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Lis-t: Favorite Books of 2020

We are almost halfway through 2020 and I have more time than ever to read this year! I’m starting this list earlier this time and updating as I go. I also am on GoodReads, find me. I got a new Kindle and am loving using the Libby App to get books free.

If you didn’t see my post from 2019, definitely check there first for some of my all-time favorites.


  1. Can’t find anything I’m loving in this genre this year, all I’ve read are under 3 stars so far.


  1. Untamed Four Stars – this author definitely has a liberating and unique perspective on the role women must play in society.
  2. Reading With Patrick Five stars – this hit close to home as it is a memoir of a TFA teacher in Helena, AR and her grappling with the criminal justice system in the south


  1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel Five Stars – Gripping all the way through!
  2. Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Five Stars – I can’t wait to see this movie come out!
  3. Long, Bright River Five Stars – WOW this was such an interesting story!
  4. Verity – Five Stars – Captivating, quick read thriller
  5. Small, Great Things – Five Stars – incredibly telling novel from the perspective of a black woman and white supremacist in a legal battle. Gripping
  6. A Good Neighborhood – Five Stars – another read centered around race, very frustrating to read but learned a lot
  7. The Sun Down Motel – Five Stars – straight up solid thriller, quick read
  8. It Ends with Us – Five Stars – a great read (about abuse), I was hooked
  9. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things – frustrating but interesting read about drug rings + pedophelia
  10. Such a Fun Age – overall solid read that makes you re-examine how you think about race


Books I wasn’t as into (3 Stars or Less or Never Finished):

Feel free to ask me my opinions on these! Overall were enough to read, but not enough to leave a lasting impression and keep me thinking for weeks after. 

  1. The Idea of You
  2. Red, White and Royal Blue
  3. The Light We Lost
  4. When Breath Becomes Air
  5. Nine Perfect Strangers
  6. Park Avenue Summer
  7. The Kiss Quotient
  8. Everything, Everything
  9. The Guest List
  10. My Oxford Year
  11. Clap When You Land
  12. American Dirt
  13. Big Summer
  14. The Woman in Cabin 10
  15. The Vanishing Half
  16. New Waves
  17. Good Girls Lie
  18. Normal People
  19. A Discovery of Witches
  20. Party of Two
  21. My Sister’s Keeper
  22. All the Bright Places
  23. Teachers vs. Tech
  24. Hidden Valley Road
  25. The Lies that Bind

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