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Are You Taking Part in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge? We Are!

Before we get to our new year of reading, we wanted to share the breakdown of our 2019 reads: 

- 85 books overall (80% written by women!)

- 53 fiction and 32 non-fiction (mostly literary fiction and memoir)

- 42 made our highly recommended list 

Some things we want to read more of in 2020: graphic novels, poetry and books by LGBTQ writers. 

Here's our 2020 Books Read list so far: 

  1. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  2. Mimi Lee Gets a Clue, Jennifer J. Chow
  3. White Houses, Amy Bloom **
  4. Children of the Land, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo **
  5. 24/6, Tiffany Shlain
  6. Remembrance, Rita Woods
  7. A Woman Is No Man, Etaf Rum **

** Denotes our highly recommended books. 

What are your reading goals for 2020? Feel free to drop us a line at: or friend us on Goodreads (under Jhoanna Belfer). 

Happy Reading! 

XOXO Jho (founder of Bel Canto Books)

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