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
- A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
- A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
- The Art of War
- Romeo and Juliet (Kindle)
- A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
- The Six: Kristy by Samantha March
- The Six: Scarlett by Samantha March
- Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Kindle)
- The Six: Lauren by Samantha March
- 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.
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.