2020 Review. Or: How I stayed sane in a literal dystopia

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Clipart of a large poinsetta with sprigs of holly, ivy, and fir tree needles stretching out on either side.

The following are my Top 5 Favorite Books of 2020. Why Top 5? Because I loved so many books this year that I had to narrow it down! As always, click the cover image to see my review.

The Deep, by Rivers Solomon et al.


Full-Metal Indigiqueer, by Joshua Whitehead


Upright Women Wanted, by Sarah Gailey


Sweet Valley High #62: Who’s Who?


Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up, by Mariko Tamaki

NEXT: The Naughty List


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  1. I hope 2021 treats you better than this year did! So sorry to hear you had such a rough time.

    I definitely engaged in some literary escapism as well. Also: great list of stratagems! You did a lot of cool stuff this year despite the 2020ness of it all.

    • Thank you! Same to you! The silver lining, I suppose, is that I’ve had much better resources to help me deal with the depression crash this year. And I have a better idea now of what I can and can’t push myself through, work-wise.

  2. I know it was a crap year, but this was an awesome take on it! Loved the recap. I forgot several of those books and had to do a quick look to see what they were about again 😛

    • Thank you! This is one of my favorite posts to do each year. Your blog has been awesome this year, too! Thank you for doing the Hallotober tag! 🎃

  3. I love reading your posts. You’ve managed to share your low points while still focusing on the good things and how you’re coping! I also love the way you always bring up nostalgic books from my past (Sweet Valley High was a staple for me). This is such a great wrap up post for the dumpster fire that was 2020, and I hope that 2021 is better to all of us. 💕

    • Thank you so much!!! I have loved reading your posts, too! They always give me something to look forward to and something fun to think about. You’ve inspired a bunch of awesome book tags, including the caffeinated holiday special that I definitely wrote with you and Kristy in mind. 🤗 I hope you’re having a peaceful, restful day and amen to a better New Year!

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