Everything I Read in 2020


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So I read 86 books this year, which feels genuinely mind-blowing since I didn’t feel like I read as much as I could have given my newfound pandemic free time. As usual, mystery books dominated my feed, but there was a lot more variety from last years list. I’m particularly proud that the majority of books I read where by women and/or people of color. The italicized titles are my from my building’s awesome book club. This year we really knocked it out of the park with some amazing stories. I’m hoping to put together a list of my favorites soon. 

To keep this post from being an actual novel, I didn’t include any descriptions but if you want a review just click the title to re-direct to Goodreads. 


– Aheli

January 2020

Blindsighted Karin Slaughter Mystery B
Beyond Reach Karin Slaughter Mystery B
Triptych Karin Slaughter Mystery B
Cop Town Karin Slaughter Mystery B
Faithless Karin Slaughter Mystery B

February 2020

Indelible Karin Slaughter Mystery B
Good Girls Lie JT Ellison Mystery B
Kisscut Karin Slaughter Mystery B

March 2020

Tell Me Everything Cambria Brockman Mystery B
Disappearing Earth Julia Phillips Fiction A
Two Can Keep a Secret Karen M. McManus Mystery B
The Thousandth Floor Katherine McGee Fiction D
Pretty Girls Karin Slaughter Thriller B

April 2020

Heaven, My Home Attica Locke Mystery A
Open Book Jessica Simpson Memoir B+
A Faint Cold Fear Karin Slaughter Thriller B
Behind Closed Doors B.A. Paris Thriller B
The Last Mrs. Parrish Liv Constantine Thriller B+
The Forty Rules of Love Eli Shafak Fiction A

May 2020

The Island of Sea Women Lisa See Fiction A
The Story of a Goat Perumal Murugan Fiction B+
The Dutch House Ann Patchett Fiction A
To the Elephant Graveyard Tarquin Hall Nonfiction A
Wow, No Thank You. Samantha Irby Memoir B

June 2020

Why are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Social Justice A
Killing Rage: Ending Racism Bell Hooks Social Justice A
Apeirogon Colum McCann Nonfiction A
In the Name of Truth Viveca Sten Mystery B
The Turn of the Key Ruth Ware Mystery B
So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo Social Justice A
The Silent Patient Alex Michaelidies Mystery B
How to Be Less Stupid About Race Crystal M. Fleming Social Justice B
One of Us is Next Karen M. McManus Mystery B
Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstrauation Elissa Stein, Susan Kim Nonfiction B+

July 2020

Thicker than Blood Mike Omer Mystery B+
Her Final Words Brianna Labuskes Mystery B
Set for Life Scott Trench Nonfiction B
The Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham Nonfiction B
How to Invest in Real Esate Joshua Dorkin Nonfiction B
The Yellow House Sarah M. Broome Fiction B
The E-Myth Revisited Michael E. Gerber Nonfiction B
How to Win Friends & Influence People Dale Carnegie Nonfiction B
The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel Fiction A

August 2020

The Night Manager John LeCarre Fiction B
Ninth House Leight Bardugo Science Fiction D
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid Fiction A
Girl Gone Mad Avery Bishop Mystery C
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker Fiction A

September 2020

Unorthodox Deborah Feldman Nonfiction B+
The Vanishing Half Brit Bennet Fiction A
Majesty Katharine McGee Fiction B
The Other Mrs. Mary Kubica Mystery B

October 2020

How to Do Nothing Jenny Odell Nonfiction B+
The Home Edit Clea Sherar, Joanna Teplin Nonfiction B
Searching for Coach Taylor Mindy Kaling Nonfiction B+
Once Upon a Time in Silverlake Mindy Kaling Nonfiction B+
Big Shot Mindy Kaling Nonfiction B+
Eat a Little Better Sam Kass NonFiction A
When No One is Watching Alyssa Cole Mystery A
Sex and Vanity Kevin Kwan Fiction B-
A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson NonFiction B
Invested Danielle Town NonFiction A
Long Distance Real Estate Investing David Green NonFiction B
The Book on Rental Property Investing Brandon Turner NonFiction B

November 2020

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid Fiction A
Dirt Bill Buford NonFiction B-
Cooked Michael Pollan Nonfiction A
House Hacking Craig Curelop Nonfiction C+
4 Hour Work Week Timothy Ferris Nonfiction B
The Book on Managing Rental Properities Brandon Turner Nonfiction B
ABCs of Buying Rental Property Ken McElroy Nonfiction B+
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow Frank Gallinelli Nonfiction B

December 2020

A Promised Land Barack Obama NonFiction A
Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines NonFiction B+
Pretty Things Janelle Brown Mystery B+
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith Fiction A
Give Me Your Hand Megan Abbott Mystery C
Untamed Glennon Doyle NonFiction B+
The Silent Wife Karin Slaughter Mystery B
The Talented Miss Farwell Emily Gray Tedrow Mystery A
She Said Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey NonFiction A
The Cousins Karen M. McManus Mystery B+

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