Like I’ve said a few times recently, 2020 is over halfway over! It went slow for a bit, but it’s also flying by at the same time. After talking about my reading goals update and doing the Mid Year Freak Out Tag, I thought it would be fun to look at some of my favorite books so far. As I’m typing this, I’ve read 154 books. I’m not even going to try and put these in a specific order, but just talk about ten of my favorite books of 2020 so far!
I haven’t reviewed all of these, but if I have you can click on the title to see my review!
Elantris – Brandon Sanderson I’ve heard amazing things about Brandon Sanderson’s books for awhile now. When the Cosmerealong was announced (which has gone belly up after certain things didn’t go too well with the host), I knew I needed to participate. I’m glad I did. Elantris was so interesting and I loved the world it takes place in. All of the characters are interesting and there are definitely twists! Even though the ending was a bit rushed for me, I was really impressed!
House of Earth of Blood – Sarah J. Maas After loving Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, I went into this one with low expectations. I mean, this would be an adult book and expectations can really kill your reading experience. House of Earth and Blood was such a pleasant surprise though, even if the author broke my heart into pieces in the first 100 pages! There isn’t any information about the sequel yet, but I can’t wait!
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson I kept seeing A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder on Instagram, Twitter and other platforms and became really curious. I haven’t read many mysteries or thrillers yet, but I’m glad this one caught my eye. I read this book in two sittings and will be reading the sequel soon.
Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire After being on the fence about this series for awhile, I’m so glad I picked this up. Every Heart a Doorway is less than a 200 pages, but there’s so much story! I really think this is so unique and it had so many beautiful quotes. I’ve read all of the published books so far and can’t wait for the next one early 2021!
From Blood and Ash – Jennifer L. Armentrout New books by your favorite authors are always fun, even more so when you don’t expect them. Jennifer L. Armentrout surprised her readers by not telling us about this book until it was already available. For awhile, I didn’t understand what was going on. Until near the end when all is revealed. I’m so excited the sequel will be available in less than two months! And I’m sure that will be added to my list of favorites at the end of the year as well.
Date Me, Bryson Keller – Kevin van Whye One of my favorite tropes is fake relationships. Things always get out of hand or they end up in awkward situations, haha. Date Me, Bryson Keller is so much more than that though. I laughed and cried! When a book can hit me in the feels like that, I know it’s good!
The Bone Chamer – Breeana Shields Another great surprise while reading this year! The Bone Charmer is a book I’ve seen around a few times, but didn’t hear much about. I wish I had read it sooner though, because it’s so good. I love the magic, world, characters and twists! Hopefully I get to the sequel this month.
Aurora Burning – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff After reading Aurora Rising, I knew I needed the sequel, but I also knew after reading Aurora Burning the wait for the third and final book would be unpleasant. I still picked it up though and it was so good. These authors aren’t the nicest to their characters and you never know what to expect. I need the last book!!
Camp – L.C. Rosen A book that takes place at a summer camp sounded interesting, but a camp for queer teens even more so. This camp was there for these teenagers to be able to be themselves all summer long with no judgement. I loved all the aspects of this book. Coming to terms with your sexuality and what that means to you, new relationships, accepting yourself, learning your boundaries and so much more. I’ll definitely be rereading this one in the future.
Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim Another book that’s been on my radar since release, but that I just never got to. I mean Spin the Dawn sounded really interesting to me, but I wasn’t sure if it was for me at the time. I picked it up recently for a group read and I’m so glad that I did! This book was so much more than I was expecting and I loved every minute. I’ll be reading the sequel as soon as my copy arrives.
So these are just ten of my favorite books I’ve read this year! If I’m honest, I’ve had a really good year so far. I think most of the 150+ books could be on this list, haha. What have been some of your favorite books this year? Let me know in the comments!