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2020
My Year in Books
8,311
pages read
23
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2020!


News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Shortest Book
209
pages
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Longest Book
546
pages

Average book length in 2020
361
pages

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Most Popular
2,185,814
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A Season of Mystery by Paula Huston
Least Popular
150
people also shelved

Lee’s average rating for 2020
4.4
4.4

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.56 average

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Lee’s first review of the year

really liked it
This is the fourth book I’ve read by Erik Larson. The others were so good, with Isaac’s Storm being my favorite, that this one fell slightly short. I am a land-use planner, and Burnham and Olmsted are planner gods . . . and throw in a serial killer . . but still I had trouble warming up to it. I think I am just tired of stories of American derring-do by captains of industry and greed while the little guy suffers. So it’s just a personal thing. I ...more

LEE’S 2020 BOOKS
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
it was amazing
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Pure Land by Annette McGivney
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
it was amazing
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Junction, Utah by Rebecca   Lawton
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
A Season of Mystery by Paula Huston
Waking Up White by Debby Irving
Talking to the Ground by Douglas Preston
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
it was amazing
When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker

Lee’s last review of the year

it was amazing
I had the privilege this year of reading two historical fiction works about Nazis and the resistance - the Nightingale and The Ragged Edge of Night. The first was a sweeping and dramatic epic, and this was a quiet and poignant character study of people in a small German town enduring the Third Reich. (I also read “Under a Scarlet Sky,” but that one has been totally shot full of holes.)

I did not know until I reached the afterword that this was a t
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2020 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2020 READING
CHALLENGE
Lee Ann read 23 out of 20 books.
 
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