2020 the Year that was a dumpster-fire of epic proportions.
In 2020 I read 169 books.
Considering I set my goal on Netgalley as 50, I think I did pretty well.
My goal for this year was to do more intuitive reading but I did end up doing lots of tours and Netgalley catchups and there were periods of fanfiction reading which I needed to keep myself going during the hellscape that was 2020.
I started and finished the year off with a Sarah J. Maas book so I think that sort of acts as nice bookends.
My Top Ten reads for 2020
These were all 5 star reads for me. I realise with Cruel Prince and Six of Crows I’m late to the game but I really loved them. Also if you’ve not read A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking you really should.
My Most Disappointing reads
The Books I DNFed This year
I want to go back and try Ninth House again. I also am going to retry All the Stars and Teeth as I think I just really wasn’t in the mood for it at the time but I would love to try again.
Same with My Fence is Electric. I just wasn’t in the mood for Short stories.
But only 12 out of 169. That’s 93% finished. Yay me.
Where did I get my Books?
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I had planned to try to read more of my own books this year, to try and knock my TBR down a bit. But, as always, my fingers went trigger-happy and I ended up with over 30% of the books I read being from Netgalley. Did that drive my Netgalley Percentage up?
Did it bollocks.
Although I was much much better at reviewing my Netgalley’s this year so I’ve managed to keep it steady at 78%.
25 Books were acquired from Booktours or direct from the publishers as ARCs to review which I’m really pleased about because I feel like I’m spreading my wings a bit when it comes to the Booktwitter verse.
I had ‘read’ a lot more audio books this year because I had some sight problems which made reading on a screen hard. The one I particularly enjoyed on Audiobook was Rage of Dragons.
What Genre’s did you read?
As you can see it was mostly YA and Non-Fiction. Again. I love me some good craft books.
ADULT. CRIME. HORROR
So there you have it. 2020 in all its glory. A lot of reading, a lot of moping and much hiding my head in the sand pretending to be an ostrich.
Did you read any of these?