So this is it! Another year ends which means another wrap up! This will be my third time wrapping up my year of reading! Thankfully, I did slightly better this year than I did last year. My aim is always to improve, even slightly, on the year before. While last year, I was quite strict with what I read, this year I was more spontaneous and I felt that I enjoyed reading a lot more, trying not to stick to one specific schedule!
Also, if you want to look at my 2020 Reading Plan beforehand to actually see how it did, you can read that post here >>>
For the stats, this wrap-up tends to be very statistics heavy, I used a mixture of my own reading spreadsheet and the Goodreads Wrap Up! Some of this data is skewed slightly as I did DNF 7 books this year. I try to read at least a quarter of the book before DNFing it but sometimes I just knew after a chapter or two I wasn’t going to like it, I still count those books to my overall goal because I did spend time reading them. But I am going to try and make sure the list below is as accurate as possible to the books I did read all the way through. For a full list of the books I DNFed this year check out my blog post >>>
- I read 23,867 pages over 63 books this year!
- When only counting the books I read all the way through – I read roughly 21,403 pages over 56 books.
- My average book length was 384!
- My average rating for 2020 was 3.6 stars! This stat shocked me as I thought I had rated more books higher this year than the last.
The shortest book I read in 2020 – 100 pages
A really emotive and quick read that despite it’s small size really draws you in and does a number on your emotions!
The longest book I read in 2020 – 800 pages
I really didn’t feel the size of this book. By the halfway mark I was reading 100 pages every time I picked it up and I read 250 pages in the final sitting because I was that drawn into the story.
My most popular book.
This book was shelved by 5, 337, 840 people on Goodreads.
My least popular book.
This book was shelved by 408 people on Goodreads.
The book I read with the highest rating on Goodreads.
Now we are going to break it down into what books I gave a certain number of stars to. I am also going to link my reviews to the books that I reviewed.
Books that I gave 1 star – 2
|Crowning Soul||Sahira Javaid||Yes|
|Black Leopard, Red Wolf||Marlon James||Yes|
Books that I gave 2 stars – 14
|The Original Folk and Fairy Tales||Brothers Grimm||Yes|
|In the Crypt with a Candlestick||Daisy Waugh||Yes|
|Rules for Perfect Murders||Peter Swanson|
|The Great Gatsby||F. Scott. Fitzgerald||Yes|
|The Paris Mysteries||Edgar Allan Poe||Yes|
|Storm Front||Jim Butcher|
|The Girl in Red||Christina Henry|
|The Princess Bride||William Goldman||Yes|
|The Court of Miracles||Kester Grant|
|Rivers of London||Ben Aaronovitch|
|The Haunting of Beatrix Greene||Various|
Books that I gave 3 stars – 15
|My Sister, the Serial Killer||Oyinkan Braithwaite|
|Tears of the Giraffe||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Murder at Enderley Hall||Helena Dixon|
|The Last||Hanna Jameson|
|Predator’s Gold||Phillip Reeve|
|Murder at the Playhouse||Helena Dixon|
|White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism||Robin DiAngelo|
|Cocaine Blues||Kerry Greenwood|
|Flying Too High||Kerry Greenwood|
|Murder on the Ballarat Train||Kerry Greenwood|
|Station Eleven||Emily St. John Mandel|
|The Phlebotomist||Chris Panatier|
|Murder on the Dancefloor||Helena Dixon|
Books that I gave 4 stars – 14
|The Toll||Neal Shusterman|
|Rebecca||Daphne Du Maurier|
|The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep||H. G. Parry|
|The Last Smile in Sunder City||Luke Arnold|
|The Sea of Monsters||Rick Riordan|
|The Mystery of the Blue Train||Agatha Christie|
|The Sin Eater||Megan Campisi|
|The Thursday Murder Club||Richard Osman|
|Wyrd Sisters||Terry Pratchett|
|Dead Man in a Ditch||Luke Arnold|
|The Black Prism||Brent Weeks|
|The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home||Jeffery Cranor and Joseph Fink|
|Damaged Interiors||M. J. Baker|
|The Last Wish||Andrezj Sapkowski|
Books that I gave 5 stars – 18
|Closed Casket||Sophie Hannah|
|The Great Hunt||Robert Jordan|
|The Hod King||Josiah Bancroft|
|If We Were Villains||M. L. Rio|
|House of Salt and Sorrow||Erin A. Craig|
|The Honjin Murders||Seishi Yokomizo|
|Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race||Reni Eddo-Lodge|
|Daughters of Night||Laura Shepherd-Robinson|
|The Lies of Locke Lamora||Scott Lynch|
|The Well of Ascension||Brandon Sanderson|
|The Winter of the Witch||Katherine Arden|
|Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 7-9||Hiromu Arakawa|
|Peril at End House||Agatha Christie|
|The Titan’s Curse||Rick Riordan|
|The Dragon Reborn||Robert Jordan|
|The Ten Thousand Doors of January||Alix E. Harrow|
|The Starless Sea||Erin Morgenstern|
|The Hero of Ages||Brandon Sanderson|
So, no surprise to anyone but fantasy takes the lead this year with 31 books. I did branch out a bit more, genre wise, as I read some poetry and some non-fiction. Two genres I wouldn’t normally go for!
|Genre||No. of Books|
|Fantasy||31! No surprise there!|
Again, no surprise that paperback is the most used format. What I am surprised by is the rise in the ebook format. I have recently deleted my Netgalley account due to the data breach that happened late December so I am not sure whether I will reach those record ebook numbers again.
|Format||No. of Books|
Age Group Breakdown
Again, no shock to see that Adult books take the lead. That being said, there has been a significant decrease in YA books this year. I didn’t have a great year with YA in 2019, so I was a bit hesitant about the age group this year. I do have a lot of exciting YA books to come next year though.
|Age Group||No. of Books|
So, there you. I do realise it’s a bit statistic heavy but I personally find it super interesting. The posts coming soon are less number heavy. But I am very proud with how well I have done this year.
2 thoughts on “My 2020 Wrap Up”
Great post! I love stats so this was very interesting
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Thank you so much!!
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