Books in 2020

Last year, I started what I think would be a good tradition on this blog and that is looking back at all the books that I read throughout the year. In 2019, I read just 10 books and my goal for this year was to improve that number. I have not counted how many I read so far, so let’s start the list below:

Non-fiction:

  1. “Educated” by Tara Westover
  2. “Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek
  3. “The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business & Beyond” by Matthew Luhn 
  4. “Everything is f*cked: A book about hope” by Mark Manson
  5. “Indistractable: How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” by Nir Eyal
  6. “A Letter From Paris” by Louisa Deasey
  7. “Becoming Cliterate” by Laurie Mintz
  8. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

Fiction:

  1. “Toujours Provence” by Peter Mayle
  2. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
  3. “Vers la beauté” by David Foenkinos
  4. “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. Yoga Bitch: One Women’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment” by Suzanne Morrison
  6. “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle
  7. “Normal People” by Sally Rooney
  8. “Midnight Train to Prague” by Carol Windley
  9. “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
  10. “Essays in Love” by Alain de Botton

So it looks like our grand total for 2020 is 18 books! Considering that last year, it has been only 10, I think this is a great success – I am still far from how much I would like to read, but I think I got on a good track this year.

In terms of my favourites, it is hard to pick but here they are – if it could only be one book that I recommend, it would be “Educated” by Tara Westover. It was so so good that even though I read it relatively recently, I want to read it again already. For the other books, the great fiction is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles and great non-fiction would be “Becoming Cliterate” by Laurie Mintz. On to more books in 2021!

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