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.
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