34 Books in 2020


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Given how crazy the year I restricted myself to very light reading and only female readers. Also, as a reminder, here are my 2018 and 2019 lists.

Key: *** Highly Recommend ** Yeah, why not read it *Nah, only read if you have nothing else (No star) I have no feelings on the book

See the full list below.

  1. What She Wants – Cathy Kelly
  2. Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane ***
  3. A Child’s Play – Danielle Steel
  4. The Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo ***
  5. Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid ( Overrated)
  6. The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes
  7. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo ( BEST overall book of 2020. If I have not already said it, please read this book) ****
  8. Intercepted – Alexa Martin
  9. Fumbled – Alexa Martin
  10. Blitzed – Alexa Martin
  11. Dominicana – Angela Cruz (Such an ordinary story that was so well told) **
  12. A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes **
  13. Red at the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson
  14. How to Love a Jamaican – Alexia Arthurs ***
  15. Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory ***
  16. The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory ***
  17. The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett ***
  18. Big Friendship – Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman ( BEST non fiction)
  19. Last Tang Standing – Lauren Ho (liked it but it kinda dragged on. Sadly, will read the sequel and again it made me want to visit Singapore)
  20. One to Watch – Kate Stayman-London ( BEST Fiction )
  21. The Guest List – Lucy Foley **
  22. All Adults Here – Emma Straub **
  23. The Hunting Party – Lucy Foley ***
  24. The Beach Read – Emily Henry
  25. The Book of Two Ways – Jodi Piccoult ( not her best )
  26. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary ***
  27. The Herd – Andrea Bartz (Fantastic) ***
  28. The Switch – Beth O’Leary ***
  29. The Jetsetters – Amanda Eyre Ward
  30. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot **
  31. On the Come Up – Angie Thomas ***
  32. The Henna Artist – Alka Joshi *
  33. Three little truths – Eithne Shortall
  34. Self Care – Leigh Stein ***

For the first time this year, I decided to include a tried-to-read-and-didn’t-finish list. Here goes:

  1. Ordinary People – Diana Evans
  2. Weather – Jenny Offill
  3. The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste
  4. The Girl with the Louding Voice – Abi Dare

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