Top Books of 2020

Hello, book lovers! 💕

This week will be full of end of the year posts, which I’m excited to share as we get closer to saying goodbye to this crazy year.. I have already shared my Most Disappointing Reads of 2020 a couple weeks ago, so it’s only natural that I’d want to share my Top Books of 2020.

As a disclaimer, these books aren’t necessarily ones that were released in 2020 but ones that I read in 2020. But they don’t count the books that I reread in 2020, because there were quite a few. I gave all of these 5 stars on Goodreads, but they’re not in any particular order, but I’m sure you’ll be able to tell which of these were my all-time favorite books of this year.

For the most part, the books that I mention have reviews that I did, so I’ll link that to them if you’re interested in knowing more of my thoughts on any of these books.

So without any further ado, let’s get onto my top books of 2020!

I read Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer so early in the year that I forgot that I read it this year. But I remember loving it. I remember thinking when I finished the book that I wanted to give it all the stars. I loved everything about it, especially the topics that it tackled. I loved the friendship and the romance and the family aspects.


Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed was another one that I read really early on this year. Like I’ve mentioned many times on here, I love Becky Albertalli and will pretty much pick up anything that she publishes. And this one was cowritten by her and Aisha Saeed, who I haven’t read anything by but really want to after reading this book.

Essentially I felt like for a book about politics, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the politics. That wasn’t the whole premise of the story, which is part of the reason I really enjoyed it.


Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo is another book that I absolutely loved this year. Then again, I love all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s books.

But I loved the way that this book was written; it was written in verse like Acevedo’s debut novel, The Poet X, which is another one of my favorite books. As I mentioned in my review, I felt like the story dealt with some really difficult issues, but in a way that was heart wrenching and raw and emotional.


One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London felt like a reality tv show, and that’s not something I’m usually interested in. But for some reason it worked in this book. The main character was badass and inspirational. I loved that she was plus size because that’s not something you see often in books; it made her feel so real and genuine.


This book! I don’t know what there is to say about this book other than the fact that I loved it and pretty much everything that V.E. Schwab has written.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue quickly became one of my all-time favorite books of this year as soon as I finished it. I was hooked from the beginning and didn’t stop reading until I was done. To say I’d give this more than five stars if I could would be an understatement.


If you thought I wouldn’t include The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune on this list then you’d be mistaken. Because that may have beeb my number one book of the year. Even though these aren’t really in any particular order, except for maybe the last two. But I wouldn’t be able to rank them.

I loved every second of this book, especially the kids on the island. Every time they were mistreated by the people who lived in the village, I felt personally attacked.


So there you have it! Those are my top books of 2020! With all the books that I read this year (which I think totaled around 65, almost 70), I’d say this was a pretty good list of books. I don’t give 5 stars to books as willingly as I used to so to say these were my top books of this year is a pretty high honor.

What was your favorite book that you read this year? Have you read any of these books that I mentioned? I’d love to chat in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary.

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