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My Favorite Reads: Best of 2020

My Favorite Reads: 2020

This is the one year where I had ALL the time to read and then couldn’t. March through May was pretty difficult. Picked up many books only to put them down again. Once I got past the initial difficulty, reading became pleasurable again and some books stood out to me in a big way. This is a list of my faves read in 2020 in no particular order.

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

A Good Neighborhood

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

If It Bleeds

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

The Second Home by Christina Clancy

The Second Home

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Leave The World Behind

Not a bad list considering everything else in 2020 was a real challenge. All links point to my review of each book so check them out if you are looking for something to read.

I don’t want to jinx it but 2021 should be better and hopefully filled with some really good reads.


Books Reviewed in 2019

This is a list of the books I read in 2019. It was a slow reading year.  Something happened to me in September and my reading came to a crashing halt. The result is a very short list.

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

2019 Reviews

  1. Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner
  2. An Anonymous Girl  by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  3. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  4. The New Me by Halle Butler
  5. White Elephant by Julie Langsdorf
  6. The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
  7. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
  8. Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt
  9. There There by Tommy Orange
  10. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  11. Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan
  12. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  13. Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
  14. The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
  15. No Exit by Taylor Adams
  16. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  17. I’ll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  18. The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro
  19. The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
  20. The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
  21. Judas by Amos Oz
  22. The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric
  23. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  24. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  25. The Institute by Stephen King
  26. Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
  27. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
  28. Promises of the Heart by Nan Rossiter
  29. The Passengers by John Marrs