The Books I Read in 2020

At the beginning of 2020 I decided to keep a tally of all that I read in the year.  I also keep a list of book recommendations on my phone, and was hoping to make some headway on it.  I don't buy books very often, I prefer to utilize the public library, so sometimes I'd have to wait for the one I wanted but I was ok with that.  Then covid hit, and the stay home mandate kicked in.  I hadn't made a trip to the library, but had been meaning to, so was out of luck on getting some more books to tide me over.  I should say, I'm not a fast reader AT ALL.  But every so often I can zip through a book in a week or two.  Anyways, I eventually read every book in the house, even the cookbooks.  And even ventured to the Free Little Library that I passed on Kea's daily dog walk to find something different, read that too.  Got a few books from friends, contactless delivery of course, read those. So the idea of reading what I wanted was long out the window.  So, this is an unexpected list of what I read in 2020.

  • Watching You by Lisa Jewel
  • Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark 
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay


  • Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
  • Reflections (a Brodie Farrell Mystery) by Jo Bannister
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws by Deepak Chopra
  • The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
  • Over The Top by Jonathon Van Ness
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Our House by Louise Candlish
  • The 18th Abduction (women's murder club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 
  • Six Years by Harlan Coben
  • The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett
  • Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
  • The 19th Christmas (women's murder club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

So the genres I like, murder/thriller, women investigations, self help, and spiritual, with a little bit of fluff.  I really enjoyed trying some different books that I wouldn't normally gravitate towards, like the women's murder club series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.  I've borrowed a couple from a friend to try out more of them in 2021.  I've never read so many books in one year, like ever. 

If you've got any book suggestions, I'd love to hear them! leave a comment below, or dm me on instagram.  

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