Ms. Overstreet's 2020 Reading Goal

Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/4/2021

Every year I set a reading goal for myself.  I've been able to increase it ever so much every year.  My goal for 2020 was 70 books and I made it plus some!  I read 73 books over the course of 2020.  My goal for 2021 is now 75 books.  Have you made one for yourself?


1. Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
2. This was our pact by Ryan Andrews
3. Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
4. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
5. Ghost boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
6. Born a crime by Trevor Noah

7. The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
8. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
9. As kismet would have it by Sandhya Menon
10. The boy who was raised by librarians by Carla Morris
11. Maybe he just likes you by Barbara Dee
12. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
13. I wonder by K.A. Holt
14. Oppposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

15. A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle
16. The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden
17. A year down yonder by Richard Peck
18. Coconut layer cake murder by Joanne Fluke
19. Denis ever after by Tony Abbott
20. Meat cute: the hedgehog incident by Gail Carriger
21. A long way from Chicago: a novel in stories by Richard Peck
22. Here we are: notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
23. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

24. Strega Nona by Tomi dePaola
25. Matilda by Roald Dahl
26. Titanic: voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
27. Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
28. Pugtato finds a thing by Sophie Corrigan

29. Rebel in the Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander
30. They called us enemy by George Takei
31. Clean getaway by Nic Stone
32. White bird by R.J. Palacio
33. Defy or defend by Gail Carriger
34. No offense by Meg Cabot
35. No judgements by Meg Cabot
36. Monday's not coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

37. All adults here by Emma Straub
38. The one and only Bob by Katherine Applegate
39. Beach read by Emily Henry
40. Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you: a remix by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

41. A good girl's guide to murder by Holly Jackson
42. Go with the flow by Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann
43. Feminist baby finds her voice! by Loryn Brantz
44. When stars are scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed
45. The black god's drums by P. Djeli Clark
46. The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
47. George by Alex Gino

48. Almost American girl by Robin Ha 
49. The proudest blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
50. My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi Cabrera

51. One of us is next by Karen McManus
52. Be prepared by Vera Brosgol
53. Mercury by Hope Larson
54. The poison eaters by Gail Jarrow
55. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 
56. Squeeze me by Carl Hiaassen
57. The ghost in the house by Sara O'Leary

58. Mobituaries: great lives worth reliving by Mo Rocca
59. Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky by Kwame Mbalia
60. Rising water: the story of the Thai cave rescue by Marc Aronson
61. The one thing you'd save by Linda Sue Park
62. For beautiful black boys who believe in a better world by Michael Waters
63. A deadly education by Naomi Novik

64. Class act by Jerry Craft
65. Resist by Alan Gratz
66. Sapiens: a graphic history: the birth of humankind (volume 1) by Yuval Noah Harari
67. Hip hop hair by Jfam Johnson

68. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
69. The royal we by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgain
70. The heir affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgain
71. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
72. The Viscount who loved me by Julia Quinn
73. Better luck next time by Julia Claiborne Johnson