What I read in 2020

My original goal for 2020 was 40 books. I thought it clever that 20 + 20 = 40 so that was my goal.

Then a pandemic hit and I suddenly was spending a lot more time at home. At the end of the year I ended up reading 52 books.

In 2020 I also set a goal of writing a blog post review of every book I read. It might be January 17th 2021, but I finally finished.

So here you have it folks, these are all the books I read in 2020 – each with their own individual review. I will NOT be doing that this year and I’ll have a post soon on why, but this was a fun writing adventure. It kept me creating in a year that was very hard to be creative (for me anyway) so I’m thankful for that.

On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Becoming Better Grownups by Brad Montague

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiley

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

The Weight of a Thousand Oceans by Jillian Webster

Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

One by One by Ruth Ware

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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