Goodbye 2020: End of Year Reading Wrap-Up ft. Stats and Graphs!

In my usual late fashion, today I’m wrapping up my reading year!

This is my one of my favorite posts to write every year. Sometimes I’m so caught up in wallowing over how there are so many books I’ll never be able to read that I forget how much I actually do read. So I love looking back on the year and everything I read, the highs and the lows, the statistics and the graphs!! Like the nerd I unfortunately am, it makes me so excited for another year of reading.

I’m not sure who would be curious about all the books I read in 2020, but if you are, you can take a peek at them from my Goodreads reading challenge. All the book covers link to my reviews on Goodreads, though whether or not I actually wrote a full review for them, you’ll have to click and see for yourself :p

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Goodbye 2020: My Favorite Books of 2020! The Best of the Best + Honorable Mentions

To seek escape from 2020, I found a lot of comfort in good books.

Granted, last year gave me my lowest average rating for books, which I’ll be talking about in my end of year reading wrap-up next. But! Today is not for negativity! (I posted about my least favorite books of 2020 already—check out here.) Today, I’m only bringing positivity and talking about my favorite books of the year!

I am terrible and don’t allow myself to truly love many books, but there were so many 2020 reads that I really enjoyed and wanted to highlight, even if I didn’t love them enough to call them favorites. So in the post, you’ll see my 7 honorable mentions (haha…), and my top 4 books of the year!! All of these books touched me in some way, and I would recommend all of them.

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Goodbye 2020: How I Did on My 2020 Goals & Setting New Goals for 2021

Well, 2021’s off to a great start already…

Any small nugget of optimism I might have had for the year is now aimed entirely at my own personal growth instead of having any optimism for, for example, the state of the world. So I guess the timing of this post is perfect in that sense, since this is all about me and what I want to do/achieve in 2021, as well as a look back on how I did on my goals for 2020!

I actually did surprisingly okay with my 2020 goals, but I’m happy with whatever I managed to accomplish. The entire world went through… a lot during 2020, so it isn’t fair to beat myself up for losing sleep or not writing enough or whatever other arbitrary thing I wanted to do. (And I hope you aren’t being too harsh on yourself either!!)
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May’s Moments of the Month: December // I Finished My School Semester & Read A Lot

Happy new year!

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2021 already. I’m praying that January is going to be a much better month for me than December was, because December was… not my best month. School and finals drained me a lot (unsurprisingly), and even over my break, I was kind of useless.

Luckily in December, I was able to read a lot of books, finish my GR challenge, and write more blog posts than usual!! But I accidentally developed some bad habits during the month (I am… so sleep-deprived…). Hopefully I can fix them and my deteriorating mental health this month!

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75+ 2021 Books Releasing January through June to Get Excited For!

Yes, I know 75+ books sounds like a terrifying amount.

Did I go overboard with this post? Maybe. But there are just so many amazing books coming out in 2021! And especially with the pandemic going on, I think authors could use any bit of promo they can get, so I wanted to include as many books as I could (that I am still personally interested in, of course).

I ended up highlighting 5-9 books for each month that I’m most excited for, and leaving the covers + Goodreads links of the other books below. I wish I could have talked about all of them, but it would have made this post even longer than it already is! 2021 looks like it’s going to be full of great books, so I hope you’re all enjoying your last day of 2020 (or your first day of the new year) before we get bombarded with all of these releases!!

All books are in order of release date, and all book covers link to Goodreads pages.

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