I’m excited to share my annual “best book of the year” list!

Best Books of 20202020 was a strange year for all of us with the pandemic causing us to shelter in place. When not working virtually, I filled my time with gardening, cycling, hiking, baking, writing, and reading. I read 53 books in 2020—so it wasn’t easy selecting the top ones. Here are some standouts, in no particular order. Hope you enjoyed some of these books too. If not, add them to your To Read list for 2021!

  • In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
  • Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
  • Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
  • You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird and One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin
  • The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
  • In the Woods and the Likeness by Tana French
  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • The Neapolitan Novels (all 4 in the series) by Elena Ferrante
  • Us Against You (Beartown 2) by Fredrik Backman
  • The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • Educated by Tara Westover