• Tisha Luk

My 2020 Reading List


I'm a reader. I've always loved to read as I enjoy the escapism that comes from diving into a good book. But, the last few years have seen a decline in how many books I read and an increase in time spent instead on apps such as Instagram and Twitter. It really is a sad commentary on the way society as a whole absorbs information these days, and it was a bad habit I intended to break.


So, I challenged myself to reading at least 1 book a month in 2020, by reading a bit every day. A fairly easy goal by anyone's standards, but I dislike being unable to follow through with goals, so I intentionally set the bar low, not realizing I'd end up with a lot of free time on my hands this year thanks to COVID. Now here I am at the end of the year and I've managed to read 44 books. Yep, I crushed it and now I've set a new goal for myself for 2021. Again the bar is low, but my new goal is 21 books in 2021.


Anyway... I thought some of you might enjoy reading the titles I read this year, so I've compiled a list just for you! They are listed in the order in which they were read, not in the order of best to worst or anything like that. For the most part I enjoyed all the books I picked out, with an exception here and there. But I'll let you make up your own mind, because we don't all like the same stuff, ya know?


In this list there are some old books, some newish, some obscure that I read simply because they were free on Amazon, and so on. You'll also find some memoirs, poetry, short stories, self help, guilty pleasure fiction, as well as the ever loved historical fiction genre. Also I read all 6 of the Mindy Kaling Essays on Amazon and that equals a book, right? There is seriously something here for everyone, so enjoy!


I have added some Amazon Affiliate links to the books on the list. Using said links doesn't cost you any extra money, but it does give me a small commission and helps support TisheyeLens. Thanks!


1) Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

2) China Rich Girlfriend - Kevin Kwan

3) Rich People Problems - Kevin Kwan

4) Talking To Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell

5) Dear Girls - Ali Wong

6) This Will Only Hurt A Little - Busy Philipps

7) Bossypants - Tina Fey

8) Seriously... I'm Kidding - Ellen Degeneres

9) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling

10) Zen and The Art of Happiness - Chris Prentiss

11) Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson

12) The Minimalist Budget - Simeon Lindstrom

13) Becoming - Michelle Obama

14) Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson

15) The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

16) A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs, and Myths of Greek Mythology

17) Be Who You Want, Have What You Want - Chris Prentiss

18) The Last House Guest - Megan Miranda

19) The Scent Keeper - Erica Bauermeister

20) Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Diary - Virginia Woolf

21) Love: A Selection of Famous Poems - Various Authors

22) Pachinko - Min Jin lee

23) The Mindful Geek - Michael W Taft

24) Dear Midnight - Zack Grey

25) Happiness - Heather Harpham

26) The World’s Greatest Short Stories - Various Authors

27) Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur

28) From Scratch - Tembi Locke

29) Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish - Rani Shah

30) The Sun and The Flowers - Rupi Kaur

31) The Last Train to London - Meg Waite Clayton

32) Love Her Wild - Atticus

33) The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo

34) Born Survivors - Wendy Holden

35) The Proposal - Jasmine Guillory

36) This Is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel

37) The Unwinding of the Miracle - Julie Yip-Williams

38) All 6 Essays (Amazon Original Stories) - Mindy Kaling

39) Empath - Judy Dyer

40) A Practical Guide to Mindfulness: Be Present in This Moment - Tessa Watt

41) Time Out - Emma Murray

42) One Day in Summer - Shari Low

43) If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won't) - Betty White

44) Fatigue - Jennifer Acker


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