2020 Pocket Year in Review

I typically save all of my longform articles to Pocket, although in reviewing the list of articles I read in 2020, many of the articles were only between 5 and 15 minute articles–not necessarily long. I know for certain that reading was way up this year. With my desire to stay informed and know exactly what was going on locally, in the country, and around the world with COVID-19, I probably read more articles in the moment rather than saving them to Pocket to read later.

In reviewing my list of read articles this year, there were no surprises that much of what I read this year was related to COVID-19. I also read a lot about racial, social, and health inequity in the U.S. But surprisingly, there were a lot of articles on other topics not related to COVID, inequities, justice, etc. Here are some of my favorite articles from 2020 (in chronological order):

How Koenigsegg’s 2.0-liter no-camshaft engine makes 600 horsepower
What I learned when my husband got sick with coronavirus – New York Times
The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship
COVID Underdogs: Mongolia
The Incredible Story of the US Army’s Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains
She Protested in Seattle, Then Spent 2 Terrifying Days in Jail
A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle
Tulsa Race Massacre: This is what happened in Tulsa in 1921
My Eulogy for Congressman John Lewis
Unfit for Office – The Atlantic
I worked for Alex Jones. I regret it. – New York Times
The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire – New Yorker
At 88, he is a historical rarity – the living son of a slave – Washington Post
How the Pandemic Defeated America – The Atlantic
The harrowing story of the Nagasaki bombing mission
The Case of the Top Secret iPod
The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy
We view Nikola’s response as a tacit admission of securities fraud
How big oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled – NPR
The Store That Called the Cops on George Floyd – Slate
What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely – Business Insider
America’s Next Authoritarian Will Be Much More Competent – The Atlantic
JFK in Trauma Room One
The Mandalorian: Rosario Dawson Tells All About Ahsoka Tano – Vanity Fair
We had the vaccine the whole time – New York Magazine
Here’s why 2021 is going to be a great year – Business Insider

See also: 2017 Pocket Year in Review