Books of the Year 2020


I had a lot more time to read in 2020, and according to Goodreads, have read 152 books this year. It wasn't just because of the pandemic. 2020 was the year that I discovered audiobooks. It was also a year in which I reassessed my priorities, and found that reading was an activity that brought me a profound sense of joy and comfort. I took six months away from writing seriously in order to let myself fall back in love with my novel, and instead, consumed every book that took my fancy, reading in any spare moment that I could. These were the best of what I read, though on the whole, it was a very excellent year for books.

These are in no particular order, and should all be available to purchase through your favourite indie bookstore. 

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Salt Slow by Julia Armfield
The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow
Olive by Emma Gannon
Life After Truth by Ceridwen Dovey
Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

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