2020 Completed Books

Hey! I decided for the first time in my life to keep a “journal” of all the books I finish this year. This includes books I re-read, Audiobooks, paperback and Kindle. They are listed in no particular order.

Books Read Count: 97!

A = Audiobook, R = Re-read, K = Kindle, P = Paperback

2020: Books I’ve read!

  1. The Unsteady Object of Hope by Robert Raker (K)
  2. Capital Murder by Alexandre Allouch-Micati (K)
  3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (A)
  4. Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare (A)
  5. Sextoynado by CJ Douglas (K)
  6. The Messengers by Lindsay Joelle (A)
  7. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (A, R)
  8. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (A, R)
  9. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (A)
  10. The Big Four by Agatha Christie (A)
  11. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (A, R)
  12. Junkyard Cats by Faith Hunter (A)
  13. Interview with a Robot by Lee Bacon (A)
  14. One Good Dead by David Baldacci (A)
  15. Desperation by Stephen King (A)
  16. The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (A)
  17. Carrie by Stephen King (A, R)
  18. Thinner by Stephen King (A)
  19. The Regulators by Stephen King (A)
  20. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci (A)
  21. The Graveyard Shift by Stephen King (A, R)
  22. Professional Integrity (Short Story) by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
  23. A murder of Manatees by Larry Correia (A)
  24. How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps by Andrew Rowe (A)
  25. The Mist by Stephen King (A)
  26. The Lawnmower Man by Stephen King (A)
  27. Christine by Stephen King (A)
  28. The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman (A, R)
  29. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (A)
  30. How to Defeat A Demon King by Andrew Rowe (A)
  31. A Murder of Manatees by Larry Correia (A)
  32. Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong (A)
  33. Roses are Red by James Patterson (A)
  34. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci (A)
  35. Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong (A)
  36. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (A)
  37. The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  38. The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  39. Violets are Blue by James Patterson (A)
  40. The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  41. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (A)
  42. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (A)
  43. The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  44. The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  45. The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (A)
  46. The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (A)
  47. Roxanne by Sam . (K)
  48. Most Likely to Die by P.J. Stanley (K)
  49. Betcha Didn’t Know by Brandon Tizeno (K)
  50. Best Jar by Far by F.N. Goodtime (K)
  51. Heroes of the Carolyngian Age by Joseph S. Samaniego (K)
  52. Penterature by Elliot Stevens (K)
  53. Dracula by Bram Stoker (A)
  54. The Date by D.R. Bailey (K)
  55. Henrietta and Elenor by Robert Louis Stevenson and Libby Spurrier (A)
  56. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (A)*
  57. Mary Mary by James Patterson (A)
  58. London Bridges by James Patterson (A)
  59. In the Time of Standing Stone by Joseph S. Samaniego (K)
  60. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (A)
  61. The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (A)
  62. Adam’s Witness by J.C. Paulson (K)
  63. Cross by James Patterson (A)
  64. Behind the Window by Leonor Bass (K)
  65. The Veiled Sagas: Bloodied by Z.F. Sigurdson (K)
  66. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (A)
  67. The Dead Zone by Stephen King (A)
  68. Othello by William Shakespeare (A)
  69. Needful Things by Stephen King (A)
  70. Macbeth by William Shakespeare (A)
  71. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (A)
  72. Impact by J.I. O’Neal (K)
  73. Tell Me Every Lie by P.J. Stanley (K)
  74. Once Upon a Lane by Duncan Wilson (A)
  75. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King (A)
  76. Cross Country by James Patterson (A)
  77. Still Life by Louise Penny (A)
  78. The Innocent Killing by D.R. Bailey (K)
  79. Undying Love by Sam . (K)
  80. Dexter and Sinister by Keith Dickinson (K)
  81. Remade by Danielle Novotny (K)
  82. The Gift by Barbara Avon (K)
  83. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly (A)
  84. The Complete Collection by Edgar Allen Poe (P)
  85. Sweet Honesty by Lee James* (K)
  86. Savage Row by Britney King (K)
  87. Western Skies by Majken Nilsson (K)
  88. Lion Blood: Love in a time of Vengeance: Book 1 by A.J. Jones (K)
  89. Cajun Justice by James Patterson and Tucker Axum (A)
  90. Between Enzo and the Universe by Chase Connor (A)
  91. The Reset by Elliot Stevens (K)
  92. A Shadow Stained in Blood by Ichabod Ebenezer (K)
  93. Book of Yeshua by Francis Chapman (K)
  94. Children of Hope by Michael C Fine (K)
  95. Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet by Rod Taylor (K)
  96. The High Crown Chronicles by Jodi Gallegos (K)
  97. The Child of the Universe by Riya Shah (Ray)

I decided to add another section…

2020: Books I just couldn’t finish…

  • Moby Dick (A) – I am listing this as DNF only because I don’t think I’ll finish it this year. I will read Moby Dick one day, I just wont be able to finish it while also piling on Indie books to read and releasing a few things myself this year. I want to prioritize Indie and Self pub whenever I can and this 25 hour audio book is taking me a lot of time away from that.
  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly (A) – I started this book with high hopes but the chauvinism was too thick for a book set in such a recent time period.
  • Memory Man by David Baldacci (A) – I just couldn’t get close to the main character… I didn’t like him.
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King (A) – Eh, I couldn’t get into it.
  • The Firm by John Grisham (A) – This early return has taught me that I don’t really like legal thrillers that much. I read Runaway Jury but it took a LONG time and I skipped many sections…
  • Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andres (A) – I want to read Romance and I thought the mix of Romance and Adventure would work for me but a third of the way in, I couldn’t stand the main character too much. She was fun but seemed very young and immature. Also, the romance interest was just a little too romantic for me. lol. I might give it another go down the road.

I will continue adding! Thanks for going with me on this journey!


11 thoughts on “2020 Completed Books

  1. Oh no! Im shot in the heart!

    You didn’t like the Gunslinger series by Stephen King? Aww.

    Well, I think I know why. If I first experienced it as an audiobook, I would have passed on it as well, it can be a bit read-y (if that is a word?). I was first exposed to the series as a graphic novel and I thought it was really awesome. Once I read the books and saw how descriptive they were, I was sucked in and I read them all.

    I will admit, the story is VERY long and very intricate. It’s very easy to get lost, but, it is a nice journey.

    Also, wanted to say that Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie is one of my favorite books! I had to read it for a summer reading project and I thought it was going to be super boring (I was like 15, what did you expect?) but, it ended up blowing my mind. That was a great read. Shame I did not see the movie that came out recently…

    And, off to Movies on iTunes…

    1. The Gunslinger series is definitely worth reading I think. I was under pressure. It was a library audiobook, so that was another thing. I was kinda like, I’m not going to be able to finish this and get it back on time. lol. I know that is a dumb reason but also, I had a hard time connecting to characters and like you said, keeping up with the intricacies was too much for me. I’ll give it another crack later :)

      1. I just saw your DNR addition. I’m a little surprised on Moby Dick. Maybe it’s something you have to be in the mood for, or maybe it was just 15 year old me, but I loved that one.

        However, as much as I love Stephen King, I couldn’t stand The Gunslinger. I bought the audiocassettes because they were read by Mr. King himself, and I had really enjoyed previous as-read-by-the-author novels. I HATED it. I got all the way through, but I vowed not to read the rest of the series. His portrayal of the characters kept me disinterested all the way through, occasionally setting my teeth on edge. Perhaps I would have felt differently it if I read it instead, but this was horrible. I also won’t be listening to any of his readings in future.

    1. lol, I don’t review books that I DNF. If I don’t finish it, I don’t feel I can accurately judge, so I just leave it. I also rarely review traditionally published books because they have so many reviews and people usually say what I’m thinking when that happens. lol.

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