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Top Books From 2020

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!


Faith and Life’s Struggles:


  1. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst

  2. Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry

  3. 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

  4. Me, Myself & Bob: A True Story about God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer

  5. Longing for Motherhood: Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik


The Gaffigan’s:


  1. When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People by Jeannie Gaffigan

  2. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan


Poetry


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).


Racial Reconciliation:


  1. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

  2. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Memoir-esque:


  1. 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching by Phillip Done

  2. Running Home by Katie Arnold

  3. Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan


Celebrities:


  1. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

  2. A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

  3. The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek


Classics:


  1. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

  2. Going Solo by Roald Dahl

  3. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck


Reading and Writing:


  1. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

  2. 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!

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I am a creative non-fiction writer passionate about the nitty-gritty-ness of life and all its wild beauty. Marriage is important to me and Kevin is my best friend and patient partner. I have suffered with infertility and some days, I am brave enough to talk about it. I fiercely love my daughter Eden Renee and am an advocate for open adoption. 

 

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