Books I Plan to Read in 2020

Technically, I did pretty well on my 2019 reading list, finishing nine of the eleven books on my list. It’s just that it sounds a lot better if you didn’t see the grocery bag of books I schlepped over Christmas break when I finished three of the books on my list during the Octave.

Beyond the list, my 2019 was made up of 172 books (55k pages). I had, to the best of my recollection, three long-haul bookclubs (The Brothers Karamazov, Can You Forgive Her?and St. John Henry Newman’s Loss and Gain: Story of a Convert). And I’m trying to make it to the end of a short-haul bookclub for Jean Danielou’s Prayer as a Political Problem.

But, very happily, a lot of my 2020 reading will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, I Want My Hat Back, and so on, as we prepare to welcome Beatrice Immaculata in the next few weeks. So I’ve tried to cut back (as best I can) for my proposed 2020 reading list.

Let’s see how it goes…

So, now to finish the Danielou* and keep going from there!

* book club scheduled to finish a wee bit after Beatrice’s due date

† Alexi and I wound up picking Sarah for our Sunday spiritual reading, meaning we only read it once a week, and we’ll finish it during 2021.