Top 10 of 2020

1. The Mirror & the Light

Utterly brilliant historical fiction. Captivating and compelling.

2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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

3. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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

4. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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

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

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

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

7. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

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

8. As You Wish by Cary Elwes

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

Completely unique, and Gideon is my favorite person ever.

10. Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

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

Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018
Top 10 of 2019