Thanks to Goodreads that provided me with the above images and the list of books I reported to them as having read during 2020, most with a book review. I thought that by the time this blog post was scheduled, I would have finished my current book by Barack Obama, A Promised Land, that is not among the above images, but I was too busy at Arenal to read as much as I expected, meaning it will go down as a January book. And then there are others I’m “working on.” 🙂
I’m not a heavy reader because I tend to be a “doer” of adventures more a reader of adventures, plus I have a sometimes uncontrollable urges to “to create,” mainly with my photos. But I still love to read and no longer go to movies or watch TV. I currently have Netflix Costa Rica mainly for the documentaries and occasionally an old movie, though not as many titles available here as in the states, thus watch just occasionally. I no longer subscribe to any cable TV. So, when not photographing or creating something with my photos, I like to read Agatha Christie mysteries and select non-fiction books such as the Obama book.
Here’s a slide show of the book covers followed by a list of titles and authors. And note that in 2021 I plan to finish the entire series of Hercule Poirot mysteries with just 2 more to go! 🙂
My 12 Books This Year
Assuming I finish the Obama book which I’m sure I will. These are not in any particular order and I don’t remember exactly what order I read them, but most were good books. The sitting kills book was weak I thought and I was disappointed in the book on knowing God. The other 10 I recommend! The first 6 are non-fiction and the last 6 fiction – half and half! 🙂
- The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial
- How the South Won the Civil War by Heather Cox Richardson
- The Future We Choose – Surviving the Climate Crises, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- Sitting Kills – Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos
- Knowing God by J. I. Packer
- Heaven Adjacent by Catherine Ryan Hyde
- Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
- Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie
- The Clocks by Agatha Christie
- Third Girl by Agatha Christie
- Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
Numbers 3 & 4 are my two favorite books this year with #7 my favorite fiction.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”– George R.R. Martin
2 Replies to “Books I Read in 2020”
Charlie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts, (sometimes a bit strong), your pics and your new life in the jungle…
Have a wonderful, animal filled 2021. I thank you for keeping us, back in TN, in the loop of your life and adventures.
¡Gracias Bonnie! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2021!