• Jenn Kalchik

My Year in Books [2020]

I wasn't planning it, but I more than doubled the number of books I read in 2019. In 2020, I read 104 books. Check out some highlights of the books I read for 2020 below!


Different reading challenges I participated in

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

Books and Tea Reading Challenge

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020

PopSugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Slay That TBR Challenge


Shortest book

Ground Zero Dogs (Meish Goldish)











Longest book

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)












The most popular book I read

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)












The least popular book I read

Easy Meals for Busy Women (Fiona Biggs)











Highest rated book on Goodreads I read

Know my Name by Chanel Miller









First book review of the year on Goodreads

Dear Edward by Ana Napolitano









The average length of books I read

333 pages


My average rating for books in 2020

4.0 stars


Pages read

34,720


Money saved from using my local library

$1,067


What I learned about my reading habits in 2020

  • There were some books I should've read as physical books/e-books vs. audiobooks.

  • At least a dozen books had a title that featured a person's first name.

  • I made sure to include cookbooks in my reading challenge; I am reading them, after all, to learn about the recipes!

  • Because I didn't have to commute and had more free time, I read more physical copies of books that I thought I was going to.

  • I read four books related to World War II historical fiction. After the fourth book, I was feeling burned out from reading this era of historical fiction.

  • Excluding cookbooks, there were only eight books I reread this year. All other books were read for the first time.

I already started planning what books I'm going to read in 2021. I don't think I'll aim to read 100 books this year, but who knows what will happen. Happy reading!

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