I started this blog mid-year, so it doesn’t capture all of my 2020 reading. As I’m sure is true for most people, it was a weird year reading-wise. Some months I read a ton, and in other months I couldn’t read at all. Despite that, I wound up reading 64 books–not quite my goal of 75 but not bad in the circumstances.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (pre-blog)
- Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson (pre-blog)
- Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (pre-blog)
- The Spice Necklace by Ann Vanderhoof (pre-blog)
- We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby (pre-blog)
- The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen (pre-blog)
- Collectively, the Verlaque and Bonnet mystery series by M.L. Longworth
- On a Hoof and a Prayer by Polly Evans
- The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Evans
- The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
- The Bromance Book Club by Lissa Kay Adams
- Hid from Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
- Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
- The Merry Spinster by Daniel Lavery (review coming next week)
- 64 books read
- 51 written by women
- 14 written by people of color
- 34 fiction
- 30 non-fiction
- I read 19 books (I think–maybe one or two more) that counted for my lifetime Dewey Decimal Challenge.
- I worked on the Reading Women 2020 Challenge but did not finish it. After I didn’t read at all in September-October, it took some fun and silly books to get me back into the reading groove–nothing that fit the challenge–so I quit worrying about it. But I’m so glad I tried it because it pushed me to read new authors and to focus on reading works from authors of different backgrounds. I still need to work on reading more works from authors who aren’t from the U.S./Western Europe and authors who aren’t white. I have some great ones coming up in January 2021!
How did your reading go in 2020? What were your favorite books?