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2020
My Year in Books
37,410
pages read
132
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2020!


Fortunately by Nava Etshalom
Shortest Book
26
pages
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Longest Book
705
pages

Average book length in 2020
283
pages

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Most Popular
11,244,677
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Hymns For A Mother's Heart by Jana White
Least Popular
57
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Alison (The Lowrey Library)’s average rating for 2020
4.0
4.0

Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.72 average

All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy

Alison (The Lowrey Library)’s first review of the year

it was amazing
I loved this book! I read McCoy's first book (The Wondering Years) when it came out, but I think it's even possible that this exceeds the first. There is a cohesion between the three sections of the book that I felt really created a logical connection throughout the work. Knox McCoy's writing is down-to-earth, and his commentary (i.e., the footnotes) had an honesty that made them a fun addition instead of a pain to read (as footnotes can often be ...more

ALISON (THE LOWREY LIBRARY)’S 2020 BOOKS
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
March by Geraldine Brooks
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O'Connell
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
Testimony by Anita Shreve
it was amazing
The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff
Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan
If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais
it was amazing
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis
it was amazing
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly  Jackson
Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
L'art de la Simplicité by Dominique Loreau
The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen by Lisa Gungor
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda  Holmes
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy
it was amazing
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Hymns For A Mother's Heart by Jana White
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
it was amazing
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
My Very 90s Romance by Jenny Colgan
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Into White by Randi Pink
Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Some Are Always Hungry by Jihyun Yun
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
it was amazing
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly   Jones
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Afraid of All the Things by Scarlet Hiltibidal
Puddin' by Julie   Murphy
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Fat Girl Finishing School by Rachel Wiley
Fortunately by Nava Etshalom
The Cactus by Sarah  Haywood
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
it was amazing
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Hunger by Roxane Gay
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
it was amazing
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
Woke by Mahogany L. Browne
Dear Girl by Aija Mayrock
The Switch by Beth O'Leary
Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Honest Enneagram by Sarajane Case
Shrill by Lindy West
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
it was amazing
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
My Life in Plants by Katie Vaz
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
really liked it
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli
Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher  Morley
Ain't Never Not Been Black by Javon Johnson
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Too Scared To Sleep by Todd Strasser
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
it was amazing
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

Alison (The Lowrey Library)’s last review of the year

really liked it
So thankful I got to read this book.
This is a novel in verse about Skyy, a young girl (and phenomenal basketball player) struggling to read her identity apart from her ex-best friend and savagely mean older sister. In this short, but succinctly beautiful tale, she tries to repair damaged relationships and finds worth in the attention of others. Ultimately, though, she realizes that her real worth comes from her own acknowledgment of it.
I think t
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Alison (The Lowrey Library) read 132 out of 90 books.
 
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