Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana, and today I’m here to talk about the Best Books of 2020!
1. The Daevabad Trilogy
These are all included as my #1 because it’s my all time favourite series. I reread the first two books, The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper, in preparation for The Empire of Gold and as usual, they made the top of my list this year. I adore this trilogy, and I can’t wait to reread it in 2021!
2. The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic
And none for The Burning God… I love these two books and I reread them both in preparation for the third one but… it wasn’t good. So I’m going to remember these two incredible books forever and pretend I didn’t read the third one.
3. The Light Brigade
I wasn’t expecting to love this one as much as I did but it was brilliant. I knew I enjoyed Hurley’s writing but they knock it out of the park with this time wimey, head f*cking book. I’m going to have to reread it in 2021 and do a full review because it’s excellent.
I picked this one up on a whim from the library and I had such a great time with it. Yaa Gyasi is such a talented writer, who had me invested in multiple different characters even though they only had one dedicated chapter each.
5. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
This was unexpected! I had a feeling I would enjoy this one but after picking it up I found out it is set near where I live and close to where I grew up, so I was loving all the settings and references in here. It’s also super fast paced and told in mixed media format, so it was perfect for me.
6. The Survivors
I expected this one to make the list because I always love Jane Harper’s writing! She has an amazing gift for getting you really involved in the setting. Prior to this book, I thought that was just for books set in the outback, but it turns out she does a really good job in stormy Tasmania too.
7. Into the Drowning Deep
I have a deep, deep fear of the ocean so reading a book about killer mermaids in the Mariana Trench was… an experience. I loved this one though, and I got super into it!
Of course I loved this one. It’s a bit quieter than The Song of Achilles but I think you’d be really into it if you want to explore a mysterious side character from mythology.
9. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
This is the only non fiction to make the list as I listened to a lot less non-fic this year (thanks to working from home!), but this one really stood out among all the books I read. As someone who grew up working class, in poverty, I found this to be very interesting and I was nodding along to it.
10. The Bone Houses
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did but there’s a Bone Goat!!