What I Read in 2020

Here’s a monthly breakdown of all of the books I read in 2020 plus a list at the end of books I loved that you should definitely read!

January

  • The Alutrists by Andrew Ridker: 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: 4 stars
  • Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse by John Lithgow: 4 stars
  • Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters: 3 stars
  • Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields: Exposing Untold Murders, Violence, Cover-Ups, and the NFL’s Shocking Code of Silence by Dylan Howard: 3 stars

February

  • Deep State by Chris Hauty: 2 stars
  • The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams: 4 stars
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: 2 stars
  • Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino: 4 stars
  • Reputation by Sara Shepard: 3 stars

March

  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal: 3 stars
  • Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow: 5 stars
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: 3 stars
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid: 4 stars
  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman: 4 stars

April

  • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling: 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars

May

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: 4 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: 5 stars
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: 4 stars
  • Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously by Jessica Pan: 4 stars

June

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4 stars
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon: 4 stars
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: 5 stars
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors: 4 stars
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds: 5 stars
  • The Cactus League by Emily Nemens: 5 stars
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: 4 stars
  • The Witches are Coming by Lindy West: 4 stars

July

  • All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad: 3 stars
  • Followers by Megan Angelo: 4 stars
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor: 4 stars
  • Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams: 4 stars
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 4 stars
  • Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld: 2 stars
  • Self Care by Leigh Stein: 4 stars
  • The Only Plane in the Sky: Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett Graff: 5 stars
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams: 4 stars
  • I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman: 2 stars
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo: 4 stars
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore: 5 stars

August

  • What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha: 4 stars
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller: 5 stars
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai: 5 stars
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert: 4 stars
  • Pasty by Nicole Dennis-Benn: 5 stars
  • Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel: 4 stars
  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall: 5 stars
  • The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez: 2 stars

September

  • The Watergate Girl by Jill Wine-Banks: 5 stars
  • Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman: 4 stars
  • Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary Trump: 4 stars
  • You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe: 4 stars
  • Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith: 4 stars
  • American Royals by Katharine McGee: 5 stars
  • Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory: 2 stars
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward: 4 stars

October

  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith: 4 stars
  • Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman: 4 stars
  • Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney of President Donald J. Trump by Michael Cohen: 4 stars
  • My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry: 2 stars
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: 5 stars
  • I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg: 5 stars
  • Privilege by Mary Adkins: 4 stars

November

  • The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis: 3 stars
  • Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa: 4 stars
  • Afterlife by Julia Alvarez: 4 stars
  • Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel: 4 stars
  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz: 4 stars
  • Trust: America’s Best Chance by Pete Buttigieg: 4 stars
  • Can’t Event: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen: 4 stars
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis: 4 stars

December

  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi: 4 stars
  • The Opposite of Fate by Alison McGhee: 2 stars
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: 4 stars
  • The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey: 5 stars
  • Memorial by Bryan Washington: 4 stars
  • Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth: 4 stars
  • Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman: 4 stars
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama: 5 stars (and only a small tea stain…)
  • The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh: 3 stars

Books I Loved That You Need to Read ASAP

  • Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds
  • The Cactus League by Emily Nemens
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • The Only Plane in the Sky: Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett Graff
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • Pasty by Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
  • American Royals by Katharine McGee
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey
  • Memorial by Bryan Washington
  • Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama

What were some of your favorite books you read in 2020?

5 comments

  1. I am so impressed that you were able to get this much reading done in 2020! I read less in 2020 than in 2019 even though I had way more time to. Not sure what happened there! The Midnight Library is next on my list and I’m so excited because I love Matt Haig. I’m also really looking forward to A Promised Land!

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