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.

5/5

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.

5/5

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.

5/5

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.

5/5

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.

5/5

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