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(Goodreads Year in Review)

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Whether or not you've had time to write your own reviews, here's a chance to review your entire 2020 reading and post it under this title so that others can see what your reading year was like. Together, all the reviews of 2020 on Goodreads should make an interesting and varied catalogue of books to inspire other readers in 2021.

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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
The Year Of Change

God willing, I’m rereading every book I own as my mindset has changed. I’m not giving out as many 5 stars and may be taking most away. I’m going to be cleaning house! I hope to also find some new loves I will add 4/5 star books here. Mel







Awesome Sci-Fi

1. Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, #8) by James S.A. Corey
2. Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions, #1) by Gabrielle S. Prendergast
3. Cold Falling White (The Nahx Invasions, #2) by Gabrielle S. Prendergast
4. Fortuna (The Nova Vita Protocol, #1) by Kristyn Merbeth

Fantastic Graphic Novels/Manga


Shit That Digs Deep

1. All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey
2. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

Other Stuff

1. The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2) by Maureen Johnson
2. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
3. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
Dec 30, 2019 marked it as annual-reading-goals
2020 reading resolutions:

* Read less frantically

* Read more meaningfully

* Savor the journey of the book

*2020 mantra: There will always, always be more books than time. Focus on the book in front of you and let go of worrying about reading all the rest.
Dec 26, 2019 added it
Shelves: year-in-review
Every Rating & Review for 2020

Superman – Action Comics, Volume 4: Hybrid by Andy Diggle, Scott Lobdell, Tony S. Daniel, Mike Johnson and Frank Hannah
(B-) 71% | Satisfactory | – 01/06/2020
Notes: An alright to abysmal assorted anthology, it’s an awkward array of anecdotes: aimless, awry, and ascendingly abject.

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin and Roy Dotrice
(B+) 78% | Good | – 01/09/2020
Notes: A mire of minutiae, pointless quarrels in its quiver, with birdshot aim, it’s
Jan 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
I have a few plans for this year and I am going to detail them below, ticking them off as I accomplish them

a) Read at least 5 non-fiction books

b) Read the books I added to my TBR the earliest, this year February and March 2014. 2019 was the year I read all the books added in Jan 2014.

1. Things Fall Apart
2. The Secret River
3. The Universe Versus Alex Woods
4. The Light Between Oceans
5. A House in the Sky
6. The Golem and the Jinni
7. The Orphan Master's Son
8. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit,
Jan 01, 2020 is currently reading it

-i am going to go back to reading a free tor short a week.
-i am going to read a book each month that was given to me as a present that i haven't yet gotten around to reading because i am an ungrateful dick.
-i will once again read a book each month that i bought in hardcover but haven't yet read even though it's been so long that the paperback has already come out.
-i will get back in the monsterporn saddle. as it were.
-i will continue my monthly projects, naturally.

Charlotte May
Dec 29, 2019 marked it as year-in-review
2020 bookish resolutions:

Read more of my own books and cut down on the number of library books I take out. At least until my physical TBR has gone down.

I’m lowering my reading challenge to 75 books even though I did over 100 this year. I’m going to be travelling for 1 month which will severely cut my reading time.

Here’s to another wonderful year filled with awesome books!
Mary S. R.
Jan 01, 2020 is currently reading it
Well, last year I had to cut my goal of 200 in half because of how busy uni and moving had made me, but never fear! I've settled now and this year I will read 200 books—well, 202 books, since it's 2020 and I just can't resist the urge

Anyways, happy new year everyone! I hope it'll be a decade of adventure and supertastic memories. Enjoy every second before it flies by quicker than Quick Silver. And don't forget, just because you were knocked down, doesn't mean you have to stay down :)

Goals of
Dec 20, 2019 marked it as years
Recommends it for: everyone who survived 2019...
Recommended to Tucker by: 2019
~~~Books Read~~~

[1/17/20] - The Deep & Dark Blue |

[1/16/20] - Death in the Family |

[1/16/20] - One of Us Is Next |

[1/7/20] - The Wallflower Wager |

[1/7/20] - Problem Child |

[1/6/20] - A Review to Die For |

[1/4/20] - The Chestnut Man | DNF


[1/18/20] - A Brief Trip Inside My Mind

[1/12/20] - How To Outline a Novel

[1/5/20] - Advanced Reader Copies 101

[12/30/19] - My Mental Hospital Experience(s)

[12/22/19] - The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt is on!

Dec 27, 2019 added it
Shelves: yearly-review
This year I’ve made a list of 20 books I want to read in 2020. This list includes a mixture of classics, some books over 500 pages, and some others I’m just really looking forward to reading from a range of genres.

Sense and Sensibility - 3 stars
Wuthering Heights
Mansfield Park
The Odyssey
A Clash of Kings
Warbreaker - 4.5 stars
Jade War
Priory of the Orange Tree
House of Earth and Blood
A Little Life
Children of Time
Birthday Girl - 3 stars
Red, White and Royal Blue
City of Glass
arini ★彡
Jan 08, 2020 is currently reading it

「Yearlong GOALS


Read and review 90 books
Request for and/or accept 10 to 12 ARC offers
Read less raunchy books (LOL, I dare you!!) and branch out to other genres
Read 5 winner books of Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 each from different categories
Try to get into more LGBTQA+ centered books by POC authors or otherwise
Do some buddy reading and participate in readathons

Prioritized Owned Physical TBR

Love & Gelato
They Both Die at
Renee Godding
Jan 01, 2020 marked it as yearly-reviews
You know some people chose a word of the year to live by…? I’ve always thought that was kind of dumb, as how could you possibly capture your goals for an entire year in a single word? Well, guess what: I think I might just have a word for 2020: Enjoy.
Due to a number of circumstances, 2019 has been a year of hard work, and “surviving” rather than “living”. In a way I carried that mentality with me into my reading by setting a lot of goals, creating lists to check off, obligating myself to
Dannii Elle
Jan 01, 2020 is currently reading it
Monthly TBRs and Wrap Ups

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Jan 10, 2020 marked it as to-read
for 2020, i decided to try and do something different.

i decided to message 52 friends here on gr asking them what their favorite book is. the idea is to find new books and genres, since i have many friends who only settle on one genre (+ the sub-genres) and other friends who read every genre and don't focus on one only. the idea is to find new books and new favorites. i also wanted to just see if i can make new goodreads connections, which i actually have, thanks to my message, so that's nice.

Dan Schwent
Jan 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Now that I have an infant son cutting into my reading time, I'm setting the bar fairly low this year. If I don't make it, I'll lower the bar at the last minute.

Here are my reading goals as of now:
- one volume of The Complete Peanuts
- the boxed set of Walt Kelly's Pogo - IN PROGRESS
- finishing up the Complete Calvin and Hobbes - DONE
- the three volumes of Lone Wolf and Cub on my coffee table
- the four EC Artists editions also on said coffee table
- Krazy and Ignatz if Fantagraphics
- numerous
Dec 29, 2019 marked it as annual-resume
My 2020 bookish resolutions:

* DNF more so I don't waste my precious time on books I am not enjoying

* finish series (all available books) that I started in the past:
- Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
- Hydraulic by Sarah Latchaw
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski (DNF on book #3)

* start new series by new-to-me authors namely:
- John Gwynne
- Mark Lawrence
- Jay Kristoff
Conn Iggulden = The Gates of Rome
- Nenia Campbell

* read outside my favorite genres namely:
graphic novel = Red Rising: Sons of Ares,
Helena of Eretz ✰
Top Ten of 2020

This is a monthly list of all of the books that I rated between 4 and 5 stars in the year of 2020.

Best of January
The Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1) by Rebecca Ross A Love That Never Tires (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare The Sources of Soviet Conduct by George F. Kennan

Best of February

Best of March

Best of April

Best of May

Best of June

Best of July

Best of August

Best of September

Best of October

Best of November

Best of December

Dec 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
Goals for 2020:

I did well last year reducing my TBR pile. It's under 2,000 now. I want to continue to reduce that and see if I can get it under 1500. It's hard work and that will be a hard goal to make as last year I only reduced it by 250 books or so.

I am to read some books in series I'm in the middle of.
I would like to re-read the Wheel of Time for the upcoming show they are doing
I want to start some more Fantasy series like Lies of Locke Lamore and beef up my fantasy chops

I want to finish
Richard Derus
Jan 01, 2020 is currently reading it
In 2020, I will post 10 book reviews a month on my blog. I already read a book every other day, as this year's total of 155 reads shows; so it's doable, and I've done better than that in the past.

I will Pearl Rule books I'm not enjoying with notes on Goodreads & LibraryThing about why I'm abandoning the read.

...and that's me done. My reports will continue to be quarterly, the day after the end of the quarter.
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oh boy, so many books and so little time! Can't choose.... And... life it too short to read bad books, that is my motto. I’ve always used this Goodreads year item as a wish and status list during the year. Same now and I will be, as always, keeping it updated, it's a work in progress! No spoilers, just my wishlist in books for 2020 to choose from. Let me know what you think!

- Hillary Mantel – The Mirror and the light, part three in the series on Thomas Cromwell, so looking forward to this one,
Andy Marr
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RTC, obviously. But here's hoping I can read 50 books and write an additional 20,000 words of my second novel...
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-goal
My new year resolution!
Good luck to me!
First time ever doing this.
These are the books that I must read during 2020 (not necessarily in this order, except for the trilogies or series), as it has been sitting on my TBR for too long.
I usually don’t commit myself like this, as I like to choose my books at random, but I must try to discipline myself and read what I have instead of keep borrowing from the public library or buying books on sale.
My yearly goal is always to read at least one book per
rachel ☾
Dec 20, 2019 marked it as zzzz
Yearlong Goals :

Reduce my physical tbr as much as possible
Complete the Around the Year in 52 Books challenge
Stay organised & on top of my review copies

Monthly Reviews :


Pages read:
Books Read:
Least favourite:

ATY Challenge :
Completed: 3/52

[ ] 1. A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y Circe
[ ] 2. A book by an author whose last name is one syllable The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
[ ] 3. A book that you are prompted to read
Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as goodreads-year-in-review
What's up, 2020? You look like a prosperous year for me. And it looks like your girl here is in a mood for rereads, so you're probably gonna be a super fun year.

Goals for 2020

Read better books this year (quality instead of quantity)
Finish at least 5 series I've started
Find new amazing series to obsess over
Reach 200 reviews

To re-read

Empire of Storms
A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Vampire Academy series
Shadowfever and the sequels to freshen up my memory

Series to continue
Dec 28, 2019 marked it as yearly-on-goodreads
Last year, was not the best year for me; I read 60 books less than the year before, and the slumps I had were bad, real bad. I have a lot of hope for 2020, which may be naive, but I really think that after going for as long as I did without reading, I know I don't want to experience that again. Books are vital for me to function; yes, it sounds dramatic, but having half my mind not existing here, and in a novel instead, makes life that little bit more bearable. Here's to a (hopefully) good ...more
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Books read in 2020:

1. Good Girls Lie- J. T. Ellison: 3/5 stars
2. Sawkill Girls- Claire Legrand: 4/5 stars
3. Ethan Frome- Edith Wharton: 3/5 stars
4. The Shadows Between Us- Tricia Levenseller: 4.5/5 stars .5
5. All The Stars And Teeth- Adalyn Grace: 5/5 stars
6. Seven Deadly Shadows- Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani: 4.25/5 stars .25
Dec 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: yearinreview2020
2020 Reading for Pleasure reading challenge:
(Posting reads as I finish them with date read Starts Jan 1 will update as I finish reads. Reads include ones on my aldiko ereader on my phone, library books and eBooks library books. will also include any adult coloring books I finish this year too. Hope to do more buddy reads and more too.)
All books are part of my GR reading challenge which I will be reading 150 books this year!
January 2020
1.Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology-1/1/2020
Dec 30, 2019 added it
Shelves: year-end-review
I enjoyed a wonderful reading year in 2019 and hope for more of the same in 2020. I will play classics bingo in the group Catching up on classics (and lots more) as well as other challenges in the group. I’m also playing women’s bingo and continuing my ongoing personal Pulitzer winners challenge, which will be a main focus of the year. Of course, there is the nonfiction book club team reading challenge and chatting and reading in the baseball book club. 2020 is shaping up to be a wonderful year ...more
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
[Under Construction]

Here’s to another wonderful year filled with books!

Ave Rate: ?/5

most anticipated release of 2019:
The Tower of Nero

These are books I really willing to read in 2020 (beside my 3 ARCs), if everything (including my mood!) going on plan:
The Raven Boys
A Court of Wings and Ruin
The Demon King
An Ember in the Ashes
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Name of the Wind

& maybe the secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

"Books: ?/50
? Pages"

? New Reads:
Top 10:

New Fav
NAT.orious reads ☽
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
2020 will be all about reading the unread stuff I already own, physical and digital: arcs, purchases, gifts, audiobooks ... Let's see how much of the 70+ books I'll kill this year.

Emer (A Little Haze)
Dec 31, 2019 is currently reading it
2020 A Bookish Diary
A review that I'll update approx every month with memorable reads, unmemorable reads and rating averages.

1st Jan
Okay 2020, let's see what you've got in store...
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