Books I have read in 2020

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2020
1. Overdue: The Final Unshelved Collection – Gene Ambaum, Bill Barnes, Chris Hallbeck
2. The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Paolo Giordano
3. Ghost Boy – Martin Pistorius
4. Frog Music – Emma Donoghue
5. The Mermaid’s Daughter – Ann Claycomb

February 2020
6. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
7. Russian Winter – Daphne Kalotay
8. Lara’s Gift – Annemarie O’Brien
9. The Girl-Son – Anne E. Neuberger
10. Castle of Water – Dane Huckelbridge
11. Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik
12. The Samurai’s Tale – Erik Christian Haugaard
13. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
14. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pim – Edgar Allan Poe

March 2020
15. Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathan Lethem
16. The Zombie Autopsies – Dr Steven C Schlozman
17. Switch Bitch – Roald Dahl
18. Way Off the Road – Bill Geist
19. Every Day – David Levithan
20. Oranges and Sunshine – Margaret Humphreys
21. Himalayan Dhaba – Craig Joseph Danner
22. Gastronaut – Stefan Gates
23. The Twentieth Wife – Indu Sundaresan
24. The Rabbi’s Cat 2 – Joann Sfar
25. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
26. Song Yet Sung – James McBride

April 2020
27. Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
28. I Shall Not Hate – Izzeldin Abuelaish
29. Barnheart – Jenna Woginrich
30. The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
31. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire – Kerrelyn Sparks
32. A Whale Hunt – Robert Sullivan
33. The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success – Wayne Breitbarth
34. Tarnished and Torn – Juliet Blackwell
35. Rescue Road – Wayne Breitbarth
36. Raspberries on the Yangtze – Karen Wallace
37. Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen – Marilyn Chin
38. Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids – Kenzaburo Oe
39. A Mercy – Toni Morrison
40. Tall, Dark & Hungry – Lynsay Sands

May 2020
41. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Gayle – Tzemach Lemmon
42. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
43. The Henna Artist – Alka Joshi
44. Born to Bite – Lynsay Sands
45. Silvertongue – Charlie Fletcher
46. Dare to Disappoint – Ozge Samanci
47. The Slave Girl – Buchi Emecheta
48. The Clockwork Scarab – Colleen Gleason
49. The Forest Unseen – David George Haskell

June 2020
50. In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larson
51. The Vampire and the Virgin – Kerrelyn Sparks
52. The Sun Is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
53. Lords and Lemurs – Alison Jolly
54. Someone I Loved – Anna Gavalda
55. The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo
56. The Preservationist – David Maine
57. Homesick – Jean Fritz
58. The Grief Keeper – Alexandra Villasante
59. Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
60. Rain of the Ghosts – Greg Weisman
61. Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare

July 2020
62. Internment – Samira Ahmed
63. A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray
64.  Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living – Margaret Courtney-Clarke
65. The Joy of Doing Just Enough – Jennifer McCartney
66. The Fire Kimono – Laura Joh Rowland
67. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North
68. The Betrayal – Beverly Lewis
69. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
70. Dogtripping – David Rosenfelt

August 2020
71. Driving Over Lemons – Chris Stewart
72. Kare First Love Vol 1-4 – Kaho Miyasaka
73. South Pole Station – Ashley Shelby
74. Easter Island – Jennifer Vanderbes
75. Supernaturally – Kiersten White
76. Naturally Tan – Tan France
77. Shadows of the Workhouse – Jennifer Worth
78. Romance, Riches and Restrooms – Tim Phalen
79. You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson
80. The Old Willis Place – Mary Downing Hahn

September 2020
81. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
82. MWF Seeking BFF – Rachel Bertsche
83. Everything Inside – Edwidge Danticat
84. Ciao, America! – Beppe Severgnini
85. The Mapmaker’s Wife – Robert Whitaker
86. The Heavy – Dara-Lynn Weiss
87. The Last Story of Mina Lee – Nancy Jooyoun Kim
88. Gregor the Overlander – Suzanne Collins
89. Unlikely Friendships: Dogs – Jennifer S. Holland
90. Farewell to the East End – Jennifer Worth

October 2020
91. Midnight Sun – Stephenie Meyer
92. George – Alex Gino
93. Furia – Yamile Saied Méndez
94. A Long Petal of the Sea – Isabel Allende
95. The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue
96. Dog Man – Martha Sherrill
97. Dreaming Water – Gail Tsukiyama
98. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
99. The Song the Owl God Sang – Yukie Chiri
100. A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen
101. The Birds of Pandemonium – Michele Raffin
102. Babylon’s Ark – Lawrence Anthony

November 2020
103. The Way Around – David Good
104. Soaring with Fidel – David Gessner
105. Slightly Spooky Stories – Terry R Barca
106. The Good Dog – Avi
107. Poetry of K.Y. Robinson – K.Y. Robinson
108. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars – Kai Cheng Thom
109. Run – Ann Patchett
110. McIlhenny’s Gold – Jeffrey Rothfeder,
111. Dear America: With the Might of Angels – Andrea Davis Pinkney
112. The Vengeance of Mothers – Jim Fergus
113. Tisha – Robert Specht

December 2020
114. The International Bank of Bob – Bob Harris
115. Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
116. The Legend of The Villa della – Luna Jana Kolpen
117. Magyk – Angie Sage
118. The Artemis Fowl Files – Eoin Colfer
119. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V. E. Schwab
120. Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All – Christina Thompson
121. The Sisterhood – Michael Palmer
122. Living in a Foreign Language – Michael Tucker
123. Icelander – Dustin Long
124. Moloka’i – Alan Brennert
125. Yellow Face – David Henry Hwang
126. Understanding China Through Comics Vol 1 – Jing Liu
127. Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer

My top best of the year (not in any order):
The Henna Artist
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Dare to Disappoint
The Twentieth Wife
Every Day
Moloka’i
A Thousand Pieces of You
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
George
Eating Animals

A little stats, as usual:
BookCrossing Books: 91, Non BookCrossing Books: 36
Fiction: 85, Non Fiction: 42

Usually my fiction vs nonfic ratio is closer to half and half… needs to read more non fic next year! 

Published on March 11, 2021 at 8:50 pm  Comments Off on Books I have read in 2020  
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