My 2020 Stunning Shelf

These are the physical books I am happy to call my own. As of 2020 I will no longer refer to these beautiful books as anything other than a blessing. But, I do need to read them.

As I read them I will cross them off and if I buy more I will add those in bold. Books in Italics were donated or given away without being read.

Non Fiction

Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*uck by Amy Alkon

Quakery by Lydia King, MD

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Emotional Intelligence by Dr. David Walton

Have you Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth

How to Teach your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig

Brainstorm the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, MD

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs

History’s Greatest Discoveries

Parking for Mars by Mary Roach

So You Want to be a Canadian

The World According to Fred Rogers


Untangled by Lisa Damour, PhD

Thank You for Arguing

Stop Wasting Time

The Unkindness of Ravens


(I will consider these read if I consult them at length ten times)

A Treasury of Favorite Poems

You can Do It! by Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas

The Art and Science of Handreading by Ellen Goldberg and Dorian Bergen

1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich

The History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

Classic Books

Peter Pan


Captain Courageous

Mansfield Park

Young Adult

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Darker Shade Magic)

The Toll

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Shadow and Fox by Julie Kagawa

Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Heart Forager by Ron Chupeco

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Searching for Safehavens by Ezra Ellenbogen

Crown of Feathers by Pau Preto

We Hunt the Flame

Wicked Saints

Crier’s War


Four Dead Queens

Spin the Dawn

The Bone Houses

House of Salt and Sorrows

All the Ever Afters


Amber & Dusk


Anansi Boys

Scorcery of Thorns

Girl of Fire and Thorns


Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

The Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey

Star Wars (William Shakespeare) by Iran Doescher

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Hotel on Shadow Lake by Daniela Tully

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

My Lady Jane by Hand, Ashton, Meadows

The Removes by Tatjana Soli

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly

Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

The Removes

Dragon Teeth

The Map of Salt and Stars

The Paris Diversion

Hotel on Shadow Lake

Middle Grade

Nightbooks by J.A. White

Greenglass House by Kate Milford


Finding Serendipity

Tales of Beetle and the Bard

Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

Gravity Falls Journal #3

HeapHouse by Edward Carey

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Frogkisser by Garth Nix

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

The Dragon’s Eye by Dugald A. Steer

Al Capone Does My Sheets by Jennifer Choldenko

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende

Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

Evil Genius by Catherine Jenk

Timeless by Balthazar

Dragonwatch Book 3

Roll With It

Doll Bones

The Storm Keepers Island

The Strangers

The Warrior Heir

The Detective’s Assistant

Alfred Hitchcock Solve Them Yourself Mysteries

No Flying in the House




Time Sight

The Lost Girl

The Dragon’s Eye

The Train to Impossible Places

Mary Poppins Returns

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