Hi pals, welcome to my final post of 2020, my year in books!
2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us, no matter where we are in the world. When we set our goals for this year we had no idea that the last 12 months would play out the way that they did, and personally, books are one of the things that really helped me get through this year.
I don’t know what I would have done this year without books and this community.
So, I really wanted to look back and wrap up the books that I’ve read this year, including page counts, genres, ratings and more! I’ve used the Goodreads feature to help put this together and have used some of the graphics, and I would highly recommend checking yours out if you wanted some insight.
- I read 102 books
- I devoured 34,000 pages
- The books I read were on average 334 pages long
- My average rating for the year was 4 stars, which makes me so happy!
My most read genre was romance, with 45 books. I mean, is anyone surprised?
This was closely followed by fantasy of which I read 35 books. I read 11 contemporary fiction novels, seven horrors, three thrillers and one memoir.
Of these books:
- 1 was middle grade
- 33 were young adult
- 30 were new adult
- 38 were adult
Some fave authors of the year
I wrote all about my favourite books of 2020 here, but sometimes even though a book wasn’t “the best” you can still have some standout authors. And here are mine!
We have the usual suspects of course, such as Sarah J. Maas, V.E. Schwab, Holly Black and Samantha Shannon. I always love their work, but what about new to me authors?
Olivia Dade is definitely a new favourite of mine. I stumbled across 40-Love on Twitter one afternoon and instantly fell in love. She writes amazing adult romance with fat rep and such lovable, unproblematic relationships and I’ve been screaming at everyone to pick up her books.
I read a lot of Talia Hibbert in 2020 and absolutely devoured all of her work. The Brown Sisters truly are impeccable and these books absolutely changed the game for me. I couldn’t get enough of these diverse adult romances with some excellent smut.
One author that really snuck up on me is Katee Robert. Her Touch of Taboo series is seriously 10/10 and I feel like it came out of nowhere and smacked in the face. If you’re looking for some seriously explicit ‘forbidden’ romance then I implore you to check her out.
After reading Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera this Christmas, a diverse F/F romance, I knew immediately that I needed more from this author.
These definitely aren’t all of them, but they’re the ones I can’t stop recommending!
Looking back at my year in books has actually made me super happy. I mean, look at all those fab reads? It’s also given me the chance to think about what goals and other things I might want to achieve next year. In fact, I have a whole post on this coming tomorrow!
This has been the first year that I hit 100 reads, (well, just over) and it’s meant that I’ve consumed some fab content. I am truly grateful to all the wonderful authors for creating these stories and worlds for me to escape into during this year.
I also just want to say a huge thanks to any of you who have been there for me this year, by chatting online, having six hour long video calls, recommending books to me, creating fab content I’ve enjoyed reading or watching, or just generally being part of this wonderful community that has been so uplifting over the last year.
So, I think that’s everything I wanted to cover. Thank you for sticking around to read about my year in books… and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 💞
How has your reading year been? What were your favourite reads? I’d love to know!