December 2020 Wrap Up

In December I finished 23 books, including 5 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 14 audiobooks. I also DNF 2 audiobooks. Even though I didn’t get to a few books I was hoping to read in 2020, I am so proud of all the reading I accomplished!


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ☆☆☆☆
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin ☆☆☆☆☆
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆
A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday ☆☆☆☆


The Comic Book History of Comics by Ryan Dunlavy and Fred Van Lente ☆☆☆☆
The Comic Book History of Comics: Comics for All by Ryan Dunlavy and Fred Van Lente ☆☆☆☆
Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd ☆☆☆☆
Crown of Bones [ARC] by A.K. Wilder ☆☆☆.5


A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir ☆☆☆☆☆
Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆
Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
NOS4ATU by Joe Hill ☆☆☆☆☆
Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler ☆☆☆
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer ☆☆☆☆☆
Supernova by Marissa Meyer ☆☆☆☆.5
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead ☆☆☆.5
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead ☆☆
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead ☆☆


One Day in December by Josie Silver [no rating]
The Twelve Dates Christmas by Jenny Bayliss ☆☆


At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 203/100! I can’t believe I doubled my reading goal for the year!

Read diverse authors and genres: While I read a ton of fantasy and paranormal books in December, I also mixed it up with holiday romances, horror, and history. I read a couple books by BIPOC authors, but not as many as I have in previous months.

Buy fewer books: I bought a couple ebooks on sale, but I got several new books this month as Christmas gifts.

Finish more series: I finished the Broken Earth trilogy, the Wicked trilogy, the Renegades trilogy, the Ember quartet, the ACOTAR series, and the Bloodlines series. Woo!

Reread more: ACOWAR and ACOFAS

Read at least two classics: 2/2 (goal met in October)

Read one graphic novel each month: The Comic Book History of Comics

I am so proud of myself for sticking to my reading goals. While there were some ups and downs with a few of my goals, the only goal I consistently didn’t stick to was my goal to buy fewer books. I am excited to share my 2021 reading goals soon. Some of these goals will carry over into the new year, but I have some new goals I would like to reach as well. Even though 2020 was full of challenges, it was my most successful reading year EVER. I can’t wait to see what I will read and accomplish in the new year!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in December?

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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