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: Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan

“I want him to tell me that our love shattered you.
I want him to tell me that if you were alive
you would have picked me
eventually.”

Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan is set to be released next week on 20th August. The story is written completely in verse and follows lawyer Ana who receives a phone call from a woman declaring that her husband has died. The husband is the man that Ana has been having an affair with for the past three years, meeting in hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleting texts after brief snatched weekends where they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. Now, Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret. How can you lose someone the world never knew was yours? How do you grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach – Connor’s wife, Rebecca.

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