Reading List 2020


Since 2015, I’ve had a standing yearly goal to read one book per week, or 52 books for the year. In 2019, I finally did it (woohoo!). My 2020 goal is to not only read enough books, but to also read books that have some kind of meaning and depth. I’d love to have at least half of the year’s reads be non-fiction, and in some way oriented towards my personal growth.

January (4)

  1. West Side Gory (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 6), by Elise Sax (1/22/20)
  2. Scareplane (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 7), by Elise Sax (2/2/20)
  3. The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World’s Most Beloved Neighbor, by Amy Hollingsworth (2/13/20)
  4. Fred Rogers: The Life and Legacy of the Legend behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, by Charles River Editors (2/18/20)

February (4)

  1. Supposedly Haunted: True Life Experiences of a Paranormal Investigator, by E.E. Benson (3/23/20)
  2. Journey Into Darkness…Ghosts & Vampires of New Orleans (First Edition), by Katherine Smith (4/15/20)
  3. Buttons in My Soup: Holocaust Survivor Story (True WWII Surviving Memoir), by Moshe Ziv (4/29/20)
  4. The Magical Language of the Heart: Rediscovering Animal Communication, by Diane Samsel (5/4/20)

March (5)

  1. Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara, by Jerry Stiller (5/16/20)
  2. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski (6/15/20)
  3. Out of the Silence: After the Crash, by Eduardo Strauch (6/21/20)
  4. Sixty Meters to Anywhere, by Brendan Leonard (7/8/20)
  5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris (7/10/20)

April (4)

  1. Headhunters on My Doorstep, by J. Maarten Troost (7/15/20)
  2. The Rise and Fall of H&H Bagels, by Marc Zirogiannis (7/25/20)
  3. Where the Forest Meets the Stars, by Glendy Vanderah (8/1/20)*
  4. Mr. Flood’s Last Resort, by Jess Kidd (8/6/20)

May (4)

  1. Cracking Open: Adventures of a Reluctant Medium, by Isabeau Maxwell (8/11/20)
  2. Things In Jars, by Jess Kidd (8/21/20)
  3. Himself, by Jess Kidd (8/29/20)
  4. Love at First Bite: Tales from a Veterinary Life, by Dr. Yair Ben Ziony (9/3/20)

June (5)

  1. The Last of the Moon Girls, by Barbara Davis (9/5/20)
  2. Ace and a Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery, by Blake Banner (9/15/20)
  3. The Star and the Shamrock, by Jean Grainger (9/20/20)
  4. The Emerald Horizon, by Jean Grainger (9/25/20)
  5. The Hard Way Home, by Jean Grainger (10/6/20)

July (4)

  1. Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe, by Laura Lynne Jackson (10/17/20)

Want to know what I’ve read since 2015? If you’re interested (or just incredibly bored) you can find those old lists here:

*As of 8/1/20, have officially surpassed 2016 performance, with 16 books read. Next goal line = 27 books.