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My 2020 Reading List


Whew—what a year! Who else is ready to show 2020 the door?

Despite the pandemic, racial injustice, natural disasters, and presidential election, you and I made it through the last 12 months. Not only that, you probably found some bright spots along the way, too.

Light moments, funny moments, poignant moments, and heartfelt moments gave us the motivation and capacity to keep moving forward. And I’ve always found that some of those feel-good moments include books.

Whether you used books to retreat from the world or shed light on it, it’s amazing what a few hundred pages can do for your life.

Here are a few books that made my 2020 a little bit better:

Also . . .

My self-care routine this year largely consisted of a weekly trip to the Starbucks drive-through and listening to The West Wing Weekly. If you were a fan of the TV series, then you’ll love this homage podcast!

Here are some of my other favorite podcasts:

Need more reading suggestions?

2019 Reading List

2018 Reading List

2017 Reading List

2016 Reading List

2015 Reading List

2014 Reading List

2013 Reading List

2012 Reading List

2011 Reading List

Short on time, too? Try Blinkist, which recaps popular books in 10 minutes!

Happy reading (and listening)! And here’s to a better 2021!