WELL. I wasn’t sure where to start with this one. I had a look over my equivalent post last year, to see if I’d set myself some crazy book goals that went out of the window as soon as the pandemic hit but, actually, I didn’t. Which pleases me. I had no expectations which was EXACTLY the way to approach 2020 reading, as it turns out.
I’ve spoken about my ups and downs with reading this year in my Books of the Year 2020 post (where you can also discover my favourite reads of the year) so I thought I’d look at a few other things in this, my final blog of 2020…
That ever elusive Netgalley %…
With a little more reading time on my hands this year, I made a conscious effort to try and increase my Netgalley % – I don’t think I’ll ever hit the coveted 80%, but I really wanted to review books that have been sitting on my digital shelf for way too long.
I made a really good dent in this but, as is the nature of the beast, the more you’re on there, the more you request, the more your % plateaus… Oh well! It’s looking better than it was in January and I’ve read some truly fantastic books through the platform, so I’ll just keep chipping away at my % in 2021.
My most popular posts of the year
This is an interesting one. Sometimes you read and review a book and the popularity of it is a complete surprise. Always nice to see there are other fans of certain reads out there. I had a few this year that seemed to be loved by loads of you. Some are big releases so you might expect to see them on this list, others are more random. Which makes it all-the-more exciting:
/ Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
/ The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
/ Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
/ Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
/ The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Too early to call this one, right? The UK (where I live) is still in a strict lockdown, so until the vaccine rolls out further, it all feels very same-same. Never has an NYE had less of an impact than this one. Hopefully I’ll kick of the new year on a reading-roll though. As I type this at the end of December I’m in a good place reading-wise, so long may that continue into January…
I AM hopeful about 2021 – across all aspects of life -and there are some CRACKING new book releases coming our way. We always have books to look forward to.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2021!