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Books Reviewed in 2020

This is a list of the books I read and reviewed in 2020. What a year this was!! All the time to read and yet so difficult to focus. I still managed to hit my reading goal though and did manage to read some really good books.

Each link takes you directly to my review of that book. Happy New Year!

2020 Reviews

  1. A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
  2. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  3. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  4. The Need by Helen Phillips
  5. The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson
  6. Bunny by Mona Awad
  7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  8. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  9. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  10. What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr
  11. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  12. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  13. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  14. The Deep by Alma Katsu
  15. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
  16. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
  17. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
  18. The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  19. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  20. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  21. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
  22. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  23. The Swap by Robyn Harding
  24. Dead To Her by Sarah Pinborough
  25. Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capò Crucet
  26. A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
  27. If It Bleeds by Stephen King
  28. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  29. The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
  30. The Last Flight by Julie Clark
  31. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
  32. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  33. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  34. The Second Home by Christina Clancy
  35. The Safe Place by Anna Downes
  36. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  37. The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
  38. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  39. The End of the Day by Bill Clegg
  40. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  41. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  42. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  43. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  44. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  45. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  46. Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker
  47. One By One by Ruth Ware
  48. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
  49. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
  50. You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie
  51. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  52. The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
  53. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  54. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Penguin Classics, 9780143105428, 2009, 352pp.

The Short of It:

This beloved classic has finally been read by me. Any surprises? No, but I am glad to finally mark this one off my list.

The Rest of It:

If you’ve read the book or seen the movie, then you know that the Bennet sisters, all five of them are in some stage of being married off to suitable gentleman. Well, Mrs. Bennet HOPES for them to find suitable matches, men who will provide for them and allow them to live a respectable, if not wealthy life. Men of means.

I think perhaps this aspect of the story is what’s kept me from the book all these years. I’ve tried to read it a  handful of times and always put it down a few chapters in. It seemed too frivolous and a tad too pleasant. All this “finding a  man” business. However, this made for a VERY enjoyable story to read during a pandemic.

Plus, Mr. Darcy. The disagreeable Mr. Darcy if you ask Elizabeth Bennet. Anyone reading the book knows within two mentions of his name that he won’t be disagreeable for long. What made this book even more fun is that my daughter and I watched the movie as soon as I finished the book. I did not have access to the miniseries with Colin Firth so we opted for the Kiera Knightly movie which we both enjoyed quite a bit.

There are no surprises with the story. It’s pretty much what I imagined but timing is everything and reading it now was so much more enjoyable than all my previous attempts. I dare say, that I may attempt another Austen. If so, which?

Source: Purchased
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