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
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k
The Silent Patient
Fool Me Once
Owning it: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
Where The Crawdads Sing
The Wife Between Us
The Girl Before
The Importance of Being Aisling
Surprise Me
Our Song
Small Great Things
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

2021 Must-reads

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes
The Holiday
You Me Everything
The Family Upstairs
Watching from the Dark
In Five Years
Unnatural Causes
American Dirt
12 Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos
The Chimp Paradox : How Our Impulses and Emotions Can Determine Success and Happiness and How We Can Control Them
Atomic Habits
The Obsession
I See You
The Secret Life of Bees
A Little Life
When Breath Becomes Air
The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Annmarie x