My Top 10 Books of 2020
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Eveningland by Michael Knight
Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Brazil by John Updike
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
2020 Reading Stats
I read 68 books in 2020 for a total of 24,298 pages.
The shortest book I read was I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya (96 pages) and the longest book was 11/22/63 by Stephen King (849 pages).
My average book length in 2020 was 357 pages.
The most popular book I read was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and the book I read with the highest average rating on Goodreads was In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.
The first book I read in 2020 was The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.
My last read of 2020 was Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick.
I read from many genres but tended to favor literary/contemporary fiction the most. And fiction books in general made up 80% of my reading. (A bit high for me!)
67% of the authors I read from identify as women, 30% men, and 3% non-binary.
What are you up to this week? I’m in full hibernation mode this week with these cooler temperatures. I truly look a vision at my desk each morning with blanket, huge cup of coffee, and a space heater on full blast about 2 feet from my feet. God bless working from home! Hope you’re enjoying your October, and here are some things that have caught my eye lately…
Elizabeth Gilbert on writing, grief and her toughest creative challenge yet.
Related: I just finished City of Girls!
The world’s top economists say we need more storytellers.
Ikea and H&M ran a study on recyclable fabrics to figure out what chemicals are in them.
Stop treating parenting as mom’s burden and dad’s adorable hobby.
This coffee mug is very much my vibe.
Welp, never taking a ride share again.
Bleeps and bloops.
I, too, loved working in a grocery store.
The impact of ICE raids on a community in Mississippi.
Librarians are pretty dang funny.
Halloween costume ideas (and you can buy them on Amazon).
Is the sick day dead?
P.S. I finally took the plunge and joined Goodreads! Wanna be friends?