Author Kim Patton
Top Books From 2020
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
All the books on my top list this year were non-fiction, but I broke them into categories that appeal to different readers of several genres. My hope is that you can find one or two that stick out to you. Any of these are well worth it!
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Faith and Life’s Struggles:
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry
I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know by W. Lee Warren
Me, Myself & Bob: A True Story about God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer
Longing for Motherhood: Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People by Jeannie Gaffigan
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
1. A Thousand Paper Thoughts: Poems from an Ordinary Mind by Jim Steele (Really, any of his poetry books are a great introduction into modern poetry).
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching by Phillip Done
Running Home by Katie Arnold
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Going Solo by Roald Dahl
Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
Reading and Writing:
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
So there you go! Happy reading, my friends! Please let me know if you picked any of these up and what you thought of them. Or find me on Goodreads and let me know there!