My Reading in 2020

My reading in 2020 was comfort and solace, educational and life-affirming, and lots of fun. That’s not bad for a year of chaos, trauma, and losses of all kinds! As I’ve said many times throughout 2020, I am lucky to be a reader, an introvert, and retired! It made this fearful year of quarantine a lot less stressful.

Here are some of my favorite books read in 2020:

 

My two favorite series read in 2020:

 

Progress made on my Challenges this year:

I joined The Classics Club in March 2017 and made a commitment to read 50 classics in five years. At the end of this year, with another year and 3 months to go to meet this challenge, I have read 39 out of 50 books on my list!

Every year, I welcome Autumn by participating in the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge. This year was the fifteenth year for this challenge, and I read and enjoyed 8 books. Click here to read my reviews.

 

I also have a number of ongoing personal reading challenges that I enjoy. I call them my Reading Journeys. There is no time limit on my reading for these challenges, but they are all special genres, learning paths, and authors I enjoy. I love keeping track of them, thus the list below of my progress on each one!  Click here to see each of my omgoing Reading Journeys.

  • May Sunshine Light Your Day: I have read 5 out of 9 books.
  • Reading Pearl:  I have read 9 out of 32 choices.
  • Reading Miss Read: I have read 15 out of 37 books.
  • Reading Nevil Shute:  I have read 17 out of 24 books.
  • Wanderlust, Reading the World:  I have read 32 out of 196 choices.
  • Wanderlust, Reading the 50 States:  I have read 13 out of 50 books.
  • My Anti-Racist Education: I have read 25 books.
  • My Garden Reading:  I have read 32 books.
  • My Holiday Reading:  I have read 79 books.
  • B’s Reading Challenge:  I have read 1 out of 4 books.

And, finally, here is the link to my GOODREADS “Year in Books 2020,” with a list of all the books I read this year.

I hope your 2021 is full of good health, good books, and much happiness!
Happy New Year, my friends!

16 thoughts on “My Reading in 2020

  1. kaysreadinglife

    Robin, I always love to see a new post from you! You’re just a peaceful blogger and make me feel better just reading what you share with us. Hoping your 2021 will be a good one in so many areas, not just reading. But reading too, of course. Take care and Happy New Year!!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Kay! And likewise, too! I always enjoy your posts and it perks up my day when I get an email notice that one is awaiting. Happy New Year! Wouldn’t it be nice to get together again?!

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      1. Les in OR

        I agree! I love seeing new posts from both of you and I hope we can all get together once again! I also agree that this year was much easier for me as a reader, an introvert, and retired. I can’t imagine what it would’ve been like if Rod and I were both still working, especially since I was working in retail. Ugh.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Iliana! I wouldn’t mind a year where I could visit friends, travel, go out to dinner, and be too busy outside in the world to read as many books! Happy New Year and happy reading to you!

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  2. Ti

    Gentleman in Moscow was on one of my fave lists a few years ago. It was supposed to be made into a film with Kenneth Branagh and I don’t think it ever made it out.

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