Top Books of 2020

Posted: February 4, 2021 in Life

It’s time for my top lists of the year. I’ll only be doing Books and Films again this year, it’s where I spend the majority of my entertainment time (games are work). I wasn’t able to invest the time needed to make a Concerts (Obviously) or Albums list, that’s not saying I didn’t listen to new music and see shows, just I didn’t invest the time I feel is needed to make a list.

We will start this year with books, this one is a little different in that the books didn’t have to come out this year, BUT they had to be a new read to me (or a reread of something I may not have grasped when younger). I read/listened to 118 books this year, a new record for me! So here are my top (recommended) books of 2020,  in no particular order but split it into fiction and nonfiction, Bolded are my TOP 3. There are a lot because, I read a lot!

Non Fiction 

  • Know My Name
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
  • Leadership: In Turbulent Times
  • A Promised Land
  • Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t


  • The Water Dancer
  • The Hate U Give 
  • American Dirt
  • The End of October
  • Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
  • The Giver of Stars
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank 
  • Shakespeare for Squirrels
  • Ready Player Two 
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
  • The Maltese Falcon

Honorable Mentions

  • Dear Edward (Fiction)
  • The Dutch House (Fiction)
  • Big Lies in a Small Town (Fiction)
  • You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters
  • Why We’re Polarized
  • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation
  • The End of Policing
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Older List: 2015201620172018, 2019


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