Samantha’s 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

samantha's end of year book wrap up

Raise your hand if you’re glad 2020 is over! *furiously raises and waves ENTIRE arm* 

In anticipation for 2021, I have compiled a list (with the help of Goodreads) of all the books I have read this year. Some were great, some were meh, and some I wish I never picked up. Be warned, this list is long. My goal was to read 100 books in 2020, and thanks to COVID I surpassed that.  

Due to the length of the list, I am going to use our new rating scale to give you a quick indication of what I think of each book. 

Take a peek at the list below to see what I thought and maybe you will find a few you’d like to add to your TBR list. (Psst! Don’t forget to check out Amber’s list, too!)

Genres: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Criticism, Memoirs, Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Philosophy.

Book review rating

january month header

The Royal Secret – Lucinda Riley (Donate it)
Duke of a Thousand Desires – Jillian Hunter (Own it)
The Indian in the Cupboard – Lynne Reid Banks (Forget it)
Little Altars Everywhere – Rebecca Wells (Donate it)
The Duke and I – Julia Quinn (Own it)
The Viscount Who Loved Me – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
An Offer From a Gentleman – Julia Quinn (Own it)
On the Way to the Wedding – Julia Quinn (Donate it)
It’s in His Kiss – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
The Right Swipe – Alisha Rai (Borrow it)
To Sir Phillip, With Love – Julia Quinn (Donate it)
Winter of the World – Ken Follet (Borrow it)
When He Was Wicked – Julia Quinn (Donate it)
The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren (Forget it)
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah (Bookclub it)

february wrap up book cover

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (Donate it)
After the War is Over – Jennifer Robson (Forget it)
Somewhere in France – Jennifer Robson (Borrow it)
Bringing Down the Duke – Evie Dunmore (Bookclub it)
Dear Girls – Ali Wong (Borrow it)
Inside Out – Demi Moore (Borrow it)
The Bromance Bookclub – Lyssa Kay Adams (Bookclub it)
Chasing Cassandra – Lisa Kleypas (Own it)
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband – Julia Quinn (Bookclub)
The Other Mrs. Bridgerton – Julia Quinn (Bookclub it)
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – Anne Rice (Forget it)
Beauty’s Punishment – Anne Rice (Forget it)

march wrap up book cover

Mythos – Stephen Fry (Bookclub it)
Beauty’s Release – Anne Rice (Forget it)
The Little Bookshop on the Seine – Rebecca Raisin (Donate it)
Demelza – Winston Graham (Borrow it)
Lord Ruin – Carolyn Jewel (Bookclub it)
Surrender to Ruin – Carolyn Jewel (Borrow it)
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton – Julia Quinn
Just Like Heaven – Julia Quinn
A Night Like This – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
The Sum of All Kisses – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
The Secrets of Sir Richard – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
Jeremy Poldark – Winston Graham (Borrow it)
Undercover Bromance – Lyssa Kay Adams (Doante it)
Night Pleasures – Sherrilyn Kenyon (Donate it)
The Romantic Manifesto – Ayn Rand (Borrow it)
Mine Till Midnight – Lisa Kleypas (Bookclub it)
Dreaming of You – Lisa Kleypas (Bookclub it)
Someone to Watch Over Me – Lisa Kleypas (Borrow it)
Seduce Me at Sunrise – Lisa Kleypas (Bookclub it)
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas (Borrow it)

april wrap up book list

Brown-Eyed Girl – Lisa Kleypas (Borrow it)
Lover at Last – J.R. Ward (Bookclub it)
Something to Howl About – Christine Warren (Donate it)
Acheron – Sherrilyn Kenyon (Donate it
Howl at the Moon – Christine Warren (Borrow it)
Born to be Wild – Christine Warren (Donate it)
Carrie – Stephen King (Borrow it)
Anthem – Ayn Rand (Bookclub it)
Coraline – Neil Gaimen (Borrow it)
First Comes Scandal – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
The Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheaver – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
What Happens in London – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)

may wrap up book list

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown (Bookclub it)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling (Bookclub it)
Beloved – Toni Morrison (Borrow it)
Cover Your Eyes – Mary Burton (Borrow it)
Imposture -Benjamin Markovits (Donate it)
The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx (Bookclub it)
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (Forget it)
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan (Bookclub it)
China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan (Borrow it)
Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan (Borrow it)
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys – Chris Fuhrman (Bookclub it)

june book wrap up list

The Mist – Stephen King (Borrow it)
Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Bookclub it)
Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell (Bookclub it)
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence (Bookclub it)

july book wrap up list

The Woods – Harlan Coben (Bookclub it)
Ten Things I Love About You – Julia Quinn (Borrow it)
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Bookclub it)
Lovely Way – Julie Berry (Borrow it)
The Jane Austen Society – Natalie Jenner (Borrow it)
The One That Got Away – Melissa Pimentel (Borrow it)
Sex and Vanity – Kevin Kwan (Bookclub it)
Sense and Sensibility – Joanna Trollope (Donate it)

august book wrap up

Bellman and Black – Diane Setterfield (Donate it)
Northanger Abbey – Val McDermind (Borrow it)
Midnight Sun – Stephenie Meyer (Borrow it)
Truth or Beard – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Grin or Beard It – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Beard Science – Penny Reid (Own it)
Beard in Mind – Penny Reid (Own it)
Engagement and Espionage – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Dr. Strange Beard – Penny Reid (Book Club it)
Beard with Me – Penny Reid (Donate it)
The Devil All the Time – Donald Ray Pollock (Borrow it)

september book wrap up

Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie (Book Club it)
Long Hard Ride – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
A Rogue of One’s Own – Evie Dunmore (Own it)
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
Where the Crawdads Sign – Delia Owens (Own it)
Girl Gone Viral – Alisha Rai (Book Club it)
Tied Up, Tied Down – Lorelei James (Book Club it)
Rough, Raw and Ready – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
Strong Silent Type – Lorelei James (Donate it)
Branded as Trouble – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
Shoulda Been a Cowboy – Lorelei James (Donate it)
All Jacked Up – Lorelei James (Book Club it)
Roomies – Christina Lauren (Book Club it)
Raising Kane – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
Slow Ride – Lorelei James (Borrow it)
Cowgirls Don’t Cry (Donate it)
Neanderthal Seeks Human – Penny Reid (Donate it)
Friends Without Benefits – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Love Hacked – Penny Reid (Own it)
Ninja At First Sight – Penny Reid (Own it)
Beauty and the Mustache – Penny Reid (Book Club it)
Happily Ever Ninja – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Marriage of Inconvenience – Penny Reid (Borrow it)
Dating-ish – Penny Reid – (Own it)
Baking Me Crazy – Karla Sorensen (Donate it)
Pucked -Helena Hunting (Forget it)

october book wrap up

Pucked Up – Helena Hunting (Donate it)
Pucked Over – Helena Hunting (Book Club it)
Forever Pucked – Helena Hunting (Donate it)
Pucked Under – Helena Hunting (Book Club it)
Pucked Off – Helena Hunting (Own it)
Pucked Love – Helena Hunting (Donate it)
A Favour for a Favour – Helena Hunting (Book Club it)
A Lie for a Lie – Helena Hunting – (Borrow it)
A Secret for a Secret – Helena Hunting (Book Club it)
The Witches Kind – Louisa Morgan (Borrow it)
A Time for Mercy – John Grisham (Own it)
The Shadows – J.R. Ward (Borrow it)
The Chosen – J.R. Ward (Book Club it)

november book wrap up

Crazy Stupid Bromance – Lyssa Kay Adams (Donate it)
Last Christmas in Paris – Hazel Gaynor (Borrow it)
Little Lies – Helena Hunting (Book Club it)

december book wrap up

Stealing Home – Sherryl Woods (Forget it)
A Warm Heart in Winter – J.R. Ward (Borrow it)
Sugar Daddy – Lisa Kleypas (Borrow it)
Blue-Eyed Devil – Lisa Klepas (Borrow it)
Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid (Book Club it)
Josh ad Hazel’s Guide to Note Dating – Christina Lauren (Book Club it)
Smoother Talking Stranger – Lisa Kleypas (Borrow it)
The Reader – Bernhard Schlink (Borrow it)

Read Amber’s 2020 Wrap Up here.



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