Reading is one of my favourite hobbies and it’s something that I’ve been making more time for over the past few years.
I made a couple of reading goals for myself this time last year so I thought I’d try it again and see how it goes. Considering I’m going on a no buy in 2020, I’m going to have a lot more time for reading so I want to get a lot done.
That includes a mixture of new titles and old favourites that I normally wouldn’t make time for.
Without further ado, here are the five books that I want to reread in 2020:
1. BODY POSITIVE POWER: MEGAN JAYNE CRABBE
Megan, aka BodyPosiPanda, has changed my life since I discovered her a few years ago. I’ve talked about the impact her book had on me when I first read it because it was such a life-changing moment for me. I think I first read this book in 2018 so it’s definitely time for a reread.
2019 may have been the best year yet for my own body positivity, but I know that I still have a long way to go. And what’s a better way of improving your life and outlook then learning from one of the best?
2. WUTHERING HEIGHTS: EMILY BRONTE
Even though I’m not the biggest fan of classics, I have considered this to be one of favourite books since I first read it when I was in sixth form. Even though I hate all of the characters in this world, there is something so beautiful and haunting about Wuthering Heights that I just adore.
It’s been a couple of years since I last read this classic so I want to see whether my opinion has remained the same. I’ve also acquired a spin-off book this year that focuses on Heathcliff so rereading the original is a great way to get myself ready for this one.
3. AM I NORMAL YET?: HOLLY BOURNE
Holly Bourne is one of my all-time favourite authors and I only found her a couple of years ago. Her YA is something I kind of wish I had around when I was younger, but I’m having so much fun with her books in my twenties that I can’t even be mad about it.
This is the first book in her iconic Spinster Club series following three teenage best friends and their issues. Holly is such an honest writer and it kind of feels like she’s peeked inside your head and told the world all of your secrets whenever you pick up one of her books.
I recently managed to pick up the other two books in the series, so I want to do a kind of binge of all three at some point in 2020 – as long as I’m emotionally stable enough!
4. THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A FUCK: SARAH KNIGHT
This is another book I mentioned at the start of 2019 as it had such an impact on me when I first read it. It was one of those books that I felt I needed at the time and I even made notes in the sections that asked for it – which is almost sacrilegious to me.
Not only do I want to reread this book for the brilliantly blunt advice that is within it, but I also want to see the notes I made and how much things have changed since I last read it. I’ll be very disappointed in myself if I don’t see any kind of development.
5. NINETEEN EIGHT-FOUR: GEORGE ORWELL
This classic was one that I had put off reading until a couple of years ago and it really blew my mind. Everything they’re saying about this book is true and I think it’ll be even scarier when I reread it in 2020.
It’s been another upsetting year for politics here in the UK (and everywhere else, I guess) and I don’t see things changing for some time yet. So I think that reading this scarily accurate book about some dodgy governmental behaviour is the best way to treat my anxiety about the future, don’t you?
What do you want to read in 2020?
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