52 books (and counting) in 2020


Hi friends,

Yesterday I finished reading ‘Ever Greener’ by Ruth Jones and thus completing my 2020 reading challenge of reading 52 books! I started the challenge for a bit of fun but have genuinely loved reading this year and updating my Dad and my pals on where I was at with my challenge. I think next year I’ll set different reading goals and focus on what I’m reading rather than ‘how much’ but easily met my 52 this year (there’s still three weeks left of the year after all) so may keep the number the same. Took some screenshots from my Goodreads as I thought it looked really pretty:

I tried to order/rank everything I read but honestly from numbers 20 – 40 I could probably bunch them all together. Apparently I rate a lot of books four stars on Goodreads… like for example I really loved all the Cara Hunter novels but they somehow ended up quite far down the list?! I did have some definite favourites and a few ones I really didn’t rate that much so anyway here’s my ’52 in 52′ for 2020:

  1. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  2. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  3. Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
  4. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  5. Educated by Tara Westover
  6. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. The Switch by Beth O’Leary
  8. The One by John Marrs
  9. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  10. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding 
  11. How to Fail by Elizabeth Day 
  12. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams 
  13. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo 
  14. The Truants by Kate Weinberg
  15. Testaments by Margaret Attwood
  16. Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
  17. The Rotters Club by Jonathon Coe
  18. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  19. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  20. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  21. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
  22. I See You by Claire Mackintosh 
  23. Never Greener by Ruth Jones
  24. The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
  25. Close to Home by Cara Hunter 
  26. In the Dark by Cara Hunter
  27. What a Time to Be Alone by Chiddera Eggerue
  28. Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner
  29. No one is too small to make a difference by Greta Thunberg
  30. Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
  31. No Way Out by Cara Hunter 
  32. All the Rage by Cara Hunter 
  33. Women Don’t Owe you Pretty by Florence Given
  34. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  35. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  36. Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo
  37. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  38. Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
  39. Don’t Believe a Word by David Shariatmadari
  40. After the End by Claire Mackintosh
  41. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  42. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
  43. Us by David Nicholls
  44. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  45. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  46. Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Hollerman
  47. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
  48. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  49. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 
  50. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriquez
  51. All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison 
  52. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan


On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

Bunny by Mona Awad

Tangerine by Christine Magan

One Summer by Bill Bryson

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