I Read 52 Books in 2020: This is the full list

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I read 2 books in 2019. By making a small change and creating a good system, I increased that number by 50 in 2020. That’s one book a week, on average. I update my top 10 books of the year each month. Here is the full reading list in order of finish date (first to last) and sorted by non-fiction and fiction.

[Completed December 6th, 2020]

Non-Fiction

  1. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel — Alexander Chee
  2. Me Talk Pretty One Day — David Sedaris
  3. Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates
  4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  5. David and Goliath — Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Uninhabitable Earth — David Wallace-Wells
  7. 10% Happier — Dan Harris
  8. Originals — Adam Grant
  9. But What if We’re Wrong? — Chuck Klosterman
  10. War on Peace — Ronan Farrow
  11. Start With Why — Simon Sinek
  12. Digital Minimalism — Cal Newport
  13. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics — Dan Harris, Jeff Warren, Carlye Adler
  14. When — Daniel H. Pink
  15. ‏‏‎ ‎The $100 Startup — Chris Guillebeau
  16. Talking to Strangers — Malcolm Gladwell
  17. The Gene — Siddhartha Mukherjee
  18. Side Hustle — Chris Guillebeau
  19. The Fifth Risk — Michael Lewis
  20. The Tipping Point — Malcolm Gladwell
  21. Into Thin Air — Jon Krakauer
  22. The 4-Hour Workweek — Tim Ferriss
  23. How to Do Nothing — Jenny Odell
  24. Born a Crime — Trevor Noah
  25. Range — David Epstein
  26. Hillbilly Elegy — J.D. Vance
  27. Sapiens — Yuval Noah Harari
  28. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim — David Sedaris
  29. White Fragility — Robin DiAngelo
  30. Atomic Habits — James Clear
  31. Zero to One — Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  32. What the Dog Saw — Malcolm Gladwell
  33. Deep Work — Cal Newport
  34. The Art of Non-Conformity — Chris Guillebeau
  35. Bad Blood — John Carreyrou
  36. Leaders Eat Last — Simon Sinek
  37. The New Human Revolution: Volume 1 — Daisaku Ikeda
  38. The Power of Ritual — Casper ter Kuile
  39. Dead Wake — Erik Larson
  40. Essentialism — Greg McKeown
  41. When Breath Becomes Air — Paul Kalanithi

Fiction

  1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — Michael Chabon
  2. Artemis — Andy Weir
  3. Cherry — Nico Walker
  4. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — Junot Díaz
  5. Trust Exercise — Susan Choi
  6. The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
  7. Jitterbug Perfume — Tom Robbins
  8. The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
  10. Sleeping GiantsSylvian Neuvel
  11. Dune — Frank Herbert
  12. Dark Matter — Blake Crouch

I accessed every one of these books for FREE with my U.S. library card and the app Libby. I can’t recommend this app highly enough.

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