100 Books in 2020- Full List

It is finished! I reached my goal to read 100 books this year. I will write a post after the holidays with my top favorites, but for today- this is the full list of books I read in 2020.

  1. There There, Freddie Orange
  2. Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler
  3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  4. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
  5. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers, Fred Rogers
  6. Heavy, Kiese Laymon
  7. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
  8. The Truth About Animals, Lucy Cooke
  9. Shrill, Lindy West
  10. Still, Lauren Winner
  11. The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
  12. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brian
  13. Lincoln In the Bardo, George Saunders
  14. The Tattoo Artist of Auchwitz, Heather Morris
  15. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  16. The Explosive Child, Dr. Ross Greene
  17. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor
  19. Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo
  20. Circe, Madeline Miller
  21. The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
  22. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  23. No Bad Kids, Janet Lansbury
  24. Wolfpack, Abby Wambach
  25. The Dutch House, Ann Patchett
  26. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Haemin Sunim
  27. The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
  28. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Ronda Janzen
  29. Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
  30. Finding Chika, Mitch Albom
  31. Normal People, Sally Rooney
  32. How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay
  33. Why We Can’t Sleep, Ada Calhoun
  34. The Witches Are Coming, Lindy West
  35. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  36. Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham
  37. Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher
  38. Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher
  39. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, Leah Remini
  40. The State of Affairs, Esther Perel
  41. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  42. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, Nina Riggs
  43. You Can’t Touch My Hair, Phoebe Robinson
  44. Raising Human Beings, Dr. Ross Greene
  45. In Pieces, Sally Field
  46. Why Not Me, Mindy Kaling
  47. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
  48. I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown
  49. Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation, Latasha Morrison
  50. The Rainbow Comes and Goes, Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
  51. Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad
  52. Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
  53. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  54. Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate
  55. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  56. Euphoria, Lily King
  57. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
  58. 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World, Elif Shafak
  59. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong
  60. The Book of Longings– Sue Monk Kidd
  61. Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
  62. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb
  63. Becoming Dutchess Goldblatt: A Memoir, Anonymous
  64. Little Weirds, Jenny Slate
  65. Night Boat to Tangier, Kevin Barry
  66. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, David Sedaris
  67. Small Mercies, Eddie Joyce
  68. The Incendiaries, R. O. Kwon
  69. Tinkers, Paul Harding
  70. Adrift, Tami Oldham Ashcraft
  71. Less, Andrew Sean Greer
  72. Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey
  73. The New One, Mike Birbiglia
  74. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
  75. Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds
  76. I Killed Zoe Spanos, Kit Frick
  77. The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
  78. Writers and Lovers, Lily King
  79. Jack, Marilynne Robinson
  80. Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu
  81. Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell
  82. Monogamy, Sue Miller
  83. Calypso, David Sedaris
  84. Unlearn, Humble the Poet
  85. Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson
  86. The Overstory, Richard Powers
  87. Deacon King Kong, James McBride
  88. Sisters, Daisy Johnson
  89. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang, translator
  90. A Children’s Bible, Lydia Millet

I included 10 children’s books in my list of 100. Though I read dozens of children’s books each week, these selections had a huge impact on our year. Because of these books: we successfully potty trained our youngest, adopted a cat, started to talk about our feelings with clarity, increased sharing, handled a mouse issue in the pantry, dreamed big dreams about the future, and expanded our imagination about God. These are the 10 kid books that made the 100 list this year:

91. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea, Cynthia Ryland and Arthur Howard

92. Can I Be Your Dog, Troy Cummings

93. In My Heart, Jo Witek

94. Where’s the Poop? Julie Markes

95. Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God, Karin Holsinger Sherman

96. Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two, Jane O’Connor

97. A Visitor for Bear, Bonny Becker

98. Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Pena

99. When God Was A Little Girl, David R. Weiss

100. Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau, Jennifer Berne

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