My 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Over the past couple of years, I have documented every film that I have watched and reviewed them all using Letterboxd. As a way to motivate myself to read more, I thought I would do the same for what books I have been reading, using Goodreads as a way to set myself a reading challenge every year.

I initially set my target as 25 books this year, but a few things happened that meant I reached this goal quite early on. Firstly, I had a baby, so this meant that I was awake at silly hours with plenty of time to read. Then, there was lockdown. Because of lockdown, I decided to join Bookstagram and NetGalley and get more serious about reviewing books. So now, instead of reading two books at most a month, I’ve been reading up to ten.

I upped my goal to 60 around halfway through the year, and still managed to pass that by reaching 74 books. This year has really rekindled my love of books, and I can’t wait to start 2021 with this new passion.

Here’s how my 2020 challenge went:

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Book Review: Salvation Station by Kathryn Schleich

Released earlier this year, Salvation Station by Kathryn Schleich follows police captain Linda Turner, who is haunted by the murders of two small children, buried in their tattered Disney pyjamas with their pastor father in the flower garden behind a church parsonage in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, as Linda becomes obsessed with solving the harrowing case, televangelist Ray Williams is about to lose his show, when one of his regular attendees approaches him with an idea that will help him save it. Despite his initial misgivings, Ray agrees to give it a try. He can’t deny his attraction to this woman, and besides, she’d assured him that God gave her the instructions in a dream. While Reverend Williams is swept up in his newfound success and plans for his wedding, Linda can only hope that she will catch the Hansens’ cunning killer before more bodies surface.

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