2020: What Women Born In The 1970s Read In 2020

THIS LIST HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED (do not vote here thank you). It was a record of what our special group of women born between 1 January 1970 through until December 31 1979 had read in 2020 and VOTES ARE NO LONGER COUNTED HERE.

This list is run annually, and this was our ninth year.

2020 List Results:
* 698 voters, who knows how many real members as a large number were false.
* 6530 different books recorded as being read
* 183 likes

The highly disputed top read books were as follows:
1. 'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens with 142 recorded readers (at least 20 were untrue, I gave up counting on page 4 of the 10 pages of votes)
2. 'The Dutch House' by Ann Patchett with 136 recorded readers. This may have actually been the top read book by our legitimate members (as the top one is bogus) but I gave up counting votes.
3. 'Such a Fun Age' by Kiley Reid with 110 recorded readers (real maybe, maybe not)
4. 'The Giver of Stars' by Jojo Moyes with 104 recorded readers (real maybe, maybe not)
5. 'The Silent Patient' by Alex Michaelides with 101 recorded readers (real maybe, maybe not)

'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens was also voted in at number 1 in 2019, but now I'm suspicious about when these were read too, so don't think it is amazing or anything, it probably isn't. Not the author's fault I'm sure, just spamming gone wild. See my last comment in the comments section for details.

The 2020 list officially closed on the 7th of January 2021. No further votes will be counted so please do not place any thank you.

The 2021 list is here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
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6,532 books · 722 voters · list created December 31st, 2019 by Penny (votes) .
204 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Penny 669 books
65 friends
Christy 2169 books
34 friends
pml 11443 books
12 friends
Jenny (Novel Idea) 624 books
334 friends
Kathleen 2284 books
11 friends
Stacey 493 books
1 friend
Pamela 2831 books
77 friends
Heather 1222 books
65 friends

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Comments Showing 1-50 of 159 (159 new)


message 1: by Penny (last edited Dec 30, 2019 11:38PM) (new)

Penny Here it is my fellow females born in the 70s, the 2020 list up for you! We invite Women born in the 1970s to add their tally of books read in 2020 to this list.
DOs:
DO add the books you've read in 2020 if you are a woman born in the 1970s.

DO invite your female friends born in the same decade (1970s) to join in with us.

DO take part in the conversations we will have.

DON'Ts:
DON'T vote in this list if you are not a woman born in the 1970s. I shouldn't have to state this, but we do get numskulls who can't read voting in this list when they're not in our criteria range - go haunt or self-promote in another list - there are plenty of them.

DON'T self-promote or get friends/fans/publishing/marketing people or spammers to promote a book here. That's not what this list is about and we get angry and vocal about it if you do. It's a sure-fire way to NOT get read by the legitimate users of this list.

DON'T skim the list and just 'vote' - please add in the book editions you've read in 2020 by clicking 'Add Books To This List' and adding from your books read. That way we also get to see the popular-read edition of a book title. Don't panic that in 'adding' a book you create duplicates because we regularly go through the list to amalgamate all the editions. It's easy for us, just a click of a button does it.

And a gentle reminder (for those that might have forgotten): To 'bookmark' this list at the start of the year, add the book you are currently reading that you will finish first in 2020 as your first book. All you have to do is make sure that this is the one you are going to finish first. DON'T add any others until they've been read.

OK - there are the rules. I'll add to them if I need to, but here you go, this is the list for 2020. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


message 2: by Christy (new)

Christy Thanks Penny for yet another year of this list!! Happy New Year everyone and Happy Reading 😉


Jenny (Novel Idea) Thanks for putting this up for another year. I am excited about my reading plans for 2020. Happy New Year and new decade everyone! May your year be filled with page turners and nothing you have to abandon!


message 4: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Freeman Love this list, thanks for starting it again for 2020.


message 5: by Heather (new)

Heather WooHoo! Happy Reading in 2020 Everyone!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yep, I don't vote here ('cause I vote on the 6os lists), but I'm here to clean things up if that's needed.


message 7: by Saturday's (new)

Saturday's Child Love this list - thanks for putting it on Penny :)


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Happy New Year Everyone!


message 9: by Helen (new)

Helen Happy New Year and happy reading. Thank you for the new list Penny and thank you Susanna and other librarians for your sterling work keeping the spammers at bay.

I have acquired quite a few over Christmas thanks to recommendations and Amazon UK first reads giving us 2 free books instead of 1 for January.

Need to set my book challenge number and aiming to get through some of my want to read list on here.


message 10: by Tina (new)

Tina Thanks again for this list. I really enjoy following what my fellow peer readers are enjoying throughout the year. Happy 2020 reading to all!


message 11: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Buhler-Rice Happy New Year to my favorite list buddies on Goodreads!


message 12: by Sharyn (new)

Sharyn My favorite list on Goodreads! Looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading in 2020!


Latanya (Crafty Scribbles) Yay! The list is up! It's my favorite.


message 14: by Penny (new)

Penny Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yep, I don't vote here ('cause I vote on the 6os lists), but I'm here to clean things up if that's needed."

Thanks Susanna :-D
And Welcome ladies! :-D


message 15: by Penny (new)

Penny I'm closing 2019 right now...on to our new year! :D


message 16: by Anushka (new)

Anushka Hannemann-Jansen Happy New Year to everyone! Hope it is a good one for all :)


message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Got my first completed book up for this year. I am starting a reading journal this year to be more reflective on what I am consuming.


message 18: by Pamela (new)

Pamela I'm also a Goodreads librarian so I can help clean things up if needed.


message 19: by Penny (new)

Penny Lisa wrote: "Got my first completed book up for this year. I am starting a reading journal this year to be more reflective on what I am consuming."

Great idea! Unfortunately I must read what I have in my collection of books yet to read. Admittedly, it is a very large pile of books yet to read (or very large stacks of books to be more exact), but I'm not purchasing anything new for myself. *If* I get sent something new I'm wanting to read via Bookcrossing.com however, it will probably get first choice...hmm...maybe I *should* be writing a reading journal...


message 20: by Penny (new)

Penny Pamela wrote: "I'm also a Goodreads librarian so I can help clean things up if needed."

Much appreciated. All that I ask is that no-one touches my 'front page' message. I do go in and do editing for duplicates as well but I leave spam removal to official librarians (since I'm not one).


message 21: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Interesting to see that despite most of my books being in the bottom of the 2019 list I did read 2 of the top 5.


message 22: by Tara (new)

Tara Thank you Penny! I love being a part of this.


Laila (BigReadingLife) I love seeing how all over the place the list is at the first of the year. Happy 2020 Reading ladies!


message 24: by Helen (new)

Helen Laila (BigReadingLife) wrote: "I love seeing how all over the place the list is at the first of the year. Happy 2020 Reading ladies!"

So do I, it's the only time I have read a reasonable number of the top 100 and when I say reasonable it's never more than 10!


message 25: by Penny (new)

Penny Helen wrote: "Laila (BigReadingLife) wrote: "I love seeing how all over the place the list is at the first of the year. Happy 2020 Reading ladies!"

So do I, it's the only time I have read a reasonable number of..."


Me too!


message 26: by Helen (last edited Jan 21, 2020 01:50PM) (new)

Helen I am reading Evelyn Hugo, I am always wary of best sellers but just under half way through and really enjoying it! I should have more faith.


message 27: by Penny (new)

Penny Helen wrote: "I am reading Evelyn Hugo, I am always wary of best sellers but just under half way through and really enjoying it! I should have more faith."

I'm wary as well. I've unfortunately read too many 'not great' ones. Now I just go by what sounds good (or, as is starting to happen now, I'm completing my 'Want to Read' list based on my year of taking part in Wishlist tagging on www.bookcrossing.com . I do have to stop that for a while though - trying to read 'The Game of Thrones' this year, and, horribly, I've just found out I have $6000 of dental work to be done. The purchasing of books has to suffer for a bit...)


message 28: by Julie (last edited Jan 27, 2020 12:13AM) (new)

Julie Is there a way of searching the list to check that the book is not already there? There are so many to scroll through, it is easy to miss them.

Also, while I understand the votes, I don't know where the score comes from?


Laila (BigReadingLife) My understanding is that it doesn't matter if the book is already on the list or not, that you just pick the "add to list" tab at the top of the list next to All Votes... then choose the book you just finished from your Goodreads "shelves." If someone else has added that book before you then the list will tabulate that on its own - I think it takes a little while. When you first add a book it'll show up at the bottom of the list and then the next time you look it's gone to whatever position it is naturally.

Now, the score... I think it's based on how many people have read it AND where they ranked it. So if a book has been read by 4 people, but it was ranked 10th on someone's list and 20th on another person's list, then it will have a lower score than a book read by 4 people who ranked it higher on their individual lists. Does that make sense? I feel like I'm not explaining it well! :)


message 30: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jan 27, 2020 10:42AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The score is indeed based on how how many voted for a book, and how voters placed books on their lists. First is 100 points, second is 99, etc.

As for automatically combining titles on lists: it's supposed to, but often doesn't. Librarians have a function to "combine duplicates," which gets most of them, but sometimes that breaks down (usually on large lists).


message 31: by Penny (new)

Penny Julie - please have a look at the Number 1 message I left.

As for the combining - sometimes the list is automatic, but sometimes it is not. However, every time I log in, I come on here and combine the duplicates. You never need to fear if your book is already on the list or not, just click on the Tab 'Add books to this list' and add the book you've just read. THAT IS THE WAY I PREFER YOU TO 'VOTE' as listed in Message number 1.

I hope that helps and thanks Laila & Susanna!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, there are multiple librarians who combine duplicates on this list, pretty regularly. I wouldn't worry about it.


message 33: by Penny (last edited Jan 29, 2020 12:42AM) (new)

Penny Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yes, there are multiple librarians who combine duplicates on this list, pretty regularly. I wouldn't worry about it."

I'm not a librarian but I do it as the list owner. I enjoy doing it as its the only one I get to do :D


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm not the list owner but a librarian! (I do it a lot, at most lists I visit. It's almost reflexive now. I have to remind myself NOT to on "cover" lists.)


message 35: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Oh. I was just leaving the numbers as the order they were put on the list. this is a ranking system??


Laila (BigReadingLife) Chrissie wrote: "Oh. I was just leaving the numbers as the order they were put on the list. this is a ranking system??"

You can rank them but you don’t have to. I rearrange my list as the year goes on and I find more five-star books. I don’t know that it really makes much difference in their placement on the big list though! If you want to change the ranking in your list just change the number in the box by the title.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I rank my votes on lists like this one, but because it makes making my end of year "best and worst reads" list so much easier.


message 38: by Heather (new)

Heather I put the # of stars I gave the book in the "why did you add this book" box so that it makes it easier to sort my books. As we get into Nov/Dec. and I am taking books out to leave just 100 books, I will sometimes notice if 100 people already added the book and it is 20 votes away from the next book, I take that book out of my list and leave some other obscure book that I'm the only one that read it on my list.


message 39: by Penny (new)

Penny Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I'm not the list owner but a librarian! (I do it a lot, at most lists I visit. It's almost reflexive now. I have to remind myself NOT to on "cover" lists.)"

I know you're not. I am LOL


message 40: by Penny (new)

Penny I used to just add the books from first read to last, then I also found it was a great way to see my favourite to least favourite, so I started ranking mine from favourite to least.
You don't have to do it, but it can make a difference (even if a slight one) to where a book sits on a list (because of your number 1 book being worth 100pts and your number 100 book being worth 1pt). The choice over your own placement within your own list is yours. All I'm adamant on is that you have read the book and you've read it in 2020 and not any other year.


message 41: by Helen (new)

Helen I put mine in enjoyed order so i remember which i liked. I never have any problem with having to reduce to get to 100, don't get near it even in a year I travel a lot!


message 42: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Buhler-Rice Usually I find I've read all or most of the top 5-10 on this list, but so far I've only read one of the top 5 and even though it's super early in the year, it motivated me to read the book at #1 right now: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. I started yesterday, couldn't put it down, and finished today! I love using this list for ideas on what to read next!


message 43: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vanessa wrote: "Usually I find I've read all or most of the top 5-10 on this list, but so far I've only read one of the top 5 and even though it's super early in the year, it motivated me to read the book at #1 ri..."

I usually have very few on the first page so I am surprised that I have currently read 15 and 17 are on my to read list.


message 44: by Penny (new)

Penny Vanessa wrote: "Usually I find I've read all or most of the top 5-10 on this list, but so far I've only read one of the top 5 and even though it's super early in the year, it motivated me to read the book at #1 ri..."

Just remember folks - always check the number of people who have read a book (by clicking on it) to make sure it is a legitimately read book during 2020. Spam is a stupid thing we've had to put up with over the last couple of years and I wouldn't want you to read something that really hasn't been read by members of this list. We have some lovely people who do Spam-watch but I wouldn't want anyone to get caught.


message 45: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Finding Identity for being spam. Voted onto multiple lists by people claiming to have been born in different decades all at once.


message 46: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Just reserved "Such a Fun Age"(audiobook) from my library through the Overdrive app - I'm #135 on 12 copies - wait time "more than 23 weeks." YIKES! Looks like this could end up being my first entry on the 2021 list. LOL


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If there's a line I always try to return early if I can; not everyone does, though. (And sometimes it takes the whole rental period, of course.)


message 48: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Just logged book 20 for this year, feeling excited.


message 49: by Helen (new)

Helen Also excited, Where the Crawdads Sing was on today's amazon deal so I finally get to read it after I finish Little Fires Everywhere.


message 50: by Penny (new)

Penny Glad you guys are feeling excited. I want to feel excited, but financial circumstances have me more worried-excited than fun-excited unfortunately. Luckily I have a plethora of books to read thanks to my previous collection and my latest Wishlist winnings on BookCrossing, so that is an area I am happy to worry not about :-)


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