Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Year in Books: 2020


Time for my favorite post of the year—2020 in books! This includes a couple short devotionals and a few middle grade books I read with my 9 year old. I began the year with a sense that I needed to read about joy and humor (The Book of Joy and always, David Sedaris), which was pretty spot-on for this year. 

I had the honor of helping 5 different authors launch their books this year (what a year to launch a book!) and also enjoyed several book clubs. Thank you to all of the authors who have shared their work with the world, and a special congratulations to those who released a book during this difficult year!🎉 

Grateful to the bibliophiles in my life who never run out of excellent recommendations and inspire me to read more! 

The complete list:

Plan B by Anne Lamott


Chasing Vines by Beth Moore


What is the Bible? By Rob Bell


Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry


Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans


Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman


Maid by Stephanie Land


The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Deskond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams 


Calypso by David Sedaris 


Born a Crime by Trevor Noah


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Native by Kaitlin Curtice


The Other Three Sixteens by Malinda Fugate


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis


Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid


Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin


The Myth of the American Dream by D. L. Mayfield


The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson


The Whole Brain Child by Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J Siegel


The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd


Untamed by Glennon Doyle 


The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation by AJ Sherrill


The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich


The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory


Unsettling Truths by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah


The War of Art by Steven Pressfield


You Are Enough by Jonathan Puddle


Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 


The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 


Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah


The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor


Dear Sister by Megan Wooding


How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby


The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli 


Callings by Gregg Levoy


All Creation Waits by Gayle Boss


The Way Up is Down by Marlena Graves


Preparing for Christmas by Richard Rohr


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