Books I Want to Read by 2020

Book Bucket List

We’re all about goals and this year, I’m determined to read these books before the year ends!

Recursion by Blake Crouch


I’ve read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and I was blown away by his story. I’m looking forward to reading Recursion as I’ve read nothing but good reviews about it!

Read more about Recursion.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Patron Saints of Nothing

Written by a Filipino-American about the ongoing drug war in my home country, it’s a no-brainer that I need to pick this one up.

Read more about Patron Saints of Nothing.

What Editors Do by Peter Ginna

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Peter Ginna was a guest speaker and resource faculty at the Columbia Publishing Course and I’m really interested in what he has to say in his book.

Read more about What Editors Do.

Obsidio by Ami Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

I’ve had a hard copy of this book for ages but I’m really intimidated by the sheer size of the book. I’m committing myself to either reading the physical or listening to the audiobook.

Read more about Obsidio.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Opposite of Always

The premise of the story sounds really similar to The Love That Split the World, a book I dearly love, so I think this title would be a good read for me.

Read more about Opposite of Always.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Another title I have a copy of. Its pages are already turning yellow due to my neglect. I’ll pick you up, soon.

Read more about The Raven Boys.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

This Is How You Lose the Time War

A personal recommendation from one of the speakers at the Columbia Publishing Course, I’m looking forward to reading about inter-dimensional correspondence.

Read more about This is How You Lost the Time War.

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, #1)

Debut author Amanda Joy is getting me excited for her novel A River of Royal Blood inspired by North African stories!

Read more about A River of Royal Blood.

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

Of course, we all heard about this book being published early and no one is complaining. I’m practically vibrating from anticipation about reading the conclusion to Jude and Cardan’s story.

Read more about The Queen of Nothing.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

As a late reader, I never got to experience reading Percy Jackson while I was a pre-teen. I always felt like I was too old to read this series but this year I’m going to give it a go and see if the movies are truly a bad representation of the book (I know that it is, I just want to see how badly the film butchered the book.)

Read more about The Lightning Thief.

What are your remaining reading goals for the year?
Share them in the comments!

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