Susanita (bardhlul) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

2020 Final Statistics

• 76 books read by 64 authors (40 new to me)
• 41 female authors and 17 authors of color
• Longest (Shaara) 615 pages; shortest (Baldwin) 128 pages
• Oldest (Austen) published in 1818; newest (French) published in October 2020
• 13 audiobooks; 2 compilations; 12 books from my shelves
• 26 US States; 1 Canadian province; 12 additional countries; 3 mythical locations
• Most read genre (no surprise) was fiction with 36
• 1 series completed (Shetland); many others started or continued
• 8 books and 2 series abandoned for various reasons
• 2 IKEA six-foot bookcases bought; shelves reorganized multiple times
• 3 book clubs; joined a fourth (because I’m out of my mind)
• Favorites: A Long Petal of the Sea; Wandering in Strange Lands
• 2021 goals
o Read 80 books
o Read These Truths by Jill Lepore (it’s a chunkster)
o Read Louise Penny (Gamache) series up to current book
o Reduce Currently Reading to 10 or fewer
o Create a dedicated reading space

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  • Book 5- Hamnet

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  • January 2021 - Books 1 to 6

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