2020 Reading Roundup

And that’s a wrap on 2020! Here’s my year in reading, and time to shout out some of my favorite titles read this last year, so here goes!


Number of books read in 2019: 152 titles
Number of books read in 2018 (for comparison): 115 titles
Average of books read per month: 12.6 books
Average of books read per week: 2.9 books
Daily average: 1 book read every 2.4 days
Percent of fiction read: 78%
Percent of nonfiction read: 22%
Number of books read on the Kindle: 119 (78%)

And now, for the best books of the year (in my humble opinion, of course!), in author alphabetical order. Admittedly, “pandemic preoccupation” was a factor in my reading this year, and many titles I read were “in and out” of my mind within seconds. But, in picking the best books I read, I always try to think… “Did this book stick with me? Do I still remember the characters or plot? Did I have to talk to someone about it who also read it? Did I think about it after I closed the cover?”… 

Alam, Rumaan. Leave the World Behind. F, K.

Arrazola, Amaia. Tokyo Travel Sketchbook. GN, NF.

Buttigieg, Pete. Shortest Way Home. NF, K.

Cummins, Jeanine. American Dirt. F, K.

Downs, Maggie. Braver Than You Think. NF.

Foley, Lucy. The Guest List. F, K.

Fowler, Therese Anne. A Good Neighborhood. F, K.

Haig, Matt. The Midnight Library. F.

Hayfield, Olivia. Wife After Wife. F, K.

Henry, Emily. Beach Read. F.

King, Lily. Writers & Lovers. F.

Kim, Angie. Miracle Creek. F.

Lackberg, Camilla. The Golden Cage. F, K.

May, Katherine. Wintering. NF, K.

Miller, Chanel. Know My Name. NF, K.

Miller, Holly. The Sight of You. F.

Molloy, Aimee. Goodnight Beautiful. F, K.

Napolitano, Ann. Dear Edward. F.

Russell, Kate Elizabeth. My Dark Vanessa. F, K.

Schwab, V. E. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. F, K.

Silgar, Sarah. Take Me Apart. F, K.

Silver, Josie. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. F, K.

Tate, Christie. Group. NF, K.

White, Christian. The Wife and the Widow. F.

Williams, Rachel DeLoache. My Friend Anna. NF, K.

What were your favorite reads this year that I should add to my TBR list?

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