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2020 Book Review! Seattle Family Photographer

Guess how many books I read this year…?

Fifty!

I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever read that much in one year before… This is due to two things. One: My kids are no longer toddlers. Y’all, this is a BIG DEAL. If you have babies or toddlers, give. your. self. grace. There will be a time in your life where you can read 50 books in a year, its ok if that is not this year.

Second: hello quarantine. It’s amazing what being stuck in a house for months on end will do.

I get a lot of my recommend books from Mix and Match Mama. Check out her past years top reads for ideas!

My top 5 books of 2020

The Alice Network: Heart wrenching and powerful. About a network of women spies in world war 1.

All The Light We Cannot See: Also heart wrenching and tough to read but really well written. Takes place in world war 2 with two different story lines. I just found out that this will be a movie on Netflix soon!

The Glass Castle: Such a crazy story! This one is also a movie. I highly recommend reading “Half Broke Horse” by the same author as it takes place before this timeline. This book is about a family with two super unstable parents and the insane things they do.

Secrets of a Charmed Life: Another sad but amazing story. Also takes place during world war 2. This is the first time I have actively cried during a book..

Before We Were Yours: Ok also sad (why are all the good ones so sad?) but amazing story about children being stolen and sold into adoption in the 30’s in America.

 

Here are some of the books I read that I recommend!

 

“Beach Reads”/ Light Reading

Winter in Paradise / What happens in Paradise

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

All We Ever Wanted

Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine

Evie Drake Starts Over

Such a Fun Age

One Day in December

Summer of 69

In Five Years

The Simple Wild (trilogy)

Still Me (trilogy)

Big Summer

The Family Next Door

The Horse Dancer

The Last Letter From Your Lover

Cancel the Wedding

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

American Royals

 

Autobiographies

Educated

Unfollow

Escape

Open

Talking As Fast As I Can/ Someday, Someday, Maybe

Yes, Please

 

Emotional/Drama

An American Marriage

Redeeming Love

A Gentleman in Moscow

American Dirt

The Dutch House

The Girl with the Louding Voice

Dear Edward

The Giver of Stars

Becoming Mrs Lewis

 

Nonfiction

You Are The Girl For the Job

Talking to Strangers

Big Magic

The Book Whisperer

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