Naomi of NaomiandBooks (her post for this tag will be linked below — go check it out!) tagged me for this. She could not have picked a better time to do it, because I’m coming off staying up till one o’clock in the morning for New Year’s Eve. I don’t have the mental capacity to come up with a post myself, so thank you, Naomi!
All right, everyone grab your coffee (especially if you were like me and stayed up way too late), and let’s get into this 2020 Bookworm Tag!
First Off- How Many Books Did You Read This Year?
So… I didn’t keep track. It definitely wasn’t as many as I wanted to read, that’s for sure!
Instead of giving a number, I’m going to wildly cheat (sorry, Naomi!) and give y’all some reading highlights from 2020.
Let’s see… In 2020, I got into fan fiction more, and I read a bunch of awesome fics (if anyone wants some recommendations, comment below). I also became a firm Stormlight Archive fan and reread Harry Potter with a friend. And I discovered I’m obsessed with collecting books!
What is an Author You Tried for the First Time This Year?
Oh, darn! Do I still count as a bookworm if I’m not sure?
Hmm… So I think two new authors I tried this year were Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman when I read the Illuminae Files. I ended up loving the series (although I haven’t read the third book yet, hehe)! Ooh, I also tried Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and Nadine Brandes’ Romanov. I really enjoyed both (although I haven’t finished Romanov quite yet).
Hah! I managed to remember, and in a year where the months blur together, that’s an accomplishment.
What is an Author You Returned to This Year?
Definitely Brandon Sanderson. I read Way of Kings for the first time in 2019, but I didn’t really continue with the series until late this year. AND I LOVE IT. I want to read everything Cosmere now. If you’re a Brandon Sanderson fan, please comment below so we can scream about his books together.
Did You Read a Classic This Year?
So, I’m not sure if it was in 2020 or late 2019, but I read Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens for the first time! It took some time to get into it, but I ended up really liking it.
Did You Start a New Series?
Yes! I started the Illuminae Files trilogy and the Lady Janies series. I’m really loving both, although I haven’t finished either yet.
Did You Finish a Series?
Hehe, Harry Potter, but I think that’s it. Gosh, I’m apparently not a series finisher. I only finished this one in a timely manner because I was racing my friend.
Did You Buddy Read a Book This Year?
Uh-huh. Harry Potter, with my friend. It was a lot of fun, and it involved an abundance of fangirling.
What Author Did You Read the Most of This Year?
Okay, so… it was probably J. K. Rowling. *weeps in lack of variety*
What Was the Oldest Book You Read?
*screams into the void* If Tale of Two Cities was in 2019, then probably Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I really hope this is the last Harry Potter answer.
Did You Buy a Book That Was Published This Year?
(HALLELUJAH! NOT A HARRY POTTER ANSWER)
I don’t think so, but I definitely thought about buying Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. I only didn’t because it wasn’t out in trade paperback, and I’m one of those readers who really likes her book sets to match.
What is a Book You Got This Year and Haven’t Read? (You Could Have Gotten the Book Any Time Between January 2020-December 2020)
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. I got it for my birthday, but I haven’t read it yet because I’m currently entrenched in the Stormlight Archive.
A Book You Weren’t Sure About But Ended up Loving?
Romanov by Nadine Brandes. Sorry, Naomi! You recommended it to me, and I never should’ve doubted you!
Besides Romanov, I ended up adoring My Lady Jane, which I really didn’t know enough about to be sure I would enjoy it.
Your Favorite Read/s of 2020?
Let’s see… Harry Potter, My Lady Jane, Romanov, Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, the Book Thief, and probably a couple others I can’t recall right now. It was a pretty good reading year, all things considered.
I hereby nominate for the 2020 Bookworm Tag:
Here are the questions!
- First off- how many books did you read this year?
- What is an author you tried for the first time this year?
- What is an author you returned to this year?
- Did you read a classic this year?
- Did you start a new series?
- Did you finish a series?
- Did you buddy read a book this year?
- What author did you read the most of this year?
- What was the oldest book you read?
- Did you buy a book that was published this year?
- What is a book you go this year and haven’t read? (You could have gotten the book any time between January 2020-December 2020)
- A book you weren’t sure about but ended up loving?
- Your favorite read/s of 2020?
Here’s to 2021!
Thank you for the tag, Naomi! It was fun!
Here’s the link to Naomi’s original post — be sure to drop in and give it a read. This tag was her creation, so she gets all the credit for the awesome questions.
Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s write wonderful stories and read a lot of amazing books this year.