2020 Reading Tracker Year in Review

It’s time for my annual break down of my reading tracker posts for the year.

January:

  • Read: 17
  • Bought: 6
  • ARCs: 4 (3 requested, 1 not)

February:

  • Read: 19
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 16 (3 vine, 10 requested, 2 not)

March:

  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 1 (vine)

April:

  • Read: 13
  • Bought: 5
  • ARCs: 1 (requested)

May:

  • Read: 18
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 3 (requested)

June:

  • Read: 14
  • Bought: 4
  • ARCs: 0

July:

  • Read: 13
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 6 (4 requested, 2 not)

August:

  • Read: 16
  • Bought: 4
  • ARCs: 2 (requested)

September:

  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 1
  • ARCs: 2 (requested)

October:

  • Read: 15
  • Bought: 2
  • ARCs: 0

November:

  • Read: 20
  • Bought: 0
  • ARCs: 0

December:

  • Read: 11
  • Bought: 3
  • ARCs: 0

Yearly Totals:

  • Read: 171
  • Bought: 29
  • ARCs: 35

Details:

Read: So this year was a little different with reading. The pandemic became widespread and, starting in March, I began working from home and sheltering in place (like most people). I also purchased a Kindle in May so I’d have an option for reading library eBooks even if I wasn’t going to work (or anywhere). My reading was pretty similar to last year although I think this year might have included more audiobooks and re-reads.

Bought: I bought a lot more books this year. But I also think I kept more as opposed to giving them away after reading. Which means I’m making better choices with how I buy books.

ARCs: This was very different with BookExpo being cancelled and many publishers working from home and not sending physical ARCs. I think a lot of books will shift to digital ARCs in the future and I may not track the ARCs I receive as closely in these posts since a lot of why I tracked had to do with shelf space.

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