What I Read… 2020 Recap

I don’t have a lot to show for this year… Reading wasn’t a top priority this year & that’s ok. I averaged about 1 book per month- ending the year with 13 reads. I usually strive for three books a month so needless to say I did not meet my GR goals 😂

I’m linking up with Jana and Steph today for the Show Us Your Books yearend recap. I am so grateful for these ladies and this community of book lovers that they have built! It’s one of my favorite parts of my blog world.

**2020 Reading Stats**

Number of Books Read: 13
Number of Rereads: 0
Most Read Genre: Mystery


Best Book You Read In 2020?

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love But Didn’t?

Frogkisser by Garth Nix

 Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

The Seven and A Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

 Favorite new author you discovered in 2020?

Lucy Foley

 Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020?

I just love the way this one looks… A little ominous, a little festive, a little haunting. Yet so simple.

Most memorable character of 2020?

Zikora (from Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2020?

75 pages (The Mermaids Melt at Dawn by Grendolyn Peach Soleil) and 505 pages (Hardcastle)

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Lia Mara & Grey from A Heart So Fierce and Broken.

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Emily’s (I *think* that’s her name) relationship with the girls from Gloss in The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R. Sloan

Favorite Book You Read in 2020 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?

A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?

Not new- still in love with Grey (A Heart So…)

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London by Penrose Halson


One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2020 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2021?

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2021 (non-debut)?

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2021?

Hoping to read more than 13 books this coming year, lol.

Survey borrowed & altered from Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner.

Now for my charts…

Not my best year for reading, but I also know it’s not my absolute worst.

What did you read this year?

Life According to Steph

16 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m so excited for A Vow So Bold and Deadly!


    1. Audrey says:

      Me too!! I am obsessed with this series!


  2. Nadine says:

    I love your Q&A for this post! So fun! Guest List is on my TBR. Some read more and some read less this year. While I certainly read more, they were mostly light and fluffy reads…I couldn’t handle anything heavy.


    1. Audrey says:

      I always have to refresh my memory before answering these questions at the end of the year. Lol. The Guest List was good- I flew through it. Which is obviously saying something. It wasn’t super light, but it was mystery-heavy, which is never too scarring for me. Lol


  3. What a great questionnaire! Lucy Foley was new to me this year too. I also have heard good things about Bringing Down The Duke so that’s on my list for 2021 as well!
    13 books is not bad at all! As a mom I’m sure you have 1,000 other things to do!


    1. Audrey says:

      I think so, too. I’m glad Jamie puts it out each year!
      I enjoyed The Guest List and The Hunting Party so much! I will definitely check out other things by her!
      Ha… lots of things. But I’d like to make reading a higher priority for 2021!


  4. Love the format of this post – very cool idea!


    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! I love filling out this survey at the end of the year.


  5. I cannot wait for A Vow So Bold and Deadly. I’m also super anxious about how everything is going to resolve too! I’ve checked out The Guest List … twice, at lease, but haven’t read it. My reading mojo has just been terrible the past year, but I am hoping next year will improve, much like everyone else! No pressure, 2021. 🙂


    1. Audrey says:

      Me too!! Hoping your reading mojo shows up soon! Maybe at the stroke of midnight! 🙂 The Guest List is a good one to re-borrow a third time 😉


  6. Lauren Becker says:

    About one a month isn’t bad at all, especially with a baby and a pandemic! LOL I read a lot of mysteries this year too. I think I’ll keep that up in 2021. They tend to read quick, and they just kind of take you out of your everyday life for awhile. I love it.



    1. Audrey says:

      Ha- I think I’m grateful to have just finished one a month! Mysteries are so quick and intriguing. I don’t like thrillers but I love a good mystery.


  7. SMD says:

    All the pretty graphs!
    I might try to read Zikora today.


    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you!
      Hope you got to it today!


  8. Becki says:

    I love all your categories and breakdowns and charts – so fun! I always want to do that, but forget to track as I go along. LOL Oh, well. Thanks for sharing and happy new year!


    1. Audrey says:

      Goodreads is a blessing. It’s the only way I could track my reads. Haha!
      And thank you!


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