Let’s be honest. Between work and motherhood, I hardly have much time to read. But I want to change that. We are nearly halfway through October, of the Covid-19 year. We are only two months away from 2021 (I wonder what 2021 will bring). I don’t want these last two months to be in vain. I want to read more books. I want to indulge myself in the literary world. I want to delve deep, head first, into a pool of words and imagination. I want to be wake up with the page of a book stuck to my cheek.
But, I think I have the solution!
Recently, I read about a 20 Books for Christmas 2020 book challenge over on The Spoonie Mommy. The challenge was originally created by Tea and Cake for the Soul. The challenge is actually for 20 books. But I’m going to adapt it to my lifestyle and what I think could be realistic for me. I will set my sights low, and read only ten books. Depending on progress, I may update this post, or add a part two a month or so from today.
My To-Read List for 2020
1–The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult
Because Picoult is my favorite writer.
2–The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Christy Lefteri
See also: Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
One of my recent finds at my local library.
3–Meg & Jo, by Virginia Kantra
Another find at the library.
4–The Opposite of Fate, by Alison McGhee
Yet another book I picked up at the library recently.
5–Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano
A book that I have on request at the library. There is a long line ahead of me, so we will see if I’m able to snag a copy before the end of 2020.
6–Separation Anxiety, by Laura Zigman
7–Someone Knows, by Lisa Scottoline
I have read a few books by Scottoline, so I am excited to read another one of hers.
8–Circe, by Madeline Miller
9–The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris
10–The Two Lives of Lydia Bird, by Josie Silver
Now, these last three will be filled in as the weeks progress. Sometimes I do like to go to the library and grab what looks good. I’m hoping that will be the case for #7-#10. But if you have a suggestion, then please do let me know in the comments below. I just may add it to my list.
What books are you currently reading, or do you plan to read?