My 20 Books of 2020

This year, I’ve shared several of my books on Instagram. To wrap up the year, I decided to create a list of all of the books I’ve read in 2020. It turns out that there are 20!

This is my “20 Books of 2020” list. I decided to create a visual for each by sharing a select quote from each book that I’ve read this year.

I hope that you enjoy it!

20 Books of 2020:

Book List:


  • Hyperbole and a Half: Allie Brosh (graphic memoir)
  • Solutions and Other Problems: Allie Brosh (graphic memoir)
  • The Hilarious World of Depression: John Moe (memoir)


  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed: Lori Gottlieb (memoir)
  • Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life: Christie Tate (memoir)


  • Myths About Suicide: Thomas Joiner (nonfiction)


  • Why Women are Blamed for Everything: Exploring Victim Blaming of Women Subjected to Violence and Trauma: Dr. Jessica Taylor (nonfiction)
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma: Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD (nonfiction)

School Psychology:

  • Today in School Psychology: This is Why a Day without Direct Contact with Students is Wasted: Charles A. Barrett, Ph.D.
  • It’s Always About the Children: Charles A. Barrett, Ph.D.
  • The Thriving School Psychologist: 4 Steps to Better Time Management, Lower Stress, and More Impact in Your School Community- Beyond Testing: Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D.

Graphic Memoir/Comic Books:

  • Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually: Meichi Ng (graphic memoir)
  • Fangs: Sarah Andersen (fiction)
  • Blossoms and Bones: Drawing a Life Back Together: Kim Krans (about eating disorder/fertility/mortality/perfectionism) (graphic memoir)


  • The *More or Less* Definitive Guide to Self-Care: Anna Borges (A-Z self-care guide)


  • Pillow Thoughts IV: Courtney Peppernell (collection of poems)

Mystery/Psychological Thriller:

  • The Woman in the Window: A. J. Finn (fiction)

Book on Racism:

  • White Fragility: Robin Diangelo


  • Becoming: Michelle Obama
  • Building a Life Worth Living: Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. (also includes DBT skills/background)

Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Are any of these on your reading list?

What do you plan to read in 2021? Let me know!

On my current 2021 reading list:

  1. Understanding Bipolar Disorder: The Essential Family Guide: Tools to Thrive Together (Dr. Aimee Daramus)
  2. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Isabel Wilkerson)
  3. Broken: In the Best Possible Way (Jenny Lawson)- out April 6, 2021
  4. The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook: CBT Skills to Reduce Emotional Pain, Increase Hope, and Prevent Suicide (Dr. Katie Gordon)- out July 1, 2021

Check out my complete list of mental health books on my blog post here!

Check out Bookshop to find even more books!

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