We're here to share our best memories, podcast episodes and, of course, books from 2020! We had so many fantastic reads this year...and a few that were less than stellar. We share our final thoughts on how this year affected our reading, from the pandemic to starting a podcast. It's been a crazy year and we're glad to see it go away.
Julia: The Office of Historical Corrections (Danielle Evans), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
Kelly: This Close to Okay (Leesa Cross-Smith)
Rachael: Song of Blood and Stone (L. Penelope)
Julia: The Office of Historical Corrections (Danielle Evans), In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren), Legendborn (Tracy Deonn), Sex & Vanity (Kevin Kwan)
Kelly: Plain Bad Heroines (Emily M. Danforth), Big Girl, Small Town (Michelle Gallen), Miss Benson's Beetle (Rachel Joyce), Never Far Away (Michael Koryta), We Hear Voices (Evie Green), The Cousins (Karen M. McManus), Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies (Vicky Zimmerman), None Shall Sleep (Ellie Marney), The Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman), Confessions on the 7:45 (Lisa Unger)
Rachael: The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey), The Awakening (Nora Roberts), The Memory of Babel (Christelle Dabos), The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (V.E. Schwab)
Julia: Oona Out of Order (Margarita Montimore), The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (V.E. Schwab), The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett), Exhalation (Ted Chang), Black Sun (Rebecca Roanhorse)
Kelly: Oona Out of Order (Margarita Montimore), Red Lotus (Chris Bohjalian), You Should See Me in a Crown (Leah Johnson), This is My America (Kim Johnson) and The Book of Two Ways (Jodi Picoult)
The best reads by people Kelly knows: The Assignment (Liza Wiemer), Faith (Carrie Jones), Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me (Gae Polisner) and Seven Clues to Home (Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin), Don't Judge Me (Lisa Schroeder) and Red Casket and On a Good Horse (both by Darby Karchut).
Rachael: The Deep (Rivers Solomon and Daveed Diggs), The Book of Two Ways (Jodi Picoult), The Book of Longings (Sue Monk Kidd), The Wicker King (K Ancrum) and Darius the Great is Not OK (Adib Khorram)
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Don't forget about our next book club! We're discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones on February 9! You can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for this one--and its special guest!