To say 2020 was an interesting year, is an understatement. So many things happened that I won’t even bother to try and recap, you know how it’s been.
One way that it did affect me though, on the front of reading, is that for a long while 2020 severely limited me away from my beloved coffee shop routine, especially on weekends. It’s there, in places around town, that I would regularly fulfill my bit of reading each weekend. I didn’t break my streaks, I just had to change where I read. During the spring and into the first parts of summer, it turned into reading on my patio. Benefit for that was I was home and could enjoy a beer with it. Perks!
That said, I felt it a good time to review my reading goals for 2020 and then also my revised reading goals and see where I actually hit, and where I just didn’t because of shifting moods or newer purchases. All in all, I reached my goal to read 25, based on what I’ve officially tracked at GoodReads.
All links are just to my sibling domain where I do my book reading tracking.
Planned and Read
Score: 6 out of 20.
Of the 20 that I highlighted as being eyed, I only read the following 6 books.
- Bedknob and Broomstick
- Better Than Life – Red Dwarf
- No Cunning Plan
- Rowdy – Roddy Piper Story
- Treasure Island
Unplanned and read
Score: 3 out of 25
Of the 25 that I had remaining, I ended up reading these 3 as well.
Unplanned and read and purchased in 2020
Score: 16 out of ?
That leaves having read 16 books that I didn’t even have at the start of the year that I felt compelled to read
- Held Hostage: A story of love and mental illness
- Back To The Future II
- Back To The Future III
- The Hidden Tools of Comedy
- Finding Scrooge
- Kill Process
- The Bulletproof Diet
- The Splinters of our Discontent
- Cult of the Dead Cow
- 10 Days in a Madhouse
- How To Make A Living With Your Writing
- Chop Wood Carry Water
- Anti-Social Media
- Edie: Girl On Fire
Trying to plan, unless you’re really good at sticking to moods set out at the very start of a year, is stupid. Just read next what you feel like at the end of your last book. That said, I should probably try to map out 2021.
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