I’ve just realised – a full month into the new year – that I didn’t even pick out my favourite books from last year when I did My 2020 reading recap (with charts!). This post aims to rectify that oversight…
I read so many great books last year! But I narrowed down my top five favourite reads of 2020 (listed in the order I read them):
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin
- Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
- Uprooted by Naomi Novak
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
They’re all exceptional books. And putting them together like this, there are some striking similarities that jump out immediately: all five being fantasy stories told by women. I can’t recommend these books enough and look forward to getting into more by these authors this year.
If you want to check out the rest of the books, head to my Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge or my Goodreads read shelf for books I finished reading between 1 January and 31 December 2020.