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2020
My Year in Books
12,615
pages read
54
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2020!


The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
Shortest Book
28
pages
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Longest Book
604
pages

Average book length in 2020
233
pages

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Most Popular
1,001,913
people also shelved
Passable in Pink by Mike Sacks
Least Popular
151
people also shelved

Dana’s average rating for 2020
4.5
4.5

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.70 average

There There by Tommy Orange

Dana’s first review of the year

it was amazing
I reviewed There There on my blog.

Update: Listened to the audiobook in 2020 in preparation for teaching the novel. All I can say is wow. Incredible book. What strikes me about it on re-reading it is the way in which Orange masterfully shows us all the stories of all the people involved. It's impossible to find a villain in the story unless it's the system that perpetuates violence and oppression.
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DANA’S 2020 BOOKS
There There by Tommy Orange
it was amazing
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
it was amazing
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
When Aidan Became A Brother by Kyle Lukoff
Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr.
My Footprints by Bao Phi
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
These Fevered Days by Martha Ackmann
it was amazing
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish
Counting Descent by Clint   Smith
it was amazing
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Passable in Pink by Mike Sacks
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
When the Beat Was Born by Laban Carrick Hill
Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman
it was amazing
The Asylum by John Harwood
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
A Better Man by Michael Ian Black
it was amazing
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron
Ironheart, Vol. 2 by Eve L. Ewing

The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron

Dana’s last review of the year

liked it
Really 3.5 stars. I believe this book has a narrow audience, and it’s more about the people who have owned this rare stamp than anything else, but I did learn a few things. I could have done without the wagging finger scolding these kids with their phones and their video games at the end. I believe stamp collecting is declining because they’re not as interesting, particularly now that they are basically self-adhesive.
2020 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2020 READING
CHALLENGE
Dana read 55 out of 40 books.
 
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