My Books Recommendations from 2020

my book recommendations from 2020

Guys, I did a terrible job keeping up with my book goal for this year. Of course, in the last month though, I just powered through what is absolutely my favorite book of 2020 and one high on my list forever. I couldn’t put it down.

Find out which book this was below, others book recommendations from 2020, and the first four on my list for 2021!

P.S. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for the book-lover in your life, or want one to cozy up with this weekend, these books will can still arrive by Christmas!

{Book Recommendations from 2020}

Where the Crawdad Sing by Delia Owens // I’m not going to make you wait, this was it! This was my FAVORITE book I read this year for sure. Centered around “The Marsh Girl,” it’s a story of love, mystery, heartbreak and finding yourself. It is written beautifully, with the details of nature jumping off the page.

Get it for $11! | Goodreads Profile

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong // A good, lighthearted read when you just want to laugh. I love Ali – did you see her Netflix specials or movie, Always Be My Maybe? The book is a series of unfiltered letters wrapped in humor and insights on dating in NY, reconnecting with her roots, being a working mom and more to Ali’s two daughters.

Get it for $23! | Goodreads Profile

The Woman In the Window by A.J. Finn // This was the first book of the year for me! While it was a little slow at first, it’s a thriller that definitely picked up and lured me in. What happens when someone sees something they shouldn’t, or thinks they did?

Get it for $8! | Goodreads Profile

{Books On My List for 2021}

I’m pumping myself up and totally going to stick to my reading goal next year. Who’s with me?? Check out four I can’t wait to dive into.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid // 2019 Goodreads Pick, Reese’s Book Club pick, have heard endless good things about TJR and this book.

Get it for $13! | Goodreads Profile

Normal People by Sally Rooney // A gift by one of my best friends, and a show that came out on Hulu this year! Intrigued by the focus on class and first love, and can’t wait to read so I can watch.

Get it for $11! | Goodreads Profile

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead // Eric read this and loved it in 2020. Has been on my list, because we loved Colson’s Pulitzer Price Winner The Underground Railroad.

Get it for $12 | Goodreads Profile

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory // The third book in The Wedding Date series I’ve enjoyed so far. Jasmine’s a Reese’s Book Club author and delivers easy, cheesy, cute rom-coms!

Get it for $13! | Goodreads Profile

Anything catch your eye? Let me know what other books you loved this year, I’m always adding to my list. And lastly, if you’re interested in checking out favorites from years passed, read this post!


  1. Ann Prochaska
    December 25, 2020 / 1:48 pm

    Hi Dayna! Merry Christmas!!! Your book list has inspired me to get back into reading!!! Thank you! I have enjoyed your vlog and look forward to more in 2021! Hope all is well and you and Eric are both healthy and happy!!!! xoxoxo, Ann

    • Dayna Reyna
      December 28, 2020 / 10:34 am

      Aw thank you for reading, Ms. Prochaska! Eric and I have definitely each picked up some good books this month and are excited for the new year. Miss you and hope you and your family are well! xoxo D

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