2020 was a difficult year in many ways… but for me, 2020 was also a great reading year! After reading dozens of books, I’ve narrowed down the list to my top three books that I read in 2020. Let me know what you think of my selections!
First up from the narrative nonfiction genre… The Splendid and the Vile!
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall… fight in silk bathrobes?
Be prepared to learn all about Winston Churchill from his personality to his speech writing to his unique choice in clothing (including a gold dragon silk bathrobe).
Why I loved this book: What I love about this book is Larson’s writing style because it reads like fiction. You get to experience the emotion, passion, and grit that Churchill displayed during this pivotal moment in history.
Recommended for: If you want to feel inspired and learn more about a time when a country stood together against overwhelming odds, you need to read this book.
Second on the list… From the epic fantasy genre… Rhythm of War from The Stormlight Archives!
Ready for a serious commitment? Meet Brandon Sanderson, the author of The Stormlight Archives. A 10-book series. Game of Thrones. Meet your match.
Why I love this series: Sanderson is absolutely amazing at world building, character development, and climactic endings. The books are hefty at over 1,000 pages each and yet you’ll be surprised by how quickly you read them.
Recommended for: Someone who enjoys reading fantasy books and is ready for a serious commitment and extremely detailed world building.
And last but certainly not least… from the science genre… The Body: A Guide for Occupants!
Did you know that particles of light are colorless, waves of sound are silent, and scent molecules have no smell? The brain tells you what they are. So… if a tree falls in a forest…
Why I love this book: For me, Bryson is one of a few authors that makes reading about science enjoyable and interesting. Bryson’s writing style is humorous, accessible, and educational. Be prepared to annoy your family with all of the crazy facts you’ll learn about the human body!
Recommended for: If you’re looking to learn something new and you are even slightly interested in how our bodies work, this is the perfect book for you.
I hope you consider picking up one of these books in 2021! What were some of your favorites from 2020?