It’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Check out all my past TTT posts here:
- December 1: Books I Want to Read Again
- December 8: Top Ten Wintry Reads
- December 15: Books on my Winter TBR
- December 22: Books I Hope Santa Brings
This week’s theme is Favorite Books of 2020. Who else has a ridiculously hard time picking their favorite book?? It changes weekly, I swear. Or I think I liked a book, and then I read a bookstagram review that points out everything that was wrong with it and totally ruins it for me. However, 2020 was a great year for book releases (and that’s about it).
Many of these I read before I started the blog (I started at the end of September), so they don’t yet have reviews, just star ratings in my journal. I’ll get around to writing reviews for them eventually–they’re worth re-reading so I can do them justice!
Here are my Top Ten Books of 2020 (that I can think of right now on the spot…I’m sure I’ll forget some and need to edit this later).
Now, readers who haven’t read the whole Will Trent series and only read The Silent Wife might not understand quite how incredible this book was. But for those of you who have read the whole series, you can’t tell me your mind wasn’t blown by this one. Incredible how she’s kept this series interesting for 20 years and 16 books.
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I listened to an audiobook of The Silent Patient on a road trip back in May. Man, did that road trip fly by! I didn’t see the ending of this one coming at all, and it is my top-recommended book for 2020. (I realized after writing this list that this one actually came out at the end of 2019. My bad–I still read it in 2020!)
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
This was the most beautifully heartwarming book I’ve read in a long time. I don’t often read YA, but this one was definitely worth it.
I also listened to this one as an audiobook, and I think the production really did the story justice.
- He Started It by Samantha Downing
- The End of Her by Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena is an auto-buy author for me, and this one didn’t disappoint.
- The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
This one made me bawl my eyes out. I really felt for these characters, and the story was twisty and interesting.
- Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
I’m working on writing this review right now, even though I read this months ago.
Gotta love a good cult novel!
I thoroughly enjoyed this legal drama, but I wouldn’t consider it a thriller (as it was advertised).
I took this to mean 2020 releases that I also read in 2020, so I know I’m missing some popular ones like The Vanishing Half, Don’t Look For Me and When No One is Watching. Those are on my TBR! Have you read any of these? Let me know what your favorite 2020 reads were in the comments!