My Top 20 Reads of 2020

2020 My Year in Books 
54,695 pages read
200 books read

On January 1st, I set my reading goal as 120. I met that number in June and ended the year with 200 books read. 

Here’s the breakdown:

Historical romance – 46 (23%)
Contemporary romance – 106 (53%)
Other romance (paranormal, fantasy, erotic, etc.) – 30 (15%)
Non-romance – 18 (9%)

audiobooks – 95 (47.5%)
eBooks – 90 (45%)
paper books – 15 (7.5%)

5 stars – 71 (35.5%)
4 stars – 91 (45.5%)
3 stars – 33 (16.5%)
Did not finish – 5 (2.5%)

Advance Review Copies – 76 (38%)
New releases – 96 (48%)
To-Be-Read Mountain – 85 (42.5%)
Re-read – 19 (9.5%)

Authors of Color – 54 books by 28 authors (27%)

Of the 200 I read, here are my Top 20. They all received five stars from me on Goodreads:

When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
The Scoundrel’s New Con by Catherine Stein 
Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
Love Is A Rogue by Lenora Bell
Love Hard by Nalini Singh
Beauty Tempts the Beast by Lorraine Heath
Sweetest in the Gale by Olivia Dade
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
A Delightful Little Book on Aging by Stephanie Raffelock
The Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple 
Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas
Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh
An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham
Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
A Dark and Stormy Knight by Kerrigan Byrne
Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand
Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean
The Kissing Tree by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, Nicole Deese

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2 thoughts on “My Top 20 Reads of 2020

  1. Honored and grinning that I made your top twenty. Thanks for the love, support and encouragement. May 2021 be a happier and healthier year for us all. God Bless you and keep you safe. Happy New Year from your friend and fan . . .at “A Delightful Little Book On Aging.”

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