January 2020 | Monthly Wrap Up


Wow – the first month of 2020 is already done! I was feeling super motivated this month and managed to read a lot of books (and save a lot of money). I am hoping to keep this momentum going throughout the year.


Money Saved from Library Books/ARCS: $368.70
Pages Read: 6,703
Average Pages Read Per Day: 216
Books Read: 21
Average Book Length: 319

Type of Copy









Country Setting


I have challenged myself to try to read a book from all 195 countries in the world so I decided to track the stats. Not doing great this month… If you want to check on my progress check out my Reading Around the World page.

Authors I’ve Read Before

This is interesting! I am glad that I am reading books from authors that I’ve never read before but I am glad that I am reading a lot of new authors too.

Adult or YA?



The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

No Exit by Taylor Adams

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Farm by Joanne Ramos

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Red, White & Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

What was the best book you read in 2020 so far? Any anticipated releases?


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3 Responses to January 2020 | Monthly Wrap Up

  1. I love all your charts! So cool! I’ve been looking forward to reading The Whisper Man, your rating gives me a bit of pause. Her Body and Other Parties is another one on my TBR!

    One of my favorite books I’ve read so far is Convenience Store Woman. It’s so different from the stuff I usually read, but was so good!

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    • Ah! I’m so glad you liked the charts. I just looked up Convenience Store Woman and I’m going to have to check it out.

      The Whisper Man sadly didn’t live up to my expectations based on how I interpreted the synopsis but it still might be worth checking out as some people rated it pretty highly.


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