10 books I read this year is a short post about the books that I’ve read so far during 2020. I know, you’d think that I’d read a 100 books considering the lockdown and the ongoing pandemic but I’ve only managed to read nine books. I’m currently reading the 10th book on this list:) Honestly, I’m quite happy that I managed to read even 9 books especially since I only read 3 books before July! I used to read a lot but since having children I read less and less, unfortunately. It’s unlikely that I’ll read one or two more books until the end of the year so I decided to publish this post now. I won’t say much about the actual content of these books so you don’t have to worry about spoilers if you want to read these books too.
Enid Blyton: The Valley of Adventure
This is actually one of the three books that I bought last year in a second-hand bookshop after my daughter was born. I read all the Famous Five books by Blyton but I have never read any of her other works. This book was very similar to her Famous Five books and I enjoyed it, more as a nod to my childhood than because of its true value.
Gary Barker: The Museum of Lost Love
This book is named after the Museum of Lost Love in Zagreb, Croatia which I still haven’t visited. This book isn’t an easy read and it touches upon several difficult issues, such as abuse in a relationship, aftermaths of a war, gang violence and others. If you’re expecting a heartwarming love story skip this book.
D.J.Siegel, T.P.Bryson: No-Drama Discipline
I bought this book because I’d wanted some sort of help to deal better with my son’s behaviour. I understood the theory that the authors laid out but I’m not sure that I can apply its principles yet. Maybe my son is too young or I’m too tired to try to come up with new, imaginative responses to bad behavior.
V.Henry: How to Find Love in a Bookshop
I loved this book, from the first page to the last paragraph. I think working in a bookshop would be amazing. I’d recommend this book if you want to read an uplifting, heartwarming story.
J.Colgan: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
I’m a chocoholic so, of course, I had to read a book with such an inviting title. I’d prefer if there wasn’t the sad story about the teacher. Bonus point, the chocolate recipes at the end of the book.
A.Meyerson: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
I found this book to be very predictable and I guessed very soon the dirty family secret. Otherwise, it is an interesting book and another one about bookshops that I read this year.
S.Nicholls: The Dress
This book is set in York which is a city I’d love to visit. The relationship between the mother and daughter is very special and who wouldn’t want some magic in their life?
A.M.Lindbergh: Gift from the Sea
My friend borrowed me this book. It wasn’t my kind of a book especially since I’d expected a story and not essays on love, marriage and life. However, the writer points out interesting facts about the different stages of love and marriage which I appreciated.
F.Backman: Things My Son Needs to Know about the World
This was the funniest book that I’ve read in a long time. I literally couldn’t read because my eyes shut due to strong, uncontrollable laughter. Whether you’re a parent or not, read it. But you’ll definitely appreciate it more if you have kids.
N. Barreau: The Love Letters from Montmartre
I’ve just started to read this book. I have high hopes for it. I hope I don’t get disappointed.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think about them? How many books did you read this year? Did you binge read during the lockdown?