We’re nearly at the end of the year, and I’ve almost hit my 2020 goal of reading 52 books! (Almost there!)
This was such a great goal to have in 2020, especially considering how 2020 went down. It kept me busy and helped me relieve anxiety by giving me something to focus on that wasn’t a screen. By posting books I read to my Instagram highlights, my Book Recommendations page and Goodreads, I stayed motivated and have heard that it motivated others too, which makes me so happy. I think I read about half this many books in 2019 as I did in 2020, so having this goal definitely worked!
Since I’m almost done, I feel safe putting my best books of 2020 post together. So with that, here are my favorite books by category. These books weren’t all released in 2020, they were just what I happened to read. FYI, as an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Best Book Overall
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
This was a fascinating book about family and race that I couldn’t get out of my mind for weeks. It makes you think about your past and how it affects your life, even when you try your best to escape it.
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
This one really should be required reading for all. Chanel Miller’s story is sad and horrifying, but still uplifting. We need to know it. And she just happens to be a beautiful writer.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Absolutely couldn’t put this one down. I got so attached to the characters and had to know what happened to them over the decades this story spanned.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
I’ve loved every Glennon Doyle book and this was no different. It’s inspiring, heat-warming and real. Pretty much just what we needed in 2020.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I read a few thrillers this year but this was the one I read in one sitting, which always tells me just how good it is. I love surprises and this delivered.
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Modern Love by Daniel Jones
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Follow along on Instagram (@saragmeadows) as I set my 2021 reading goals and add some new ways for us to chat about books this year!