2020 Books

Last year I shared my 2019 books with my top three recommendations. You can check that post out here: 2019 Books. Today, I thought I would share my 2020 book list along with a short overview and if I would recommend it or not. My goal was to continue to average one book a month, however I ended up reading much more than twelve books. I have really enjoyed murder mysteries this year and have naturally gravitated towards those for the time being. My 2021 goal is to continue a book per month, and I already have a good list of what I am wanting to read.

I would love to know what books you have enjoyed and any I should add to my read list for the new year!

Murder Mysteries

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K Rowling’s pseudonym): Detective investigates a super model’s suicide
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena: Weekend retreat that turns into a modern day clue
  • A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena: Wife unable to remember a murder and reveals hidden secrets from past
  • Someone We Know by Shari Lapena: A man’s wife is killed by someone unexpected
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena: A baby is kidnapped while the couple is visiting neighbors
  • The End Of Her by Shari Lapena: Visitor from husband’s past comes to shake things up and reveal hidden secrets
  • Ghosted by Rosie Walsh: Man and woman fall in love and realize there is more to the story of why she hasn’t heard from him from their past
  • The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine: Woman befriends a man’s wife to get to her husband…wife has other motives and secrets
  • In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: Bachelorette party where things go wrong with someone being murdered
  • The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: Reporter on cruise witnesses murder in the middle of the night
  • Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware: Nanny experiences many situations in a haunted house
  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: Group of girls cover up death and discoveries are made years later

(Recommend all expect for The Cuckoo’s Calling)


  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  • Little Fire Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Different families/worlds colliding and all the secrets that unfold with each

(Recommend Killing Lincoln)

Self Development

  • Live The Dream: No More Excuses by Larry Winters: Guide to achieve success by shutting down self limitations
  • How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber: Guide to different parenting approaches for ages (2-7 years) and circumstances
  • Enough by Sharon Jaynes: Bible study/growth for women to discovering their identify and recognizing who they are created to be
  • Hand’s Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford: Guide to being present and intentional during a world of constant distractions
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: Guide to disbelieving lies you have created for yourself

(All were good, however wasn’t extremely impressed with Live The Dream and Girl, Wash Your Face)

2021 Recommendations/List

  • Outlander Series ( on Christmas List)
  • The Night Swim
  • What Happened At The Lake
  • The Death Of Mrs Westaway
  • Killing Kennedy

What else should I add? Anyone else have reading goals for the upcoming year?

Sending love and light!




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