Better late than never. Or something like that. I suspect “…but it was 2020” is going to be sufficient excuse for a while.
Despite (or because of) everything, I did have a good reading year. Reading, more than ever, was my escape route from the endless days of lockdown in 2020. There are only so many times you can walk around your local neighbourhood before the novelty wears off…
Here are my very favourite reads of 2020, in no particular order:
Lucy Parker’s HEADLINERS (romance): IMO Parker has completely mastered the art of modern grown-up romance. This was utterly delightful and satisfying.
Anna Butler’s THE GOD’S EYE (romance): The final book of her Lancaster’s Luck trilogy was one of my most anticipated of the year, and this was note-perfect. Great tension, mystery, and chemistry.
Mongie’s LET’S PLAY (young adult): I dipped my toes into the world of Webtoons in 2020, and found myself completely charmed by this graphic novel.
Jodi Taylor’s PLAN FOR THE WORST (fantasy): Every instalment of St Mary’s is always a treat (plus it comes with history lessons, as bonus). It’s hilarious non-stop action, which doesn’t take itself too seriously until it is, somehow.
Dal Maclean’s BLUE ON BLUE (romance): I love how present-day London comes alive in these books. She has a knack for the police procedural, and the romance was just so good.
Rachel Neumeier’s COPPER MOUNTAIN (fantasy): Her Black Dog books were one of my favourite series of 2019, and I loved revisiting her take on werewolves. In fact, I ended up re-reading the entire series again and yeah, just as good as the first time around.
Next up – my 2020 reading stats…