1) How was your 2019 reading? Did you read the things you wanted to? Did you like the things you read? Anything in particular you would recommend or want to share from your reading?

2) Any reading goals or hopes for 2020? New things coming out that are already on your list? Topics you want to explore?

1) I liked most of what I read in 2019, though I didn't finish all of the things I meant to. I hit my goal of 50 books read but there's a *lot* of "currently reading" ones, including some I started in January.

Joining book clubs was a good idea, even when I couldn't finish the books. It introduced me to things I wouldn't have read otherwise that I really enjoyed, and cut past that "but I can't start this new book until I finish the last one!!" bullshit I have. New month, new book!

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I can get caught up in imaginary rules and used to feel weirdly guilty about starting a new book till I've finished the last ones. Realizing I can have a long current reading list and just *come back to things* made it a lot easier to keep reading and make it fun again.

My faves are mostly comics and I have way too much to say about them. I'll probably have to do a blog post in early 2020. :)

Top rec is"Die" by Kieron Gillen, though it's not an easy or straight-forward read.

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(Question 2: 2020 book goals)

More book club books! Maybe I'll even finish more of them, but no pressure!

I want to read more diverse authors and more non-fiction. I'm aiming for 1 non-fiction book per month. Topics: social justice, communism/socialism, religion.

"Return of the Thief" comes out in August and I am sooooo excited. I don't pre-order things but I'm thinking about it.

One thing I want to add in 2020 is talking more about what I'm reading.

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