Saturday, January 2, 2021

Top 10 Books of 2020


I ended 2020 with 79 books read. Not an astronomical number, but since it was such a tough and stressful year, I'll take it. I've set my goal for this year at 75 books and am already well on my way to finishing book 1 (Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai which is WONDERFUL so far), but I thought I'd take a moment and share my favorite books I read in 2020 before I completely dive head first into 2021 :)

*I'm putting these in an order, but it's a rough order...except for my #1. I'm pretty sure about that...*

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10. Sanctum by Hannah McBride

One of my favorite people published her first novel in 2020, and I'm so glad it ended up being one I love enough to call a favorite. It has everything I look for in some of my biggest comfort reads, including but not limited to a sweet fated romance and interesting relationship dynamics (among family, friends, and the love interest). Plus, it has shifters!

9. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Strange to put this at #9, but for now I like it here. This book was a big deal to me this past year, partly because of nostalgia and partly because I truly love this series and these characters. I'm so grateful to have finally gotten Midnight Sun and relieved that it was just as good as, if not better than, I'd imagined it would be. 

8. Always Only You by Chloe Liese

This one was a little bit of a pleasant surprise for me. I read book 1 in this series earlier in the year and liked it, but didn't LOVE it. So I almost didn't pick up Always Only You. But then I saw people talking about it and it caught my interest--and I'm so glad it did. I loved Frankie and Ren and still think about them all the time. And now I'm looking forward to reading the next Bergman novel!

7. Lost Star by Rebecca Royce

Ah yes, my obligatory fangirling over Rebecca Royce's RH. This author writes some of my FAVORITE. This series, Wings of Artemis, in particular. Lost Star was everything I'd wanted i to be and more and I love it so much and now I think I'm going to need to re-read it soon. This harem is...*chef's kiss* I miss this series.

6. Hands Down by Mariana Zapata

Almost always without fail, MZ books end up being favorites. Hands Down was no exception. It made me so happy, and I've re-read it since it released in the summer and I still ADORE Zac and Bianca and their sweet, funny friends-to-lovers story.

5. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Brown Sisters brought be so much joy. It was tough to choose between them, but Zafir slays me. Such a sweetheart, and his dynamic with Dani. Perfection. If you need a pick me up, I strongly suggest picking up these books. They're a delight.

4. A Kingdom of Flesh & Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book took me an embarrassingly long time to read, but the fact that I stayed interested the whole time and kept coming back to this beast of a book during the trying year is a testament to how fantastic this story is. I looooooooved the relationship growth in particular, and I'm already clamoring for book 3. Poppy & Cas 5ever.

3. Sworn to the Shadow God by Ruby Dixon

Ruby Dixon was the author I read the most this year, so it was somewhat difficult to pick which book of hers to include on this list. But the Aspect & Anchor series was my introduction to RD, and Sworn to the Shadow God was the book of hers I was most excited to pick up this year. It did not disappoint, and now I'm anxiously awaiting another installment in this series. And now that I'm talking about it, this will likely be another one I re-read soon because I freaking LOVED this book.

2. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

This was one of the last books I read in 2020. I actually got it for Christmas. But wow, it was such a gem. I'm so glad I didn't hesitate to pick it up once I had it in my hands because this book warmed my heart and made me so beyond happy. A new favorite. And now I'm looking into Kate Clayborn's backlist because I need more. I'm also greatly looking forward to Love at First because as I said, I need more. 

1. Lola and the Millionaires by Kathryn Moon

Technically a duology, but it's all one big story to me so I'm counting it altogether as #1. These books have brought me the most reading joy of 2020. They're now all-time favorites. I originally read them through KU, but they wormed their way into my heart so much that I bought the paperbacks. I've re-read them more than once since my first read. They are...basically perfect. A sweet reverse harem that unfolds flawlessly. Gaaaah, so so so so BEYOND good. So yeah, definitely my favorite of 2020.

What do you think of my list? What were your favorite reads of 2020? Leave a comment and let me know! :)


  1. I really loved reading Midnight Sun too! I love that series and it was fun going back to that world. #TeamEdward<3

    1. Yes!! I’ll never say no to a trip back down Twilight memory lane :)

  2. This year was definitely a rough reading year for me as well. I normally read a ton of books and this year I only read 61. I have yet to read Midnight Sun, but my sister got it for me for my birthday when it came out. But since my reading mood was pretty crappy this year, it's just been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.

    1. It took me a while to make my way through it. I started it in August and finished it in...October? I think? It’ll be worth it when you’re ready for it!!

  3. Thanks for the recommendations! I found several to add to my TBR :)

    1. Oh I’m so glad! Please let me know if you read any—I’d love to hear your thoughts :)