Yearly Round-Up

Posted December 28, 2020 by brokengeekdesigns in Round-Up, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

2020 the Year that was a dumpster-fire of epic proportions.

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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.

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My Top Ten reads for 2020

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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.

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My Most Disappointing reads

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The Books I DNFed This year

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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.

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Where did I get my Books?

Audible11
Audio Netgalley1
BBYNA3
Downloaded1
Eidelwiess1
Kindle21
Library29
Netgalley52
Own27
Rachels Random Resources4
Sent6
Write Reads11
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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.

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What Genre’s did you read?

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Adult5
Biographies1
Crime2
Dystopia6
Fanfiction1
Fantasy27
Graphic Novel7
Horror2
Middle Grade3
Non-Fiction35
Novella7
Picture Books10
Romance12
Short Stories4
YA47

As you can see it was mostly YA and Non-Fiction. Again. I love me some good craft books.

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The Books!!

Non-fiction
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FANTASY
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YA
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ADULT. CRIME. HORROR
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PICTURE BOOKS
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MIDDLE-GRADE
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SHORT-STORIES/NOVELLA
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DYSTOPIA
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GRAPHIC NOVELS
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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?

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