Sunday, February 7, 2021

Favorite Books of 2020

One of my favorite posts to do every year is when I rank my favorite books of the year. We're finally at that time and I finally get to talk about all of the amazing new favorites I have from this year. I will say that 2020 overall was a weird reading year for me. I read 107 books but a lot of those were rereads or completed series. As I put series as a single slot in my favorites list, it means I had a lot less books to chose from than normal when I usually read from more series. 

Despite all that, I have finally narrowed down my list to my top 10 books of 2020. This was actually quite difficult to do but I did it! Before we get into those, if you'd like to see more of my 2020 wrap-up posts, check out this page here. You can also check out my Goodreads 2020 Wrap-Up with all the books I read here!

Coming in at number 10, I have Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is book two in the Covenant series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I reread the first book, Half-Blood, because I decided I finally wanted to finish the series and found Pure to be even better than the first book! There were a lot of feels involved and I'm so excited to continue on with the series in the new year. You can find my review here

At number 9, I have the three Summer King novellas by Jennifer L. Armentrout: The Prince, The King, and The Queen. These are three spin-off novellas in A Wicked Trilogy (also by Jennifer) which is one of my favorite series by her. The novellas were so good and addicting. I read them all in the same few days and it was such a ride. I only wish that they had been full length novels so that I could have spent more time with the two main characters (who I absolutely fell in love with!). You can find my review for the novellas here

For number 8, I have All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. This is the first book in a debut nautical fantasy duology ending in this upcoming February. I absolutely blew through this book when I read it at the beginning of the year and I'm so excited that the second book is coming soon because I have to know what happens next. The magic system was so intriguing and the characters were just so fun to read from. You can find my full review here

Coming in at number 7 is The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I'm a big scaredy cat so adult thriller and horror books are typically a no-go for me. However, this is a more light-hearted young adult mystery and it was so much fun. There were definitely parts where I was feeling the mystery/thriller aspect, but most of the book was just fun or exciting moments. I am so incredibly excited for the second book to come out later this year. We just got a title and cover reveal in the past few weeks and my hype for the sequel just keeps growing! You can find my review for The Inheritance Games here

For number 6, I have Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. This was one that I initially listened to on audiobook before buying the finished copy and, I have to say, that was definitely one of the best ways to read it. I ended up connecting so much with the characters and falling so in love with their story. This book was so much fun and had me laughing out loud a lot. It's definitely one of my favorite romcoms of all time now! You can find my review for Boyfriend Material here

Coming in at number 5 I have the Ash Princess trilogy by Laura Sebastian. I first read Ash Princess back before it even came out as an early reviewer and I enjoyed it quite a bit then. I didn't get around to reading the second book when it came out and, by the time the third book came out, I had pretty much forgotten everything about the first book. However, I was chosen for a blog tour for the series and was sent the entire trilogy to read. I binged it in spring right before and at the beginning of lockdown and had a blast! These books were so fun, so emotional, and so intriguing. I'm a big fan of the magic systems and absolutely love the characters involved in these books. I'm so glad that I decided to sign up for the tour as I can't imagine not having this new favorite series on my shelf. You can find my review of the first book here

For number four, I have Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova. I, again, was on a blog tour for this book last year and am so happy that I was. I read this book in just one sitting and became obsessed with it. It was so good, so intriguing, and made me feel so many things. I have five editions now of this book because it's just one of my all-time favorites now. I can't wait for the second book to release later this year so that I can finally see how it all ends! Zoraida truly has a gift for writing and I am very much looking forward to exploring her other backlist titles and upcoming releases. You can find my full review of Incendiary here

Coming in at number 3, I chose She's With Me by Jessica Cunsolo. This is a book that I started all the way back when it was first publishing chapter-by-chapter on Wattpad. Five or so years later and I finally had the finished, published copy in my hands. I read this book in one sitting back at the start of lockdown and fell in love. It was so wonderful being reunited with these characters in a revised, updated, and more polished story. I cannot wait to finish the second book (which I'm currently in the middle of!). You can find my full review here

The number two book that I read in 2020 was, of course, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. There's no doubt in my mind that this would have been my number one read for the year if I hadn't been spoiled for a major plot point before I even started. I was way less impacted by some of the twists and turns because I already knew what happened for that particular plotline. However, the rest of the book absolutely nailed it. The characters? Amazing. The story? Fantastic. The writing? Phenomenal. Sarah's first real shot at adult fantasy was so well-executed and I can't wait to reread it this year (and hopefully get the second book!). You can find my full review here.

The number 1 spot on this list goes to the Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer. I was obsessed with these books. I binge read this entire trilogy and had an absolute blast reading them. They were so good and, honestly, I can't believe I didn't read these books sooner. I'd heard the hype. I'd enjoyed all of Marissa's other books I'd read before. Yet I didn't think I'd enjoy these. I'm glad that I finally took the plunge because these have shot up into some of my favorite books of all time. I cannot wait to reread these in the and to have actual shelves to display them on in the future. You can find my review of Renegades here.

Thanks for reading! What were your favorite books of the year? Let me know in the comments down below! 

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