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2020
My Year in Books
62,091
pages read
160
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2020!


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Shortest Book
111
pages
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Longest Book
1,248
pages

Average book length in 2020
388
pages

Dune by Frank Herbert
Most Popular
1,512,528
people also shelved
The Oracle of Cumae by Melissa Hardy
Least Popular
108
people also shelved

Celeste’s average rating for 2020
4.0
4.0

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.64 average

The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth

Celeste’s first review of the year

really liked it
“The figures of rhetoric are the beauties of all the poems we have ever read. Without them we would be merely us: eating, sleeping, manufacturing and dying. With them everything can be glorious. For though we have nothing to say, we can at least say it well.”

I had no idea that there were so many different types of rhetorical phrases. Seriously, there are so many. I learned a lot from The Elements of Eloquence, but I had fun while doing it. Some o
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CELESTE’S 2020 BOOKS
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth
The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle
it was amazing
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Bard's Blade by Brian D. Anderson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Chasing Embers by James  Bennett
Asperfell by Jamie  Thomas
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
it was amazing
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Locke & Key Slipcase Set by Joe Hill
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
it was amazing
The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
Golden in Death by J.D. Robb
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Mythos by Stephen Fry
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
it was amazing
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
it was amazing
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer
The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Watership Down by Richard  Adams
it was amazing
The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
The Talisman by Stephen King
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
Or What You Will by Jo Walton
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Nothing to See Here by Kevin    Wilson
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda  Holmes
The Iliad by Homer
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Beach Read by Emily Henry
it was amazing
Heroes by Stephen Fry
The Girl and the Stars by Mark  Lawrence
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
it was amazing
Hidden Valley Road by Robert  Kolker
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Sea Wife by Amity Gaige
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
it was amazing
The Return by Rachel   Harrison
Love in the Afternoon by Karen Hawkins
A Time of Courage by John Gwynne
The Odyssey by Homer
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
If It Bleeds by Stephen King
really liked it
Hideaway by Nora Roberts
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin
Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona  Davis
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
it was amazing
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Deacon King Kong by James   McBride
The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman
Primer by Jennifer Muro

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Celeste’s last review of the year

it was amazing
I loved getting getting some answers regarding the first two books in this series. While it’s been said that these novels can be read out of order, you’d be doing yourself and the story being told an incredible disservice by choosing to go that route. Please read these in order.

I loved getting more of Fermín’s story, as well. He’s a delightful character, and learning more about his background was very enlightening. I thought the pacing in this b
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2020 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2020 READING
CHALLENGE
Celeste read 160 out of 110 books.
 
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