Book List 2020

I have been tracking my reading on this blog for 9 years. Over that time I have read 595 books! Holy shit!

  • Read 60 books in total
  • Read 5 Short Story Collections
  • Read 18 Non-Fiction books, with at least 50% authored by women or POC
  • Read 25 books by "Diverse" authors (and come up with a better term for that, geeze Lisa)
  • Read 1 book of poetry (COMPLETE)
  • Create an Instagram Story Highlight reel for my faves (COMPLETE)
  • Record a "Lisa Gets Cozy" video every quarter
  • Host a "Book Club" in my home once a quarter (COVID-19)
  • Start building my lending library

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1. Cold Magic by Kate Elliot (Book One in Spiritwalker series, sci-fi-fantasy)**
2. There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee (non fiction, climate crisis)**
3. Cold Fire by Kate Elliot (Book Two in Spiritwalker series, sci-fi-fantasy)**
4. Rising: Dispatches From The New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (non fiction, climate crisis)**
5. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (historical murder mystery)

6. The Expats by Chris Pavone (lady spies who are also Moms!)**
7. Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (essays, non-fiction, audio)**
8. How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price (non-fiction)**
9. Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo (poetry)**
10. Middle Game by Seanan McGuire (sci-fi horror, best book of the year so far)**
11. Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (non fiction)**
12. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris (fantasy)**
13. That's What She Said by Joanne Lipman (non-fiction)**
14. Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin (Book 3 in the Inheritance trilogy, sci-fi fantasy)**

15. Longbourn by Jo Baker TW: child rape (off page), war, animal death (literary fiction)**
16. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach (non-fiction)**
17. Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leaves Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery (non-fiction)**

18. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (sci-fi, dystopian capitalist future with robots)**
19. Stupid to the Last Drop by William Marsden (non-fiction)**
20. Prisoner of the Vampires of Mars by Gustave la Rouge, translated by David Beus & Brian Evenson (sci-fi originally published in 1908)**
21. A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence (essay collection, a Canadian classic)**
22. A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly (rural working poor, coming of age in 1900s, plus a murder mystery, YA that doesn't read like YA)**
23. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (gritty crime novel, but with magic, CN for abortion)**

24. How Long Till Black Future Month by NK Jemisin (short story collection)**
25. Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (cop murder mystery, CN: racism, violence, violence against an animal, intimate partner violence)**
26. The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

27. The Future of Another Timeline by Analee Newitz (feminist dystopia)
28. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (non-fiction, CN: description of dead bodies and how they are treated after death)**
29. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (literary fiction, CN: anti-black racism, slavery, violence, rape)**
30. Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (non-fiction)**
31. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (YA, steampunk)**
32. The Lake House by Kate Morton (mystery)**
33. A Blade so Black by LL McKinney (Alice in Wonderland urban fantasy)

34. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole (non-fiction, CN: anti-black racism, police brutality)**
35. The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan
36. A Song of Wraith & Ruin by Roseanne Brown (SFF)
37. A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell (SFF, short story collection)
38. Rogue Princess by BR Myers (space SFF)
39. Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (historical SFF, zombies)**
40. The Trudeau Formula by Marin Lukacs (non-fiction)**

41. The Haunting of Tram 015 by P. Djeli Clark (SFF)**
42. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire (SFF, urban fantasy)**
43. The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (SFF, ocalypse, magical realism)**
44. The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg (non-fiction)
45. Ahsoka by EK Johnston (SFF, Star Wars)**
46. From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh (romance)**
47. Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hokinson (SFF, short story collection)
48. The City We Became by NK Jemisin (SFF)**
49. The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland (CN: intimate partner violence, stalking)**

50. Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland (historical SFF, zombies)**
51. Big Ship at the End of the Universe by Alex White (1st book in a trilogy, SFF)**
52. ADHD According to Zoe by Zoe Kessler (non-fiction)
Historical Goal of 52 BOOKS Reached September 20!
53. Spirit Run: A 6000 Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land by Noe Alvarez (non-fiction)**
54. A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith (Isabel Dalhousie series)

Goal: 60

Follow along with my Goodreads account, where I post my TBRs.
I post some book reviews and videos on my blog throughout the year. Here is the link to those: #lisareads2020

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