Books I read in 2020

Despite a particularly busy year, I actually managed to read a fair amount of books! I am thrilled I managed to read more this year than the past couple of years. I discovered a couple new authors, and accidentally read one book twice! I re-read several books, found some new all time favorite books and realized that I am pickier about writing style and characters than I thought.

I’ll be writing a post and filming a vlog about my top favorite books I read in 2020. This post is literally just a list of all the books I read during the year. The “*” marks re-reads, and the dates indicate the day I finished reading each book. I didn’t start noting that down until over halfway through the year, but I’m glad I started doing it again. It is interesting to see the ebb and flow of how rapidly I finished books.

You may notice the decided lack of completed books in November. I finished one. One book in the whole month! I was reading books, but didn’t actually complete any. Micah and I were married on 11/14 and that last month and especially those final two weeks beforehand were incredibly, terribly stressful and I was so tired and overwhelmed with all the attention. So the following two weeks I was definitely in full-on recovery mode!


  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  2. Kiowa Trail – Louis L’Amour *
  3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare*
  4. Showdown at Yellow Butte – Louis L’Amour*
  5. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  6. The Rogue Crew – Brian Jacques*
  7. The Legend of Luke – Brian Jacques*
  8. Lord Brocktree – Brian Jacques*
  9. The Pearls of Lutra – Brian Jacques*
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
  11. Understood Betsy – Dorothy Canfield Fisher*
  12. Michael O’Halloran – Gene Stratton Porter*
  13. The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow – Allen French
  14. The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making – Catherynne M. Valente
  15. The Lost Baron – Allen French
  16. The Red Keep – Allen French
  17. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy*
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  19. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston – Eleanore M. Jewett
  20. Pigs have Wings – P. G. Wodehouse
  21. Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal – Robert T. Reilly
  22. The Shining Company – Rosemary Sutcliff*
  23. The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien 07/14*
  24. Mr. Bliss – J. R. R. Tolkien 07/16
  25. Farmer Giles of Ham – J. R. R. Tolkien 07/16
  26. Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic – Jennifer L. Scott 07/22*
  27. The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien 07/25*
  28. The Return of the King – J. R. R. Tolkien 07/30*
  29. Marlfox – Brian Jacques 8/3*
  30. Eragon – Christopher Paolini 8/7
  31. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  32. Heidi – Johanna Spyri 8/17*
  33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling 8/19
  34. A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle 9/2*
  35. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson – 9/6
  36. Emma (manga series) – Kaoru Mori 9/8
  37. An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson 9/10
  38. A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas 9/11
  39. Uprooted – Naomi Novik 9/16
  40. The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman 9/17
  41. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones 9/18*
  42. The Pushcart War – Jean Merrill 9/24
  43. Wildwood Dancing – Juliet Marillier 9/25
  44. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden 9/27
  45. Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier 9/29
  46. Cybele’s Gift – Juliet Marillier 10/06
  47. Shadowfell – Juliet Marillier 10/10
  48. Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World – Isabel Gillies 10/12
  49. New Minimalism – Kyle Louise Quilici 10/14
  50. Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas 10/15
  51. Dreamer’s Pool – Juliet Marillier 10/16
  52. Tower of Thorns – Juliet Marillier 10/21
  53. Outer Order, Inner Calm – Gretchen Rubin 10/23
  54. Den of Wolves – Juliet Marillier 10/23
  55. His Majesty’s Dragon – Juliet Marillier 10/27
  56. Heart’s Blood – Juliet Marillier 11/02
  57. Ride the River – Louis L’Amour 12/02*
  58. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier 12/02
  59. Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt 12/03
  60. The Third Girl – Agatha Christie 12/06
  61. The Mountain Valley War – Louis L’Amour 12/8*
  62. Heller With a Gun – Louis L’Amour 12/10*
  63. Kiowa Trail – Louis L’Amour 12/13*
  64. Borden Chantry – Louis L’Amour 12/14*
  65. Law of the Desert Born – Louis L’Amour 12/15*
  66. Showdown Trail – Louis L’Amour 12/17*
  67. The Other Bennet Sister – Janice Hadlow 12/01

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