2020: A Year of Shock

2020 was a weird year. At times it was depressing and morose, and at others I experienced some of the most wonderful emotions. However, the one consistent was that I always found enjoyment in the music I listened to, the movies I watched, and the books I read.

Last year on my previous blog, I did a list of some of my favorites of the year, and it was really fun to reflect on all my favorite forms of entertainment. This year, I decided to do it again, and I was actually shocked by what I chose for some of my favorite songs and books after reflecting. I hope you enjoy learning about some of my favorites. Stay tuned as I will also post a video for my 2020 book awards within the next few weeks!

Favorite Books (That I Read) in 2020

Honorable Mentions:

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  • Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

5. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

This was a very enjoyable read! While the story was very simple, it was made even stronger because of the two main characters and their dynamic together. I loved the art style, and I’m glad I was able to read this fun and sweet story.


4. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

This book of poetry was very beautiful and powerful. The journey the writer takes us through is well-done because of the imagery and the comparisons. Even when it gets really personal, the writer does it in a way that makes it a shared experience. I really loved this, and I will be on the lookout for more poetry by her.


3. Columbine by Dave Cullen

Dave Cullen does an amazing job in incorporating a narrative style with the facts of this tragic event. Even though I was sad and devastated in certain parts of the book, Cullen has a way in balancing the tragic and the hopeful moments.


2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

This was a very enjoyable read! I loved trying to figure out who the true murderer was through the eyes of the main character. The information they know and provide is all I had to work with, but made for a great read.


1. Educated by Tara Westover

This was an amazing read. Following the author’s journey as she not only learned more academically, but also about herself was mesmerizing.


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