Am I a little late with this blog post? I might be. However, I did want to reflect upon my reading year in 2020.
A few statistics
I read a total of 162 (!!!) books in 2020 (one of the books I read wasn’t available on Goodreads). These books add up to 34,496 pages. If I compare this to the amount of books I read in 2019 (80), this is a dazzling amount!
The shortest book I read in 2020 was An Indelible Day by Cairo Marques. The longest book I read was The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros.
The average book length was 214 pages. I love reading short books and that can be seen in this average number. My average rating was 3.8 stars.
My top 3 genres were non fiction, poetry and romance.
45% of the books I read were physical books, 49% were ebooks and I listened to 10 audiobooks, which corresponds to 6%.
My 10 favorite books of 2020
10. Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall
Suffering from the reading slump I had after reading November 9, I decided to try and read Boyfriend Material. Surprisingly, I flew through the book and ended up absolutely loving it! My review can be found here.
9. November 9 – Colleen Hoover
The first book I ever read by Colleen Hoover! And oh boy, it was good. I never really understood the Colleen Hoover hype, until I read this one. Hoover’s writing is so mesmerizing and I was literally HOOKED on this story. It was THAT good, that I had a reading slump after finishing this one. Let’s say it was a book hangover. My review can be found here.
8. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
After putting it off for a long time, I finally read this gem and was annoyed at myself for leaving this book on my shelves for so long, as it was so good! I could even say that I found the book to be better than the tv series, and I LOVE the tv series.
7. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson
After being basically forced by Manon and Alissa, I finally started reading this gem. And yes, I do understand the hype over it now! What a thrilling and mysterious story. I’m really excited to read book 2 in 2021 (it’s on my shelves already, yes!).
6. Confess – Colleen Hoover
Another Colleen Hoover book! Of course, one of my favorites again. I think Colleen Hoover was my favorite author discovery of 2020! This story was so addicting to read and getting to see the art work mentioned in the story, was a real add to the story!
5. The Alice Equation – Davina Stone
The second to last book I read in 2020. A review copy of The Alice Equation by Davina Stone. I absolutely loved this story and read it in 24h. My review will be up on the 7th of January!
4. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
As I started to read this book, I wasn’t quite sure if it was going to be one of my favorites of the year. The beginning didn’t hook me up as much as I would’ve loved it too. Nonetheless, having finished it, I was so mesmerized by the whole story. It literally put me to think a lot about everything in life.
3. The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes
My favorite historical fiction of 2020! I’m so glad I read this one, because although I was kind of intimidated by its size (even though it’s not even that big), it was one of the best books I read this year! My review can be found here.
2. Anxious People – Fredrik Backman
Listening to this audiobook was quite the experience. The story was put together so well and could surprise me a lot! The story wasn’t how I expected it would be, but it was so much more than I expected!
- The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
I WAS SO HYPED FOR THIS BOOK!! I bought it in September and (surprise surprise) also READ IT IN SEPTEMBER! Yes, Matt Haig has my heart. Yes, The Midnight Library also has my heart. My review can be found here.
Anticipated 2021 books
I’m really happy with my 2020 reading year and hope 2021 will bring a lot of good reads along with it!