I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of all the books I posted in 2020 and list them in order by my ranking. If there was a tie, I ordered them how I would recommend them. Hopefully this helps narrow things down if you're looking for a good read in 2021. Continue reading to find out what my favorite book of 2020 was!
I really enjoyed reading about Kya's journey from orphan child to accomplished woman in Where the Crawdads Sing. The beginning of the book brought out all my protective mama instincts and actually had me quite angry but I was proud to watch the protagonist overcome her challenges and learn how to fend for herself.
I devoured this trilogy and was ready to move to St. John by the time I finished. If I can, I love to wait until a book series is complete to start reading so I can read straight through and really immerse myself in the plot and characters, which is exactly what I did with these. By the end, I feel as if I know them all personally.
This was our October book club pick. Chosen specifically because we all wanted to read something spooky but not actually scary (LOL). In the end, this book was neither scary or spooky. It reads more of a mystery/suspense but I found most of the plot to be fairly predictable. For me, it started out pretty slow but I stayed engaged because I wanted to get to the heart of the mystery.
If I'm being completely honest, I found this book a little unbelievable and predictable. Not to say I didn't enjoy reading it, I read it in 48 hours [mostly motivated by our impending book club discussion] but I definitely wouldn't have finished it if I truly knew what would happen or if I simply wasn't interested.
It took me a bit longer to get into this book but after the first few chapters I was hooked. That said, this isn't a super happy, feel-good type read. I found myself pretty frustrated with the protagonist for most of the book. It honestly feels like watching your best friend marry/date the bad boy who doesn't treat her how she deserves yet she keeps going back to him.