How’s 2020 been for you so far? For me, it’s been disappointing in some areas. I haven’t been writing at all this month. A printout of the first three chapters of my novel has been sitting at the bottom of my bag for weeks, untouched and unedited. To be fair, that’s partly because I loathe editing but mostly because of legal revision and exams taking up all my time. But my exams are now over so now I have no excuse not to grit my teeth and do some editing.
One area that is certainly not disappointing was reading. I’m ahead in my Goodreads reading challenge and have fulfilled both my New Year’s Resolutions for the month. I bought Cape May from my local bookshop (shame that turned out to be my least favourite book of the month) and borrowed Pyramids from my local library (which turned out to be one of my favourites of the month). I then did one better and borrowed three more books that I intend to read next month. I’m not counting those as February library books though. Only books borrowed during the month will do.
How are you finding 2020? Have you kept to your reading resolutions? Let me know in the comments!
I’m so ahead with my Goodreads challenge and reviews that I have time to take on two big books at once. Namely:
City of Brass by S A Chakrobaty 🎧 – 46%
- Rob Roy by Walter Scott 📖 – 22%
New Acquaintances (New Reads)
Twas the Night Shift Before Christmas by Adam Kay 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Evelina by Frances Burney 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Cape Map by Chip Cheek 📖 ⭐️
- Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Pyramids by Terry Pratchett 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 📖 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Old Friends (Re-Reads)
- The Red Threads of Fortune by J Y Yang (for GirlXOXO Monthly Motifs reading challenge and because I loved the Black Tides of Heaven)
- Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth (for Foxes and Fairy Tales’ Classic Women Reading Challenge. I was going to read something else but I changed my mind because Castle Rackrent is easier to find)
- Snuff by Terry Pratchett (for Turtle Recall. I had intended to read the books in publication order but this was available in my local library so
- Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman (another library book)
- Underrated Female Heroes Tag (tagged by the lovely Sweaters and Raindrops)
- The Wanderlust Book Tag (tagged by the amazing Orangutan Librarian)
I hope to see you again very soon in 2020.