Books I’ve Read in 2020: A Review

Usually I gravitate towards more cheerful and positive books. Like, a fictional romantic story or a healing self-help book. After writing the list of books I read in 2020 below, I could have not been more surprised and shocked by my choices. Most of the fiction books I read below involved a twist and a mystery. I was shocked by myself that I absolutely loved the added drama!

The most typical “shylah” books I read this year are Rinnavation and Untamed. I will go into more detail on both below!

Here are the books I have read in 2020. Some I couldn’t put down and some were hard to finish. I will lay it all out for you to decide!

Verity by Colleen Hover: This book took me by surprise. I absolutely hate scary movies or things that creep me out, but everyone said too many good things about this book, so I couldn’t resist. This is the first book that I read in one sitting. I was obsessed. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but the ending is very controversial. Comment below if you have read this!

Rinnavation by Lisa Rinna: I have to admit if I wasn’t a big Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan, I wouldn’t have read this book. But, because I am, and Lisa has such a fabulous body and outlook on life, I wanted to picked her brain and this was the only way to do it. This book was cute and somewhat inspiring, but I personally don’t think it’s worth the hype that the Skinny Confidential has created for it. I skipped through a lot of it.

Educated: A Memoir: Obsessed. I would have never read this book if it wasn’t from girlfriend recommending it and I can not say more good things about it. It’s biography written from personal knowledge so it’s about the author’s upbringing. Her story was fascinating. While I read it, I kept forgetting that this was a real story. It just didn’t seem real, it felt like she was talking about the 1800s. Definitely recommend.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: This book was definitely a drag to read. Every time I picked it up, I noticed 10 minutes later I would either find myself asleep or scrolling through Instagram. However, the ratings were incredible and I tried my hardest to get through it….so I did. I’m really happy I finished it because it ended up being a cute story. But damn, the beginning is rough. So, prepare yourself.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: My mom just finished up this book and loved it just as much as I did. The mystery in the storyline is so good. It’s so easy to follow and it’s definitely a page turner. Great read – definitely recommend if you are looking for a good fiction book.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: I read this book before I watched it on TV. I absolutely loved the book, it was full of so much more detail than the TV version. I found myself explaining a lot of the storyline to Trevor while watching it, since he didn’t read the book. The TV version left out a lot of detail, understandably. However, I think you get so much more out of the storyline by reading the book. 10/10 recommend. It consists of so much mystery, and a lot of thought. I couldn’t put this book down.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle: I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Honestly, she made way too many good points… I had to read it in very small chunks in order to absorb it all. This is probably one of the best self-help books on the market. She is a genius. I know I already need to re-read it, highlight it and take notes next time. It helped me a lot the first time around, I’m excited to take it to the next level my second time around. Don’t read this once, read it two or three times!


Let me know if you choose to read any of these books! I would love to chat Xx

Check out this post for some more book recommendations!

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