This is the second annual installment of my year in books. It was a year characterized by fits, starts, and perseverance (which, come to think of it, would describe most of my reading years).
The following were the most meaningful reads of the year. These were meaningful in the sense that they challenged me and/or my preconceived notions.
Here is a running thread of my favorite quotes from the year:
No good reading year comes without a few failures. My most glaring shortcoming was the inability to finish Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight. While I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I seemed to pick it up and put it down during the busiest seasons of the year which broke the wonderful continuity one obtains when reading a book straight through.
The 2020 Reading List
Each year I come out of the holiday season with a bookshelf loaded for the coming year. Until next year (it is conceivable I could post prior to then but if history is any indicator such is highly unlikely), happy reading.
The Kremlinologist by Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson