My Favourite Novels of 2020!

Today I’m sharing my favourite novels that I read in 2020! This has been such a strange year and books have at times given me solace and escape but then at other times (such as the last three months) I’ve barely been able to read anything at all. It means my favourite books of the year really are stand out books that have kept me sane this year. In the end I read 215 books over the course of 2020 and these are my standouts from the year!

So, in no particular order, here goes..

It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans

Wild Spinning Girls by Carol Lovekin

The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman

One Split Second by Caroline Bond

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

Evening Primrose my Kopana Matlwa

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

Be Careful What You Swipe For by Jemma Forte

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

The Mating Habits of Stags by Ray Robinson

The Confession by Jessie Burton

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Summerwater by Sarah Moss

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

Once Again by Catherine Wallace Hope

Keeper by Jessica Moor

So there you have it… my favourite novels of 2020! I will also be doing my top non-fiction books of 2020 soon too but that will be a shorter list as I’ve read fewer non-fiction books over the last year.

What was your best book of 2020? I’d love to know. 🙂

27 thoughts on “My Favourite Novels of 2020!

  1. I’m so glad you found books to love, Hayley, in spite of the year we’ve had. You have a great variety here, too, and several that are now on my wish list. I hope this year is kinder to all of us.

  2. That’s a great list, Hayley. I’ll be having a closer look at the ones that caught my attention. My favourites in 2020 were Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, and A Keeper by Graham Norton.

    • Thank you! I have Hamnet to read but wanted to be out of my reading slump before I started it, I think I might read it very soon. I loved A Keeper when I read it, I was impressed by Graham Norton’s writing. I hope to buy a copy of Anne Tyler’s book soon so it’s good to know how much you enjoyed that one too.

  3. I have a few of these on my TBR and a couple coming up very soon. I am glad that books gave you some solace during this difficult year, Hayley.

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