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: Serial Killers At The Movies by Christopher Berry-Dee

“Told well, a movie can serve as a warning of the dangers that serial killers and mass murderers pose to us all.”

Due to be published on 12th November, Serial Killers At The Movies: My Intimate Talks With Mass Murderers Who Became Stars Of The Big Screen is a non-fiction book by Christopher Berry-Dee that follows the depraved crimes of both real and imagined serial killers and mass murderers who have long transfixed us on the big screen. Films such as Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer have not only reached huge audiences, but also allowed us into the minds of society’s most disturbed individuals. Dee tells the stories of the mass murderers who provided the inspiration for some of cinema’s most shocking films, through far-ranging and disturbing interviews with the serial killers whose wicked stories have most thrilled and fascinated us at the movies.

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