In 2020, I read 279 books.

  • My favorite read of the year was: Valentine and The Death of Vivek Oji
  • My favorite YA read of the year was: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  • My favorite non-fiction read of the year was: Untamed and Know my Name
  • My favorite SciFi (sortof) read of the year was: :The Midnight Library
  • My favorite Fantasy read of the year was: The House in the Cerulean Sea
  • My favorite Historical Fiction read of the year was: This Tender Land
  • My favorite Mystery read of the year was: Magpie Murders
  • Here are all my five star rated books from this year:
    • Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • Echo Mountain
    • Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
    • The Cold Millions
    • What I Carry
    • We Begin at the End
    • Being You: A Journal
    • Year of Yes
    • Live Your Best Life
    • Moonflower Murders
    • Mediocre
    • Magpie Murders
    • Growth
    • Conscious Creativity
    • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
    • The Midnight Library
    • Miss Benson’s Beetle
    • Ordinary Grace
    • Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan
    • This Tender Land
    • Heart Talk: The Journal
    • The Death of Vivek Oji
    • Transcendent Kingdom
    • Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators
    • The Complete Urban Sketching Companion
    • Know My Name
    • What’s Your Enneatype?
    • The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
    • The Feel Good Effect
    • The Book of Longings
    • Valentine
    • The House in the Cerulean Sea
    • The Anxiety Skills Workbook
    • An Artful Path to Mindfulness
    • Success in Art
    • Navigate Your Stars
    • Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces
    • Untamed
    • The Silent Treatment
    • Leave Only Footprints
    • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
    • The Love Story of Missy Carmichael
    • Radical Compassion
    • Yes and I love you

And here are all my reads from 2020 in reverse order. You can find all the reviews here and my drawings with reviews on instagram here.

  1. In the Quick
  2. Heart Bones
  3. Yes and I love you
  4. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
  5. Piranesi
  6. One Way or Another
  7. Layla
  8. The Future is Yours
  9. The Love Proof
  10. Good Girls Lie
  11. Echo Mountain
  12. We Are All the Same in the Dark
  13. Written in the Stars
  14. Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
  15. The Cold Millions
  16. A Children’s Bible
  17. Crow Court
  18. How I Learned to Hate in Ohio
  19. Don’t Look for Me
  20. The Beauty in Breaking
  21. All These Beautiful Strangers
  22. What I Carry
  23. This Time Next Year
  24. The Center of Everything
  25. The Chicken Sisters
  26. Snapped (Playbook, #4)
  27. We Begin at the End
  28. The Wife Upstairs
  29. The Searcher
  30. What’s Your Story?: A Journal to Free Your Mind and Rewrite Your Life
  31. Being You: A Journal
  32. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  33. The Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing Expressive People: Essential Tips & Techniques for Capturing People on Location
  34. Live Your Best Life: 162 Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine
  35. Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2)
  36. Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)
  37. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
  38. Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland, #1)
  39. The Thirty Names of Night
  40. Why Birds Sing
  41. The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
  42. Growth
  43. The Divines
  44. Leave the World Behind
  45. Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #3)
  46. The Mirror Man
  47. Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything
  48. Dear Justyce (Dear Martin, #2)
  49. The Survivors
  50. Conscious Creativity: The Workbook: experiment, explore, create
  51. Goodnight Beautiful
  52. Breathless
  53. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  54. The Midnight Library
  55. A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1)
  56. Miss Benson’s Beetle
  57. Just Like You
  58. Boy
  59. Tools of Engagement (Hot & Hammered, #3)
  60. Ordinary Grace
  61. Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art
  62. All the Way to the Tigers
  63. All Things Left Wild
  64. The White Coat Diaries
  65. This Tender Land
  66. Boop and Eve’s Road Trip: A Novel
  67. Before the Ever After
  68. The Friendship List
  69. Migrations
  70. Musical Chairs
  71. The Book of Personality Tests: 25 Easy to Score Tests that Reveal the Real You
  72. Heart Talk: The Journal: 52 Weeks of Self-Love, Self-Care, and Self-Discovery
  73. One by One
  74. Where the Edge Is: ‘original and Shattering’ Marianne Lee
  75. Sisters
  76. Before You Go
  77. What Are You Going Through
  78. Take Care of Your Type: An Enneagram Guide to Self-Care
  79. The Death of Vivek Oji
  80. Boyfriend Material
  81. A Room Called Earth
  82. Kiss My Cupcake
  83. Transcendent Kingdom
  84. A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom
  85. The Boys’ Club
  86. The Stationery Shop
  87. Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators: Learn How to Paint Landscapes, People, Still Lifes, and More.
  88. Self-Knowledge
  89. The Complete Urban Sketching Companion: Essential Concepts and Techniques from The Urban Sketching Handbooks–Architecture and Cityscapes, Understanding Perspective, People and Motion, Working with Color
  90. The Idea of You
  91. The Night Swim
  92. The Comeback
  93. How Lulu Lost Her Mind
  94. Stranger in the Lake
  95. The Worst Best Man
  96. The Silent Wife (Will Trent, #10)
  97. The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals
  98. In a Holidaze
  99. The End of Her
  100. The House of Deep Water
  101. Bear Necessity
  102. She’s Faking It
  103. Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop
  104. Pretty Things
  105. Once Again
  106. One to Watch
  107. The End of Everything
  108. The Pull of the Stars
  109. The Book of Wild Flowers: Color Plates of 250 Wild Flowers and Grasses
  110. Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)
  111. The Butterfly Lampshade
  112. What You Wish For
  113. The Trouble with Hating You
  114. Full Disclosure
  115. The End of the Day
  116. The Henna Artist
  117. The Girl from Widow Hills
  118. Faking Friends
  119. The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
  120. Vesper Flights
  121. The Nothing Man
  122. His & Hers
  123. The Switch
  124. Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
  125. The Book of Hidden Wonders
  126. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (The Carls, #2)
  127. All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe
  128. Clap When You Land
  129. Self Care
  130. Know My Name
  131. The Dilemma
  132. What’s Your Enneatype? An Essential Guide to the Enneagram: Understanding the Nine Personality Types for Personal Growth and Strengthened Relationships
  133. Kawaii Doodle World: Sketching Super-Cute Doodle Scenes with Cuddly Characters, Fun Decorations, Whimsical Patterns, and More
  134. Ordinary Hazards
  135. Friends and Strangers
  136. The Other Mrs.
  137. The Swap
  138. I Was Told It Would Get Easier
  139. 142 Ostriches
  140. Happy & You Know It
  141. Follow Me
  142. Party of Two (The Wedding Date, #5)
  143. 500 Miles from You (Scottish Bookshop #3)
  144. This Is How I Lied
  145. The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season
  146. Parakeet
  147. The Motion of the Body Through Space
  148. Exciting Times
  149. With or Without You
  150. Sad Janet
  151. A Burning
  152. The Second Home
  153. Little Eyes
  154. The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1)
  155. The Guest List
  156. Stray
  157. Anxious People
  158. The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: How to Build New Habits to Transform Your Life
  159. Your Year in Art: Watercolor: A project for every week of the year to inspire creative exploration in watercolor painting
  160. The Feel Good Effect: Reclaim Your Wellness by Finding Small Shifts that Create Big Change
  161. Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings: Pick Up the Skills, Put on the Paint, Hang Up Your Art
  162. Colourful Fun Embroidery: Featuring 24 Modern Projects to Bring Joy and Happiness to Your Life!
  163. The Vanishing Half
  164. Something to Talk About
  165. The Knockout Queen
  166. A Good Marriage
  167. The Kingdom of Back
  168. The Bookshop on the Shore (Scottish Bookshop, #2)
  169. Love Poems for Anxious People
  170. You Deserve Each Other
  171. The Family Next Door
  172. A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)
  173. The Eighth Detective
  174. The Silence
  175. Beach Read
  176. The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
  177. Pew
  178. Big Summer
  179. American Dirt
  180. Writers & Lovers
  181. The Imperfects
  182. All Adults Here
  183. Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything
  184. How to Save a Life
  185. Dear Emmie Blue
  186. Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers, #2)
  187. Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love, #2)
  188. The Sight of You (The Sight of You, #1)
  189. If I Had Your Face
  190. The Other People
  191. The Margot Affair
  192. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
  193. The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone, #2)
  194. Sorry for Your Trouble: Stories
  195. Master Class
  196. Latitudes of Longing
  197. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
  198. The Book of Longings
  199. I’d Give Anything
  200. Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers, #1)
  201. Valentine
  202. Days of Distraction: A Novel
  203. The House in the Cerulean Sea
  204. You Are Not Alone
  205. Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1)
  206. The Anxiety Skills Workbook: Simple CBT and Mindfulness Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Worry
  207. An Artful Path to Mindfulness: MBSR-Based Activities for Using Creativity to Reduce Stress and Embrace the Present Moment
  208. If I Never Met You
  209. Providence
  210. Success in Art: Mastering Perspective: Techniques for mastering one-, two-, and three-point perspective
  211. Crochet: Over 130 Techniques and Stitches
  212. Brunch and Other Obligations
  213. Navigate Your Stars
  214. Redhead by the Side of the Road
  215. Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #2)
  216. The Sun Down Motel
  217. Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality, Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More
  218. Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
  219. Mum & Dad
  220. Eight Perfect Murders (Malcolm Kershaw, #1)
  221. Last Couple Standing
  222. The Glass Hotel
  223. The Sweeney Sisters
  224. Daisy Cooper’s Rules for Living
  225. In Five Years
  226. Untamed
  227. The Silent Treatment
  228. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
  229. Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
  230. Postscript (P.S. I Love You, #2)
  231. Meditative Stone Art: Create over 40 Mandala and Nature-Inspired Designs
  232. The Art of Spiral Drawing: Learn to create spiral art and geometric drawings using pencil, pen, and more
  233. 21 Rituals to Connect with Nature
  234. Expressive Sketchbooks: Developing Creative Skills, Courage, and Confidence
  235. My Path to Happy: Struggles with my mental health and all the wonderful things that happened after
  236. The Opposite of Fate
  237. Moon of the Crusted Snow
  238. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
  239. Interior Chinatown
  240. Run Me to Earth
  241. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
  242. Yes No Maybe So
  243. The Girl with the Louding Voice
  244. The Holdout
  245. Perfect Little Children
  246. Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes
  247. Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)
  248. Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
  249. Weather
  251. The Operator
  252. Things in Jars
  253. Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties
  254. The New Life of Hugo Gardner
  255. The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
  256. The Wives
  257. Home Making: A Novel
  258. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  259. The Bookworm Crush
  260. The Better Liar
  261. Say You Still Love Me
  262. The Camera Never Lies
  263. Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered, #2)
  264. Big Lies in a Small Town
  265. The Love Story of Missy Carmichael
  266. Long Bright River
  267. Godshot
  268. The Beekeeper of Aleppo
  269. The Honey-Don’t List
  270. Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5)
  271. Lost at Sea
  272. You Were There Too
  273. Dear Edward
  274. The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage
  275. Recipe for a Perfect Wife
  276. Willa’s Grove
  277. Such a Fun Age
  278. You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters
  279. Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN

I am grateful for all the great books I’ve read in 2020. Here’s to another great year of reading in 2021!

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