Best Books of 2020

Earlier this week, I shared reader’s favorite recipes from 2020. Today, it’s time to recap last year’s reading, highlighting some of my favorite and reader favorite books. 

My goal for 2020 was to read 24 books. If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see that I blew past that with 50, but it’s a bit misleading – over a dozen of those books were novellas that accompanied a couple of young adult series I got into. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether that should count, but needless to say, I met my goal! I did read a bit more that usual because of COVID. My family was under a stay-at-home order for about 6 weeks and there were multiple weeks when I was not working. While we had some normalcy for a few months, life was never really normal, as we continued to avoid shopping in stores and didn’t see quite as many friends and family as usual… 

3 shelves of a bookshelf filled with books

I will say, in terms of reading, the year started off with a slow start. I usually enjoy most of the books I read throughout the year – books that may not be great literature but are enjoyable and entertaining. While the year started with a few historical fiction books that I enjoyed, the pandemic hit and the books I picked up fell short of expectations. The Starless Sea was a particular disappointment for me. I finally got into a groove with a more unique mystery, a couple of great historical fiction books, and a young adult series that I lost a couple months to and finished the year on a high note, reading wise.

While this year’s list may be shorter than usual, it’s got some good ones. If you want more recommendations, you can check out my favorite books of 2019, 2018, and 2017

Without further ado, here are my favorite books read from 2020:

Best Books of 2020

What was your favorite book(s) read this year? Leave a comment and tell me!

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