Tuesday, December 29, 2020

My Year in Books: Goodreads

My Year in Books
pages read
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
books read
This is my journey in books for 2020!

Updated December 19, 2020. Newly completed books appear after a delay.

Fossil by Bill Thomson
Shortest Book
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Most Popular
people also shelved
Backyard Campout by Brian Herald
Least Popular
person also shelved

My average rating for 2020

The Chicken who Thought She was a Goat by Andi Cann
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.78 average

A Breath of French Air by H.E. Bates

My first review of the year

really liked it
Ma casually shares her desire to visit France with Pop, and soon the entire ten-member Larkin family is off across the English Channel for a vacation. It’s a disaster from the start, but it’s a hilarious disaster, with awful accommodations and peculiar food and quirky English-French conflicts. The Larkins form a sort of English Beverly Hillbillies. An absolute delight. I’m in love with this ridiculous group of people.

A Breath of French Air by H.E. Bates
really liked it
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
The Christmas Letters by Lee  Smith
Kindness and Wonder by Gavin Edwards
Galveston Cats by Davis Many Voices
Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
Pizza School by Charity Curley Mathews
Suddenly Sixty by Judith Viorst
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
really liked it
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Book in the Book in the Book by Julien Baer
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So ... by Katherine Rundell
Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna  Cannon
How to Be Miserable by Randy J. Paterson
In Other Words by C.J. Moore
Penguin's Poems for Life by Laura Barber
Check These Out by Gina Sheridan
Pastry for Beginners Cookbook by Sharon Glascoe
War is Over by David Almond
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
it was amazing
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori
The President Sang Amazing Grace by Zoe Mulford
Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff
Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee
A Writer's Paris by Eric Maisel
The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos
Les Malheurs de Sophie by Comtesse de Ségur
The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
it was amazing
Sundays in Paris by Yasmin Zeinab
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
Alone Time by Stephanie Rosenbloom
City Trails - Paris by Lonely Planet Kids
Literary Paris by Nichole Robertson
The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann
it was amazing
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola
Champagne Baby by Laure Dugas
Charlotte in Paris by Joan MacPhail Knight
L’art de la Liste by Dominique Loreau
Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel
Forever Paris by Christina Henry De Tessan
Introduction to French Poetry by Stanley Appelbaum
Unicorn Day by Diana  Murray
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Annotated Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
it was amazing
The Sweet Indifference of the World by Peter Stamm
City Spies by James Ponti
The Power of Her Pen by Lesa Cline-Ransome
The Only Woman in the Photo by Kathleen Krull
Pony on the Twelfth Floor by Polly Faber
American Outlaws and the Treasures They Left Behind by W.C. Jameson
Breaking Bread by Martin Philip
In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle
it was amazing
The Librarian by Salley Vickers
The Lido by Libby Page
Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Book Love by Debbie Tung
Dumplin' by Julie   Murphy
Notes from a Public Typewriter by Michael Gustafson
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Society of Distinguished Lemmings by Julie Colombet
Paris in Winter by David Coggins
it was amazing
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
Rewilding by Micah Mortali
300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
Haiku Before Haiku by Steven D. Carter
Howards End by E.M. Forster
it was amazing
Fairy Tales by Marie-Catherine) Aulnoy (Ma...
I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey
My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos
Writers & Lovers by Lily King
The Button Book by Sally Nicholls
it was amazing
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Calm Down, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler
Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico by Steven Wolfe Pereira
Animals in the Sky by Sara Gillingham
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer
Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki
Happiness Hacks by Alex  Palmer
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
it was amazing
Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Educated by Tara Westover

Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill

My last review of the year

it was amazing
I knew by January 3 that I was going to love this book. By spring I was starting to dread the turning of pages. In September I hated to think that the book would be coming to an end.

You know the feeling you have when you wish a book was but the first in a series? That's how I felt about Year of Wonder. I could have gone on reading this book every day forever.

I found a copy of the book at the end of November. I also got a copy of the audiobook, t
You can easily add books to this list by setting the Date Read for each book to any time in 2020.
Are you re-reading? That counts too!
2020 Reading ChallengeImg rccompleted
You read 709 out of 100 books.
Congratulations! You're really good at reading, and probably a lot of other things, too!


  1. You may need to up your challenge goals for 2021... :) LOL.

    You had a great year of reading!!!! I need to come back to this post when I can spend more time looking through it all!

  2. I just checked, I have 607 books currently on my Read shelf on Goodreads. But that is over 7 years... I think I need to bow down to you and ask for a bit of your reading power. How awesome is that!!

    This is such a great post. Where on Goodreads did you get this?

    If we don't talk again before Friday - Happy New Year Dearest Debbie!

  3. What a great reading year you had!! I spotted some books that I want to read. Your post inspires me to keep better track of the books that I read which I sometimes forget to add to my GR shelf.

    1. I use GR to be able to keep track of everything I've read.

  4. Lots of fun reads this year! I also read THE SIMPLE FAITH OF MISTER ROGERS in 2020. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Happy TTT!

  5. IMPRESSIVE! But then, you always do things right.
    I looked at a House in N Alvin this morning. It would make a perfect bookstore!

    1. Oh my! I would love for you to have a bookstore in Alvin.

  6. I love the way Goodreads lays out our year in reading for us! It's visually nice and fun information.

  7. You have to share your secrets with us how you are able to read so many books. Great job! I've added so many books to my TBR from the pics you shared. Here's to another great reading year in 2021!

  8. Wow! Congratulations on blowing past your goal!

  9. That's what I call a great reading year ! Congratulations :)


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