Books of 2020

Here is a list of the books I consumed this past year:

Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel – Jasmin Darznik
Our New Normal – Colleen Faulkner
Mrs. Everything – Jennifer Weiner
The Testament Margaret Atwood
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
Alpha Girls – Julian Guthrie
The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
Sadie – Courtney Summers
Start Without Me: A Novel – Joshua Max Feldman
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert
The Idea of You – Robinne Lee
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
The Last Widow – Karin Slaughter
The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
The Turn of the Key – Ruthe Ware
Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness – Suzy Favor Hamilton
Oona Out of Order – Margarita Montimore
In Five Years – Rebecca Serle
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
Lost and Wanted – Nell Freudenberger
Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater
Blue, Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
Opal – Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
Sinner – Maggie Stiefvater
Superior – Angela Saini
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid
The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates

42 books!

I’m pretty proud of myself. The past few years (possibly decade?), I have set a goal of 52 books each year (one per week). I never make this goal but I have no issue setting this ambitious goal – no guilt of not making it because I am happy with whatever amount I consume. I have typically averaged about 35 books in the past few years. So 42 is a definite increase! And of course, my goal for 2021 will once again be 52 books. Let’s see if I actually make it next year!