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?!


      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!


  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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