The Reading List 2020

So 2020 is over… what a year it was and will always be remembered as “unprecedented” to me too.

Under the circumstances, I thought I might have read a few more books, but it seems there really never is enough time!

I managed 62 books this year which I am still very impressed with. Some have been quite sizeable too – 1Q84 is actually a trilogy and 928 pages – and I’ve also listened to a few books on audible which is a new habit for me now I’m regularly dog walking!

Anyway, here’s the list! Happy reading x

The Reading List 2020

Before the Coffee Gets Cold – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

First We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson

The Third Hotel – Laura van den Burg

Full – Asheritah Ciuciu

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín

Melmoth – Sarah Perry

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer

Reappearing Church – Mark Sayers

Sweet Sorrow – David Nichols

That Glimpse of Truth – Ed. By David Miller

South America – A Lonely Planet Guide

Rules for Living – Sam Holcroft

The Heart’s Time – Janet Morley

Travels with a Mexican Circus – Katie Hickman

The Secret of Literacy – David Didau

Hotel du Jack – Dan Brotzel

A Call Less Ordinary – Rich Wilson

Unlocking the Reader in Every Child – Susan Elkin

The Names of God – Ken Hemphill

Night Theatre – Vikram Paralkar

Tin Man – Sarah Winman

The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson

The Carnelian Fox – Kay MaCleod

The Jesus Way – Eugene H. Peterson

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

Doggerland – Ben Smith

The Bible from Scratch – Simon Jenkins

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

IQ84 – Haruki Murakami

Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster

Toffee – Sarah Crossman

What if Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong – David Didau

Foul is Fair – Hannah Capin

Unreached – Tim Chester

King of Shadows – Susan Cooper

Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris

The Island – Victoria Hislop

Mere Christianity – C.S Lewis

The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall – Andy Abramowitz

Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Soul Keeping – John Ortberg

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Some Children I taught and What They Taught Me – Kate Clanchy

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Out of the Ordinary – Tim Morfin

Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri

The Gospel of Loki – Joanne Harris

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth – John C. Maxwell

Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

The Common Rule – Justin Whitmel Earley

The Many – Wyl Menmuir

Mother Tongue: The English Language – Bill Bryson

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Career Coach – Corinne Mills

Educated – Tara Westover

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Devotions – Mary Oliver

Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney

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2 thoughts on “The Reading List 2020”

  1. That’s quite a list! I’m tempted to add a few of those to my list this year. Currently, I’m reading Barak Obama’s new biography ‘Promise Land’.

  2. Great list! I love the diversity. A couple on there that I will look to read this year. Always happy to receive any of your recommendations.

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