My 2020 reading list

My 2020 reading list

The last two years were not big readings years because, well, they sucked. So for 2020 I set myself a New Years Resolution to read 12 books in 2020 – one per month. I ended up reading 14 books this past year.

My 2020 reading list

  1. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
  2. A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
  3. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  4. The Art of War
  5. Romeo and Juliet (Kindle)
  6. A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
  7. The Six: Kristy by Samantha March
  8. The Six: Scarlett by Samantha March
  9. Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin
  11. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin
  12. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Kindle)
  13. The Six: Lauren by Samantha March
  14. 45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

A Song of Ice and Fire books

Ahem… The books were better.

Girl, Wash Your Face

I think if I had read this book a few years ago I would have gotten more out of it than I did in 2020. By the time I read this, I didn’t need the advice it gave. The advice was a bit too basic for what I was looking for.

The Art of War

I read this on a recommendation and while I think it was valuable and I’m glad I read it, it wasn’t as good as I was told it was going to be.

Romeo and Juliet

I know that I have read this before in various English classes over the years, but prior to re-reading this I only remembered the, what, two scenes people remember from this story. I’m glad I read this so that I know how much Romeo and Juliet isn’t a love story.

The Six books

This was my first time reading Chick Lit, and it took me a bit to get into coming out of Martin’s books. But I enjoyed the campiness of these books and will continue to read the rest of the series when it comes out.

Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

This was a quick read, and I enjoyed it. There was definitely some good advice here.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

This is the collection of Dunk and Egg short stories – the first one, A Hedge Knight, is by far the best. The writing in these story stories seemed a little less formal than the writing in ASOIAF, but I enjoyed the crap out of these.

White Fragility

This was a fascinating read, and I’m very happy I read this. It gave me a lot to think about in terms of my own prejudices and things I need to change and how I communicate with the world.

45 Master Characters

This book was fantastic, and I think this will help me immensely in terms of my characterization in writing. So much of what was said we, as a society, have picked up over the years in our ingestion of media, but to have it written out was extremely helpful. I would recommend this to any writer.

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