Annual Wrap Up

2020: A Year in Books and Blogging

Happy New Year! 🥳

I hope everyone had a pleasant if quiet end to the awfulness that was 2020. It’s a year that I’m happy to see the back of, and while I know there’s a way to go before things return to some semblance of normal, I am feeling slightly more optimistic than I have for some time now.

At the start of the year, I like to look over the previous twelve months from a books and blogging perspective. It’s nice to summarise the year, and while I don’t set a target of reading x books, I do like to see how many books I read and to look at a few key stats. I normally break out some funky graphs at this stage, but I’ve done something a little different this year in trying to create my own infographic to summarise the information instead.

For clarity, female authors are those who, to the best of my knowledge, identify as female

I read 125 books in 2020, and I shared my top 10 of those in December. While I know that a lot of people saw an impact one way or another on their reading, 2020 looks pretty average for me from a reading perspective. I know that there were times that I struggled to read due to everything that was going on, but it seems that it didn’t particularly affect my reading overall.

One positive from 2020 is that it was a stellar year on the blog! I don’t really monitor the views and visitors etc. – at least partly because I’m a minnow in a very big pond – but I couldn’t help but notice that my blog saw more traffic in 2020 than it has in any other year. Maybe it’s getting better, maybe more people were looking for reviews than they were previously. I suspect the latter if I’m honest! Whatever your reason for coming to visit, thank you, and please do come back! 🥰

While I don’t focus on the stats throughout the year, I do like to see which of my reviews were the most visited come year end. For 2020, they were:

  1. Little Friends by Jane Shemilt
  2. Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
  3. Q by Christina Dalcher
  4. The Murder Game by Rachel Abbott
  5. Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

So, there we have it – my 2020, in books and blogging. Now, let’s see what 2021 has in store for us! 💪

7 comments

    1. Happy new year, Nicki! And thank you – I made it in PowerPoint. It took a bit of jiggery-pokery, and there were a few false starts, but I’m quite pleased with the result 🙂

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