This is my final update for 2020. It includes books published in 2020 as well as some that have been around for decades.
I achieved almost all my reading goals this year. I started out with a plan to read from four categories of books: fiction, nonfiction, Indigenous authors and Canadian authors. You can read more about that here.
If you click on a linked it title, you will be taken to the books goodreads page where you can read more about it and add it to your own want to read list.
My goal was to read at least 24 novels from a curated list. Almost all of the books on it are there because they received stellar reviews or because they are authors whose work I adore. I gave five stars to sixteen of the twenty-five fiction titles I finished. They impressed me for different reasons.
A few that stand out include:
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants by Ann Hui
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
I read 30 titles by Indigenous authors this year. They included picture books, nonfiction, graphic novels, realistic and speculative fiction. They were all pretty spectacular. I accomplished my goal, but when I look back at the year, I see that I have mostly stayed with people I already knew (especially with regards to my novel reading). Next year I'm going to try and read more new to me authors.