Favorite Books of 2020

Posted December 29, 2020 by Angie in Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

Wow, another year has come and gone! With just three days left in this year, I finished a total of 332 books! I plan on finishing up the two Japan travel guides that I started way back before the pandemic took over, so those won’t be eligible for this list. I likely wouldn’t choose them anyway, because…travel guide…not really “books” in the traditional sense.

I’m not counting rereads. I had a couple of 5-star rereads, but they’ve likely made a best-of list before, so sorry! I’ve also decided to leave off the awesome yoga books that I read, since those are more like super helpful instructional manuals than “fun” reads.

One last note, these are books that I read in 2020, not necessarily were released in 2020. I didn’t get to many new releases.

Anyway, let’s count down my ten favorite books of 2020!

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Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Yes, I read this trilogy because of the original covers. Luckily, they were all just as good on the inside! I don’t know what the heck these new covers are though…


Credence by Penelope Douglas

One girl, three men, one cabin in the woods. I’m sure you can see where this is going…


Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Why didn’t I read this sooner?! It was so freaking fun! It reminded me a lot of the Disney Channel movie Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, so maybe that’s why I didn’t read it back in 2013? I had to wait for that movie? I don’t know. I just adored it.


Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

This book is a wild ride! I read it straight through because I had to know! This wasn’t quite 5-stars, but it came pretty darn close.


Onyx: Love (Onyx, #3) by J.S. Lee

I read this series immediately after reading H3RO, and this was my favorite of the bunch! All of the books are good, but this one…perfect.


Project 333 by Courtney Carver

I’ve been on a minimalist journey for awhile now, and my closet is my weakness. I love clothing. I definitely don’t have as much as I use to, and I certainly have less than the average person. But I buy a lot of new clothes. I just happen to sell my “old” clothes as I buy new stuff. This challenge always catches my attention, but I’ve yet to give it a try. I want to though! I totally believe in this message!


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

This graphic novel is absolutely adorable. It made my grinch-heart grow three sizes and I cried.


Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer

Hands down, the best of the series and it’s not even one of the main books! This really made me feel for Levana, but not enough that I was rooting for her. It’s an excellent villain origin story.


Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

This book blew my freaking mind. I don’t even know what to say. It was just so freaking good and shocking and appalling and geez. I’m obsessed with this author now. Clearly, she made this list twice.


H3RO by J.S. Lee

Another author who made this list twice! I loved this trilogy! It’s a reverse harem romance featuring a Kpop group! Yes, one luckily lady gets all five hot guys to herself! I had such a good time reading these!

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8 responses to “Favorite Books of 2020

  1. lydiaschoch

    Honestly, I generally don’t get to new releases the same year they’r written either. You’re not alone there. šŸ™‚

    And I’ve heard so many good things about Monday’s Not Coming.

    My post.

    • I rely on my library a lot, and with lockdowns it was harder than usual to get new releases from there. Oh well, good books don’t expire!

  2. I’m with you on not reading new books the year they come out. There are some I’ll read as part of a buddy read or book club, but I often don’t buy ‘new’ books until they go down in price. The Prince and the Dressmaker has really piqued my interest as I’m into graphic novels at the moment. Going to have to look into it!

    Great Post.

    Best Wishes,
    – Lucy Rambles x

    • I actually don’t buy books at all! I rely heavily on my library, so with lockdown it’s been hard to get new releases this year. And you absolutely must read The Prince and the Dressmaker! It is soooo good!

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