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Reading Roundup & My Top Five of 2020!

I think it’s fun to see the whole collection of books that I’ve read for the year in one visual place. Goodreads does a great job of offering this list, although I do think it would be fun if they broke it down so that I could see how many mysteries, historical fiction works, fiction books, etc. I read. Anyway, here is my list. I’m going to include my top 5 recommendations from this list, but it’s definitely not easy to pick just 5 (or to remember what all of these books were about!). I’m also including some of the books that I think would work best for book clubs.
Here is to a MUCH better 2021 ahead!
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My Top Five from 2020 (in no particular order)
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
The Vanishing Half By Brit Bennett
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Interesting for Book Groups:
Such a Fun Age
The Circle
The Scent Keeper
Hidden Valley Road
Dear Edward
Nothing to See Here

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My 2020 Books:
What You Wish For by Katherine CenterThe Circle by Dave EggersRed at the Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonThe Midnight Library by Matt HaigThe Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah WinmanJust One Look by Harlan CobenSuch a Fun Age by Kiley ReidYou Can See More From Up Here by Mark GuerinAnxious People by Fredrik Backman
Calypso by David SedarisThe Storyteller's Secret by Sejal BadaniReal Life by Brandon TaylorWriters & Lovers by Lily KingThe Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
What We Were Promised by Lucy TanHidden Valley Road by Robert KolkerWhen We Turned Within (Vol. 2) by Menachem CreditorBlessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate LynchDear Edward by Ann Napolitano
In Five Years by Rebecca SerleThe Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles by Laura FahrentholdRedhead by the Side of the Road by Anne TylerGodPretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele RichardsonMidnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
Conjure Women by Afia AtakoraThe Wangs vs. the World by Jade ChangThe Last Lecture by Randy PauschWe Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel ShriverThe Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
Pretty Things by Janelle BrownLast Summer by Kerry LonsdaleSomeone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaughtThe Exiles by Christina Baker KlineModern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown
The Huntress by Kate QuinnBlues in the Night by Rochelle KrichWhat She Left Behind by Ellen Marie WisemanTake a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia HibbertThe Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Dearly Beloved by Cara WallOona Out of Order by Margarita MontimoreThe World As We Know It by Joseph MonningerNothing More Dangerous by Allen EskensWhen We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan WiggsHum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca MaraisIf I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa KantorThe Book of Salt by Monique TruongBeyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Give, A Novel by Erica C. WitsellState of the Union by Douglas KennedyInsignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti BowlingThe Horse Dancer by Jojo MoyesThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.I Found You by Lisa JewellEuphoria by Lily KingThe Boy from the Woods by Harlan CobenA Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The Knockout Queen by Rufi ThorpeBeyond the Horizon by Eoin LaneAnything Is Possible by Elizabeth StroutUnaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa LahiriThe Unseen World by Liz Moore
Virgil Wander by Leif EngerDovetail by Karen McQuestionMrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer ChiaveriniThe Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire LombardoThe Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan
The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne BranardA Single Thread by Tracy ChevalierThe Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. CareyA Game of Birds and Wolves by Simon ParkinHeart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam ZhangThe Sweeney Sisters by Lian DolanHot Milk by Deborah LevyAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsLife and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
The Human Son by Adrian J. WalkerThe Lost Art of Mixing by Erica BauermeisterThe Glovemaker by Ann WeisgarberEvvie Drake Starts Over by Linda HolmesSullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
Stay and Fight by Madeline FfitchThe Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelSimon the Fiddler by Paulette JilesCrossing to Safety by Wallace StegnerThe Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha IrbyThe Inheritance of Loss by Kiran DesaiWrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton by J.P. DonleavyThe Red Lotus by Chris BohjalianA Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins ReidNothing to See Here by Kevin WilsonThe Soloist by Mark SalzmanThe Familiars by Stacey HallsLong Bright River by Liz Moore
Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick GaleThe Night Watchman by Louise ErdrichOlive, Again by Elizabeth StroutThe Winter Soldier by Daniel MasonWhen Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
House on Endless Waters by Emuna ElonHollow Kingdom by Kira Jane BuxtonNever Have I Ever by Joshilyn JacksonLittle by Edward CareyEvery Last One by Anna Quindlen
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel AllendeThe Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan WiggsThe Dutch House by Ann PatchettEllie and the Harpmaker by Hazel PriorThe Moonshiner's Daughter by Donna Everhart
The Confession Club by Elizabeth BergThen She Was Gone by Lisa JewellThe Other Americans by Laila LalamiThe Indigo Girl by Natasha BoydChange of Heart by Jodi Picoult

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