MY 2020 IN BOOKS (and not only…)

Time for some statistics, as it’s customary when the year approaches its end: this year I managed to read a round 60 books, which does not look much when compared with the amazing feats of some of my fellow bloggers, but it’s a nice goal for me – and as long as I can enjoy what I read, I’m more than happy.  Moreover, only 3 of those 60 books ended up in the DNF category, which is a comforting number. Here is a “parade” of the covers, in all their blazing glory 🙂

This year I decided early on to keep an Excel file listing my books, totaling the number of pages read and keeping tracks of genres, ratings and so on, and since I’ve been oh-so-well organized  😀  I even managed to turn some of those data into nice-looking diagrams, which makes me feel quite accomplished!

For the record, those 60 books averaged a total of 20.269 pages read, and the first detail I was curious about was the subdivision of those pages into genres, so here is the first diagram:

Science Fiction and Fantasy are of course at the top of the list, being my favorite genres, but in 2020 I decided to “branch out” into crime/thrillers for some variety, and it seems that a good portion of my reading material went into this genre, particularly because I’ve been very lucky with my finds.

The second diagram I would like to share concerns book ratings: again, I’ve been quite fortunate in my choices because 46 books obtained a rating between 4 and 5 stars, and only 7 were below the 3-star rating.

And last but not least, I also enjoyed fiction in visual form through a number of TV series:

Season 4 of THE EXPANSE – 5 star rating

Season 1 of PICARD – 4 star rating

Season 1 of THE WITCHER – 3,5 star rating

Season 1 of LOCKE & KEY – 4 star rating

And a complete rewatch of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA for an overall 4,5 rating

Now all that’s left is to see what 2021 will bring, so my wish to you all for the new year is for a time with less stress and more good books to enjoy 🙂


29 thoughts on “MY 2020 IN BOOKS (and not only…)

  1. It seems you also had a good reading year, nice! I envy you the graphs, I need to add some tags to my spreadsheet so I cann do sth similar, it looks great and provides real insight 🙂

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  2. What an excellent reading and viewing year. Isn’t 60 such a satisfying number. I have a confession, when I wrote my year end post I had two books left to complete and added these into the figures which rounded up at 100 – in the end I didn’t complete those two books so I need to amend my figures! Eek. I think that’s the first year in a while that I haven’t averaged two books a week – the strange year definitely affected my concentration and for a while there I literally couldn’t be bothered with all my usual ‘go to things’. I’m enjoying my reading once again thankfully.
    Happy New Year to you and I hope 2021 continues with more excellent blogging from Space and Sorcery.
    Lynn 😀

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    1. Thank you! And a Happy New Year to you as well! 🙂
      At the start of the lockdown I also suffered a slump in reading, preferring to spend long hours watching TV as a way of forgetting the troubles outside my door, but I’m glad that my habits have gone back to normal, mostly thanks to an influx of books I can really connect with and enjoy. And that’s all we can ask, indeed…


  3. Wow, nice job! And very glad to hear it was all weighted heavily towards higher ratings. Many of those you read are ones I’d very much like to try at some point. Thankfully, there’s no end to great reads. Here’s to hoping 2021 is full of them! 🙂

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  4. Oh my, you were so organized!! 😍 I think I would copy you this year and keep an excel file on my reading, it seems such a great idea!!
    And you did an amazing job with your reading too! The important thing is that you enjoyed the most part of the books, and this seems the case!

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  5. I’m thinking of exploring the statistical side of my reading for 2021 too and I can’t wait to see what it gives. Loving your numbers though. That’s a little more than a book per week and that’s a goal I wish to accomplish someday! 😀 Happy reading, Maddalena!

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