Favorite Books of 2020 | pt. 2

Good morning! It’s time to finish up this little recap of my favorite books of 2020.

Picking up where we left off, #4 is Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson.

I adored this book. And what made it even better was listening to Andrew Peterson read the audiobook.

Where do I even start? There was so much goodness packed into it that I can’t even remember specifics. It was relatable, encouraging, hilarious…I even cried a couple times because it was so achingly beautiful. I think this is going to be one of the (many) books I come back to again and again.

#3. There are times where I have to wonder why I don’t read more award-winners; classics that everyone has read but myself. Maybe I’m less of a mainstream reader and more of a trail blazer who mines for hidden gems? However, the question remains: why didn’t I pick up The Giver until now? I’m going to refrain from launching into a discussion about it, but feel free to do so in the comments. I want to hear your thoughts. If you’ve read it, what did you think? If you haven’t, what’s stopping you?!

And #2!

I don’t like missionary biographies.

That probably sounds heretical, but, seriously, they’re often so badly written. Dry as sandpaper. They don’t inspire me because they have no heart, if you know what I mean. Missionary autobiographies, however…that’s another story. This is one I’m adding to my list of favorites. This book has literally so. much. heart. And it’s at once entertaining and educational. Highly recommended.

And now we come to it. My favorite book of the year.

It’s been awhile since I loved a book this much.

In fact, consider this book not as #1 on my list but outrunning every single book I read last year by 100,000 miles.

And that is…

Speechless. How do I even do justice to it? Suffice it to say that if you haven’t read it what are you doing with your life?! and (dare I?) it’s my favorite work of fiction to date. FOLKS. I found my favorite fiction book. I’ve searched for it so long and finally found it… *happy tears*

One last thing. Because I’m a nerd and can’t stop myself, here are honorable mentions. I’ll just list titles because if I start rambling, I’ll never ever stop.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (OKAY. I can’t help myself. This. was. beautiful.) Tramp for the Lord by Corrie ten Boom
The Door Before by N.D. Wilson (three words, because, again, I can’t help it: WHAT? HOW?? YES!)
Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff (nope, not letting this one get off easy either: *que aLL tHE heart eyes*
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Knives Out hooked me and now I’m a hopeless case)
Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef (read it, peeps.)

That wraps it up! Maybe we’ll do this periodically throughout the year instead of having a massive pile of books to sort through in 2022. So, rest assured, whether you like it or not, we shall be discussing books often.


4 thoughts on “Favorite Books of 2020 | pt. 2”

  1. Ahh, I cried multiple times while reading Adorning the Dark as well!! 😭 He just has a way of capturing moments and emotions and the whole book had my soul written all over it: it was probably my favourite read of 2020 🙂 And I’m sooo with you on biographies!! They always seem so dull. But autobiographies have a certain personal flavour to them that just hooks you in 🙂

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  2. The books you read and enjoy describe something about yourself. For example someone who only reads biographies of war as a nonfiction pill, and Fantasy/Mystery/Crime/Thriller, for a fiction pill, this person my be described as a perfectly sane and coordinated individual. Consider for a moment the list you have set before us, the randomness of the preferred titles are a look into the bubble of a person who is deeply troubled, and trying to find the peice they are missing in their life. A psychiatric mentality twords paper and ink bound together to form a waterfall of knowledge, is in it’s self, a sign of a lost believer.

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