Top 10 of 2020

HOLY SMOKES! What a great year for books I’ve had! This is, hands’ down, the best reading year I have ever had. Ever. I know I say that every year, but there are eight, count ’em, EIGHT five-star books on this list. YOWZAH!

In all seriousness, I’m so excited to share this list with you all.

1. The Mirror & the Light

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Utterly brilliant historical fiction. Captivating and compelling.

2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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Wow. I just, don’t even have words. Wow.

3. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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Beautiful, heartbreaking, romantic, and empowering. You have to read this book.

4. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Epic fantasy inspired by pre-Columbian America. Political intrigue at its finest.

5. The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

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WOW! What a finale! I wish I always loved the end of a series like this. It was fun, twisty-turny, lovey dovey, and just dark enough to be delicious.

6. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

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So fun, and cute, and sweet, and I just loved it SO MUCH!!!

7. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

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Sherlock Holmes + all the supernatural creatures + light steampunk + Jack the Ripper = gold

8. As You Wish by Cary Elwes

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The closest thing you’ll ever get to a behind-the-scenes of making-of of The Princess Bride.

9. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Completely unique, and Gideon is my favorite person ever.

10. Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

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Fun, smart science fiction that is just as good as the first book (and when does THAT ever happen?).

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