Books I Read In 2020

Books I Read In 2020

Here are the books I read in 2020 – broken out by month. I love reading and found keeping track of each completed book on this page to be a lot of fun. 

As you scroll through the list, you will notice the following format for each:

  • Date completed
  • Format – physical book vs. audiobook
  • Type – fiction vs. nonfiction 
  • One sentence description
  • Recommendation as to who would enjoy the particular book
  • And a link to it in case you want to read it yourself

I hope you enjoy this list as much as I did in creating it!

*By the way, the links below are affiliate links. That just means that if you click the link and make a purchase, I’ll receive credit for it. It doesn’t impact the pricing or content of the book in any way. Amazon may just send me a small fee as a thanks for the referral. It’s not a lot but every little bit adds up and helps me keep this great site running!

 

Books I Read In: January

These are the books that I read in January.

Book 1: Getting Things Done by David Allen

  • Completed: 1/21/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: A system for capturing, organizing, and making progress on everything you have going on in your life.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone that has a lot on their plate and wants a system for managing it all.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 2: Free To Focus by Michael Hyatt

  • Completed: 1/30/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: A system for helping you understand what’s important, what you should (and should not) be working on, and how to be productive with your time each day.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone that is newer to the productivity space and wants a straightforward system they can use.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 3: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

  • Completed: 1/30/20
  • Format: Physical book
  • Type: Fiction 
  • One sentence description: On the surface, it’s about architecture and the struggle to create something pure, but there is a much deeper message that begs the question: are you being honest with yourself?
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone with an interest in philosophy and watching it play out in a fictional world.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here
 

Books I Read In: February

These are the books that I read in February.

Book 1: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

  • Completed: 2/08/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: A blueprint for recognizing what is most important to you so that you can focus just on that and remove everything else.
  • Who this book would be good for: If you feel scattered and don’t know what you should be focusing on, this is a good book for you. 
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 2: Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

  • Completed: 2/11/20
  • Format: Physical book
  • Type: Fiction 
  • One sentence description: The third book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, this humorous sci-fi adventure follows characters through time and space as they attempt to save the universe and uncover the secret to it all.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone that enjoys light, entertaining space adventures (and has read the first two books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series).
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 3: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

  • Completed: 2/24/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: Lessons in shame, understanding, vulnerability, and fostering a more wholehearted life.
  • Who this book would be good for: Either someone that is open and understands the merits of vulnerability OR is completely closed off to it (and could benefit from its lessons).
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 4: The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout

  • Completed: 2/26/20
  • Format: Physical book
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: Simply put, lessons in marketing.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone with an interest in marketing and positioning a business.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

 

Books I Read In: March

These are the books that I read in March.

Book 1: Company of One by Paul Jarvis

  • Completed: 3/08/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: Lessons on how to create and operate a small, scalable, automated business.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone with an interest in business, intrapreneurship, or entrepreneurship.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here

Book 2: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington

  • Completed: 3/22/20
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: A system for achieving goals in 12 weeks as opposed to the standard year.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone that is either new to goal setting or wants exposure to a different way of doing goals.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here.

Book 3: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

  • Completed: 3/26/20
  • Format: Physical book
  • Type: Nonfiction
  • One sentence description: A biography of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Who this book would be good for: Someone with an interest in history, art, or studying one of the pasts most famous individuals.
  • You can pick up a copy of this book, here