Monday, December 28, 2020

Top Ten Books of 2020


 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten books of the year. We all know what a dumpster fire of a year 2020 has been- but there were some good books! So here are my picks for favorites of the year. Hope everyone is having happy holidays.    
 





54 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for good books this year! I only had one five star read this year, but enough 4.5's that it pulled me through with 10. My reading definitely felt way off this year thanks to everything going on. I haven't read any of your top ten, but Kelley Armstrong's and Becky Chamber's books are ones I would really like to read.

    Here's hoping 2021 will be a better reading year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I read so many phenomenal books this year. There sure were a bumper crop of hits for me. I liked The Cousins too. McManus never disappoints.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just picked up my copy of The Cousins and I can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I see so many raves for The Cousins. Thank goodness for the escape that books gave us this year.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have been having a tough time the last... 2-3 years coming up with a lengthy list of favorites. Not sure why, but it has been a thing. I think it's more because I know more what I like than I used too AND that I just don't read that many books in a year. Glad you still found some books to enjoy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank goodness for good books to get us through the year! Glad you found some you loved. Funny, I think the pandemic had the opposite effect on me because I read more. I like the cover for the Becky Chambers one!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hope your holiday is going well too! Alone in the Wild sounds good.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yeah.. dumpster fire for sure!! Hoping for a better 2021! I agree, so many great books this past year! I enjoyed The Cousins! It was my first book by her.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Cousins keeps hitting lists every week. I really should take a peek at it I guess! Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Excellent! Here's hoping that 2021 has many more great books in store for you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I recognize The Cousins on your list (think I actually first saw it on your blog) and still want to read it.

    Lost Horizon is a classic and I love that book. Quickly had a look at where my copy is, found it!

    Hope you will have some great reads in 2021 Greg.

    Happy New Year!

    Elza Reads Favorite Books 2020

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, I love Kelley Armstrong, including the latest work of hers (Stitch in Time). So happy to see her here on this list, and also Becky Chambers.

    Happy TTT and Happy 2021 in advance!
    ~My Top 10 Tuesday Post @Lexlingua

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm currently reading The Long Way to a Small Angry planet so happy to see Becky Chambers on your list. Happy holidays and happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/top-10-books-of-2020/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sisters of the Vast Black looks intriguing! These were my favourite reads of 2020 if you wanted to check them out! Have a Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yeay for becky chambers favorites! And I have sisters of the vast black to read at some point. Hopefully next year.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've only read one of the books on your list and I really enjoyed The Cousins too πŸ˜ƒ I'm such a fan of McManus' YA mysteries! I still need to read Girls With Sharp Sticks and all of Becky Chambers' books (I feel like a broken record saying that all of the time LOL) but I'm determined to get to them eventually!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Books have been a saviour this year!
    I haven't read any from your list but I wish you many more good reads in the coming year!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ooh nice picks! Some new to me ones. I did enjoy Kelley's Alone in the Wild book. Can't wait to see where this series goes after next year's release which was pretty awesome too!


    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm glad you liked To Be Taught If Fortunate so much. Happy New Year, Greg!

    My post.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Shari Lapena is always good for a fantastic thriller!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ooh The Cousins made the list! I've added it since you posted about it before and now I'm looking forward to it even more!! I hope you find equally stellar reads in the new year :) See you soon!

    Find my post here: https://www.nbiblioholic.com/2020/12/these-are-few-of-my-favorite-things.html

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank goodness for books especially in this time of pandemic. I have to try Kelley Armstrong's thriller books. Your post just reminded me of that.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oo Alone in the Wild was so good!!! I can't wait for the next installment.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love seeing Sisters of the Vast Black on here, and I really want to read The Cousins. Hope you have a fun and safe New Year's, Greg!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I haven't read any of these but I like their covers. I might read one of Becky Chambers' book next year. Lots of people love them and they pique my interest.

    Have a lovely day.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I haven't read any of these yet, but of course Becky Chambers is high on my must-read list. Also want to try Kelley Armstrong and Karen McManus!
    Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Alone in the Wild was fantastic! I need to put in my request for the audio of The Cousins. Yep, won't be sad to say goodbye to 2020!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Books have been one of the few good things to come out of 2020!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-296/

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm glad you found some good books this year! Most of those weren't even on my radar, but the Becky Chambers book is already on my TBR and my Kindle; I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am going to look into Alone In The Wild. I think I have read some of Kelley Armstrong's books but not for sure. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Haha yes, 2020 really has been a dumpster fire of a year, Greg! But thank God we've had some great books to escape into.πŸ“š I pray you and yours will have a joyous and hopeful New Year! πŸŽ†

    ReplyDelete
  32. I really need to read that Kelley Armstrong series. It sounds so good! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great post Greg. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2020/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-reads-of-2020.html

    ReplyDelete
  34. I just borrowed The Cousins from the library, so I'm excited to see that it made your favourites list. I can't wait to give it a go.

    ReplyDelete
  35. The Cousins wasn't on my list today, but I did love it. I always love her books. Nice list!

    ReplyDelete
  36. For as awful of a year as it's been, I have to admit it was a great year for books. The Cousins looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm so glad this dumb year is coming to an end! At least we did have some good books. I'm halfway through Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series and totally loving it. And I can't wait to read The Cousins. Hope you have a Happy New Year, Greg! :D

    ReplyDelete
  38. I haven't heard of any of the books on your list before. However The Cousins and All One In The Wild sound intriguing to me.

    ReplyDelete
  39. These look great. I especially love the look of the Kelley Armstrong book. I've read a few of her books and really loved them. Adding it to my TBR ;)

    ReplyDelete
  40. There were definitely some good books this year.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great list! I really need to read Sisters of the Vast Black, and I'm looking forward to picking up The Cousins, too.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hello! I don't know about these books but I'd like to read "The cousins" and "Girls with razor hearts" but I'm sure all of them are great. I liked to hear about your favourites of the year. Take care <3

    ReplyDelete
  43. The Cousins look really intriguing. Hope you enjoy New Years's!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I agree with you about the dumpster fire of 2020. My "favorites" of 2020 felt more like books that help me escape for a time from the awfulness of the year. Thanks for sharing. Some books I liked in 2020

    ReplyDelete
  45. I listened to more audiobooks than ever this year, I think! I haven't read any on your list, but I definitely agree that 2020 was a strange year for reading!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your description of 2020 made me laugh! I would definitely say that you are pretty accurate with your description πŸ˜‚! I have not read any of the novels you listed, but I am so glad to hear that you have read many great books this year. Reading is such a wonderful escape from reality... and even more so when the year is a dumpster fire of a year! I hope 2021 holds even better books and that the year is full of love, health and happiness for you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. 2020 was indeed a dumpster fire, lol. The Cousins and Sisters of the Vast Black are two I definitely want to read.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Sisters of the Vast Black made my list last year, SUCH a great choice! Now I really must get to To Be Taught If Fortunate since it made your favorites list! I also loved The Cousins! It was close to making my list but lists are hard. I also really enjoyed Girls With Razor Hearts! Great choices!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I have The Cousins to hopefully read soon!!!

    Lauren

    www.shootingstarsmag.net

    ReplyDelete
  50. I meant to read a few of these authors this year but I never got round to it. Maybe next year!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I wouldn’t have survived this year without books. I’m glad you read some good ones!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I have only read one of these but I would have to agree that Alone in the Wild was a fantastic book!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I recently bought To Be Taught if Fortunate, and I want to read Sisters of the Vast Black. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘✨

    ReplyDelete