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The 12 Books I Read in Quarantine/2020

Updated: Jun 11, 2023


Stack of books.

Since we're coming up to the year 2022 (ahh what do you mean!?) I thought I'd share the books I read in 2020 (or I guess mostly in quarantine). So, here are the 12 books I read that you just might enjoy too.


The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

By Arianna Huffington

This book changed the way I think about sleep and the importance of it. I had awful sleep problems, it would take forever for me to fall asleep, and now I know I'm autistic I partly know why that was. Weighted blanket. No phone. Sleep mask. Essential oils. Consistent bed time. And I'm good to go.


Becoming

By Michelle Obama

Hilarious. Michelle Obama is quite the storyteller. Even though I'm Canadian, I just had to read her book. Her entire journey that led her to being first Lady is astounding and rather impressive if I do say so myself.


How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

By Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan

This was a fun little book I picked up because I could. It's eccentric and a bit pretentious but amusing nonetheless. A good book to read once and then style on your coffee table as decor.


The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

So, so helpful. Got me back into using my Bujo the way I wanted to use it. No restraints or limits, I can just put whatever I want in it and that is good enough. It's a good reminder to read again when you feel disconnected from your journaling.


Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

By Jennifer L. Scott

I watched her TedTalk and then bought her book. I don't think the information needed to be presented in this way, as she already has a lot of the same things on her blog, but it was definitely useful.


I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

By Malala Yousafzai

A must read. Inspiring. Heartbreaking. Revolutionary. That is all.


The Stars Within You: A Modern Guide to Astrology

By Juliana McCarthy

Finally figured out my astrology and star signs. Never thought I'd be into any spiritual type thing, but it was a very informative read and a great place for a beginner like myself.


Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

By Jonathan Van Ness

I laughed. I cried. It was a wave of emotions. But still amazing. JVN is hilarious and yet so down to earth.


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

By Mark Manson

Blunt. To the point. Which is exactly how my ASD brain likes it. Basically, forget about what you can't control, what other people think of you, and just be yourself.


Crystals: A Guide to Using the Crystal Compass for Energy, Healing, and Reclaiming Your Power

By Aisha Amarfio

Great book for beginners and very informative. I really liked this book actually.


You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

By Jen Sincero

Inspiring book with practical advice. I want to read all her books now.


Milk & Honey

By Rupi Kaur

Read this again one day because why not. I liked it the first time, let's read it again.


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If you've kept up with my Insta and TikTok, you know I've read quite a few books in 2021 as well. But the year isn't over yet and I get a month long winter break so I will be reading as many books as I can before I probably get more for Christmas (probably).


I'd also say follow me on Goodreads, but I got a better app that you should use: Storygraph. To quote from their website because they explain way better than I can..."The Storygraph is run and built by Nadia Odunayo and Rob Frelow. It started life as a personal side project of Nadia's to create and track progress through reading lists, but after lots of customer research it started evolving into what the product has become today."


It's free to use and you can import your data from Goodreads. And the best part? The filtering feature. You can filter by mood, by pace, by the number of pages, and it is so user-driven. Do you want content warnings? To know if the story is character or plot driven? Is the cast diverse? Storygraph's got you covered.


So go follow me on Storygraph. My Linktree is in the main menu and on most of my social media accounts. Happy reading.

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