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
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
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
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!”
Now that’s a lovely page of summary – looks so much better than mine! Definitely worth the wait.
Thank you so much! 🙂
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.
Thank you, it was nice to look back over my reading and see how many wonderful books I read. I hope you enjoy the ones that you’ve added to your wish list. x
Lovely books! I am adding some to my list. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the ones that you’ve added to your list. x
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.
A nice mix of genres. I’ve not read any of these but spy a few I’d like to:)
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.
I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. Thank you, I don’t know what I’d do without books to escape in to.
What a lovely range of books, Hayley – and I’m DELIGHTED to see that you haven’t limited yourself to 10:)).
Thank you 🙂 I can never do a top 10, there are always too many good books that I have to include. x
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Looks like you managed to find plenty of good stuff despite the horrors of 2020! Hope you find just as many in 2021. 😀
I did read some incredible books in 2020 so I feel very lucky that I had them to escape in to. Thank you, I hope you do too. 🙂
In 5 years and it’s a wonderful night 🥰🥰🥰🥰 gorgeous books
Aren’t they? I adored them both. 🙂 x
What a great set of books. Such a Fun Age and Girl, Woman Other were on my 2019 list and Queenie on my 2020.
Thank you! I didn’t read as much last year as I have in previous years but I did read some excellent books. Girl, Woman, Other has really stayed with me and I already want to read it again.
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In Five Years was amazing!
It was, wasn’t it? I loved it so much.
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