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My Year in Books [2020]

by | Jan 2, 2021 | Books

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I wasn’t planning it, but I more than doubled the number of books I read in 2019. In 2020, I read 104 books. Check out some highlights of the books I read for 2020 below!

Different reading challenges I participated in

Shortest book

Ground Zero Dogs (Meish Goldish)

Longest book

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)


The most popular book I read

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)


The least popular book I read

Easy Meals for Busy Women (Fiona Biggs)


Highest rated book on Goodreads I read

Know my Name by Chanel Miller

First book review of the year on Goodreads

Dear Edward by Ana Napolitano

The average length of books I read

333 pages

My average rating for books in 2020

4.0 stars

Pages read


Money saved from using my local library


What I learned about my reading habits in 2020

  • There were some books I should’ve read as physical books/e-books vs. audiobooks.
  • At least a dozen books had a title that featured a person’s first name.
  • I made sure to include cookbooks in my reading challenge; I am reading them, after all, to learn about the recipes!
  • Because I didn’t have to commute and had more free time, I read more physical copies of books that I thought I was going to.
  • I read four books related to World War II historical fiction. After the fourth book, I was feeling burned out from reading this era of historical fiction.
  • Excluding cookbooks, there were only eight books I reread this year. All other books were read for the first time.

I already started planning what books I’m going to read in 2021. I don’t think I’ll aim to read 100 books this year, but who knows what will happen. Happy reading!

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  1. JoJo Hall

    You’ve read so many books, that’s great! They all look like really good reads and I especially love the Harry Potter books!


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Lifestyle blogger and digital marketer based in Wisconsin. Michigander at heart. I'm here to provide my take on life through my blog. Fueled by chardonnay, cast recordings and chocolate.