Top 20 Books of 2020

Last year around this time, I wrote my Top 19 of 2019, and this year I’m writing about my top 20. However, I’m sticking at 20 from now on, not going any higher, or I’ll be writing about every damn book I’ve read over the year in these summary posts!

This year, including ARCs and books I’ve forgotten to add / haven’t been able to add to my GoodReads list, I’ve probably read close to 100 books. I’m going to be a more diligent note-taker next year and really make sure I write about every book I read. But as it stands, with it being my first year setting a formal GoodReads target, I had to increase it several times before finally settling on 70, and breaking that barrier at the very end of November. Seeing as December was mostly dedicated to reading ARCs that couldn’t be recorded, I didn’t increase it again, but it was hugely satisfying to hit my target, and with time to spare. Especially considering what 2020 has put us all through as a year, I think it’s amazing anyone has done anything, and that includes just getting through the year.

So let’s get started. I’ve read a real variety of books this year, and deciding on even my top 20 was really tough because I’ve been lucky that I’ve loved almost every book I’ve read this year. So, in no particular order, and with a little bit of cheating, here’s my top 20 of 2020.

So there we are. My top books of what has been a really good book year. It’s been an amazing book year, really. I’ve loved almost everything I’ve read, and that hardly ever happens, so I’m really thrilled to be summing the year up like this. There’s still some reviews to be written, and I’m especially excited to write about House of Hollow ahead of its release, because I think it’s going to explode into the book world.

Thank you to all the publishers who have sent books for blog tours, and gifted books to me over the course of 2020. I’m eternally grateful; it’s what allows me to do what I do, and for that, I can’t thank you enough.

See you soon for the first review of 2021!


  1. Interesting list. I’ve seen The Midnight Library on so many lists this year! I did 16 this time round as read 159 books so that seemed OK to highlight 10%, Or something. Happy reading in 2021!

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