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: The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain

“Beginnings and endings are all right, but it’s what happens in between that really counts, isn’t it?”

The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain was published in 2010 and follows Hattie who, after being let go from her job in a swanky hotel just weeks before Christmas, is feeling a little lost. When her high-flying boyfriend announces that he’s landed his dream job in Abu Dhabi and asks her to move with him, Hattie doesn’t know if up-ending her whole life is the right thing to do.

Luckily, her long-time friend Dolly is on hand to help. Dolly invites her to spend one last holiday in Dolly’s small, festive town of Wynbridge. Determined to give her a Christmas to remember, Dolly suggests they create a wish list of all the things the season can offer. But Hattie’s Christmas cheer has long since run out, so it’ll take more than mince pies and mistletoe to open her heart to the season once more. With the helpful hands of Wynbridge’s resident handyman, Beamish, Hattie finds her frosty exterior starting to thaw, as Wynbridge prepares for its most spectacular Christmas yet.

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