While 2020 may not have been the best year ever (as we all originally anticipated), it was certainly my best reading year – and that has to count for something!
At the beginning of the year, I set a reading goal for myself. I wanted to read 30 books. That’s how many I got through in 2019, so my thought was that it should be simple enough in 2020. Now, I look back and laugh, friends. I read a grand total of 131 books in the last year. Phew!
I’ll get into just how I managed to read that many books at a later time. Today, we’re dwelling on the best of the best out of that massive stack. I’ve gone through my Goodreads and read over my reviews to determine which ones were truly top tier, and now I’m sharing them with you.
The 30 Books I Loved Most in 2020
You can find synopses for these books, along with my reviews, scattered throughout my blog and on my Goodreads. I’ve also provided links for each of my monthly wrap-ups on their corresponding month below.
Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
Echo North – Joanna Ruth Meyer
Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
Renegades – Marissa Meyer
Waiting for Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
All the Stars and Teeth – Adalyn Grace
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham
Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor
The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
The Falconer – Elizabeth May
You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson
The Switch – Beth O’Leary
Scythe – Neal Shusterman
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
Lovely War – Julie Berry
Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Roseanne A. Brown
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
How to Find Love in a Bookshop – Veronica Henry
The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
One Way or Another – Kara McDowell