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Book Club: Best Reads of 2020 (Part I)

I usually do a book wrap up at the end of each year. You can find links to them at the end of this post. However, I've been reading so many good books this year that I wanted to share them with you now!


Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf - I've been waiting for this book for a few years. As soon as Diana announced she was working on this project, I started donating to the campaign because I was so excited for it. When I first started reading the book, my initial thoughts were "Yeah, I already know this stuff." Then I got to the ethics chapter and all I could think was "I NEED TO GIVE EVERYONE THIS BOOK!". They also have a documentary coming out and I'm so freaking excited for it. Please, please, please grab this book if you care about the earth, sustainability, the future of food or human and animal rights. The information is easy to digest and they do an excellent job of being sensitive to all views.


Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell - Social movements are full fledged as of late and I've learned I'm a facts over feelings type of person (for better or for worse). This book is Thomas Sowell's most recent. He's a retired economics professor, turned 90 this year and is still writing. It's the OG of black conservatism and I love reading and listening to his thoughts on many topics. It's a bit tougher than most books I read, but it's not too long.


The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray - This was a perfectly timed book. If you ever find yourself wondering "what is happening right now"? You're not the only one. Murray does a great job of recognizing the hypocrisy we are seeing in many facets of our social worlds. He also does a great job of not complaining about the current state of the world, but encouraging us to do better and action steps to go that way. It's an easy, excellent read.


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - This book was lent to me by a friend and I had exactly zero expectations of it because I had never heard of it. I give it 1000 stars! If you are not totally enamored by Ms. Oliphant you can't possibly have a soul. It'll pull your emotions all over the place and have you laughing out loud throughout.


All of the above book links utilize my Amazon Affiliate link. You can also purchase the books from one of my favorite book resellers abebooks.com. I love a good second hand purchase. I actually rent the vast majority of my books from the library.


If you are interested in my favorite books from past years, here are the links:

2020

2019

2018

2017


I always enjoy a good book suggestion, so if you have any, please send them my way!

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