Books of 2020

  1. The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo (poetry)
  2. Joy on Demand – Chade-Meng Tan
  3. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Appalachian Elegy – bell hooks (poetry)
  5. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World – Cal Newport
  6. Shoe Dog – Phil Knight (Parents’ Book Club Read)
  7. Nothing to See Here – Kevin Wilson
  8. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America – Kiese Laymon
  9. American Dirt – Jeanne Cummins
  10. Sula – Toni Morrison
  11. The Dutch House – Ann Pachett
  12. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
  13. Measure What Matters – John Doerr
  14. Untamed – Glennon Doyle (memoir)
  15. Well-Read Black Girl – Glory Edim (essays)
  16. The Giver of Starts – Jojo Moyes
  17. The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own – Veronica Chambers (essays)
  18. Daisy Jones and The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid (fiction)
  19. The Simple Wild – K.A. Tucker (fiction)
  20. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb
  21. Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine (poetry)
  22. The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown – Catherine Burns (short stories; non-fiction)
  23. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know – Malcolm Gladwell
  24. Let Love Have the Last Word – Common (memoir)
  25. Being Peace – Thich Nhat Hanh (spirituality, buddhism, non-fiction, philosophy)