2020 was a banner year for reading since I spent a lot more time at home. I ended with a personal high of 84 books read during the year.

I am usually a big reader of science fiction. Not last year. My favorite sci-fi of the year was the Tao books by Wesley Chu and Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. I also continue to enjoy books in the Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson.

Read a lot of historical fiction and finished out the Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian and the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Excellent storytelling!

I seemed to have read more mystery / crime novels than any other category. I rediscovered Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald and continued reading Longmire novels by Craig Johnson and the Leaphorn and Chee novels by Tony Hillerman. I also discovered the Joe Pickett novels by C. J. Box - very good, and the Bruno novels by Martin Walker - also excellent.

The mega-non-fiction book of the year was "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William L. Shirer. That book has been on my need to read list for a long time.