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My 2020 Favourite Reads

Normally at this time of year I post my top ten books of the year. I go back and look through my list of everything I’ve read and loved and then I whittle that list down to ten. This year I can’t do that. Every time I try to take a book out of this list it just feels wrong. I just loved these ones so much.

I know 17 is a slightly odd number but 2020 has been an odd year so I’m going with it. Here are the books I’ve read this year that I’ve really loved and would highly recommend. Those marked with an * were very kindly gifted to me and I’ve put the publication dates in brackets for the 2021 releases.

The Girl with the Louding Voice by @abidare_author

Girl, Woman, Other by @bernardineevaristo

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett

Madam* (18 February) by @phoebewynnewrites

The Road Trip* (29 April) by @betholearyauthor

The Push* (7 January) by @ashleyaudrain

Miss Benson’s Beetle by @rachelcjoyce

Know My Name by @chanel_miller

Here is the Beehive by @sarahcrossanwriter

Three Hours by @rosamundluptonauthor

Half a World Away by @mikegaylethenovelist

A Thousand Splendid Suns by @khosseini

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by @veschwab

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot* (18 February) by @itsmariannecronin

Punching the Air by @ibizoboi and @dr.yusefsalaam

Girl in the Walls* (18 March) by @ajgnuse

There was one book on here that I loved so much, it felt like the perfect book for me this year and so tomorrow I’m going to post about my 2020 book of the year, can you guess which one it is?

Are any of your favourites in this stack and what has been your favourite read this year?

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