End Of The Year

2020 Challenge Wrap Ups


Hello bookworms!!

It’s that time of year where we start posting all of our end of year posts. Honestly I probably should have already started this but in true Misty fashion I kept putting it off until I couldn’t put it off any longer. I decided to start with my challenge update post because I’m not going to be making anymore progress in any of them. I had 7 challenges I was trying to do in 2020 and spoiler alert I failed every single one of them However, I did read for every single challenge so that’s a success in my book. This post might be a little long so grab a snack and something to drink and now on to the books.

Goodreads Reading Challenge 90/100

As of Christmas Day when I am typing this up I have finished 89 books but in the remaining 6 days of the month I plan to finish one of the books that has been on my currently reading shelf for a while now. So while I didn’t read the 100 books I set out to read I got pretty dang close by reading 90 and I am happy with that. I am not going to link to every book I read this year because I do a separate post where I share all of the books I read in the year so keep an eye out for that one.

In Death Series Read-along 5/12

I joined this challenge this year just to try something new and I’m so glad I did because I’m really enjoying this series. I didn’t read the 12 I had hoped to read this year but I did read the first 5 and that’s a pretty good start. I hope to continue on with this series in 2021.

  1. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  2. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  3. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  4. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

Nicholas Sparks Challenge 4/9

My goal was to read all of the Nicholas Sparks books I had yet to read before his newest book was released in September but that didn’t happen. I managed to read 4 of the 9 books on my list and 1 of those was his new release.

  1. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
  2. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
  4. The Return by Nicholas Sparks

20 In 2020 3/20

I chose 10 ebooks and 10 physical books for this challenge and I managed to read 2 ebooks and 1 physical book. Again it was progress and that’s all that matters.

  1. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
  2. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Husband Picks 4/10

This is the second challenge where I almost read half of my goal. Anyways I plan to try this challenge again next year but I am going to do it a little bit different.

  1. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  2. Cujo by Stephen King
  3. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
  4. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

#ARCApoclypse Readathon

I didn’t really do so well with getting my NetGalley shelf down but I did really well with my review copies. In 2021 I’m going to be focusing on NetGalley because I want to get it empty.

NetGalley 3/14

  1. What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin
  2. The Giving Heart by Toni Blake
  3. #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

Review Copies 13/17

  1. Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets by Sherrill Joseph
  2. Buried in My Past by Eva MacKenzie
  3. The Die of Death by Kenneth B. Andersen
  4. The Wrongful Death by Kenneth B. Andersen
  5. Angel of Evil by Kenneth B. Andersen
  6. Slated by Alexis Sands
  7. Undead Ultra by Camille Picott
  8. After Darkness by J.F. Johns
  9. Heir of Fury by Jina S. Bazzar
  10. The Fallen Angel by Kenneth B. Andersen
  11. Rainbow by Verde Arzu
  12. Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney
  13. Queen to Ashes by Mallory Mccartney

Romanceopoly 18/39

This is the second year I’ve attempted this challenge and both times I start off really strong and get about halfway through the board and then I just give up for some reason. Oh well this challenge has made me read books I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my on. Sadly they want be doing this challenge in 2021 but maybe they will do it again in 2022 and I will be ready to try again.

  1. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
  2. The Giving Heart by Toni Blake
  3. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  4. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
  5. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  6. After Care by L.B. Dunbar
  7. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  8. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
  9. Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone
  10. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  11. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  12. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
  13. In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
  14. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
  15. Justified by Jay Crownover
  16. The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
  17. After Darkness by J.F. Johns
  18. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Wow that took me forever to put together. So as I said already I didn’t complete any of the challenges I set out to do in 2020 but I did fairly good on several of them and as I’ve said before it’s all about trying for me. If I don’t reach a goal yes it’s a little bit of a bummer but I don’t let it bother me. I tried and that’s all I could do so I am happy with where I’ve ended the year.

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