Favorite books of 2020
I read 151 books in 2020. Goodreads makes year-end infographics with reading stats, so THIS was fun to look at, since it had average ratings, longest and shortest books, as well as the full list of my 2020 books This was the most I have ever read before. I listen to a most of my books on audiobook format; in fact, 105 of my 151 books this year were read through audiobooks (all free through my public library). That's 70%! The rest were a combination of physical books and e-books. I find time for audiobooks when I am walking with Elliot at the park, exercising, driving, cooking, cleaning, putting away laundry, etc. So I have a lot of opportunities to get through books pretty quick this way (especially since I crank up the speed to 1.75x). I read my physical books either during my daytime nursing sessions (I keep a book on the table beside my rocking chair where I nurse Elliot) and a second book on my nightstand to read before falling asleep. We don't watch a lot of TV, so this also helps squeeze in more reading time. Ebooks are great when I am in a waiting room for appointments and when I am traveling and do not want the extra weight of physical books.
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- Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and and Overcoming Love by Katherine and Jay Wolf
- The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
- Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
- Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life by Joanna Weaver
- Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons
- The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being by Simone Davies
- No Drama-Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel Siegal and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
- 7 Steps to Raising A Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner
- French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon
- The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Garden