The Best Books I Read in 2020

I read 32 books in 2020, which is very short from my goal of 40, and sadly even short of last year’s 37.
40 will still be my goal for 2021 and I really hope to get closer!

I’m not very good at writing reviews but I leave them anyway because I read reviews and I know they are important to authors. I’ve tried to be more present on Goodreads this year. My Goodreads reviews are here. Most of the books I read, I read on my Kindle because of it’s ease of use so those reviews always show up on Amazon here. I also read “real” books from time to time and I always carry one with me, to read while waiting.

The titles I have highlighted in bold are my five star reviews, while the lighter ones are my four star reviews and I recommend each and everyone of them. I hope you find something you like in this list or if you have read one of these and either agree or disagree with my rating drop me a comment.

My list for 2020 in no particular order:

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The First Mrs. Rothchild by Sara Aharoni

This Side of Home by Renee Watson

The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

A Dead Husband by Anna Celeste Burke

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

Dopesick by Beth Macy

The Dreamer by Sheldon Siegel

Becoming Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama

State Of Denial by Iain Kelly

6 thoughts on “The Best Books I Read in 2020

  1. It may not be 40 books, but they are very good books and worth reading, so I think you can pat yourself on the back. I read a LOT of books, but many of them are not great literature by anyone’s standard — even mine.


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