What was your favourite read of 2020? You can find all of my 2020 books on Goodreads here, and below are my favourites, in no particular order. Click on the book cover to be taken to the book’s Amazon US page.

Gay Romance

Beautiful writing. I so badly wanted to reach into the book and give Artie a hug. I haven’t loved a character as much as I loved him in a long time. Such a beautiful and optimistic soul.

I just adored this low-angst novel of self-discovery. It was sweet and thoughtful and I couldn’t get enough of Conrad and Alden.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

I don’t have words to express my love for this book. It was unique and charming and sweet, and really, just nice. It’s such a hopeful book that I can’t recommend it enough.

Gritty, steamy, sexy, suspenseful! Hook and John are hard-edged with squishy insides, and god, I just loved them together.

Loved it! It was cute and sweet and lovely and low-angst and funny. Chock-full of feel-good happiness. Arlo and Jack were the sweetest and the atmospheric Amsterdam setting was just perfect.

Full of love and friendship and made family, I cried, I laughed, and just adored Robbie and Kelly

I loved everything about this: Harley and Brix—separate and together—the banter, the writing, the secondary storyline, the character development. It all worked so well together.

New Adult Fantasy Romance

Romance! Politics! Intrigue! Deception! Spies! Swoon-worthy hero! Kickass heroine! Battle scenes! Great world-building! Pulse-pounding action from beginning to end.

The sequel to The Bridge Kingdom was fantastic! This series is the best one that I read in 2020.

Great writing and unique worldbuilding formed this interesting fantasy debut.

Young Adult Fantasy

An excellent debut novel that I couldn’t put down and devoured in two sittings. The main characters compliment each other perfectly and the novel was almost non-stop action and twists at every turn.

Soooo good! Full of edge-of-your-seat action and betrayal and romance. Main characters working together and not against each other. Loved it.

GAH! This book! Shea Earnshaw’s writing! Can I just bask in her words, please? Absolutely loved every second of this. The writing is rich and evocative and the story hooked me in from the beginning and didn’t let go.

I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, but from what I have read, this one’s a favourite! It was sharp and witty and fun, with twists and turns around every corner! Honestly, a highlight of 2020.

An un-put-downable book. Highly recommend if you like funny, queer heroes getting into shenanigans supported by a great cast!

Fun, with twists and turns, and our sword-wielding Princess was super cool. Just loved it all around.

This was exactly the kind of end to a series I love! This was so gripping that I read it in two days and couldn’t put it down. 

Honourable Mentions

Books that were almost five-star reads that were nevertheless incredibly memorable.

A sports reporter, an NHL player, and a fake relationship. What else do you need?

This age gap workplace romance is laugh-out-loud funny.

Beautifully written historical fiction. I love books with dual parallel storylines: one in the past and one in the present.

Thanks for reading! What are you some of your favourite books that you read this year? Comment below!

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