Book Recommendations from 2020

It can be hard to find things to be thankful for during a global pandemic, but the books I was able to read this year along with staying connected with some of my favorite people through virtual book clubs tops my list. I had a few people ask me for my book recommendations, so here’s my list from my 2020 books, except for the first two. I just finished those but had to include them.


  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
  • A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (The readers do an amazing job, so I recommend it as an audiobook.)
  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (The readers do an amazing job, so another book I recommend on audiobook.)
  • The Last Flight by Julie Clark
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  • A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
  • 1) Before You, 2) After You, and 3) Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins


  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (This book has to be an audiobook. Harris reads it, which makes it so much better.)
  • Swearing Is Good for You by Emma Byrne
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (This book has to be an audiobook. Noah reads it, which makes it so much better.)
  • Educated by Tara Westover

Young Adult

  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • 1) Dear Martin and 2) Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • 1) Scythe, 2) Thunderhead, and 3) The Toll by Neal Shusterman (The reader does an amazing job, so I recommend all three on audiobook.)

Self Help

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown
  • The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Let me know if you pick up a book on my recommendation. Happy reading!


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