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My Year in Books: 2020

my year in books

It’s that time of year again! Goodreads has posted our yearly reading stats so I thought it would be fun to share some of mine here and see how you guys all spent your year in books as well! πŸ˜€ With not a whole lot of December left to go, I’ve read 29 books/graphic novels so far this year. (My goal was 25.)

The shortest book I read was Clive Barker’s The Forbidden, at just 51 pages.


The longest book I completed was Mira Grant’s Symbiont, at 608 pages.


The most popular book I read was when I re-read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with Cupcakes & Machetes for a Buddy Read.


I think for the last homestretch of the year I’d like to focus on finishing the books I’ve already started but have yet to finish because I keep getting distracted (purely due to my own attention span and/or current reading funk).

I read some really interesting nonfiction this year that spanned topics like the Donner Party, the daily lives of people in North Korea, and all the ways the Amazon Rainforest wants to kill you.




Overall I enjoyed most of what I read this year with only a couple books that I’d consider disappointing along the way. With the pandemic bringing our book club to a halt this year I mostly just stuck to my usual go-to genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror with a dash of poetry and nonfiction thrown in to mix it up a bit. πŸ˜‰

What has your year in books been like during 2020? Any favorite books you read you think I should add to my TBR Mountain?

11 thoughts on “My Year in Books: 2020

  1. I definitely should have kept tabs on what I’ve been reading this year. I did read Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation and Deathless Divide, and for the life of me I can’t remember if it was on your blog that I first ran into them – if so, then thanks! On the non-fiction side I’m currently finishing “Blackbeard: The Hunt for the World’s Most Notorious Pirate”, which is interesting and entertaining enough, but nothing groundbreaking.

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    1. That’s awesome! πŸ˜€ It may very well have been here on my blog. I started reading it but then got side-tracked for a while and still need to finish it, actually! D: The book itself was great so far, it’s just me and my attention span. I’m so glad you enjoyed it though! I’m looking forward to finishing it some time in the new year for sure, along with the sequel. Happy Reading to you in the New Year! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks! πŸ˜€
      Haha I feel your pain, I’ve nodded off before while reading and it tends to hurt since when I’m tired I usually lay flat on my back and hold the book up above me, resulting in it falling right onto my face when I start to fall asleep. πŸ˜›

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  2. I think the two books at the top of my reading list for 2020 were Dune and Warbreaker. Of the two, I think you would enjoy Warbreaker more. πŸ™‚
    It’s coming to that time of the year (the first quarter of the new year) when we pick up the next book in our buddy reread of Harry Potter. πŸ˜€

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  3. I wound up sampling and immediately purchases two books one week because they just smacked me in the face with their awesomeness: T. Kingfisher’s “The Twisted Ones” and Mark Ruff’s (the author of “Lovecraft Country,” which I didn’t realize until I was like halfway through it) “Bad Monkeys.” Kingfisher’s book was slightly better to me just because the end of “Bad Monkeys” was a little under par, but they were both absolutely amazing. If you want a post-apocalyptic romance with the snarkiest and most bad ass MC ever “Pestilence” is freaking choice. I never laughed so hard because it is PEAK 2020 aesthetic, and not just because of the title.

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    1. Oooh, who is the author of Pestilence? I want to add that to my TBR List for sure! πŸ˜€
      I really want to read some work by the Lovecraft Country author because that show was AMAZING so thanks for the suggestions!

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      1. Lauren Thalassa! I think I have some other stuff by her on my TBR list, too. I’ve been working on my year end book reading summary, so I’ll be talking about it a lot more.

        Omg Bad Monkeys was amazing, and I want to read Lovecraft Country now, too.

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