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Top Ten Books of 2020

A top ten books of 2020  post was highly requested and honestly, way harder to put together than I thought! But it was fun to reflect back on all the books I read last year which actually seems like five years ago. I was shocked to see three non-fiction books make the list! But it was a reminder to read more of those this year too! Let me know if you read any of these; can’t wait to hear what you think! Check out a list of every book I read last year >>>> HERE.

Top Ten Books of 2020

Atomic Habits

 

So I technically read this at the end of 2019, but reread it multiple times throughout the year. I have it in hardcover and Audbile form – which sounds nuts, but I love a refresher from time to time. I highly recommend this book for anyone who works well with baby steps. I know some goals can sound so daunting and so we never even start them: losing the weight, quitting the job, starting that side hustle, leaving a relationship. This book will teach you how small changes in your life can create big results. You can then take these little changes from your daily life into how to achieve your big goals. I love that each chapter has nice little bullet points – so even though I didn’t have one specific habit in mind while reading this – more just soaking it in – when I am ready to figure it out, I can quickly flip to the end of each chapter and remember the steps!

Such a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid

 

This is Reese’s book club pick for the month. And the first fiction book I read this year. It was SO good I can’t even explain it. I finished it in two days – like could not put it down. It tackles race in a very interesting way. It’s eye-opening, but incredibly entertaining at the same time. It was sold out when I tried to buy it, so I had to get the Kindle version – read it however you can!

Open Book

by Jessica Simpson

 

If you were a Jessica Simpson fan, read this immediately. Even if you weren’t a fan, but you love pop culture, read this I was shook at how open she was throughout the book. I feel like so many celebrities take the easy way out when writing books like this, but she held nothing back. I listened to it on Audible, and she narrated, which made it extra special. Her voice definitely brought me back to my middle school BSB days and listening to her reminisce about her and Nick was fascinating. I love her even more after reading this.

Untamed

by Glennon Dolye

 

I finished this book in just three days – I love how short the chapters are. Each one reads like a short story and you can pick it back up anytime. She is such a talented writer, and can’t believe I haven’t read any of her other stuff.

The Wife Stalker 

by Liv Constantine

 

I’m not joking when I say that I did not put this book down. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. It is THAT good. The ending is wild – this is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I don’t want to give too much away but you have to read it!

Before We Were Strangers 

by Renee Carlino

 

 

This book was one of The Readheads Book Club pics and I was SO OBSESSED. I loved listening to the podcast episode after. Highly recommend!

The Family Upstairs

by Lisa Jewell

 

Can Lisa Jewell do any wrong? The answer is no.  Definitely one of my favorite books of the month – maybe even the year. Can’t wait for her next one out on October 13.

Long Bright River

by Liz Moore

 

Set in Kensington Bech, this isn’t your normal cop mystery. This book not only tackles the relationship between two sisters and murder but also the opioid crisis. It’s super relevant to what is happening in today’s world and sadly could be a true story. I was sad when I had to go to sleep and wasn’t able to finish it all in the same day. SO GOOD.

My Dark Vanessa

by Kate Elizabeth Russell

 

I cannot believe this was her first book – it was so amazing, I could hardly put it down. I normally dislike books that alternate from past to present, but Russell tells the story so seamlessly, I hardly noticed. The story itself was unsettling to read – a 15-year-old girl who has a relationship with her teacher. It was a dark read for sure, but a page-turner at the same time.

Invisible Girl

by Lisa Jewell

 

Lisa Jewell does it again – this was definitely my favorite book of the month.  I love everything of hers that I’ve ever read and this did not disappoint.

 

Reno blogger, Ashley Zeal Hurd, from the Ashley and Emily Blog shares a list of her top ten books of 2020 - there were so many good ones! Reno blogger, Ashley Zeal Hurd, from the Ashley and Emily Blog shares a list of her top ten books of 2020 - there were so many good ones! Reno blogger, Ashley Zeal Hurd, from the Ashley and Emily Blog shares a list of her top ten books of 2020 - there were so many good ones! Reno blogger, Ashley Zeal Hurd, from the Ashley and Emily Blog shares a list of her top ten books of 2020 - there were so many good ones!

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