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Bonne année 2020 and reading plans

January 1, 2020 28 comments

Happy 2020! As we say in French, Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!

I wish you, your family and friends a Happy New Year 2020. I hope it’ll bring joy and that you’ll be healthy. With joy and health covered, what more can we ask?

We’re starting a new decade and isn’t that great, we get to be in our twenties again!

Thanks again for reading my billets in 2019 and I hope we’ll have a great 2020 reading year together. I’m always grateful for your time, for the engaging discussions and literary finds.

So, what are my 2020 Bookish and Reading Plans?

First of all, 2020 will be Book around the Corner’s 10th anniversary. It’s been an amazing decade of connecting with new people, meeting them in real life sometimes and discovering a lot of new writers. I’m thinking about doing a London Literary Escapade to celebrate, I’ll see if I can organize something.

Then I’ll be reading my Book Club selection for the year. Since I’m going to Montana and Wyoming in the summer, expect a lot of books set in this area or by writers who live there. I’m also doing a readalong with my sister-in-law (Hi, S.!). We have chosen:

  • Keep the Change by Thomas McGuane
  • The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage
  • The Wrong Case by James Crumley
  • The Book of Yaak by Rick Bass
  • Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
  • The Lost Get-Back Boogie by James Lee Burke
  • Cathedral by Raymond Carver
  • Death and the Good Life by Richard Hugo

I hope there won’t be too much trout stuff in these books after my fly-fishing 2019.

And, last but not least, there’s the pesky TBR. This is a never ending story, tattooed in my Excel spreadsheet and on my ankle. I have already bought all the books I need for my book club and the aforementioned readalong. I’m all set. I will read mostly from my TBR this year and will avoid buying books.

But! I already declare two moratoria, one during the Bron book festival and the other during Quais du Polar. (3-5 April 2020, time to buy your plane tickets if you plan to come!) Without this, I’ll break my promise in March. 🙂

I’m sure I’ll have a great reading year and I’m looking forward to it.

This year, I should have more free time to read your posts and follow your reading journeys. Book bloggers are a wonderful community and I always wish for more time to explore what others are up to. In 2019, I participated to several bookish events, like Indigenous Week at Lisa’s, Japanese Literature Challenge at Belleza’s, Spanish & Portuguese Lit Month at Stu’s, German Lit Month at Caroline’s and Lizzy’s, Australia Reading Month at Brona’s. I’ll do my best to do it again.

I wish you again a Happy New Year, full of exciting reading plans and bookish events. Let’s enjoy our literary ride together and forget about this:

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