Book Recommendations from 2020

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.

The Best Books I Read in 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

Dirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful; Mary Marantz

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?!

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