My 2020 Reading Recap

Similar to many other readers, I read more books in the year 2020 than I have in any other year prior. Full disclosure, I usually don’t pay too much attention to the number of books I read or my Goodreads yearly recap. However, when my 2020 ‘Year in Books’ data came out I was so impressed and proud of myself that I wanted to share.

Before I reveal the list of books I read, I want to bring something up that I feel is important to note before I start. When I say I was happy and proud of myself for reading the number of books I read, it wasn’t the number itself that made me proud. It was what this number represented that impressed me – I achieved my 2020 goal of taking more time out of my days to read.

With that said, here is my 2020 reading recap, according to my Goodreads ‘Year in Books’ report.

I read 20 books in 2020 and a total of 7,688 pages – which seems crazy to think about. For some reference, everyone is familiar with how *thick* It by Stephen King is, right? It has 1,138 pages. So, basically, I read the equivalent number of pages (roughly) in 2020 as it would take one to read It seven times!

The shortest book I read was Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts, which has 205 pages. And the longest book I read was The Shining by Stephen King which has 659 pages (this was the second King book I’d ever read).

Now, in no particular order, here are the books I read in 2020 (some of these were not recorded by Goodreads because I sometimes forget to update my account). The bolded titles are the ones I enjoyed most.

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

The Tobacconist by Rober Seethaler and Charlotte Collins

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Two of Us by Kathy Page

On Writing by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts,

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan 

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious and Perplexing City by David Lebovitz

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

What were some of your favourite books you enjoyed reading in 2020?


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