It’s time, once again, to write just about the only kind of post that I ever write on this blog these days. It’s time to share my book list for 2020. And of course, it seemed fitting to come up with 20 books to read in 2020.
I have to admit that I don’t faithfully stick to these lists of mine. Last year, I read most of the books on my list, but I also went off track and read several others that I discovered over the course of 2019. Still, starting with a list gives me, well, a starting point. Creating the list involves research, which exposes me to new books and authors that I otherwise might not have found, and also gets me excited for what the new year holds in terms of reading.
This year’s list includes a few books that have appeared on a previous list, but that I never quite got to (On Reading Well and Stillhouse Lake). It also includes books that continue a couple series that I’ve been greatly enjoying (Starsight and The Toll). It includes books that I found on the “Best of 2019” lists from GoodReads, books I saw recommended on Twitter or Facebook, and books from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past and am looking forward to revisiting.
I also continue my tendency to load up my list with Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. While I enjoy some “Women’s Fiction” and am always up for a good mystery or thriller, I find myself drawn again and again to the stories and themes found in a good book for kids and teens. I don’t see that changing for a good, long time.
So, without further ado, here’s my reading list for 2020. I’d love to read your thoughts or any books you plan to read this year in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!
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|Write Better by Andrew T. LePeau|
|Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell|
|Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal|
|On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior|
|The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley|
|Tales from the Perilous Realm by J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane|
|The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|
|The Lost Man by Jane Harper|
|Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield|
|Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine|
|Miracle Creek by Angie Kim|
|Middle Grade & YA Fiction|
|The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix|
|Winterhouse by Ben Guterson|
|Greenglass House by Kate Milford|
|Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier|
|Starsight by Brandon Sanderson|
|The Toll by Neal Shusterman|
|King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo|
|Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson|