* WHAT BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2020 contains Affiliate Links
I absolutely love to read; it calms me, it brings me into the moment and helps me pass time waiting for maternity appointments haha. I uploaded a blog post on The Books I’ve read so far this year, back in July so I won’t repeat those books here. I will continue on from that last post. My goodreads goal for this year was 20 books. Did I hit the target? From January to July I read 7 books, so the first book listed here will be the 8th book read this year. I love writing these posts so here is What Books I’ve read in 2020.
the night circus by erin morgenstern
I really enjoyed this. One of my fave books I have read this year and definitely one to add to your list if you haven’t yet read it. I’ve not read anything like The Night Circus before but it was equal parts interesting and magical. It really gripped my attention throughout and I loved it. I am the absolute worst at describing books so I will leave the links to each book on amazon were you can find the description.
ninth house by leigh bardugo
Ninth House would not be something I would normally reach for but I read as part of a book club AND I really enjoyed it. It went into a lot of history and there were a lot of back stories but I enjoyed the book overall. I read it pretty quickly which for me, means it’s good. It’s pretty dark but I think thats what I liked about it, oops.
the switch by beth o’leary
From a super dark book to the cutest book ever. The Switch and Beth O’Leary herself are just incredible. Beth is such an amazing author and she really draws you in with her writing style. Another beautifully written book with an amazing storyline. I love Beths Books and I cannot wait for The Roadtrip to come out. This post wouldn’t be a What Books I’ve read in 2020 post without a book from Beth O’Leary.
blood orange by harriet tyce
Another book club read that I wouldn’t usually have picked up but I loved. Blood Orange is a well written thriller and the book that made me wonder if I do like Thrillers after all. Kept me hocked throughout and actually kept me guessing, which I love. I can usually guess where things are going but the Blood Orange kept me guessing and actually shocked me a few times. A really good read.
Cock and bull by laura barnard
I really loved this book and the entire storyline. Cock and Bull isn’t very well known but it really deserves to be put out there. A little bit inevitable but I don’t mind when it comes to chick lits because I just find them really fun and endearing. A lovely book and another that I read pretty quickly. Really easy to get into and follow along with. This would be a great beach read; if we can ever visit one again that is.
the taking of annie thorne by c j tudor
This has to be the weirdest book I’ve read in 2020. The Taking of Annie Thorne is weird and creepy and just like what?! Even though it was very weird it was also one of the best books I read in 2020 too. It had a bit of everything in it and I loved the way it was written. I really couldn’t guess where they story was heading and I loved that about it. A good creepy read.
christmas shopaholic by sophie kinsella
This was a must read in the run up to Christmas. The Christmas Shopaholic is the 9th book in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. A hugely popular book series that was even made into a film. If you haven’t read any of them I strongly urge you to start at the beginning with The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, a great book series to binge.
the little book of hygge:the danish way to live well by meik wiking
I really loved this little book. I am all about a comfy cosy life and The Little Book of Hygge is literally about making everything cosier. I love everything Hygge and this book made me really appreciate the little moments more. To live in the moment more and enjoy the little things. Highly recommend picking this up if you love everything cosy.
meet me in london by georgia toffolo
This book kept popping up on my goodreads with loads of people reading it and giving it 5 star reviews so of course I had to pick it up and I loved it. A really lovely easy to read story that would be a perfect weekend break book. Meet Me in London is a lovely romantic bestseller and one of my favourite books of the year. A definite must read and one I will definitely be recommending to friends.
this time next year by sophie cousens
This I bloody loved. 5 million stars. This Time Next Year is currently doing the rounds all over social media and there is defiantly a reason. It’s so good. Such a good concept and a really easy story to follow. A really easy to read fun book that would be amazing for a cosy weekend away. I read this in 2 days it was that good, 2 days is quick for me these days being a pregnant toddler mama. A definite must read.
i owe you one by sophie kinsella
I enjoyed this book but for me it was very easy to guess what what coming next. I Owe you One is a really easy read but just too inevitable for me. I also found the characters vert very frustrating; some were even setting my anxiety off. I still enjoyed the book as it ended really well but I was just a tad dissapointed as Sophie Kinsella is usually one of my fave authors.
normal people by sally roney
I really loved this book. Easy to read and just easy to understand characters. They seemed believable and like real people rather than people in a book if that makes any sense. Normal People has been doing the rounds on social media all year and I finally got around to reading it and I really enjoyed it. A small book so its a quick but good read.
the priory of the orange tree by samantha shannon
And last but certainly not least is this absolute monster of a book. I have been really looking forward to reading The Priory of the Orange Tree all year but have put it off due to its size. This is an absolute monster of a book at over 800 pages and I’m surprised I got through it as quick as I did. I think it took me around 2/3 weeks. A brilliant book that in my opinion is up the with the greats such as Game of Thrones. A definite must read; don’t put it off due to its size like I did.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading What Books I’ve read in 2020. I somehow managed to meet my goal of 20 books and I’m so proud of myself. Finding the time to read these days can be really difficult so I’m glad I managed to put all that time aside for myself in 2020. I’m hoping to continue reading lots. I really love it and it really does calm me. My Goodreads 2021 goal will be up soon so keep an eye out for that. Here are 3 self care books that I really enjoyed. Did I mention any books you really want to read?