Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 Year of Books -- Non-Fiction


Dolly Alderton
Everything I Know About Love (ebook via Hoopla)

Celeste Barber
Challenge Accepted! (ebook via Kindle)

Elizabeth Berg 
I'll Be Seeing You: A Memoir (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Anne Bogel
Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life (paperback) 

Adrienne Brodeur
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me (hardcover)

Paula Byrne
Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth (ebook via Kindle)

Rich Cohen 
Herbie (audiobook via Audible Originals)

Becky Cooper 
We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence (audiobook via Audible)

Stephanie Danler
Stray (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 

Robin DiAngelo 
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Ree Drummond
Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere (ebook via CloudLibrary)  
Anne Fadiman 
The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir (audiobook via Hoopla)

Isabel Gillies
Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World (audiobook via Hoopla)

Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer 
How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books (audiobook via Libby)

Andy Greene
The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History (audiobook via Audible) 

Sophie Heawood 
The Hungover Games: A True Story (audiobook via Libby)

Ann Hood 
Morningstar: Growing Up with Books (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

David Isay
Callings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 

Shirley Jackson
Life Among the Savages (audiobook via Hoopla) 

Gary Janetti
Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) (library book) 

Colin Jost 
A Very Punchable Face (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 
Mindy Kaling 
Nothing Like I Imagined (audiobook via Audible/Prime Reads)

Carole King
A Natural Woman: A Memoir (ebook via Kindle)

Conor Knighton
Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Robert Kolker
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Nicola Lewis
Mind Over Clutter: Cleaning Your Way to a Calm and Happy Home (audiobook via Hoopla)

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Real American: A Memoir (audiobook via Hoopla)

Carmen Maria Machado 
In the Dream House (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Heather Mann
CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong (ebook via CloudLibrary) 

Patricia Marx
You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples (library book) 

Marisa Meltzer
This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World  (audiobook via Audible)

Ben Montgomery 
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (audiobook via Libby)

Demi Moore
Inside Out (audiobook via Libby) 

Susan Orlean
The Library Book (audiobook via Libby)

Dolly Parton 
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Michael Pollan
Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World  (audiobook via Audible) 

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Marko Ivan Rupnik
Contemplating the Face of Christ  (paperback) 

David Sedaris 
The Best of Me (audiobook via Audible)

Jessica Simpson
Open Book (audiobook via Audible)

Sarah Smarsh 
She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs (library book)

Grant Snider
I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf (ebook via Hoopla)
Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close (hardcover)
Christie Tate 
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life (hardcover)

Elizabeth Willard Thames
Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living (ebook via Hoopla) 

Phuc Tran
Sign, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In (audiobook via Libby) 

Alex Trebek 
The Answer Is ...: Reflection on My Life (hardcover)

Jesmyn Ward 
Navigate Your Stars (library book)
Anoushka Warden 
My Mum's A Twat (audiobook via Audible Originals)

Mitch Weiss
Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America's Most Dangerous Cults (audiobook via Hoopla)

Holly Whitaker
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol (audiobook via Cloud Library) 

Mark Whittaker
Blood Territory: The Death of Jimmy O'Connell (audibook via Audible)

Molly Wizenberg 
The Fixed Stars (ebook via Hoopla)
Ali Wong
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life (audiobook via Cloud Library)


2020 Year of Books -- Fiction

Here are the works of fiction I read in 2020 ...


Lyssa Kay Adams  
The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1, audiobook via Libby)  
Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2, audiobook via Libby)   
Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club #3, audiobook via Libby)

Megan Angelo
Followers (audiobook via Hoopla) 

Jami Attenberg
All This Could Be Yours (audiobook via Libby)    

Jane Austen    
Persuasion* (audiobook via Hoopla)  
Pride and Prejudice* (audiobook via Audible)

Taryn Bashford
The Harper Effect (ebook via Kindle) 

Lucie Britsch
Sad Janet (library book) 

Jenny Bayliss
The Twelve Dates of Christmas (audiobook via CloudLibrary)
Brit Bennett
The Vanishing Half (hardcover)
Gabriella Burnham
It Is Wood, It Is Stone (audiobook via Libby)

Emma Burstall
The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall (Tremarnock #5) (audiobook via Hoopla)

Julie Buxbaum 
Admission (library book)

Robyn Carr
Whispering Rock (Virgin River #3) (audiobook via Audible)
Second Chance Pass (Virgin River #5) (audiobook via Audible)
Temptation Ridge (Virgin River #6) (audiobook via Audible)
Paradise Valley (Virgin River #7) (audiobook via Audible)
Forbidden Falls (Virgin River #8) (audiobook via Audible) 

Candice Carty-Williams 
Queenie (paperback)

Katherine Center
What You Wish For (hardcover)

Alexandra Chang
Days of Distraction (ebook via CloudLibrary) 

Kate Clayborn 
Love Lettering (ebook via Hoopla)  
Beginner's Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #1) (ebook via Hoopla) 
Luck of the Draw (Chance of a Lifetime #2) (ebook via Hoopla)  
Best of Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #3) (audiobook via Hoopla)  
Missing Christmas (ebook via Hoopla)
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The Heir Affair (The Royal We #2, audiobook via Audible)
Jenny Colgan
Christmas at the Island Hotel (Mure #4, library book)
500 Miles from You (Scottish Bookshop #3, audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Suzanne Collins
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0, audiobook via Hoopla) 

Jen DeLuca
Well Played (Well Met #2, library book)

Lian Dolan
The Sweeney Sisters (ebook via CloudLibrary)

Naoise Dolan
Exciting Times (audiobook via Libby)

Roxanna Elden
Adequate Yearly Progress (library book)

Tom Ellen
All About Us (library book)

Ashley Elston
10 Blind Dates (ebook via Hoopla)

Madeline Ffitch
Stay and Fight (audiobook via Hoopla)

Katie Fforde
A Vintage Wedding (ebook via Kindle Store)

Tarryn Fisher
The Wives (audiobook via Hoopla)

Lucy Foley 
The Guest List (audiobook via Libby) 

Alli Frank 
Tiny Imperfections (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 
Leah Franqui 
Mother Land (audiobook via Libby)

Alli Frank & Asha Youmans
Tiny Imperfections (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 

Tana French
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4, audiobook via Audible)
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5, audiobook via Libby)
Robert Galbraith
Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5, audiobook via Audible)

Michelle Gallen
Big Girl, Small Town (audiobook via Hoopla)
Emily Giffin
The Lies That Bind (audiobook via Audible)
Elizabeth Goudge
I Saw Three Ships (paperback)

Jasmine Guillory
Party of Two (The Wedding Date #5, paperback)

Lauren Gunderson
The Half-Life of Marie Curie (audiobook via Audible) 

Janice Hadlow
The Other Bennet Sister (audiobook via Audible) 

Alexis Hall
Boyfriend Material (audiobook via Hoopla)

Laura Hankin
Happy & You Know It (hardcover)

Emily Henry
Beach Read (hardcover) 

Talia Hibbert 
Get a Life, Chloe Brown (hardcover)   
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (library book)

Kristan Higgins
Always the Last to Know (library book)
Just One of the Guys (audiobook via Audible)

Elin Hilderbrand 
28 Summers (hardcover)
Summer of '79: A Summer of '69 Story (ebook via Kindle)
Troubles in Paradise (Paradise #3, hardcover) 

Lauren Ho
Last Tang Standing (audiobook via Audible)

Jenny Holiday
A Princess for Christmas (ebook via Kindle)
Sarah Hogle
You Deserve Each Other (ebook via CloudLibrary)

Gill Hornby 
Miss Austen (audiobook via Audible) 
Nick Hornby  
Just Like You (audiobook via Libby)

Chisa Hutchinson
Proof of Love (audiobook via Audible Originals) 

Jane Igharo 
Ties That Tether (hardcover)

Holly Jackson
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Abby Jimenez
The Friend Zone (ebook via Libby)
The Happy Ever After Playlist (ebook via Libby)

Ruth Jones
Never Greener  (paperback)

Sandie Jones
The First Mistake (ebook via Libby) 

Virginia Kantra
Meg and Jo (paperback)

Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Unquiet Dead (Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak #1, audiobook via Hoopla)

Nancy Jooyoun Kim
The Last Story of Mina Lee (audiobook via Hoopla)

Lily King
Writers & Lovers (hardcover) 

Leah Konen
The Romantics (audiobook via Audible)

Mary Kubica
The Other Mrs. (audiobook via Hoopla)

Kevin Kwan
Sex and Vanity (audiobook via CloudLibrary)
Christina Lauren   
The Honey-Don't List (ebook via Libby)  
In A Holidaze (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 

Byron Lane
A Star Is Bored (ebook via Libby)

Sam Lansky
Broken People (audiobook via Hoopla)

Marie-Renee Lavoie
Autopsy of a Boring Wife (audiobook via Hoopla)

Jenny Lee
Anna K: A Love Story (audiobook via Libby)

Raven Leilani
Luster (hardcover)

Mary Pauline Lowry
The Roxy Letters (ebook via Libby)

Mhairi McFarlane
Here's Looking at You (audiobook via Hoopla)
If I Never Met You (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 
It's Not Me, It's You (ebook via Libby) 

Katharine McGee 
American Royals (ebook via Cloud Library) 
Majesty (American Royals #2, audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Casey McQuiston
Red, White & Royal Blue (audiobook via Libby)

Dervla McTiernan 
The Good Turn (Cormal Reilly #3, audiobook via Audible)

Ling Ma
Severance (audiobook via Hoopla)

Portia MacIntosh
My Great Ex-Scape (audiobook via Hoopla)
The Plus One Pact (audiobook via Hoopla)
Stuck on You (audiobook via Hoopla)
Charlie Mackesy 
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (hardcover)  

Nina Manning
The Daughter in Law (audiobook via Hoopla)

Emily Winfield Martin
The Imaginaries: Little Scraps of Larger Stories (library book)

Liz Maverick 
Eight Winter Nights (audiobook via Audible Originals)

Peace Adzo Medie
His Only Wife (audiobook via Hoopla)

Yamile Saied Mendez 
Furia (audiobook via Hoopla)

Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi (audiobook via Audible) 

Amy Meyerson
The Imperfects (audiobook via Hoopla)

Sue Miller
Monogamy (ebook via CloudLibrary)

Emma Mills
Lucky Caller (library book)

Margarita Montimore
Oona Out of Order (hardcover)

Liz Moore
Long Bright River (audiobook via Audible) 

Meg Mitchell Moore 
The Captain's Daughter (hardcover) 
Two Truths and a Lie (hardcover)

Jojo Moyes
The Giver of Stars (audiobook via Libby)

Sarah Mlynowski
I See London, I See France (ebook via Kindle)

Matthew Norman
Last Couple Standing (audiobook via CloudLibrary) 

Sigrid Nunez 
What Are You Going Through (audiobook via Libby) 

Jenny Offill
Weather (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Beth O'Leary 
The Switch (audiobook via Audible)

Camille Pagan
This Won't End Well (audiobook via Audible)

Sajni Patel
The Trouble with Hating You (ebook via CloudLibrary) 

Louise Penny
All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache #16, audiobook via Audible)

Rosamunde Pilcher
Winter Solstice* (audiobook via Hoopla)

Heidi Pitlor
Impersonation (audiobook via Hoopla)
Amy Poeppel
Musical Chairs (audiobook via Libby)

Julia Quinn
The Duke and I (Bridgerton's #1, audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Jens Raschke
Do Fish Sleep?  (library book)

Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age (audiobook via Audible)

Penny Reid
Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City #2) (audiobook via Audible)
Love Hacked (Knitting in the City #3) (audiobook via Audible)
Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers #7) (audiobook via Audible)

Sara Richardson
Home for the Holidays (audiobook via Hoopla)
Farrah Rochon
The Boyfriend Project (ebook via CloudLibrary) 
Richard Roper 
How Not to Die Alone (hardcover)

Kate Elizabeth Russell
My Dark Vanessa (audiobook via Audible)

Richard Russo
Straight Man* (audiobook via Audible) 
Chances Are... (hardcover)
Sh*tshow  (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Rebecca Searle
In Five Years (ebook via CloudLibrary)

Amy Shearn
Unseen City (audiobook via Hoopla)

Josie Silver
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird  (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Curtis Sittenfeld
Rodham (ebook via CloudLibrary)

Holly Goldberg Sloan
To Night Owl from Dogfish (hardcover)

Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Miss Plum and Miss Penny (ebook via Kindle)
Kate Stayman-London
One to Watch (hardcover)

D.E. Stevenson
Mrs. Tim Carries On (audiobook via CloudLibrary)
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job (audiobook via CloudLibrary)
Mrs. Tim Flies Home (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Emma Straub
All Adults Here (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Emily St. John Mandel
The Glass Hotel (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Madeleine St. John
The Women in Black (ebook via Kindle)

J. Courtney Sullivan 
Friends and Strangers (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Amy Rebecca Tan
A Kind of Paradise (audiobook via Libby) 

Sloane Tanen
There's a Word for That (audiobook via Audible)

Emily Gray Tedrowe 
The Talented Miss Farwell (audiobook via Libby)

Scarlett Thomas
Oligarchy (ebook via Libby)

J.R. Thornton
Beautiful Country (ebook via Kindle)

Anne Tyler
Redhead by the Side of the Road (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Emma Jane Unsworth
Grown Ups (paperback)

Abbi Waxman
I Was Told It Would Get Easier (audiobook via Libby)

Jennifer Weiner
Big Summer (hardcover)

Meghan MacLear Weir
The Book of Essie (ebook via Kindle)

Catherine Adel West
Saving Ruby King (audiobook via Hoopla)

Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine (audiobook via CloudLibrary)

Kerry Winfrey
Not Like the Movies (Waiting for Tom Hanks #2, ebook via Libby)

Rachel Winters
Would Like to Meet (ebook via Libby)  

Vicky Zimmerman
Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies (audiobook via Hoopla)  

Ibi Zoboi
Pride (audiobook via CloudLibrary)


An (*) indicates a reread.  All ebooks are purchased on sale via the Kindle Store or checked out from the e-offerings of the Elmhurst Public Library.  All audiobooks are from or the Elmhurst Public Library's e-offerings (Hoopla, Cloud Library or Libby/Digital Library of Illinois).