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Godshaper #1 by Simon Spurrier
Shortest Book
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Most Popular
people also shelved
let us not think of them as barbarians by Peter  Midgley
Least Popular
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Renée’s average rating for 2020

The Guitar of Mayhem by Jessica Renwick
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.57 average

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Renée’s first review of the year

it was ok
Dammit, dammit, dammit. This was a far weaker follow up to the first book than I would have liked. Don't get me wrong: it's YA, it's fantasy, it's supposed to be fun and fluffy. But I can't abide by our YA heroines being ill-used by dudes with a tortured soul, whether they're culpable of mass murder and benefitting from a militaristic oligarchy or they're the undead king of the jinns disguised as a ginger beefcake. I won't stand for it, no matter ...more

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Educated by Tara Westover
Lumberjanes, Vol. 7 by Shannon Watters
it was amazing
The Undoing Project by Michael   Lewis
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A Beginner's Guide To Tarot by Kathleen Olmstead
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
it was amazing
The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai
Lumberjanes, Vol. 8 by Shannon Watters
Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy by Chynna Clugston Flores
Lumberjanes, Vol. 9 by Shannon Watters
The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
The Effective Citizen by Graham Steele
Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Falling Awake by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief by Sameet M. Kumar
Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
it was amazing
Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle
The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection by Dorothy Parker
Keep Going by Austin Kleon
The Honours by Tim Clare
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
it was amazing
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
The Conscious Creative by Kelly Small
it was amazing
Even This Page Is White by Vivek Shraya
let us not think of them as barbarians by Peter  Midgley
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samara...
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
it was amazing
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
How To Be Happy by Eleanor Davis
Jackpot by Nic Stone
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
Godshaper #1 by Simon Spurrier
The Blue Road by Wayde Compton
The Book of Chaos by Jessica Renwick
The Guitar of Mayhem by Jessica Renwick
Beloved by Toni Morrison
it was amazing
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
10% Happier by Dan   Harris
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Appalachian Elegy by bell hooks
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samara...
it was amazing
Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Unapologetic by Charlene Carruthers
Straight by Hanne Blank
The Woman in Black by Susan         Hill
Blank by M. NourbeSe Philip
it was amazing
The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
Mabon by Diana Rajchel
Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Unfuck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper
A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah  Johnson
it was amazing
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
it was amazing
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline
I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom

Straight by Hanne Blank

Renée’s last review of the year

did not like it
This is a history of white, Euro/Ameri-centric heteronormativity. Very little inclusion of the colonialist, racist and classicist intersections of heterosexuality, which I think a thorough consideration of the topic demands, especially if you're taking it from this geopolitical context. ...more
2020 Reading Challenge
Renée read 97 out of 100 books.
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