Best Books of 2020

Hello Everyone!

Last year I challenged myself and tried to list only 5 books for my best books of 2019, This year, I’m not even going to try and just stick with 10.

These are ordered by date read with the most recent at the end.

Instead of making a separate post for my reading stats, I’m including the most relevant ones here.
# of pages read: 55318
# of books read: 130
# of eBooks: 60
# of physical books: 71
# of ARCs: 34

So, without further ado…

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Race the Sands was a pleasant surprise! It’s a standalone fantasy novel rooted in morals and ethics all housed in a story about monster racing. Race the Sands is an incredible standalone fantasy that conveys a full story housed in a lived in and well established world. I would definitely recommend Race the Sands to fans of S.A. Chakraborty’s The Daevabad Trilogy as they are similar in tone and vibe.

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Break Me picks up immediately after the revelations at the end of Tempt Me. Abbi is confused and doesn’t know what to do as the hotel beings to prepare for the grand opening.

Break Me was incredibly hot and sexy. It will probably be my favourite of the series because of something happens well into the novel.

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The Rivals is easily Keeland’s best work to date. It features characters with sizzling hot chemistry and just enough emotional baggage for the stakes to feel real with no unnecessary drama.

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Dune is one of those novels you could read a hundred times and still find something new upon each reread. Dune is an incredible novel that builds the foundation of a complex and vast world all while developing its characters in a slow and deliberate manner. Dune sets up what is going to be an unforgettable reading experience.

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The Empire of Gold is a perfect finale to an incredible trilogy. The Daevabad Trilogy is now one of my all time favorites. Chakraborty has created a full and lush world with complex and compelling characters to root for. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?!

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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up almost immediately after the events of From Blood and Ash. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire continues to develop the world and characters as Armentrout sets up what is going to be a spectacular fantasy series with heavy romantic elements. It will leave you begging for more.

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Roanhorse is proving herself to be a powerhouse writer in the fantasy genre. Black Sun is a multiple perspective fantasy novel inspired by pre-Columbian cultures of America. Roanhorse pulls from Yutatec Maya, Tewan, and Aztec cultures among others. Through this blending of cultures, Roanhorse created a world rich in detail and atmosphere. Her world feels lived in and real.

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Unseen is now, in my opinion, the best novel in the Will Trent series. Everything about Unseen works perfectly. The mystery is twisted. The character moments are impactful. The dialogue continues to be my favourite aspect of Slaughter’s writing.

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Littles Lies is Helena Hunting at her best. I hadn’t even made it 30% of the way through the book and I already knew this was going to be a five star read. Little Lies is Helena Hunting at her best. She’s created such an emotional and raw story about anxiety, coping mechanisms, and falling in love. I whole heartedly recommend this one!

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Of course Rhythm of War is on my list. Haven’t read anything by Brandon Sanderson? You need to remedy that IMMEDIATELY!

Rhythm of War is easily the best novel I’ve read this year. It’s full of action, beautiful character moments, and implications for the Cosmere that will change everything.

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Did any of my favourite books of the year make your list? If not, what are you top books of 2020?

7 thoughts on “Best Books of 2020

  1. I LOVED Black Sun! hoping to get to Trail of Lightning soon while while we wait for news of a Black Sun sequel. Maybe this is the year I FINALY start the Stormlight Archive *fingers crossed*

    Happy Reading! ❤

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