Books I have read in 2020, the full list.

Here’s the list. I’m pondering whether to aim for 100 in the year to come, I reckon more lockdown living and I could do it, but also I’m aware I need to slow down more as I read, to drink things in and taste ideas rather than rushing through. So no number to aim for, just an appreciation of what I have read. This year I’ve read so many good books, I’ve highlighted the outstanding ones as usual although there are SO many who didn’t quite make the everyone should read this now list.

1. Anatomy of Dreams- Chloe Benjamin.

2. The Hidden Life of Trees- Peter Wohlleben

3. Miss Jane- Brad Watson.

4. Home Fire- Kamila Shamsie

5. How to Own the Room- Viv Groskop.

6. View from the No12 Bus- Sandi Toskvig

7. Unfollow – Megan Phelps-Roper.

8. Shadow Doctor- The Past Awaits- Adrian Plass

9. The Flatshare- Beth O’Leary

10. The Next Five People You Meet in Heaven- Mitch Albom

11. Where the Forest Meets the Stars- Glendy Vanderah

12. Sunny Side Up, A Story of Kindness and Joy- Susan Calman

13. 3 Things About Elsie- Joanna Cannon

14. An Alter in the World- Barbara Brown Taylor

15. Little White Lies- Philippa East

16. The Land of Roar- Jenny Maclachlan

17. The Other Half of Augusta Hope- Joanna Glen

18. The Other Wife- Claire McGowan

19. Bridge to Terebithia- Katherine Paterson

20. The Way Under Our Feet (A spirituality of walking) – Graham B Usher.

21. Restoring the Woven Cord- Michael Mitton

22. The Celtic Way of Prayer- Ester De Waal

23. The Naked Hermit- Nick Mayhew-Smith

24. We need to talk about Race- Ben Lindsay 

25. 100 essays I don’t have time to write- Sarah Ruhl

26. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour- Hank Green 

27. Little Disasters- Sarah Vaughan

28. Little Friends- Jane Shemilt 

29. The Book of Queer Prophets – Ed by Ruth Hunt 

30. Half a World Away/The Hope Family Calendar- Mike Gayle

31. Three Hours- Rosamund Lupton

32. The Power of Ritual- Casper Ter Kile 

33. Come Again- Robert Webb 

34. Losing Eden – Lucy Jones 

35. Firefly Lane- Kirsten Hannah 

36. The Electricity of Every Living Thing- Katherine May

37. Return to Roar- Jenny McLachlan

38. The Midnight Library- Matt Haig. 

39. American Dirt- Jeanine Cummins

40. Braiding Sweetgrass- Robin Wall Kimmerer

41. The Glass Hotel- Emily St John Mandel. 

42. The Gift of Being Yourself- David Benner. 

43. The City is my Monastery- Richard Carter

44. More Than a Woman- Catlin Moran

45. Motherhood- The best, most awful, Job- Ed by Katherine May

46. Sweet Sorrow- David Nicholls

47. I’m still here- Austin Channing Brown. 

48. Girl, Woman, Other– Bernardine Evaristo

49. Lost Connections- Johann Hari

50. 5 Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain- Barney Norris

51. The Man I Think I Know- Mike Gayle. 

52. The Wild Robot- Peter Brown

53. Science Geek Sam- Cees Dekker

54. The Family Tree- Sairish Hussain 

55. Miracles and Other Reasonable Things- Sarah Bessey

56. The Light Keeper- Cole Morton

57. What is the Bible? – Rob Bell

58. Unexpected Lessons in Love- Lucy Dillon

59. The Giver of Stars- Jojo Moyes

60. The Diary of a Bookseller- Shaun Bythell

61. The Thursday Murder Club- Richard Osman

62. Wintering- Katherine May

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