10 books I read this year

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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?

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7 thoughts

  1. I just got back into reading a few weeks ago. I mostly re-read my favorites, including Harry Potter, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and To Kill A Mockingbird. I also read and finished “Almost French” by Sarah Turnbull, which is about the author’s time spent in Paris. Your selection of “The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris” sounds right up my alley, so I might give it a go if I get my hands on the book! Thanks for sharing your reads with us. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the F.Backman tip, added it to my Goodreads list! I haven’t been able to concentrate on resding after having the boys. I think I’ve read two books in the past 3,5 years!!! I used to read a lot and miss the feeling of getting totally absorbed. 10 books is a great achievement with two little kids! 🤗🏅

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