The Books I Read in 2020

February 10, 2021

One of my goals at the beginning of 2020 was to read more books, I was determined to do so! I’ve always enjoyed reading but it’s often been pushed to the side in lieu of work, kiddos, tv, sleep… I know I’m not alone in this struggle! I was excited to dive back into the world of reading in 2020, as a personal self-care treat to myself, and I’m SO glad I did! It felt like a huge accomplishment when I finished the last page of each book listed below. I often fall asleep when reading though… anyone else?

I joined the Book of the Month club earlier in the year and it’s been amazing, I’ve really enjoyed it! It’s been a wonderful way to be introduced to fantastic new books. If you’re interested in trying it out, here’s an invite code to get started!

I also just signed up for Goodreads because I needed a way to keep track of what I’ve read, and what I want to read! As a note, I have linked the books below to Amazon, as Amazon accepts my affiliate links and if you make a purchase, I receive a small credit which helps support my small business/blog. That said, I also believe in supporting small bookstores in the US and so I am signing up for Bookshop’s affiliate network for future book blog posts/shares 🙂

Here’s the books I devoured in 2020 – and the ones I hope to read in 2021! Please share the beauties on your list, I’d love to hear! Cheers to more reading!

In A Holidaze

by Christina Lauren

I loved this book! It was an easy read, I think I finished it in only two days. I rarely read love stories but this was equally as funny as it was romantic.

All The Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Beautifully written – highly recommend this one! I originally started it back in 2017 and I’m so glad I picked it up again.

Where The Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

I LOVED this book! It’s a must-read and I’m still in SHOCK over the ending! If you haven’t read this one, grab it now!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Possibly one of my favorite books EVER. I cried and laughed throughout this one and truly cannot recommend it enough! I loved this author’s writing style and need to check out other books written by her.

The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

I couldn’t put this one down! I can’t wait to watch the movie – I gotta lookup when it comes out!

The Dinner

by Herman Koch

This one had me intrigued by the first page, but then it lost my attention for a little bit. I did end up really liking it overall though! A great thriller!

Untamed

by Glennon Doyle

TIP: Have a pen nearby so you can underline and take notes in the margins while reading this one! It was filled with lots of goodness and I am hoping to reread it this year.

Tell Me Everything

by Cambria Brockman

Okay, so I lied, I actually read this one in 2019. But I LOVED it and wanted to make sure I shared it here! I remember reading it at a bar with champagne by myself and then realizing I was there for three hours. Cambria is also a wonderful human – can’t wait for her next book to come out!

Leave The World Behind

by Rumaan Alam

This one was a page turner throughout, but I didn’t love the ending. That said, I would definitely read another book from this author! I would be curious if you have read this and what your takeaways were.

The Last House Guest

by Megan Miranda

I’m pretty sure I stayed up until 2am reading this book to finish it, which is rare for me! I loved this mystery book – there were a few plot twists I was not expecting.

Such a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid

A book about privilege in America, so relevant; it is a must-read!

I refuse to let this momentum go to waste and I’m excited to continue my reading habit! Here are the books I’m looking forward to reading in 2021!

  1. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  2. The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile
  3. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  4. Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr (I watched this show and LOVED it :))
  5. The Survivors by Jane Harper
  6. The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Spielman
  7. Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
  8. Educated by Tara Westover
  9. The Last Flight by Julie Clark
  10. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
  11. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

If there was ever a blog post to comment on, this is it! I’d love to hear what books you’ve enjoyed so I can add to my list pronto! Happy reading friends!

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is maybe my favorite book ever, a must read in my opinion. Also The Grace Year, The Vanishing Half, Writers & Lovers, and Just Mercy for must-read non-fiction.

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