My Reader Goals 2020

I set up an ambitious goal last year: to read 52 books. It’s about a book per week. I made it in the end but I gotta say that reading the Saga graphic novel series helped a lot in terms of numbers!

I ended up reading 57 books in 2019, which was awesome!

Anyway, for 2020 I’m repeating the same goal: 52 books. I don’t want to be too ambitious because I know the amount of time available I have to read and I know it’s not getting any better in 2020.

I will work with the time I have available and I already have 33 books loaded into my Kindle. That means, I already own these books. It’s a virtual pile of books.

A partial glimpse at the “book pile” waiting for me in 2020

My reader goals for 2020 will be simple:

  1. Read the books I already own. These will be my priority.
  2. Read selected books from the Ottawa Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club (I will pick which books I want to invest in).
  3. Continue with series that I know I enjoy (The Expanse, for example).
  4. And pick some books about technology that’s been on radar lately.

List of Books I already own (#1 priority):

  1. The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less eBook: Christine Carter Phd
  2. Sword of Destiny: Andrzej Sapkowski, David A French
  3. Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by B.J. Fogg
  4. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  5. Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  6. Blood of Elves (Witcher, #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  7. Time of Contempt (The Witcher, #4) by Andrzej Sapkowski
  8. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich
  9. The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
  10. Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2) by Meljean Brook
  11. The Pride of Lions (Highlands, #1) by Marsha Canham
  12. The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
  13. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers
  14. Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey
  15. Extend Your Mind: Praxis Volume 2 by Tiago Forte
  16. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis s
  17. The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World by Jenn Granneman
  18. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  19. The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
  20. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  21. The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War, #2) by John Scalzi
  22. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  23. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  24. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  25. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
  26. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
  27. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, #1) by John Scalzi
  28. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day
  29. How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
  30. Dopamine by Mikhail Voloshin
  31. Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) by Tamsyn Muir
  32. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein
  33. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer, Emerson Brooking

Books I want to buy and read in 2020:

(mostly related to technology/digital information)

  1. Surveillance Capitalism – Shoshana Zuboff
  2. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton
  3. A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind by David J. Helfand
  4. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  5. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking

#2020

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