My Year in Books 2020


My Year in Books

This year, I copied my goal from last year. The goal was reading a book a week/4 books a month – one poetry collection, one middle grade or YA novel, one work of fiction/memoir/essay that was not kidlit, and one nonfiction work. I did it – despite what 2020 brought, but I didn’t enjoy the genre stricture as much as I did last year. So, for 2021 I’m scrapping the rules and reading whatever I want whenever I want. [I have a feeling I’ll be scrapping a lot of old rules in 2021 😉 ]
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This is my journey in books for 2020!

The Simple Truth by Philip Levine

Shortest Book

Needful Things by Stephen King

Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Most Popular
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We Found a Monster by Kirk Scroggs

Least Popular
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My average rating for 2020
it was amazing

Stella by McCall Hoyle
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.85 average

American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar

My first review of the year

it was amazing

A lovely, heart-felt story that does a brilliant job of looking at everything from friendship to racism from the very believable perspective of an eleven year old.

Lekha is a great middle grade heroine. She’s smart, funny, and trying so hard to both be herself and to fit in – at home, at school, and at swim practice – that the reader is pulled right into her story and can’t help but cringe and cheer along side of her. Her pain is easy to connect w…more

Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser
Rising Above Shepherdsville by Ann Schoenbohm
Coming Alive by Barry Michels
The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins
Why We Can't Sleep by Ada Calhoun
Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez
American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar
it was amazing
Undo It! by Dean Ornish
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty by Tony Hoagland
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
Seekers of the Wild Realm by Alexandra Ott
it was amazing
Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life by Susan Hill Long
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Nine Horses by Billy Collins
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
Soul Coaching by Denise Linn
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Evidence by Mary Oliver
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake
The Simple Truth by Philip Levine
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön
The Soul of a Pilgrim by Christine Valters Paintner
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Together by Vivek H. Murthy
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Thunder and Lightning by Natalie Goldberg
Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye
Bob by Wendy Mass
Godshot by Chelsea Bieker
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
Needful Things by Stephen King
Why Bother? by Jennifer Louden
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell
Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Dearest Creature by Amy Gerstler
Stella by McCall Hoyle
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Keep Moving by Maggie Smith
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough
The Brave by James Bird
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Painted Bed by Donald Hall
We Found a Monster by Kirk Scroggs
it was amazing
Wintering by Katherine May
The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

We Found a Monster by Kirk Scroggs

My last review of the year

It was amazing
Super fun tale of Casey and his monsters! Funny and full of action, this
graphic novel will be a hit with young readers who love everything monsters.

So, that was my 2020 Year in Books. What did you read? Let me know your favorites in the comments area below. And best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021 <3

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