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The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Shortest Book
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

Dune by Frank Herbert
Most Popular
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Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden
Least Popular
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TS’s average rating for 2020

Wintersteel by Will Wight
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.73 average

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

TS’s first review of the year

liked it
3.5 stars.

A bit of a mixed bag for this entry. I loved that we got Arabic mythology for the central plot. However, the repetitive descriptions of the same old worldbuilding stuff and the characters seemed way apparent in this volume. I was actually mildly bored until about midway of the book.

How hilarious it was then to read this line from the book.
“Thank you, Captain Recap. Your summary of the things we know was most impressive.”

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
The Shadow Saint by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
it was amazing
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold
A Time of Blood by John Gwynne
A Time of Courage by John Gwynne
Improbable Libraries by Alex       Johnson
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
The Secret Life of Words by Anne Curzan
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
it was amazing
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood
The Library Book by Rebecca   Gray
The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Light of All That Falls by James Islington
it was amazing
Locke & Key Slipcase Set by Joe Hill
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Brightest Shadow by Sarah Lin
The Fold by Peter Clines
Caffeine by Michael Pollan
White Fire by Douglas Preston
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Sandstorm by James Rollins
Blight Marked by Josh Erikson
it was amazing
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
it was amazing
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
나 혼자만 레벨업 1 by Chu-Gong
Mythomania by Peter Conrad
Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney
Contest by Matthew Reilly
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston
The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Global Weirdness by Climate Central
Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan
it was amazing
Watership Down by Richard  Adams
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
From Yao to Mao by Kenneth J. Hammond
The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi
Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron
it was amazing
The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Fid's Crusade by David H. Reiss
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
The Iliad by Homer
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke
it was amazing
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Food by Ken Albala
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden
City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston
Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish
Bread Baking for Beginners by Bonnie Ohara
Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston
The King's Justice by E.M. Powell
The Science of Good Cooking by Cook's Illustrated
it was amazing
The Angel's Mark by S.W. Perry
The Odyssey by Homer
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Paul Hollywood's Bread by Paul Hollywood
Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
it was amazing
Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton
Wrath of Gods by Dyrk Ashton
War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
really liked it
White Night by Jim Butcher
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley
Dune by Frank Herbert

Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie

TS’s last review of the year

liked it
3.5 stars.

A rather eclectic collection of short stories, which despite what the title said, were not all about murders. Some of the stories were good, and some just okay. I do liked the one starring Tommy and Tuppence quite a bit, which made me want to read their books as I liked the dynamics between the two of them. The best of the lot for me was the first and the longest story, Three Blind Mice, which I believe was the source material for the l
2020 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
TS Chan read 125 out of 100 books.
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