Winter Booklist 2020

A good booklist keeps me reading throughout the year and it helps me make sure I read a nice variety of literature. Otherwise, I might just stick with mystery books all year long.

While I accomplished a ton of reading over the summer with my summer 2019 booklist, I was a bit overzealous with my list for autumn 2019.

I am hopeful that the dark nights of the winter will lend themselves to more cozy book reading so I can accomplish the books on my list…and maybe more!

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Winter Booklist: Book Club Titles

My booklist included titles for my local book, a few online book clubs I check out (Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Kate Bowler, etc), suggestions from friends, and suggestions from my readers.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood


Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Winter Booklist: Fiction

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Winter Booklist: Non-Fiction

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey

Thoughts after reading: This one is a conversational, personal, faith memoir. It was a quick read for me because I was enjoying it so much. I love how Sarah lives in the tension of belief vs her own experiences. 

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor

Winter Booklist: If There is More Time

These titles are basically record keeping in case I have additional reading time. So many great books were recommended and I don't want to lose track:

1. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

2. The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

3. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell

4. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims

5. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Mary is a writer and mother to four kids ranging from elementary to high school.

She believes that creativity, laughter, and fun are the backbone for engaging and inspiring homeschools. You can find her encouragement and tips on this blog, Mary Hanna Wilson.

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