2020 Reading Wrap Up

In the beginning of 2020, I wrote a post about my reading goals for the year. You can check out the detailed post here.

Here is a snapshot of how my year of reading was in 2020 🙂

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020 – I had targeted to read 72 books in 2020, and I’m glad I achieved this one goal. To see which books I read in 2020, you can head out here.
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  • Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2020 – 12 books under each of the categories. You can check out her blog and the reading challenge here. And here is a snapshot of the books I read for the MMD Reading Challenge 2020:
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  • My Goodreads Book Club – Kick Up Your Heels’ Book of the Month selections – 12 books. I don’t think I read any of the chosen books for this year other than the book in Jan – The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.
  • South Asian Reading Challenge 2020, that was hosted by Fanna @ Fannatality and Nandini @ Novels and Nebulas. I tried to keep up with the selections from this challenge, but I think I wasn’t able to read most of the selections. That’s a loss for me because there were some really good books that were a part of this reading challenge. Maybe, if they’re doing a repeat this year, I can participate again 🙂
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  • The Unread Shelf Project 2020 – I read 12 books from my owned books unread shelf this year, from Whitney’s blog. You can check out her challenge on her blog here, if you’re interested. I did read a lot of books from my existing physical TBR shelf, but I lost track of the prompts and the books under it, so it would be hard for me to update that here.
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  • Here are some of the series I started and finished in 2020 🙂
    1. The Grishaverse Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
    2. The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
    3. The Hazel Wood duology by Melissa Albert
    4. The Bone Witch Trilogy by Rin Chupeco
    5. Roxanne Fosch Files by Jina S. Bazzar
    6. The Blood of Stars Duology by Elizabeth Lim

  • Here are the new releases that I read in 2020:
    1. Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Toni Adeyemi
    2. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
    3. The Night Country by Melissa Albert
    4. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (one of my favourites in 2020)
    5. Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Kotugno
    6. Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
    7. Crescent City by Sarah J Maas
    8. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune (I absolutely adored this book)
    9. Exhalation by Ted Chiang (Another favorite read of 2020)
    10. A Burning by Megha Majumdar
    11. Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu
    12. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam Ju (One of my favorite books in translation)
    13. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
    14. These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar
    15. Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno – Garcia
    16. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (Another favorite of 2020 and also a first read by the author)
    17. Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (My favorite romance of 2020)
    18. Azadi by Arundhati Roy
    19. Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim
    20. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (A book that left me thinking for few days)

I wanted to write about the longest book I read and my favourite books, or the books that impacted me the most, but maybe I’ll leave that for another post 🙂

Have you read any of these books in 2020? What were your thoughts or your favourites from this list? 🙂

18 thoughts on “2020 Reading Wrap Up

  1. Ahhh that’s such an amazing reading year!😍 I read 48 books in 2020 and most of them were surprisingly good? I loved your list of the new releases you read and I do want to read a few out of them.

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  2. Did you read another long book other than MDZS??? That was mine for 2020… you should definitely write about it 😜😜😜
    Lots of wonderful books in your list. I’m gonna make a note of the Indian ones you’ve read.

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    1. Yeah I read some really good Indian authored books in 2020 and I have a few more sitting on my shelf that I bought in 2020 but will probably read this year.

      Yeah apparently GR says that’s the longest book I read! How long is the book really? I thought the longest book I read was Anna Karenina at 800 pages but looks like MDZS is longer!!

      I do need to write a dedication post about my obsession with MDZS and some of my other favourite reads in 2020. But I wanted to read The Burning God – which will probably happen this year and then do a collective post.. I don’t know, let’s see☺️

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      1. That’s awesome… I don’t know many Indian authors, so I like knowing your favorites…

        So apparently including the extras, the translation of MDZS is equivalent to around 1000 pages. I don’t know how accurate it is, but the book is quite huge.

        Whenever you decide to do the dedication post, I can’t wait to read. I would love to do one as well, but I don’t know how to write one… it’ll just be all ❤️❤️❤️❤️😂😂😂

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