Yearly Wrap-Up: 2020 EDITION

So, 2020 is finally coming to an end. I am happy its ending. It has been a rough year for me (along with millions of other people). I am hoping for next year to be better.

I am not going to focus on the personal stuff from this year. Instead, I am going to focus on what 2021 will bring. Hopefully good things!!

Reading-wise, this year has sucked for me. I went from reviewing almost every day to not publishing anything to only memes with an odd review every now and again. I actually stopped reading from March to June. I was so overwhelmed with everything that was happening that picking up my Kindle and reading repulsed me. Thankfully, I got over that and have been reading my little heart out.

The only thing I haven’t gotten back into is reading ARC’s. I like not having a deadline to write and publish the post by. I also like that I am whittling down my TBR list. I went from 599 to 548 (Yay me!!).

I discovered a couple of new book logging sites. The StoryGraph and Bookhype. The StoryGraph also lets you track reading challenges, which leads into my next paragraph. I have also been using my library card a ton. My library supports Libby and I have been checking out/putting books on hold through them. So, my reading world has expanded beyond freebies on Amazon.

I did participate in reading challenges this year. I wasn’t expecting to finish any of them (and for the most part, I didn’t). My reading challenges were:

2020 Reading Challenge on Goodreads. I actually met my goal!! I thought that with not reading for a few months would set me back.

The StoryGraph OnBoarding 2020 Reading Challenge. I finished at 67%.

The UnRead Shelf Project 2020. I finished at 50%.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020. For this challenge, I finished at 45%.

I started all of these challenges in either August or September. I feel that I did a fairly good job with them all, considering that I joined almost at the end.

Now, onto the ones I joined for this year (and I kinda overkilled it here….lol):

2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge. I am going to set a goal of 250 books again.

Reading Writers of Color

Clear Those Shelves 2021

Book Riot’s 2021 Read Harder Challenge

Tropes in Romance 2021

The StoryGraph’s Translation Challenge 2021

Beat the Backlist 2021

TBR and Beyond–2021

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2021

Exploring New Horizons – Reading Challenge 2021


The StoryGraph’s Genre Challenge 2021

The Booklist Queen Reading Challenge 2021

21 Books for 2021

The Unread Shelf Project

AtoZ Reading Challenge 2021

I know that those are a lot of challenge for the up coming year. And I am aware that I might not get to all of them. But I can try!! Right.

Now for my bookish New Years Resolutions. Be aware that most or all of these might not be kept….lol.

  1. Being better at maintaining my blog. Yes, I went there. I have a crap ton of things to do that I have let slide since March. Sigh.
  2. Being better at posting things other than memes. That means posting more book reviews. I know I need to post more of those and I am hoping to eventually get up to 2 or 3 a week instead of 1 every other week.
  3. Reading books outside of my comfort zone. I have a list of genres that I don’t or won’t read. I am hoping that some of these challenges will help me broaden my reading horizons.

So that’s it. I am not listing all the books that I have read this year because, well, it will make the post go on forever. So, see ya 2020 and welcome 2021!!

4 thoughts on “Yearly Wrap-Up: 2020 EDITION

  1. Wow, Jolie. I wish you luck with your challenges this year. I know that they are just meant to motivate us to read different books and genres, so I hope that is what they do for you. Happy New Year and I know that 2021 has to be better than 2020.

    1. Thank you Carla and they are doing that for me. They are definitely expanding my reading boundaries. Happy New Year to you also!!

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