Goodbye 2020

Posted 31st December 2020 by Emma in Challenges / 0 Comments

Goodbye 2020

Well when I wrote my goals for 2020 I didn’t really know what kind of year it would be. This year has been difficult, to say the least! It will be a year that none of us will forget in a hurry!

For me, there were some positives (not tests thankfully) and that is what I am going to focus on. I’ll be sharing my top 20 books later on today but for now below is how I got on with my challenges this year. I definitely read more but how I was reading was very different.

I usually read audiobooks while I’m getting ready when I’m driving or essentially when my hands are busy. As I was working from home my audiobook time was significantly reduced. I did find other times to read them and I think overall in the circumstances I did a fair job on this one.

I won’t go into them all individually but I am very happy with how I did this year. For me, I needed books more than ever this year. I was so glad to escape to a place where there was no such thing as COVID.

Audiobook Challenge (2020)

Audiobook Challenge (2020)

Host: Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer
My Summary Post
Progress: 16/30 (53%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Failed

53
  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi - ★★★★
  2. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer - ★★★★★
  3. Hunted by Meagan Spooner - ★★★★★
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - ★★★★
  5. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - ★★★★
  6. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin - ★★★★★
  7. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - ★★★★
  8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - ★★★★★
  9. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  10. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  11. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey - ★★★★
  12. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★
  13. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin - ★★★
  14. The Eve Illusion by Giovanna Fletcher, Tom Fletcher - ★★★★
  15. Review: Caliban’s War - ★★★★
  16. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - ★★★★

Beat the Backlist (2020)

Beat the Backlist (2020)

Host: Novel Knight
My Summary Post
Progress: 22/20 (110%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Completed!

110
  1. Review: A Wizard Rises - ★★★★
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi - ★★★★
  3. Hunted by Meagan Spooner - ★★★★★
  4. Where There's a Will by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  5. Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon - ★★★★★
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - ★★★★
  7. Winter Dark by Alex Callister - ★★★★
  8. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - ★★★★
  9. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin - ★★★★★
  10. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - ★★★★
  11. Raising The Bar by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  12. Shaken and Stirred by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  13. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - ★★★★★
  14. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  15. Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt - ★★★★★
  16. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey - ★★★★
  17. Tick Tock by Mel Sherratt - ★★★★★
  18. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - ★★★★
  19. Review: Caliban’s War - ★★★★
  20. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - ★★★★
  21. A Place to Hide by Sheila Norton - ★★★★
  22. A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison - ★★★★

O.W.L.’s (2020)

O.W.L.’s (2020)

Host: Book Roast
My Summary Post
Progress: 7/12 (58%)
1 April, 2020 — 30 April, 2020
Failed

58
  1. Aria’s Travelling Book Shop by Rebecca Raisin - ★★★★
  2. The Gin Lover's Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye - ★★★★
  3. Gin and Trouble by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  4. Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  5. Raising The Bar by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  6. Shaken and Stirred by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  7. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - ★★★★★

Christmas Challenge (2020)

Christmas Challenge (2020)

My Summary Post
Progress: 12/20 (60%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Failed

60
  1. Hopeful Hearts at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters - ★★★★
  2. Cathy's Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  3. The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  4. If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  5. Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  6. The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker - ★★★★
  7. One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne - ★★★★★
  8. The First Time We Met by Jo Lovett - ★★★★★
  9. Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack by Helen J. Rolfe - ★★★★★
  10. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson - ★★★★★
  11. Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo - ★★★★
  12. A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison - ★★★★

Netgalley Challenge (2020)

Netgalley Challenge (2020)

My Summary Post
Progress: 79/70 (113%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Completed!

113
  1. Review: A Wizard Rises - ★★★★
  2. No, We Can't Be Friends by Sophie Ranald - ★★★★
  3. Her Last Goodnight by Michael Scanlon - ★★★★
  4. The Stranger's Wife by Anna-Lou Weatherley - ★★★★★
  5. Her Secret Past by Kerry Watts - ★★★★★
  6. Her Daughter's Cry by M.M. Chouinard - ★★★★★
  7. New Beginnings At Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters - ★★★★★
  8. Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? by Kristen Bailey - ★★★★★
  9. Mageborn by Jessica Thorne - ★★★★
  10. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle - ★★★★★
  11. The New Guy by Kathryn Freeman - ★★★★
  12. Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase - ★★★★
  13. The Break up by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  14. Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow - ★★★★
  15. Where There's a Will by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  16. Buried Deep by Susan Wilkins - ★★★★★
  17. Aria’s Travelling Book Shop by Rebecca Raisin - ★★★★
  18. The Gin Lover's Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye - ★★★★
  19. Gin and Trouble by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  20. Find Her Alive by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  21. She Loves Me by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  22. The Secret Seaside Escape by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  23. The Spare Bedroom by Elizabeth Neep - ★★★★
  24. Dreaming of Italy by T. A. Williams - ★★★★
  25. Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  26. As Greek as It Gets by Sue Roberts - ★★★★
  27. Winter Rising by Alex Callister - ★★★★★
  28. Nightborn by Jessica Thorne - ★★★★
  29. Water's Edge by Gregg Olsen - ★★★★★
  30. Why She Died by J.G. Roberts - ★★★★★
  31. The House on Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  32. First Shot by John Ryder - ★★★★★
  33. The Golden Girl by Dana Perry - ★★★★
  34. Gone in Seconds by Ed James - ★★★★★
  35. The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard - ★★★★
  36. A Little Bit Wicked by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  37. Can I Give My Husband Back? by Kristen Bailey - ★★★★★
  38. Raising The Bar by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  39. Shaken and Stirred by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  40. The Waffle House on the Pier by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  41. Just Saying by Sophie Ranald - ★★★★
  42. The Silent Dolls by Rita Herron - ★★★★
  43. Summer at Rachel’s Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts - ★★★★
  44. Save Her Soul by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  45. My One True North by Milly Johnson - ★★★★
  46. The Last Charm by Ella Allbright - ★★★★★
  47. Some Like it Greek by Sue Roberts - ★★★★
  48. Hidden Lake by Ruhi Choudhary - ★★★★★
  49. One Left Alive by Helen Phifer - ★★★★
  50. Never Say No by Elizabeth Neep - ★★★★
  51. Close to the Bone by Susan Wilkins - ★★★★
  52. Who's Next? by Chris Merritt - ★★★★★
  53. In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk - ★★★★
  54. Their Silent Graves by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  55. First Girl Gone by L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain - ★★★★★
  56. Cathy's Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  57. Final Second by John Ryder - ★★★★★
  58. Last Girls Alive by Jennifer Chase - ★★★★★
  59. The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  60. If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  61. Watch Her Vanish by Ellery A. Kane - ★★★★★
  62. Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  63. The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker - ★★★★
  64. One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne - ★★★★★
  65. The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green - ★★★★★
  66. The Missing Piece by Catherine Miller - ★★★★
  67. The First Time We Met by Jo Lovett - ★★★★★
  68. Silenced Girls by Roger Stelljes - ★★★★
  69. Cry for Mercy by Karen Long - ★★★★
  70. Dead Girl Walking by Roberta Gately - ★★★★
  71. Wildflower Graves by Rita Herron - ★★★★
  72. Silent Ridge by Gregg Olsen - ★★★★★
  73. Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  74. The Killer's Girl by Helen Phifer - ★★★★★
  75. Girl Under Water by L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain - ★★★★
  76. The Eve Illusion by Giovanna Fletcher, Tom Fletcher - ★★★★
  77. Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo - ★★★★
  78. A Place to Hide by Sheila Norton - ★★★★
  79. A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison - ★★★★

Goodreads Challenge (2020)

Host: GoodReads
My Summary Post
Progress: 113/100 (113%)
1 January, 2020 — 31 December, 2020
Completed!

113
  1. Review: A Wizard Rises - ★★★★
  2. No, We Can't Be Friends by Sophie Ranald - ★★★★
  3. Her Last Goodnight by Michael Scanlon - ★★★★
  4. The Stranger's Wife by Anna-Lou Weatherley - ★★★★★
  5. Making You Mine by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  6. Her Secret Past by Kerry Watts - ★★★★★
  7. Her Daughter's Cry by M.M. Chouinard - ★★★★★
  8. New Beginnings At Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters - ★★★★★
  9. Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? by Kristen Bailey - ★★★★★
  10. Mageborn by Jessica Thorne - ★★★★
  11. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi - ★★★★
  12. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle - ★★★★★
  13. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer - ★★★★★
  14. The New Guy by Kathryn Freeman - ★★★★
  15. Bayside Fantasies by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  16. Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase - ★★★★
  17. The Break up by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  18. Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow - ★★★★
  19. Hunted by Meagan Spooner - ★★★★★
  20. Where There's a Will by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  21. A Complete Game by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  22. Buried Deep by Susan Wilkins - ★★★★★
  23. Aria’s Travelling Book Shop by Rebecca Raisin - ★★★★
  24. The Gin Lover's Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye - ★★★★
  25. Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon - ★★★★★
  26. Gin and Trouble by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  27. Find Her Alive by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  28. She Loves Me by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  29. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - ★★★★
  30. Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  31. The Secret Seaside Escape by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  32. The Spare Bedroom by Elizabeth Neep - ★★★★
  33. Dreaming of Italy by T. A. Williams - ★★★★
  34. Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  35. As Greek as It Gets by Sue Roberts - ★★★★
  36. Winter Dark by Alex Callister - ★★★★
  37. Winter Rising by Alex Callister - ★★★★★
  38. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - ★★★★
  39. Nightborn by Jessica Thorne - ★★★★
  40. Water's Edge by Gregg Olsen - ★★★★★
  41. Why She Died by J.G. Roberts - ★★★★★
  42. The House on Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  43. First Shot by John Ryder - ★★★★★
  44. The Golden Girl by Dana Perry - ★★★★
  45. Gone in Seconds by Ed James - ★★★★★
  46. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin - ★★★★★
  47. The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard - ★★★★
  48. A Little Bit Wicked by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  49. Can I Give My Husband Back? by Kristen Bailey - ★★★★★
  50. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - ★★★★
  51. Raising The Bar by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  52. Shaken and Stirred by Bella Osborne - ★★★★
  53. The Waffle House on the Pier by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  54. Just Saying by Sophie Ranald - ★★★★
  55. The Silent Dolls by Rita Herron - ★★★★
  56. Summer at Rachel’s Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts - ★★★★
  57. Searching for Love by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  58. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - ★★★★★
  59. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  60. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff - ★★★★★
  61. Save Her Soul by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  62. My One True North by Milly Johnson - ★★★★
  63. Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt - ★★★★★
  64. The Last Charm by Ella Allbright - ★★★★★
  65. Some Like it Greek by Sue Roberts - ★★★★
  66. Hidden Lake by Ruhi Choudhary - ★★★★★
  67. Royal Icing by Aven Ellis - ★★★★★
  68. One Left Alive by Helen Phifer - ★★★★
  69. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey - ★★★★
  70. Hopeful Hearts at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters - ★★★★
  71. Never Say No by Elizabeth Neep - ★★★★
  72. Close to the Bone by Susan Wilkins - ★★★★
  73. Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  74. Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls by Holly Martin - ★★★★★
  75. Who's Next? by Chris Merritt - ★★★★★
  76. In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk - ★★★★
  77. Their Silent Graves by Carla Kovach - ★★★★★
  78. First Girl Gone by L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain - ★★★★★
  79. Cathy's Christmas Kitchen by Tilly Tennant - ★★★★
  80. Final Second by John Ryder - ★★★★★
  81. Last Girls Alive by Jennifer Chase - ★★★★★
  82. The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain - ★★★★★
  83. If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft - ★★★★
  84. The Gritty Truth by Melissa Foster - ★★★★★
  85. Watch Her Vanish by Ellery A. Kane - ★★★★★
  86. Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale - ★★★★
  87. The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker - ★★★★
  88. One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne - ★★★★★
  89. The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green - ★★★★★
  90. The Missing Piece by Catherine Miller - ★★★★
  91. The First Time We Met by Jo Lovett - ★★★★★
  92. Silenced Girls by Roger Stelljes - ★★★★
  93. Cry for Mercy by Karen Long - ★★★★
  94. Dead Girl Walking by Roberta Gately - ★★★★
  95. Wildflower Graves by Rita Herron - ★★★★
  96. Silent Ridge by Gregg Olsen - ★★★★★
  97. In for a Penny by Melissa Foster - ★★★★
  98. Christmas at the Little Waffle Shack by Helen J. Rolfe - ★★★★★
  99. Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan - ★★★★★
  100. The Killer's Girl by Helen Phifer - ★★★★★
  101. Girl Under Water by L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain - ★★★★
  102. The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser - ★★★½
  103. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas - ★★★★
  104. Tick Tock by Mel Sherratt - ★★★★★
  105. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson - ★★★★★
  106. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin - ★★★
  107. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - ★★★★
  108. The Eve Illusion by Giovanna Fletcher, Tom Fletcher - ★★★★
  109. Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo - ★★★★
  110. Review: Caliban’s War - ★★★★
  111. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - ★★★★
  112. A Place to Hide by Sheila Norton - ★★★★
  113. A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison - ★★★★
Emma

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