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 Holiday by T. M. Logan

“If I’d known what was coming, what we were driving towards, I would have made Sean stop the car and take us straight back to the airport. I would have grabbed the steering wheel myself, forced the car off the road and made him do a U-turn right there. But I didn’t know.”

The Holiday is the 2019 release by T.M. Logan which follows a group of four life-long friends and their families as they head to a luxurious villa in the south of France to enjoy a week together in the sun. But what was supposed to be the perfect holiday is quickly ruined when Kate finds messages on her husband’s phone that indicate he is having an affair. And this might just be the perfect opportunity to get the proof she needs – to catch him in the act once and for all – because the other woman is one of her best friends, and someone in the villa is prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.

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25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Romance Advent

To follow on from 25 Days of Christmas advents for families and for toddlers, here’s another list for all you romantics out there. There are enough Hallmark movies on TV to keep you entertained all day and every day with channels such as True Christmas and Channel 5, but if you want something different, here’s the best of what’s to offer on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky Cinema and NowTV over the following month (December 2018).

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