Guess how many books I read this year…?
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)
The Family Next Door
The Horse Dancer
The Last Letter From Your Lover
Cancel the Wedding
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
Talking As Fast As I Can/ Someday, Someday, Maybe
An American Marriage
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Dutch House
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Giver of Stars
Becoming Mrs Lewis
You Are The Girl For the Job
Talking to Strangers
The Book Whisperer