Beyond tracking the release date of a few books I’ve been obsessing over, I’ve never been one to give much forethought to the books I read each year. If an interesting books comes across my radar, I take an interest, but I’ve never really planned what I read.
As the end of 2019 quickly approached, I saw more and more “best of” book lists, and after seeing Bud Smith’s, I had the thought that perhaps I should change things up a bit this year, because—hey! A lot happened in 2019 and I’m all about doing things differently in 2020. Making better choices. Not wasting time on people or things that do not serve me well—and that includes reading. There are far too many incredible books to be read to waste my time on words I’m not in love with.
So. I’m noodling around with the idea of creating a 2020 TBR list: a curated list of books I’d like to read this year. This is not to say that I have to stick to this list—because I already know I won’t—but I’m a planner and I like the idea of a jumping off point.
On my list so far:
- Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption — Daniel Jones
- Followers — Megan Angelo
- Grand Union — Zadie Smith
- The Nightingale — Kristin Hannah
- Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies — Tara Schuster
- Such A Fun Age — Penny Reid
- Regretting You — Colleen Hoover
- Dear Edward — Ann Napolitano
Now I have to ask: