Hi everyone, Priyankha here! I would just like to share a list of a favorite reads of 2020. The past year I was able to complete 245 books, a happy result for me and my goals. I have picked out 15 of my favorite books, and I definitely recommend YOU to read them. Please comment if you have any book 📚 recommendations!
1. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman tells the spooky tale of Nobody Owens, raised in the Graveyard in a spectacular way. The true story, however, only begins when young Nobody finds out about the Man Jack…
2. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
A great book of advice for those who seek knowledge about emotion. Helps to build on mental/emotional strength, making one’s feelings/actions more controlled and suitable.
3. Demon Dentist – David Walliams
A trip to the Dentist? No thanks. But if you hear about the new Dentist in town, you’ll probably never go to a Dentist ever again. A hilarious tale of a truly horrific & cruel Dentist by David Walliams…
4. Matilda – Roald Dahl
The Classic tale of smart Matilda Wormwood, her rude parents, Mrs Trunchbull, sweet Miss Honey and her strange powers Roald Dahl walks all his readers through the topsy-turvy life of little Matilda in a truly remarkable way.
5. Pünktchen und Anton – Erich Kästner
An amusing German classic by Erich Kästner, also available in English. The interesting of the lives of two best friends who stop a crime…
6. Fish in a tree – Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The fascinating tale of Allie, a young girl diagnosed with Dyslexia, told by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. She walks the readers through Allie’s life & struggles, and how Allie overcomes the fear of not fitting in.
7. Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick
A fascinating story told in not only words but also pictures. Brian Selznick captures the tales of two different people – and brings the two stories together as one.
8. Amal Unbound – Aisha Saeed
The story of Amal, a young girl living in a village in Pakistan who dreams of being a Teacher one day. Aisha Saeed tells the world that servitude can be ended by working together, through the story of brave Amal.
9. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
John Tiffany & Jack Thorne take on the Great Phenomenon of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling as a fascinating play script. They tell the tale of Albus Severus Potter; Harry’s son and Delphini Diggory; the unknown daughter of He who must not be named… Available in many languages
10. Hello Universe – Erin Entrada Kelly
Virgil Salinas, a shy Filipino boy living in the U.S faces a bully who traps him and his guinea pig in a well. Erin Entrada Kelly describes the start of great friendships – and how fear flies away with the help of the Universe. Available in many languages.
11. The Ickabog – J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling brings a magical tale of the rumor of a monster; The Ickabog. But behind this rumor, a conspiracy lurks… Available in many Languages
12. The Thing about Leftovers – C.C Payne
C.C Payne describes the life of 12-Year-old Fizzy Russo, whose parents are divorced and have both remarried. Fizzy feels like a “leftover” and that she doesn’t belong anywhere really, but the world proves that wrong…
13. Learning to Fly – A.P.J Abdul Kalam
This book is a guide on life, and what to expect in the future world. A.P.J Abdul Kalam has explained his life and struggles in a simple way for all future generations to understad; to realize the meaning of life.
14. Der Traum von Olympia – Reinhard Kleist
This German comic tells the inspiring story of Samia Yusuf Omar, a runner who is determined to win the olympics. However, she isn’t able to find a trainer who wants to help…and tragically drowns on a little boat on the way to Italy.
15. Armstrong – The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the moon – Torben Kuhlmann
The inspiring story of a determined mouse – who journeys to the moon. “That’s one small step for a mouse, one giant leap for mousekind.”