What I Read in 2020
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What I Read in 2020

What I Read in 2020

Another year has gone, and another year is here. It’s time to go back over what I’ve read in 2020.

I can’t quite believe I managed to read over 100 books in 2020! I thought my Goodreads Reading Goal would be a bit of a stretch. But, I managed to read my 100th book in October and read a further fourteen books in the following few weeks.

What I read in 2020

I’ve split the books I’ve read into several genres so you have a better idea of what I read in 2020.

Psychological Thrillers

  • Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Girl A by Abigail Dean
  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan
  • The Vow by Debbie Howells
  • The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

Women’s Fiction & Romance

  • Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • The High Moments by Sara-Ella Ozbek
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann
  • Olive by Emma Gannon
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth
  • The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

Historical Fiction

  • For the Winner by Emily Hauser
  • Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  • Troy by Stephen Fry
  • Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Zeus is a Dick by Susie Donkin
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • Heroes by Stephen Fry
  • Mythos by Stephen Fry
  • The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Weight by Jeanette Winterson
  • Sacred Bride by David Hair & Cath Mayo
  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Anne of Avonlea by L. Maud Montgomery
  • Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

Crime & Mystery Fiction

  • The Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
  • The Shadow Man by Helen Fields
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Literary Fiction

  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • The New Me by Halle Butler
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth
  • Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • The Silent History by Donna Tartt
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Poetry, Novella & Short Stories

  • Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola
  • The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
  • Doomed Rolled in Glitter by Leena Norms
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sakaya Murata
  • Validate Me by Charley Cox
  • Galatea by Madeline Miller

Autobiography & Memoir

  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Reading by Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Coming Undone by Terri White
  • The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
  • Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Home Work by Julie Andrews
  • Inside Out by Demi Moore
  • Wine Girl by Victoria James
  • Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles
  • Wham! Me & George by Andrew Ridgeley
  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  • Naturally Tan by Tan France

Young Adult

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins


Including Feminism, Personal Development, Essays, Biography Careers and History

  • Sabotage by Emma Gannon
  • Failosophy by Elizabeth Day
  • How Do We Know We’re Doing it Right by Pandora Sykes
  • How to Own the Room by Viv Groskop
  • The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla
  • Power Moves by Lauren McGoodwin
  • House of Glass by Hadley Freeman
  • The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home by Grace Paul
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Hollywood’s Eve by Lil Anolik
  • A Good Time to be a Girl by Helena Morrisey
  • My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
  • Burnout: The Stress Cycle by Emily Nagozi
  • Feel It Out by Jordan Sandler
  • I Carried a Watermelon by Katy Brand
  • Modern Love by Daniel Rose
  • Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
  • Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk

What did you read in 2020? Did you hit your Goodreads Reading Challenge? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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