Half-way – Fictionophile 2020 biannual report

Yes, folks we are now halfway through 2020. And what a year it has been! Unprecedented for all of us. Who would have thought that the world could have taken such a divergent path?

As everyone in the world will attest, 2020 has been a memorable year for most people, and not in a good way…  Our family has been hit particularly hard with illness this year, not Covid-19, but the other big C – cancer.

We do have lots to be thankful for as well. Our darling grandson turned ONE year old in May.  After a very rocky start, he is thriving and doing SO well!So, pushing negative thoughts aside, I thought I’d recap my book blogging efforts so far in 2020.

For starters, this blog finally reached the incredible milestone of having 4,000 followers in June!  So delighted about that! Thanks everyone.

I have hosted a giveaway to celebrate this milestone and I was delighted to discover that 41 people entered my draw.  A name has been chosen and contacted and I will feature a blog post on July 2nd to announce the lucky winner of an Amazon gift card.

So far in 2020, I have read and reviewed 52 books.

Here are some graphics to show how I’ve been faring in my various reading challenges.

My NetGalley Readers challenge:

My Edelweiss Readers challenge:

My self created #FFRC2020 challenge:The “What’s In a Name?” readers challenge:My own ‘Banish the Backlist’ challenge:

I have read NINE titles toward my #20BooksOfSummer20 Reading Challenge:

(you’ll note that there are 28 books in this graphic – I hope to read them all before Sept 1st)

I have chosen my TOP TEN reads for 2020 so far.  Of the 52 titles I have read, here are my ten favourites:All the reviews for my 10 favourites can be found on Fictionophile.

I read TWO titles that I wish I hadn’t spent my precious time on. So 2/52 is not so bad…
My two least favourite titles were “Catherine House” and “Poor Little Rich Girl”.

So far in 2020, I have participated in nine blog tours.

I have posted to the blog times 108 times and my “Cover Love” and “Wednesday Word” posts remain the most popular. I sometimes wonder why I even bother to review books. LOL

Wishing everyone a safe, happy & restful summer.

and because I am inordinately proud to be this little guy’s ‘Gran‘, here is another photo of my beloved grandson:

And… to all my fellow Canadians


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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25 Responses to Half-way – Fictionophile 2020 biannual report

  1. carhicks says:

    Your grandson is so adorable, Lynne. I am so happy that after his rocky start, that he is doing so wonderful and that you are getting to spend time with him. I love your cover love and word posts, but I also love your reviews, so don’t you dare stop reviewing.📚📚❣️ Challenges are for fun and to challenge ourselves, so enjoy them and do not worry about whether you finish them all. I am very late reading this post, but Happy Canada Day, I am proud to be Canadian. 🇨🇦

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  2. Your grandson looks so cute! ❤ So sorry about the tough news this year ❤

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  3. Carrie says:

    I’m impressed you’ve been able to keep reading. Good on you. I’m trying, but I’m finding it such a challenge to concentrate. I’m doing better with audiobooks. I listen to them while I take long walks. Thank you for the Twitter share!

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  4. More than the books, I loved seeing your grandchild looking so well! I remember reading about him over the last year. Best to all of you.

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  5. Congratulations, Lynne. Amazing accomplishments

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  6. Aw, your grandson is so adorable! Wow, you’re participating in a lot of reading challenges! Good luck!

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  7. This year is whizzing by, but has also been very slow because of Covid. Really sorry your family’s bad news Lynne, sending hugs to you. Lovely photos of your grandson, what a cutie. xx

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  8. Joanne says:

    Happy Canada Day to you. Your wee grandson is such a cutie!


  9. Carol says:

    Great blog and challenge report! We are twins on Goodreads with the same number of books read! I’m sorry about your extra hard year….Covid should be enough and anything on top of that is too stressful and disheartening. We had a rough patch as a family in May ….settling down a bit now but i spent a few sleepless nights. Your grandson is adorable! Did you get my Instagram DM?

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  10. I noticed one of our fellow bloggers didn’t care too much for Poor Little Rich Girl either. Otherwise, those are some pretty impressive stats.

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