my goodreads 2020 wrap-up

Hello my loves,

Like Spotify, Goodreads also do yearly wrap-ups! I thought it was only right that I also do a post for these too since I share my Spotify ones each year, even though this one is now…2 months too late. Let’s go.


In 2020 I…

Read 91 books – that’s 24,287 pages read!

My shortest book (a grand total of 4 pages) was Banal Story by Ernest Hemingway (which I rated 3 stars).

My longest book (a grand total of 576 pages) was Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz, and I absolutely hated it. The irony. If you’d like to see my rant review for it , please click here.

Ashley Bell: Koontz, Dean: 9780007520336: Books

My average book length in 2020 was 266 pages

The most popular book I read was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which I rated 3 stars – review here.

Image result for harry potter philosopher's stone kindle

The least popular book I read was An Alpine Idyll by Ernest Hemingway, only 66 people on Goodreads had shelved this book, compared to the 9,014,097 for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

My average book rating for 2020 was 3.2 stars.

The highest rated book I read on Goodreads was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which has a 4.76 star average, and I gave it 3 stars – if you’d like to see my review for that, please click here.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 3/7 Harry Potter 3:  Rowling, J.K.: Books

My first review of the year was Come Rain or Come Shine by Kazuo Ishiguro – you can see my review for that here.

Come Rain or Come Shine by Kazuo Ishiguro | Waterstones

The 91 books I read were…

In Another Country – Ernest Hemingway

Banal Story – Ernest Hemingway

An Alpine Idyll – Ernest Hemingway

Ten Indians – Ernest Hemingway

The Undefeated – Ernest Hemingway

The Killers – Ernest Hemingway

Fifty Grand – Ernest Hemingway

A Canary for One – Ernest Hemingway

Hills Like White Elephants – Ernest Hemingway

Today is Friday – Ernest Hemingway

A Pursuit Race – Ernest Hemingway

Che Ti Dice La Patricia? – Ernest Hemingway

A Simple Enquiry – Ernest Hemingway

Now I Lay Me – Ernest Hemingway

Hoseki No Kuni 1 – 9 – Haruko Ichikawa

Men Without Women – Ernest Hemingway

A Night in With Audrey Hepburn – Lucy Holliday

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

Come Rain or Come Shine – Kazuo Ishiguro

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green, David Levithan

Deeplight – Frances Hardinge

The Murmur of Bees – Sofia Segovia

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Wild Embers – Nikita Gill

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

Ashley Bell – Dean Koontz

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

The Deathless Girls – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano

Outline – Rachel Cusk

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls – Emily Carpenter

The Note – Zoe Folbigg

Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard

Every Single Secret – Emily Carpenter

The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

The Beekeeper’s Promise – Fiona Valpy

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

On the Come Up – Angie Thomas

Wham! George & Me – Andrew Ridgeley

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Queenie – Candice-Carty Williams

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Red at the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson

With the Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevado

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson

The Guest List – Lucy Foley

The Weight of Lies – Emily Carpenter

The Vanishing Stair – Maureen Johnson

the sun and her flowers – Rupi Kaur

Until the Day I Die – Emily Carpenter

Life is Strange – Emma Vieceli

The Giant, O’Brien – Hilary Mantel

A Song Below Water – Bethany C. Morrow

The Lost Girls of Devon – Barbara O’Neal

Year of the Monkey – Patti Smith

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass – Lana Del Rey

Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor

Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevado

Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

Dear Martin – Nic Stone

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed

Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Woven in Moonlight – Isabel Ibanez

Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

Zikora – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(will not be doing a review for or reading her future work due to her being transphobic)

Evidence of the Affair – Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

The Hand on the Wall – Maureen Johnson

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given


More about all of those books in my 2020 reading wrap-up post.

All my love,

Chloe .xx

Goodreads – ChloLuna

7 thoughts on “my goodreads 2020 wrap-up

  1. Holy moly, 91 books?! Congratulations! I do not envy having to read 576 pages of the book I hate, haha. Especially since I tend to stick it out with all my books and can’t abandon it once I start it.

    Do you have a “theme” for 2021? I binged a lot of memoirs last year and this year, I think I want to focus on horror and young adult again.

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    1. Thank you so much! I still don’t know how I dragged myself through that book haha, cons of being someone who finds it hard to DNF books! I do have a theme actually! I want to read more translated work, specifically Asian literature. Horror sounds good!


  2. Wow what a bunch of amazing books! I must say that I’m very pleased to see Harry Potter on the list, as they’re definitely on my list of goodreads too. I really love books where you get sucked into a universe that’s just so well made. If I were to purchase let’s say 3 books here and now, and I love everything from Normal People to Harry Potter, which ones would you recommend? Such a great post Chloe xx

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