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What I Read in 2020

List of books read in 2020

At the outset I am under the assumption that I read fewer books in 2020 than I did in 2019. There are a few reasons for those, one of which might be the affect of the Covid-19 pandemic. Another is probably a result of taking two university courses from late August to early December. This was a significant amount of reading on a weekly basis.
I am of the mind to include the chapters and excerpts that I read if they come out of a noteworthy book or title. In that case I will include a link to the book.

I have not looked at the data so at this point, so I can’t tell what the majority of the books were, though I assume that like 2019 the majority were fiction books.
it is my hope that like 2019 I read more female authors than male, but again I cannot tell (or remember) at this point.
So here goes…

  1. Nairobi Heat – Mukoma wa Ngugi
  2. Truevine – Beth Macy (started, unfinished)
  3. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood – Christopher Emdin (not started/not finished)
  4. Devil’s Wake – Tananarive Due (not started/not finished)
  5. The Usurper – Rowena Cory Davis?
  6. The Kings Man – Rowena Cory Davis
  7. A grain of Wheat – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (unread)
  8. American Spy – Lauren Wilkinson (audiobook) (Unfinished)~
  9. King Breaker –Rowena Cory Davis
  10. Guest House for Young widows: Among the women of Isis – Azadeh Moaveni (not started)
  11. The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
  12. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  13. Dreams of War – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (unread)
  14. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiongo’o (unread)
  15. The Novice – Trudy Canavan
  16. Lakota America – Pekka Hämäläinen (started/not finished)
  17. The Magicians Guild – Trudy Canavan
  18. The High Lord – Trudy Canavan
  19. Disgruntled – Asali Solomon (unread)
  20. The Magicians Apprentice – Trudi Canavan
  21. The Rogue – Trudi Canavan
  22. Traitor Queen – Trudi Canavan
  23. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo (unread)
  24. Lost Children Archive – Valeria Luiselli (unread)
  25. Chigize Obioma – The Fisherman (unread)
  26. Chigozie Obioma – An Orchestra of Minorities (unread)
  27. King of Kings – Asfa-Wossen Asserate (unfinished)
  28. Broke – Jodie Adams Kirshner (unfinished)
  29. Simeons’s Story – Simeon Wright, Herb Boyd (unread)
  30. The Burden –
  31. Black Detroit –
  32. Detroit: An American Autopsy – Charlie LeDuff
  33. Detroit: the dream is now – Michel Arnaud (unread)
  34. A $500 House in Detroit – Drew Phillip
  35. Designing Detroit – Micheal G. Smith (unread)
  36. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  37. The Burning Light – BRadley P. Beaulieu
  38. Once upon a time in Africa (comic) Zidrou
  39. Hurma – Ali al-Muqri
  40. The Broken Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin
  41. Shades in Shadow – n.K. Jemisin
  42. The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  43. The Angel’s Game – CArlos Ruiz Zafron
  44. The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  45. Solitary – Albert Woodfox
  46. The Labyrinth of the Spirits – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  47. Algorithms of Oppression – Safiya Umoja Noble (unfinished)
  48. A Blade So Black – l.L. McKinney (unfinished)
  49. Deathless Divide – Justina Ireland
  50. American Heiress – Jeffrey Toobin
  51. The Revolt of the Black Athlete – Harry Edwards (Unfinished)
  52. The Akward Black man – Walter Mosley
  53. John Woman – Walter Mosley
  54. Hood Feminism – Mikki Kendall (not started)
  55. Archibald Lawless, Architect at large – Walter Mosley
  56. Fear Itself – Walter Mosley (repeat)
  57. Fortunate Son – Walter Mosley
  58. Secondhand – Adam Minter (not started)
  59. The Further Tales of Tempest Landry – Walter Mosley
  60. Trouble is What I do – Walter Mosley
  61. War against All Puerto Rican’s – Nelson A Denis

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