I read 71 books last year (a relatively slow reading year for me!) and I gave 7 of those books a Goodreads rating of 5 stars. I read quality over quantity this year and several of the books were long and heavy (in terms of subject matter) so that’s why I think I read less books than in previous years. Plus I was prioritizing my time a bit differently in 2020 (I tried to sleep more!) so that might have something to do with it, too. But that’s all neither here nor there… I read some good books and want to share them with you! Here are my top fiction and nonfiction book recommendations from 2020.
For your next read, I recommend:
Lonesome Dove; Larry McMurtry
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago; Alex Kotlowitz
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma; Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Heavy: An American Memoir; Kiese Laymon
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again; Rachel Held Evans
How to Be an Antiracist; Ibram X. Kendi
Can you tell I have a strong preference for non-fiction (this year and always)?! I’ll write another post with my four-star book ratings which will have more fiction titles in it.
Have you read any of these?! Thoughts?!