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My favourite books of 2020

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One of my goals for 2020 was to read more books, and I aimed to read at least one book per month. Initially I wanted to read more to help me sleep, but I found it helped with plenty of other things too. I spent less time on my phone and watching tv, but the biggest change was in my mental health.

I struggle with anxiety and my mind tends to race constantly. However, I noticed that when I was reading a good book my mind was distracted. That doesn’t happen often (if at all!) so it was a much welcomed feeling.

I’m quite lucky that I come from a family of readers, and so there is always heaps of books doing the rounds. I realised quite quickly that I can read almost anything. Whether its romantic, soppy, tear-jerking fiction, thrillers, murder-mysteries or educational psychology books, my mind will be happily distracted.

I’ve included links to the books I read over the past year and also a list of those on my must-read list for 2021. Hopefully if you’re on the lookout for a new book, this will help narrow down your search. I also have a previous post on books I enjoyed (circa 2018) which you can find here.

2020 Favourites

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
€15.75
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
€12.04
The Silent Patient
€6.56
Fool Me Once
€9.33
Owning it: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety
€9.25
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
€14.19
Where The Crawdads Sing
€7.89
The Wife Between Us
€7.58
The Girl Before
€7.90
The Importance of Being Aisling
€13.95
Surprise Me
€7.97
Our Song
€8.38
Small Great Things
€8.22
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
€7.74

2021 Must-reads

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes
€9.70
The Holiday
€8.18
You Me Everything
The Family Upstairs
€8.24
Watching from the Dark
€8.61
In Five Years
€6.64
Fifty-Fifty
€7.62
Unnatural Causes
€8.19
Educated
€8.77
American Dirt
€13.88
Attached
€12.73
12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos
€11.13
The Chimp Paradox : How Our Impulses and Emotions Can Determine Success and Happiness and How We Can Control Them
€11.58
Atomic Habits
€15.68
The Obsession
€6.63
I See You
€8.37
The Secret Life of Bees
€12.28
A Little Life
€8.35
When Breath Becomes Air
€8.50
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
€6.84

Annmarie x