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My 2020 Books

From favorite to least favorite

This was SO hard to do. I read a few classics this year, re-read some of my favorites, added graphic novels to the mix, a couple short story collections, and read at least 3 nonfiction books. It was hard to rank them all.

Stamped was definitely number one. We read it as a family, and we all learned so much. I read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for the first time, (I know! Shocking! You know what’s even more shocking. I have still not read the 7th book!) and I loved it. Night was a re-read for me, and it has the same impact as the first time I read it. I’d say the next 20 books on the list are tied for 4th place.

Honestly, I really enjoyed most of the books I read this year. The last few on the list were just hard to get through. For some is was simply the style of writing, and it took away from the story for me. I know others who loved some of the last 5 or 6 books on my list. If I have learned anything from reading, teaching reading, blogging about reading, and reading blogs about books, it is that everyone has their own opinion. I’m just here sharing mine.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Speak: A Graphic Novel
Other Words for Home
The Black Kids
Cinderella Is Dead
Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Autobiography of my Dead Brother
Clean Getaway
All American Boys
The First Part Last
New Kid
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Land of the Cranes
Free Lunch
The Poet X
Look Both Ways
Kindred: Graphic Novel
Head of the Colored People
Out of the Dust
Ignite the Sun
The Bone Houses
Fish in a Tree
Invisible Differences
When They Call You a Terrorist
Friday Blak
Eloquent Rage
Fahrenheit 451
Harbor Me
The Lonely Dead
Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets
March: Book 1
I’ll Give You the Sun
The Sky Is Everywhere
When You Know What I Know
To Night Owl from Dogfish
Invisible Emmie
A Good Kind of Trouble
White Rose
The Crossover:Graphic Novel
The Crossover
The Princess Bride
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker
Hey, Kiddo
Maybe He Just Likes You
A Line Tender
The Lovely and the Lost
For Black Girls Like Me
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Dress Coded
Redwood and Ponytail
My Hero Academia
The Last Lie
Jo: An adaption of Little Women
Making Friends
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board
Four Days of You and Me
I Am Ruth and Everything Is Not Okay