As a fan of books and reading, I decided to round up my favorite books I read in 2020. Maybe I can inspire your reading for next year!
Here’s my list:
Macho! By Victor Villaseñor:
I talked about this book earlier this year in my post, Brown Reflections. It’s still one of my favorites of the year and should really be read in school, at least in California.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler:
I heard about Octavia Butler earlier this year and couldn’t wait to read one of her books, especially since I realized I haven’t read too many sci-fi books by Black authors. Plus, she’s from Pasadena, CA. This one hit maybe too close to home, especially with what has happened this year, but it was really good.
Mexican Gothic by Silvana Moreno-Garcia:
I absolutely could not put this book down… but I forced myself to because I wanted to savor every scene in it. It was perfect from beginning to end and so satisfyingly horrific. Unexpectedly, I also was able to relate my ancestry to the setting of the book. Needless to say, I can’t wait to read another book by this author. I also picked up Gods of Jade and Shadow, which will be my next read.
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
To be honest, I haven’t finished this book yet, but I can already say, this is a MUST READ. It’s a book that dissects fairy tales and myths to show how a women’s spirit and soul can flourish and what prevents it from living it’s full potential. I’m surprised by how many tales I’m familiar with so far, and can also relate to a lot of what she analyzes. This is unlike any spiritual book I’ve ever read. I highly recommend.
Did you discover any new favorite books this year? Are there any books you’re looking forward to reading next year?