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2020 In Review

Better later than never with this review! In 2019, I read a grand total of fourteen books. In 2020, I’m proud to say I significantly improved that and read forty-eight books.

Part of that was the pandemic. It helped that my life got dramatically unscheduled, though not unbusy. Part of that was me finally settling into my new life. I have noticed whenever I have a major life change, my reading takes a hit. I know I’m figuring things out when I start reading and finishing books at my old pace. It always take a few years to balance and stabilize so as crazy as 2020 was, I’m grateful for that!

I have a lot of book reviews to catch up so look for those coming soon along with some news!

HOW MANY BOOKS READ IN 2020?

–48 books

FICTION/NON-FICTION?

–  25  Fiction /    22 Non-Fiction

MALE/FEMALE AUTHORS?

–    25  Male /   12 Female

OLDEST BOOK READ?

Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun and Profit by Gail Butler (1998)

NEWEST BOOK READ?

Essoe’s Guide to Writing Sex Scenes and Essoe’s Guide to Writing Action Sequences both by Joshua Essoe (October 15th, 2020)

LONGEST BOOK READ?

Collapse by Jared Diamond (608 pages)

SHORTEST BOOK READ?

Essoe’s Guide to Writing Sex Scenes by Joshua Essoe (44 pages)

ANY IN TRANSLATION?

Not this year!

BEST BOOK READ IN 2020?

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK IN 2020?

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD WAY!) BOOK OF 2020?

The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer

This one was recommended to me and I didn’t really know what to expect when I started it. Honestly, this book is so interesting because when I think about it, I’m so surprised it had such a big effect on me. But it turned out to be really life-changing and I’m super, super grateful I read.

MOST THRILLING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK IN 2020?

Both books in M.H. Boroson’s Girl With Ghost Eyes series, Space Throne by Brian Corley, The Newton Cipher by Steve Ruskin, and Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry.

Read tons of fun, exciting books in 2020!

BOOK THAT HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON ME IN 2020?

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday and The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer.

BOOK THAT HAD A SCENE IN IT THAT HAD ME REELING?

The Girl With No Face by M.H. Borosan had a crazy mid-book twist!!

BOOK I MOST ANTICIPATED IN 2020?

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER IN 2020?

Several from Space Throne by Brian Corley and M.H. Boroson’s Girl With Ghost Eyes series.

HOW MANY RE-READS IN 2020?

Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz

BOOK I READ IN 2020 I’D BE MOST LIKELY TO REREAD IN 2021?

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Fix This Next by Mike Michalowicz

BOOK I RECOMMENDED TO PEOPLE MOST IN 2020?

Treasure of the Blue Whale by Steven Mayfield.

FAVORITE NEW AUTHORS I DISCOVERED IN 2020?

M.H. Boroson and Alix E. Harrow

MOST BOOKS READ BY ONE AUTHOR THIS YEAR?

3 from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

FAVORITE COVER OF A BOOK I READ IN 2020?

FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTE FROM A BOOK I READ IN 2020?

“The greatest illusion,” said the mole, “is that life should be perfect.”

– Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

DID I COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS IN 2020?

Yep! I hit my reading goal several times over so I kept bumping it up throughout the year.

BOOK I CAN’T BELIEVE I WAITED UNTIL 2020 TO FINALLY READ?

So this answer is a little complicated because I think maybe I actually read Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz in 2019 and re-read it again in 2020. But maybe that’s not true and I actually read it multiple times in 2020. Anyway, there you go! If you have a business, this book is amazing and absolutely essential reading! It’s so good, I’ve read it cover to cover twice and sections of it multiple times.

FAVORITE BOOK OF 2020?

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

A short, but important and beautiful read.

1 thought on “2020 In Review”

  1. Major life changes last year & your resting didn’t you take a hit
    😀❤️❤️💕🥰😍

    Sent from my iPhone

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