I have never consistently tracked my reading before now, but after using a book journal (more on that HERE), I was shocked to find out that I read 65 books in 2020. I have no idea if that’s a lot or not for me, but I’m excited to be able to compare years going forward.
2020 READING BY THE NUMBERS:
– Out of the 65 books, I read 32% non-fiction vs. 68% fiction.
– 68% of my reads were written by women. (I’m honestly very surprised by this as I never intentionally picked a book based on the author’s gender)
– My top three most-read genres were thriller/suspense/mystery at 25%, YA at 17%, and self improvement/development at 12%. (Memoirs were a very close 4th at 11%)
MY TOP PICKS FROM 2020:
Non-fiction: (not in any order)
1. Becoming by Michelle Obama (Incredible as an audiobook!)
Fiction: (not in any order)
1. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (historical fiction)
3. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (thriller/suspense/mystery)
4. Final Girls by Riley Sager (thriller/suspense/mystery)
5. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (thriller/suspense/mystery)
Book that absolutely crushed me: (Yes, this needed its own category)
The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (romance/contemporary)
I was surprised to find that I read so few classics (just two all year) and very little historical fiction (only three) even though I always seem to enjoy these genres.
I’ve never been one to make reading-based New Year’s Resolutions, but I definitely plan to use this info to help guide some of my reading choices in 2021. I want to challenge myself to read more books written from diverse perspectives. I also want to challenge myself to read more historical fiction and find out if this is a genre that I actually like or if I’ve just been lucky in my selections. A few more classics in 2021 wouldn’t hurt either.
Do you ever make reading resolutions? Leave a comment and share what you have in mind for 2021!