's Advocate - Morris West (Religious Fiction)
Eve - Anna Carey (Apocalyptic - All about Eve)
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire (#1Wayward children, fantasy)
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)
My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk (Historical Fiction)
Priory of the Orange Tree - Samantha Shannon (Dragons)
Second Chance - Jodi Taylor (#3 Chronicles of St Mary (Science Fiction/Time Travel)
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)
Time Machine - H.G. Wells (Science Fiction/time travel)

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