2020 TBR Recap

So as we near the end of the year, it’s time to look back on the year. All the fun times we had… All the adventures we went on… All the ways humanity came together to make the world a better place… But since none of these things happened this year, let’s focus on something that 2020 was actually good for: READING!

(As an aside, I just want to say that my incredibly strange rating system made this wrap-up post quite difficult—but it’s not MY fault, it’s SOCIETY’S for adopting a 5 star standard system instead of 100 (or it could be mine, whatever))

Back in January, I listed 18 books that I’d like to read this year (plus I said some other things that turned out to be incredibly untrue). I’ve been doing the same thing for many a year, though they were usually reserved for me alone. But apparently sharing them with friends has helped me triumph where before I—yeah okay, it was probably just the peer-pressure. Whatever the reason, I managed to get through a record number! My previous high for a year had been 7/18, but I figured that this year I would try to buckle down, and maybe get as high as 9-10. Well, I got 11!

Finished

✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

Age of Death – by Michael J. Sullivan 5.0

✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 1/2 +

Crownbreaker – by Sebastien de Castell 4.9

To Be Taught, If Fortunate – by Becky Chambers 4.9

Blood of Empire – by Brian McClellan 4.5

✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ +

Where Gods Fear to Go – by Angus Watson 4.3

Magebane – by Stephen Aryan 4.3

The Shattered Crown – by Richard Ford 4.0

Queenslayer – by Sebastien de Castell 4.0

Senlin Ascends – by Josiah Bancroft 4.0

✪ ✪ ✪ +

The Bone Ships – by R.J. Barker 3.4

✪ ✪ +

Witchsign – by Den Patrick 2.3

Note: I’ve yet to review either Where Gods Fear to Go, or Blood of Empire, but I’ll do my best to have those up by the end of the year, when I’ll return and link them up here. Ummmm someone please remind me to do that? Thank you!

Unread TBR

While I didn’t get to all my TBR this year (I mean, seriously, not even close, but) there’s still a chance for them to appear in 2021 (aka the Year of Impossible Regret). But will they make my 2021 TBR? Hmmm… well, let’s think about this…

Could be! I still want to read them all! But I’d say that… Metro 2035 has the highest likelihood of appearing as A) I have it in audio already, and B) it’s based on the events of Last Light, a video game which I absolutely adore. I mean, that being said, Metro 2033 (the book, and metaphysical journey and occasional faze-out festival) didn’t really correlate well with Metro 2033 (the game, a heart-pounding survival/horror shooter). But, fingers crossed that’ll change in #2!

As for the 2021 TBR, I’ve a few (too many) ideas and a handful of prototype lists, but we’ll see what 2021 brings! Honestly, if it’s more of the same I think I might just lock my self in the closet and cry until my eyes bleed. Have a great rest of the year everyone!

8 thoughts on “2020 TBR Recap

  1. Congrats Will! I have not really begun to look back yet and see which books I read or didn’t read, but I’m a little nervous. I always have such big plans, and you know how that goes…

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      1. It’s cool, I’m just sitting here with my heart filled with shame when I saw Where Gods Fear to Go and Blood of Empire on your list 😛 *glances over guiltily to my nightstand where both books are still waiting to be picked up and realizes oh god I haven’t even read The Land You Never Leave yet…starts freaking out*

        At this point, I need like a whole month just to catch up with my Orbit pile.

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  2. It has been a good reading year. Glad to see you made it through so many on the list. I don’t know I’ve ever really created a decent annual TBR but I’m playing around with a possible one for next year. There are just too many books for it… so I keep bouncing them around, and then often choose something not even on my list as my next read. Ah well, it’s all good as long as we’re enjoying the ride!

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    1. I do that too! Quite a lot, actually. My TBR is just a place I put the ones I most want to read. And I’ve found that making an actual list helps me keep track of them better. I’ve been doing it for years though, even before my blog was an idea. And agreed! Doesn’t really matter if you do one or not as long as you enjoy what you read!

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