2020 reading wrap-up

Today I’m sharing a quick summary of what I read this year! Here’s my 2020 reading wrap-up.

loved doing all the math to figure out all my reading stats this year.  This year, I read more than I normally do, surpassing my reading goal by 12 whole books.  I wanted to read one book a week this year and am so happy that I went beyond that!
 
Something I’m curious about: if y’all go above your reading goals, do you bump up your goal or keep it the same?
 
As you’ll see in my different ratings this year, the books I read were pretty split.  I either loved them and gave them five stars or was really eh.  Lots of five stars and three stars going on here with only one DNF.
 
Here’s some more data on my reading year…

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books read: 64
 
total pages: 20,754
 
average book length: 324 pages
 
average rating: 4.2/5

five star reads…

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Beowulf by unknown

you might like… my 2020 top 10 (the best books I read this year)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Colossus by Sylvia Plath
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
In the Months of My Son’s Recovery by Kate Daniels
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

you might like… books about books (6 reads for literature lovers)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
River Hymns by Tyree Daye
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

you might like… popular books I haven’t read and probably won’t read (unpopular opinions)

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavendar by Leslye Walton
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Thrall by Natasha Tretheway
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

four star reads…

Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Anna K by Jenny Lee
Break your glass slippers by Amanda Lovelace
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman et al.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout et al.
The Merciless by Danielle Vega

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
What the Other Three Don’t Know by Spencer Hyde

three star reads…

Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

you might like… book recommendations for each enneagram type
 
The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
 
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Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood
Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
 
you might like… 2020 mid-year favorites
 
This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
United We Spy by Ally Carter
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

dnfs…

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

That’s it for this year!  What were your favorite reads this year?  Did you hit your reading goal?  Did we read any of the same books this year?

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10 thoughts on “2020 reading wrap-up

  1. I loved reading this! I always do a similar post at the end of the year with charts and graphs and it’s sooo much fun. My inner book nerd is thriving 🙂 I have been thinking I need to reread some rick riordian books!

    1. Thanks, Hailey!! I don’t normally like math but there’s something about making a pie charts that makes me happy ☺️ and I hope you get to read some Riordan in 2021!! It’s a fun trip down memory lane for sure