I've always enjoyed wrapping up the year with My Life in Books. 

Thank you, Mareli at Elza Reads, for reminding me about it. 

I was also inspired by Margaret at Books Please, and 

I also added Annabel’s lockdown question for this year.

  • In high school I was...Educated.
  • People might be surprised by...What It's Like to Be a Bird.
  • I will never be...Walking Naked.
  • My life in lockdown was like...The Lion Needs a Haircut.
  • My fantasy job is The Paris Library.
  • At the end of a long day I need Rules of Civility.
  • I hate being Stuck.
  • Wish I had All Creatures Great and Small.
  • My family reunions are Animal Farm.
  • At a party you’d find me with The Splendid and the Vile.
  • I’ve never been to The Maximum Security Book Club.
  • A happy day includes Ways to Make Sunshine.
  • Motto I live by: "I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelves."
  • On my bucket list is Becoming Wise.
  • In my next life, I want to have Kindness and Wonder, With the Fire on High.

The Perpetual Page Turner's 11th Annual End-of-Year Book Survey

Thank you to Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner for creating this lovely end-of-year review. Thank you to Helen of Helen's Book Blog for reminding me to join in this year.


Number Of Books You Read: 709
Number of Re-Reads:
Genre You Read The Most From:
Children's Picture Books


1. Best book you read in 2020? The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020? Matt Haig

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020? Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2020? The Midnight Library

15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2020?

“Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It's not your whole story.”

― S. C. Lourie, quoted in Hoda Kotb's I Really Needed This Today

25. Book that was the most FUN to read? Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2020? The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

27. Hidden gem of the year? Devotions by Mary Oliver

29. Most unique book you read in 2020? Weather by Jenny Offill


2. Favorite post you wrote in 2020? Small Delights (like this one: https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2020/09/small-delights-front-doors-on-my-walk.html)

4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)? The Edinburgh Book Festival

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2020? Running The Sunday Salon


1. One book you didn’t get to in 2020?
Transcendent Kingdom and Marilynne Robinson's Jack

2. Book you are most anticipating for 2021? A new Anne Lamott book

5. One thing you hope to accomplish in your blogging life in 2021? Do some yearly challenges