2020 Reading Wrap-Up

2020 Yearly Wrap-Up

Welcome to my 2020 Reading Wrap-Up!

Whew! We made it through 2020. My reading life didn’t go quite as planned this year. However, I did manage to (mostly) meet my goals. Fortunately, I had set lower goals than usual, but it was still a challenge to get them met.


1. Participate in reading challenges.
I did two yearly reading challenges (PopSugar and Genre Bingo). Early in the year I did a couple of monthly challenges. I had hoped to do more monthly challenges, but I wasn’t motivated enough to keep up with them.

2. Read more books that I own.
I read some books that I own, but not as many as I had hoped. Still, I made some headway reading the books on my shelves at home.

3. Catch up on book series.
I didn’t track this goal very well. Well… I didn’t track this at all. I did read a lot of books in series though, so I feel like I made some headway on this one.


Genre Bingo – 24/24 completed in July
PopSugar – 50/50 completed in September


I read 255 books in 2020! I had an average rating of 3.6, so I mostly enjoyed the books that I read.

My biggest reading months were April and November. My slowest reading months were August and September.

Books Read per Month

I primarily read fiction: 94% fiction and 6% nonfiction. I read 240 fiction books, and I favored adult novels (221 books) over young adult novels (34 books). For adult fiction, I heavily favored mysteries and thrillers (138 books). Other adult genres I read included contemporary (24 books), horror/fantasy/sci-fi (19 books), and women’s fiction/romance (14 books). For young adult fiction, I favored sci-fi and fantasy (24 books). I read 15 nonfiction books. Of those, most were biographies/memoirs (6 books) and self-help (4 books).

I wanted to catch up on some series reading in 2020. I read 91 books that were part of a series. Unfortunately, I didn’t track if I completed any series. I should track that next year.

As for book format, I read 177 books (print and digital) and listened to 78 books.

Format of Books Read

Most books I read were published after 2000. Of the 237 books published after 2000, 140 of those were published in 2020. Clearly, I focused on reading new releases.

My greatest sources for books were OverDrive, Netgalley/Edelweiss, and my own bookshelves.

That’s it for my 2020 Reading Wrap-Up. Hope you met your reading goals for 2020. Happy reading in 2021!

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