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.

December 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books I Read:

  1. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
  2. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (audio)
  3. Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
  4. Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost (kindle)
  5. Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu
  6. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (reread/audio)
  7. Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (audio)
  8. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  9. A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart (kindle)
  10. Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray (audio/kindle)
  11. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Books Bought: 3

  1. Fable by Adrienne Young
  2. Namesake by Adrienne Young (preorder)
  3. Lore by Alexandra Bracken (preorder)

ARCs Received: 0!

You can also see what I read in November.

November 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books I Read:

  1. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economyby Jenny Odell (audio)
  2. In the Hall With the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
  3. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk (kindle)
  4. Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip (audio)
  5. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  6. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (audio)
  7. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
  8. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Diana Rendell (audio)
  9. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (audio)
  10. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (audio)
  11. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (audio)
  12. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon (audio)
  13. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (audio)
  14. Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (audio)
  15. Lore by Alexandra Bracken
  16. Be Me Chill: The Graphic Novel
  17. You Have a Match by Emma Lord
  18. How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black
  19. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (audio)
  20. Into the Heartless Woods by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Books Bought: 0!

ARCs Received: 0!

You can also see what I read in October.

October 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books I Read:

  1. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  2. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz (audio)
  3. Lightbringer by Claire Legrand
  4. I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest (audio)
  5. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  6. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  7. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  8. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
  9. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (audio)
  10. Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean (kindle)
  11. Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale (kindle)
  12. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy Worldby Cal Newport (audio)
  13. How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price (kindle)
  14. Recommended For You by Laura Silverman
  15. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Books Bought:

  1. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  2. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

ARCs Received: 0

You can also see what I read in September.

September 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. Fable by Adrienne Young
  2. Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (kindle)
  3. Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein (reread)
  4. No One Here is Lonely by Sarah Everett
  5. Or What You Will by Jo Walton
  6. Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
  7. Eventide by Sarah Goodman
  8. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (audio)
  9. Star Daughter by Shevta Thakrar
  10. Richard III by William Shakespeare (audio)
  11. A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
  12. Killing November by Adriana Mather
  13. Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh (audio)
  14. The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
  15. Tales From the Hinterland by Melissa Albert (kindle)

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (signed preorder)

ARCs Received:

  1. Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez (requested)
  2. Eventide by Sarah Goodman (requested)

You can also see what I read in August.

August 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
  2. Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova
  3. 1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change
  4. Traitor by Amanda McCrina
  5. The Nemesis by S. J. Kincaid (kindle)
  6. Macbeth by William Shakespeare (audio)
  7. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
  8. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne marie brown
  9. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
  10. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
  11. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
  12. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
  13. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
  14. Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
  15. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
  16. Richard II by William Shakespeare (audio)

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (August Owlcrate)
  2. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Owlcrate edition because why not)
  3. Owlcrate Addie LaRue
  4. Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

ARCs Received:

  1. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (requested)
  2. Into the Heartless Wood by Joanne Ruth Meyer (requested)

You can also see what I read in July.

July 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. Othello by William Shakespeare (audio) (reread)
  3. Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe by Carole Boston Weatherford
  4. Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
  5. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  6. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (audio)
  7. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (audio)
  8. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (reread)
  9. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  10. The Sullivan Sisters by Kathryn Ormsbee (kindle)
  11. The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  12. Skyhunter by Marie Lu (kindle)
  13. Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein
  2. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

ARCs Received:

  1. Traitor by Amanda McCrina (requested)
  2. Or What You Will by Jo Walton (requested)
  3. The Lost City by Amanda Hocking (not requested)
  4. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison (requested)
  5. Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne (not requested)
  6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab (requested)

You can also see what I read in June.

June 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand (kindle)
  2. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  3. Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
  4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (re-read)
  5. Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillam Cottom (kindle)
  6. As You Like It by William Shakespeare (audio)
  7. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (kindle)
  8. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (reread)
  9. The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert (kindle)
  10. The Invention of Sophie Carter by Samantha Hastings
  11. Bunbun and Bonbon by Jess Keating
  12. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (audio)
  13. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (audio) (reread)
  14. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (kindle)

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen
  2. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  3. No One Here is Lonely by Sarah Everett
  4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

ARCs Received: 0!

You can also see what I read in May.

May 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (audio)
  2. Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Soneshein
  3. Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
  4. A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth (audio)
  5. Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhatena
  6. Take Me With You by Tara Altebrando
  7. The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg
  8. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (audio)
  9. To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers (audio)
  10. Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland
  11. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (audio)
  12. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  13. King Lear by William Shakespeare (audio)
  14. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (audio)
  15. Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
  16. The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander (audio)
  17. If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio (audio)
  18. Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined by Scott Soneshein (audio)

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman (trying Once Upon a Bookclub!)

ARCs Received:

  1. Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe by Carole Boston Weatherford (requested)
  2. 1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti (requested)
  3. The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptationby Katharine Woodman-Maynard (requested)

You can also see what I read in April.

April 2020 Reading Tracker

Books I Read:

  1. Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming (audio)
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (audio)
  3. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (audio)
  4. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (audio)
  5. My Calamity Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows
  6. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (audio)
  7. Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
  8. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (audio)
  9. When We Vanished by Alanna Peterson
  10. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett (audio)
  11. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
  12. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski (audio)
  13. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (audio)

Books I Had Planned to Read:

Books Bought:

  1. Pride and Prejudice Seasons Edition
  2. A Tale of Two Cities Seasons Edition
  3. Persuasion Word Cloud Classics Edition
  4. Emma Word Cloud Classics Edition
  5. Pride and Prejudice Word Cloud Classics Edition

ARCs Received:

  1. The Invention of Sophie Carter by Samantha Hastings (FierceReads package)

You can also see what I read in March.