I’ve always loved to read. Ask my mom. My obsession was so intense that I used to try and read in the dark when I was supposed to be sleeping. Of course, back then, my books of choice were everything The Baby Sitters Club…man those were the days!

Over the years, I’ve evolved in my reading preferences. Now, I love everything from self-help/personal development to suspense to romance to historical fiction…and the list goes on. If my 2019 reading list reveals anything at all, it’s that my book choices don’t follow any real pattern. I just go by what I’m feeling at the time and try to find something that fits my mood and needs (re: toddler development books. HAHA!).

With that being said, let’s talk about 2019. I set a goal back in January to read 12 books over the course of the year, and I’m happy to report that I met it! No more, no less. And while I’m happy with how much and what I read, I know I can do better. That crazy, read-in-the-dark Par is still inside of me wanting to devour books left and right. And she’s making a comeback in 2020.

Soooo…in 2020, I plan to read 20 BOOKS! That’s eight more than this year, but it’s still not a ton. Little by little, people!

And I’m officially a City of Chicago public library card holder, so hopefully the means I’ll be able to access more great books! SO EXCITED!

Here’s my 2019 list of what I read…

Clickable links for easy access

  1. No Bad Kids*
  2. Becoming*
  3. One Day in December
  4. An American Marriage
  5. I’m Judging You
  6. Searching for Sylvie Lee*
  7. I’ll Never Tell*
  8. How Toddlers Thrive*
  9. Things You Save in a Fire
  10. American Royals*
  11. The Tattooist of Auschwitz*
  12. The Resilience Drive*

*personal favorites

And as always, I’ll continue to share book reviews over on my Instagram page. Follow me! And don’t forget to share your favorite reads with me at any time. I’m always looking for suggestions from fellow book worms!

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By Parita

4 thoughts on “2019 Reading List + 2020 Reading Goal”
  1. Yay for meeting your goal! That’s a great reading list from the year; many of the titles are on my to read list.

    Best wishes with the 2020 goal. It’s awesome that you decided on an achievable increment, instead of some pie in the sky number. I lean on some reading challenges & my library winter and summer readathons to help push me to explore new books and reach my goals. Public libraries are such treasures! (And now you can download the libby / overstack app to access books & audio books anytime 😁).

    Happy reading fellow bookworm!

    1. Thank you! I feel like 20 is achievable…we shall see! Public libraries are the best…I can’t wait to explore mine some more! Happy reading!

  2. I used to love reading and read all sorts of books but the past three years since becoming a mom… I have stopped. But your post today is very inspiring and I want to be that girl again too! So I am going to read these books! Baby steps! 🙂

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