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“You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” - Michel Onfray
There are many books I wanted to squeeze in 2019 but
couldn't so including them in my 2020 to-be-read (TBR) list was the logical
Also, having this list would keep me on track on how I
was progressing with books I want to read.
With the Cairo International Book Fair launching in
late January and with new books being written, published, and discovered, and
review requests coming in, this list will probably get larger - the bookworm's
dilemma. But for now I'll like to see if I can finish this list in 2020.
here's the list, including fiction and non-fiction.
I've had this book and another by Waines on my TBR
pile for a while, but I don't want to rush them because they're psychological
thrillers and Waines was a psychoanalyst so I want to dive into her books
Another book I planned to read in 2019; this was a
review request that I wanted to dedicate time and energy to. It's about 300
pages long and I wanted to take my time with it as I work on my own fantasy
3.Letters to a
Young Novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa
I originally added this book to my TBR pile in 2018,
but haven't had a chance to start it. I was told that people studying for their
Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) had this Nobel-Prize-winner as part of their syllabi
so I figured I'd read it as well. It's short, about 130 pages, and so far the
index indicates it would be a good read. Will read it in 2020 and let you know.
a Writer, a Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write
by Francine Prose
Another book that I was told was part of the MFA
program and that I included in my TBR pile. The book title is catchy and while
I've been critiquing books for some time (You can see that on my Book Reviews page),
I'm curious what and how others look at it.
With these types of books and with
book reviews, it is likely there'll be parts I agree with and others that I
don't. But I won't pass judgement yet.
Habits by James Clear
I've heard a great deal about this book and I found
that my cousin, whose Kindle account we share, had downloaded it. Atomic
Habits moved from my I'm-considering-this-book-but-won't-add-it-yet pile to
my ever-growing TBR pile :D
So, will see what the hype is about.
Doyle Cozy Mystery) by Kirsten Weiss
I love reading Kirsten Weiss' books, in fact I've
already reviewed several of her works. But this one is a paranormal cozy
mystery so I couldn't pass the opportunity when I downloaded it free (it was on
sale for subscribers to Weiss' newsletter).
I have several other books by Weiss on my TBR pile,
but I'll focus on this one first.
Last but not least, I interviewed Kirsten in October
2019. Here's our interview.
Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business by Frances Frei & Anne Morriss
Another book I found on the shared Kindle account but
one with a really cool and quirky cover. Also, as I delve into non-fiction,
business development, and marketing, I feel this book would be great to read,
review, learn from, and perhaps write about.
the Paris Climate Agreement Goals
One of the things I've developed an interest in over
the course of 2019 was green technology and renewable energy. Something I plan to write and blog more about via LinkedIn (and my upcoming freelancer writer's
by Marc Remus
The last book in the middle-grade Magora series by
author and artist Marc Remus, the most-likely-epic conclusion to this amazingly
artistic and magical series.
I'm super excited about this. In 2018, I read the
first 4 books in the series, this year I read the 5th and as far as
I know the 6th book will be released in 2020. Remus will tie up all
the loose ends, Holly will come face to face with the Duke of Cuspidor and
hopefully all the questions from previous books will be answered.
And these are just the books I already
have planned, aside from the requests that keep coming in and books I pick up
as part of a book club I joined. :D
In 2019, I published a post titled Why I Fear Reading Self-Help Books, but since then I've not only overcome this fear but
have developed an appetite for non-fiction, seeking as much knowledge as I can.
As much as I can, I'll be publishing book reviews for
all of the above-mentioned books. If you've read any of them or plan to read
them, let me know, and we can do a short talk or we can compare notes
(especially for the non-fiction books).