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Mid-2020 Reading Recap



We're a little over halfway through 2020. And what a year it's been.


At the start of the year, I set a goal to read 75 books. In 2019, I had set a goal of 55 and read nearly twice that (99 books!). My intention for 2020 was to slow down and savor each book. And so far, it looks like it's working.


According to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I've slowed down so much that I'm now two books behind schedule. #whoops


Since I haven't really found the energy to recap my reads each month, I wanted to see which genres and books I've been gravitating towards this year.



January: 5 books total

Genres read: memoir, thriller, sci-fi

POC- or Black-authored books read: 0/5

Favorite book in January: Educated by Tara Westover


February: 6 books total

Genres read: nonfiction, literary fiction, romcom, fantasy, YA, classic lit

POC- or Black-authored books read: 2/6

Favorite book in February: a tie between The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


March: 7 books total

Genres read: thriller, literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir, romance

POC- or Black-authored books read: 2/7

Favorite book in March: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb


April: 7 books total

Genres read: literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir, thriller, horror

POC- or Black-authored books read: 1/7

Favorite book in April: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


May: 6 books total

Genres read: historical fiction, women's fiction, thriller/mystery, literary fiction, YA

POC- or Black-authored books read: 2/6

Favorite book in May: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


June: 3 books total

Genres read: thriller, nonfiction, women's fiction

POC- or Black-authored books read: 1/3

Favorite book in June: Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho


July (so far!): 3 books

Genres read: historical fiction, thriller, nonfiction

POC- or Black-authored books read: 1/3

Favorite book in July: So far, it's Well-Read Black Girl, a collection of nonfiction essays edited by Glory Edim


Currently reading:

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama

Beach Read by Emily Henry


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