My Top 10 Reads of 2020

2020 is over, and that means its time for me to share my Top 10 reads of the year!

Now, this list was very hard for me to compile as I read so many amazing books this year, so after I’ve shared the top ten I am going to give a few honourable mentions to books that just missed out on being in my top ten.

What were your favourite reads of 2020?

1. Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

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A beautiful, heartfelt read full of hope and also courage, and one that I couldn’t stop thinking about long after finishing it.

2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer


Just an incredible retelling of Beauty and the Beast, that blew my mind! It kicked off my obsession with this series thats for sure.

3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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A heartfelt, beautifully written story about loss and ultimately the coming together of family. I was instantly pulled in by the poetic writing style and found myself captivated within minutes.

4. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

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An incredible read and one that I can’t speak of highly enough. Holly Jackson is making a name for herself as one of the best YA mystery authors in the business. To say I cannot wait to read what she writes next would be a huge understatement.

5. Hideous Beauty by William Hussey

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Hideous Beauty was an  incredible, thrilling, beautiful read that I didn’t want to finish. It’s captivating but will also break your me.

6. Wonderland by Juno Dawson

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Wonderland was a compelling, engaging read which does show you how gritty the world of privilege and luxury can be. Its addictive, trippy style and intriguing, thrilling plot will certainly pull you in and leave you mesmerised.

7. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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An enchanting, spectacular read that did put an original twist on the story of Cinderella. It is certainly one that you all need to be looking out for and putting on your TBR’s.

8. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

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This was a thrilling, compelling read that had me gripped from the very start. This world that Maniscalco has created is rich in magic, history, mystery and incredible sounding food, and I, for one cannot wait to get my hands on book two.

9. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn was an incredible read that I was blown away by! For a standalone fantasy, it exceeded all my expectations and I am excited to read what Melissa Bashardoust writes next.

10. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

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Amari and the Night Brothers was such an outstanding, magical read that I just couldn’t get enough of. It’s thrilling storyline, diverse characters and engaging writing has made it one of my stand out reads of 2020 for sure.

Honourable Mentions

Are You Watching? by Vincent Ralph

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

Ghostcatcher by Sophie Green

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt

The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery

Asking For A Friend by Kate Mallinder

Venom by Bex Hogan

The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Boy Queen by George Lester

Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green

F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett

Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Majesty by Katharine McGee

4 thoughts on “My Top 10 Reads of 2020

  1. Lovely list! I really want to read Cemetery Boys and Cinderella is Dead, and I thoroughly enjoyed Clap When you Land. A Curse so Dark and Lonely was beautiful, and I need to finish the next one since the conclusion comes out soon!🥰


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