Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday - Favourite Books of 2020

 

  Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.



This week the topic is
Favourite Books of 2020



Here are my top ten books of 2020 . . .



10. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
3.5/5 stars
 

 
Having seen lots of love for this book, I wanted to read it even though contemporaries aren't my favourites. I ended up enjoying this and can see why people like it so much.




9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
3.5/5 stars
 

 After putting off reading this because of the hype, I finally read The Night Circus!
While I didn't love it, I did enjoy it and would definitely watch an adaptation of it.


 
 
8. Powers of a Girl by Lorraine Cink and Alice X. Zhang (Illustrator)
4/5 stars
 

As a Marvel fan who hasn't read many of the comics, I found Powers of a Girl really interesting and loved that there are so many kick-ass, intelligent women.


 
 
7. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4/5 stars
 

I listened to the audiobook of this and found it really interesting.


 
 
6. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
4/5 stars
 

 
I listened to the audiobook of this and really enjoyed it.
 
 


5. The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
4/5 stars
 

 
It's not often that I read a contemporary romance but I ended up really enjoying this one.
 



4. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
4/5 stars
 

 
This was such a fun read with literary characters appearing in the real world, and I loved that it was set in New Zealand.




3. The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
4/5 stars
 

 
Jasper Fforde is my favourite author, but the premise of The Constant Rabbit was so bizarre that I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. Luckily, I did end up really enjoying it.

Read my review here.


 
 
2. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
4.5/5 stars
 

 
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the idea of the libraries and talking grimoires, and loved the main characters.
 
Read my review here.
 
 
 
 
1. The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3) by S.A. Chakraborty
5/5 stars

The Daevabad Trilogy is one of my favourite series ever and the last installment of it, The Empire of Gold, is my only five star read of the year. I absolutely adored it. It was perfection.

Read my review here.

 


What are your favourite reads of 2020?



12 comments :

  1. We Should All Be Feminists was such a good read.

    My post.

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  2. I really enjoyed The Flatshare. I love Jasper Fforde but haven't read his latest, I'm glad to hear you liked it! Also glad to hear the Daevabad trilogy is great all the way through, I've only read the first one so far. Thanks for the recommendations.

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    1. You should definitely check out The Constant Rabbit if you like his other books :)

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  3. It's nice to see The Night Circus is still impressing readers after all these years.

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    1. I had put off reading it for so long because of the hype haha.

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  4. I really need to read Sorcery of Thorns, I meant to this year but didn't get around to it. I devoured the whole Daevabad trilogy this year, but I had the first book rather than the third on my favourites list.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-296/

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    1. Sorcery of Thorns was so fun! I hope you enjoy it if you read it!
      Glad to hear that you liked the Daevabad Trilogy too!

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  5. Great list! The Empire of Gold made my list this week, too, and I've seen Sorcery of Thorns on so many lists - I need to read that one!

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  6. I've never read a Jasper Fforde book but they all sound so fantastic. Definitely going to have to check him out in the new year.

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    1. His books are so unique and witty. I hope you like them if you pick up his books :)

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