Hello! I have returned from my long absence to do a quick 2020 reading wrap up. I don’t want to spend time talking about why I haven’t blogged for so long or go into detail about what I’ve been up to because I’m sure everyone’s had a lot to deal with because of this pandemic. 2020 wasn’t a great reading year but I survived a 7 month slump and managed to read 50 books. 50 books sounds like a lot but most of the reading was done at the beginning and end of the year. I struggled a lot through the middle of the year. Anyways, here’s the best and worst of my reading year.
P.s. if you follow me on Twitter and have already seen my mini-thread wrap up, pretend you never saw it and still hype me up lol
Worst Books I Read
The worst book I read was You by Caroline Kepnes. Yes, Joe is a creep but that’s not why I disliked it so much. The book is poorly written and boring as hell. I dnfed it at 132 pages but I should’ve given up sooner because it put me in the slump that took months to get out of. Behind Her Eyes was an irritating dud. It felt like the MC was a plot device the author dragged around to fit whatever plot point they were trying to hit in that moment.
I just realized the most disappointing books I read were mostly mystery/thrillers. Is it me or the books? Idk, but these books didn’t live up to expectations I had. I couldn’t decide if One by One should be on the worst or most disappointing list. I settled for most disappointing because I don’t think it was as bad as You and Behind Her Eyes.
The most surprising books I read were An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and Black Sun. There are elements in both books that I don’t normally like but surprisingly I didn’t mind them at all and enjoyed both books tremendously.
…and finally here are the best books I read in 2020. Other than The Empire of Gold which is my #1 read of 2020, the rest of the books in this graphic aren’t in ranked order. I arranged them randomly. Shrill’s red cover threw off the aesthetics of this graphic lol
Okay so that’s all for now. Let’s hope I get my shit together in 2021 and be a better blogger. Please tell me how your reading year was in the comments. Tell me your favorite books, worst reads, or whatever you want. Happy holidays!