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2020 obviously gave all of us more time to read books (ha!). This year ended up being a big series-books year for me as I read or finished three or four series. I also discovered new authors whose other books I can't wait to read. I hope this list inspires you to find some new authors as well. Go and grab your next great read! Enjoy!

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A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

This book was so good! Heartwarming, funny, unexpected, and expertly written. Excellent. 

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Astrophysics for People In a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

deGrasse Tyson explains the oh-so-hard to understand field in a way that is accessible. Very good!

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Brush of Wings

by Karen Kingsbury

I finished this three-book series and loved seeing the divine intervention to help the characters reach their ends.

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Chasing Sunsents

by Karen Kingsbury

I started this series the year before and really enjoy the second book. I quickly loved the characters.

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Forgiving What You Can't Forget

by Lysa Terkeurst

Lysa is so personal, which makes difficult subjects accessible. It was like having a great conversation with a friend.

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Front Desk

by Kelly Yang

The author based some of the content on her own experiences. It was a great middle-school read with a lovable main character. 

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington

by Janae Marks

Great debut! This fun and sweet middle-school book was a feel good read that had me rooting for the main character. 

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Gods and Kings

by Lynn Austin

This is the first of a 5-book series based on the life of King Hezekiah and his heirs. It was so good! I couldn't put it down!

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Her Daughter's Dream

by Francine Rivers

This is the second of a two-book series where Rivers takes the reader through six generations of women. Phenomenal!

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Her Mother's Hope

by Francine Rivers

This is the first of a two-book series. River doesn't disappoint, taking the reader across continents and generations.

Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Interesting concept with much wisdom. This book makes you think and mull over the propositions. Very much enjoyed it.


by Alan Gratz

This middle-grade book dealt with some very adult issues. It was an excellent read and expertly wove three very different families together. 

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Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

A classic. It was fun following the Ms. Dashwood sisters and rooting them on in their coming-of-age quests.

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Song of Redemption

by Lynn Austin

This is the second of the Chronicles of the Kings series, and I couldn't get enough. I read through all five books quickly!


by Lupita Nyong'o

One of the most touching books I read this year. Every little girl should read this as the issues addressed can come in many forms.

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The Bait of Satan

by John Bevere

Ouch, ouch, and ouch! But in a good way! This is one that will help you grow and improve in your walk with Christ. 

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The Christmas Train

by David Baldacci

This feel good, warm-hearted Christmas story will keep you smiling while reading it. But the twist at the end kept me smiling days after I finished. 

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The 5 Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

A classic that doesn't get old. This may have been my third or fourth time reading it. Learn your love language and others' for better relationships.

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The King of Kindergarten

by Derrick Barnes

Little one getting ready to start school? Get this book! Such an encouraging read by this well known children's author. 

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The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

This book was an eye opener, even though the revelations were a little creepy. A definite read, and one that could help you conquer goals.

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