20 in 2020 Wrap-Up!

I’m just gonna… skim over all that crap about 2020 being a whole ass year. Because we all know it was. I’ve stated as much more times than anyone cares to hear, and I’m going to shut up and just get on with it this time.

So! At the end of last year, I picked 20 books out of my TBR jar (now a box) that I had to read in 2020, as a way to get through the books I own. I’m two years into the new tradition and, so far, it’s working out great! I’m whittling down my TBR like crazy despite only going for a relatively small number of books (in comparison to how many there actually are), and I knocked out my 20 for the year relatively well, I think.

(There is one book I’m still in the middle of reading as of writing this, and that’s because I saved it for the end and it’s a 600+ page book. Not my best move, but I can predict what I think it’ll be getting!)

And now: the final wrap!

Hereafter by Tara Hudson // ★★☆☆☆
Black City by Elizabeth Richards // ★☆☆☆☆
The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist // ★★☆☆☆

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott // ★★★☆☆
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte // (not yet completed, but will likely be a 4- or 5-star read)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien // ★★★★☆

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake // ★★★☆☆
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan // ★★☆☆☆
Vamps by Nancy A. Collins // ★★☆☆☆

Splintered by A.G. Howard // ★★☆☆☆
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman // ★★☆☆☆
The Blessed by Tonya Hurley // ★☆☆☆☆

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini // ★★★☆☆
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler // ★★☆☆☆
Breathe by Sarah Crossan // ★★☆☆☆

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn // ★★★☆☆
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer // ★★★☆☆
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson // ★★★☆☆

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard // ★★★☆☆
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson // ★★★☆☆


Soooo not my greatest rating score ever, but I got a couple good reads in there. Most of it was kind of meh across the board and a few were really not to my tastes at all, but I gave them a shot, and that’s all I cared about.

My 21 in 2021 will be coming out tomorrow! If you’re interested in that, stick around! I have a few more wrap-up things coming out before the year ends, along with a new set of goals for the new year and my recommendations of 2020.

Thanks for reading!


11 thoughts on “20 in 2020 Wrap-Up!

  1. I think I’m going to do something like this in 2021! As I own around 1700 physical books alone, I’m not going to put that many slips of paper in a…barrel? lol. But! I think I am going to pick one random book per shelf to read with like numbers 1-20 or something. I haven’t hammered out the details yet. lol. I do already do the Mount TBR Challenge but I gotta get rid of more physical books. So what if I have over 2000 e-books? They’re not taking up any room! lol. I have a problem…

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    1. A barrel! 😂 I love that. 1700 physical books is a feat, I’m impressed!! I really like the random shelf and numbers idea, the paper slips can be fun but when you have a ton of books it gets overwhelming kind of fast, but going by the shelves and with a number sounds like it would work great! I’d love to hear how that works out if you do it! (*2000* e-books?! I can’t even fathom that many 😂😂)

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      1. I’m in a GR group for finishing series that are completed and a lot of them are series I own in physical form so I may be throwing some of those into this shelf mix!

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