2020 Books - My Year in Review


Happy New Year everyone!  As we start a New Year, (and hopefully a more normal one), I wanted to reflect on my year in books for 2020.

Goodreads is a great resource for collecting information about reading habits in the course of a year.  Here's some interesting reading about 2020 gleamed from this resource:

  • I've read 118 books with 38,723 pages read
  • My shortest book was Mistletoe in Paradise (novella) which was 89 pages
  • My longest book was Hello, Summer at 472 pages
  • My average book length in 2020 was 328 pages.
  • My most popular book as defined by the number of people who also shelved a book was The Vanishing Half.
  • The least popular book as defined by the number of people who also shelved a book was All The Acorns on the Forest Floor.
  • My average Goodreads rating was 4.1 which shows I've selected the books I believe are a good fit for me.

My blog stats also provides some interesting information:

I really appreciate all the support I've received in 2020 - my first full year blogging.  It warms my heart to see in my blog comments that many of you are discovering new books based on my reviews.  I really appreciate those of you who have subscribed to my blog.  Publishers look at stats such as the number of subscribers a blog has when determining whether or not to grant approval for a book so when you subscribe it gives me access to some great books.  

I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2021!  

Jodie

That Happy Reader



44 comments:

  1. What an amazing reading year you had Jodie! I hope 2021 is equally good for you - if not even better! :)

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  2. This is really interesting to see which books you enjoyed most and which ones drew in the most blog readers! Thanks for all the great recommendations and happy new year! x

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  3. I love the sound of Dear Emmie Blue! Another fantastic post, well done!

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  4. Wow, well done for reading so many books in 2020!! I might have to check out some of these titles! Happy new year!

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  5. Oh my God! You are such a great reader! The fact that you read 118 books this year is mind blowing. Keep reading x!

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  6. I love Goodreads, the stats they give out are fun to check as well! Happy New Year to you - can't wait to see what you get to read in the next 12 months!

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  7. That is so many books! I could never read that many!

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  8. Happy New Year!! Wow!! 118 books! That is amazing! Love the different stats you have shared on your 2020 reads. Congrats on finishing your first year of blogging!!! Hope 2021 will be a great year for you!!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  9. Congratulations on your first full year of blogging, I can't wait to see what 2021 brings for your blog. 😊 Impressive statistics, especially reading 118 books! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Congratulations on one year of blogging! Those are some impressive stats, hope 2021 will be even better for you! Happy New Year!

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  11. Congrats on your year of blogging - that's a honest to goodness great success story!

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  12. I cannot believe you read 118 books, that’s insane and such an achievement! It was great to read all of those stats too. I’m hoping to read more this year, but I doubt I will even come close to your record! x

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  13. Yay! You read so much this year. Happy New Year Jodie!

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  14. Wow, you read a lot! You made me want to be active on Goodreads again! Happy New Year!

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  15. It sounds like you've had a great reading year. I love posts like this where its broken down in stats. Well done on reading so many books too.

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  16. Wow! You've read a lot of books, that's amazing! Happy new year to you, I hope 2021 is a fab one xx

    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

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  17. Oh wow, you read a lot of books. How do you even do it? I hope 2021 is a better year for you. Happy New Year 🎉

    Anita x niannilifestyleblog

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    1. Thanks Anita! I love audiobooks in addition to printed/ebooks so that allows me to read more!

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  18. Looks like you have read some good books for 2020! Wishing you all the best for 2021 too!

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  19. 118 books, W O W !!! I've really enjoyed reading your reviews in 2020 and can't wait to discover plenty of new books through your blog this year :) x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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  20. That is a lot of reading. Glad to see your blog is doing well. Happy new year

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  21. Happy new year Jodie! I didn't realize this was your first year blogging it's mine too. I'm a sucker for stats so I love that you included these! Sounds like it's been a great reading year!

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  22. Well, another honest book review. I liked the way you put your likings and feelings, and yet able to describe it so vividly. Happy 2021 to you and your family.

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