As I've said, I've decided to stay away from "reading challenges" this year. I still have some ongoing reading projects, including my second round of classics club books, the Patricia Wentworth project, and my Century of Women blog project. I also have a massive tbr, both physical and ebook. 

 

I decided to use my TBR cart to focus my 2020 reading. My plans - subject to change, of course - are to read at least one print book for every two kindle books that I read, selected from the cart. I am free to add a new book to the cart when I remove a book, and there's no requirement that I finish, or even start, a book in which I've lost interest. But there are some books on the cart that I've been looking forward to reading for a long time. Sometimes years!

 

Top tier (from L to R):

 

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Mrs. Ames by E.F. Benson

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

Troubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle

Down Among the Dead Men by Patricia Moyes

Penguin Classics WWII Stories

Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson (a lovely gift from BrokenTune)

Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D.E. Stevenson

The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson

My American by Stella Gibbons

Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh

Tied up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh (a Christmas mystery that I didn't get to this year)

Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh

The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith

Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (buddy read!)

 

Middle tier:

 

Possession by A.S. Byatt

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

The Glass Devil by Helene Turston

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald

Beloved by Toni Morrison (evidence of my Halloween Bingo group read failure)

The Flemish House by George Simenon (oops - I already need to substitute. I've read this one - I know that I have another Maigret I haven't read)

Good Evening, Mrs. Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes

Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple

The Salterton Trilogy by Robertson Davies

Mariana by Monica Dickens

The Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden

An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym

Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Cellars of the Majestic by George Simenon

 

Bottom Tier:

 

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macauley

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Howard's End by E.M. Forster

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

The Raj Quartet by Paul Scott (4 book series)

The Maine Massacre by Janwillem van de Wettering

Westwood by Stella Gibbons

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor

Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym

Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym

 

I'm going to try to remember to post a new picture at the beginning of each month to chart my progress!