My Year in Books 2020
My absolute favorite book of 2020
How could you not root for this poor girl
My grandmother came from Irish heritage and reading this always made me think of her
Usually I can copy and paste my Goodreads year in books but it won’t work anymore. I read (or listened) to 191 books which was 66,537 pages. Wow! I didn’t watch much TV since not much aired this year. Thank goodness Outlander made it in.
This year, I read and loved the entire Winston Brother series by Penny Reid. I read the rest of the Flavia de Luc series by Alan Bradley and can’t wait to get my hands on the 10th book. I read, well listened to, my first book of verse and think Elizabeth Acevedo is very talented. I listened to Poet X and With the Fire on High and read Clap When you Land.
2020, thanks to Modern Mrs Darcy, got me into audiobooks and I would rather listen to a book than the radio now. I have listened to books 1-10 of the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny and it is very sad that Ralph Cosham died before being able to narrate all of them. I have listened to books 1-8 of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones and am in love. (I started a lot of series this year.) And the number one audiobook this year, hands down, was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Even though I have read it more than once, I have never watched the movies. But Jim Dale is a phenomenal narrator and listening to him brought the story to life and gave me goose bumps almost the entire time.
I was expecting a light, sit by the pool read. But the story had depth and captivated me from the beginning.
I picked up this book on a whim at my favorite used bookstore, I think to check out Karen White who was recommended. This was an excellent start. She is a great storyteller.
I have loved almost every WWII historical novel I have read, and this didn’t disappoint. It is heart wrenching reading about what was done to the “feared” during the war.