My 2020 Half Way Top Reads

Hey bookworms!

2020 has been crazy or what?!? I know what my defining moment (so far) is, but seeing as its talked about all over the news, I don’t think little old me needs to talk about it more. But, you’d of thought going into lockdown, I’d of been absolutely smashing my reading goal – or already surpassed it – but alas, I have not!

Actually, I’ve had a slower reading year compared to last year – my reading challenge is sitting at 38/50, and I’ve predominantly read mysteries with the sporadic contemporary or fantasy. The desire to read more fantasy is increasing (which is exactly what happened this time last year too) as well as more contemporaries. Speaking of which, I just finished the upcoming The Midnight Library by Matt Haig last night, and OH MY GOSH! What a book! It’s definitely in my top reads of 2020 so far. Buuuut seeing as it doesn’t come out until next month, I don’t have a pretty spine to include in my book stack.

Speaking of which, here it is! My favourite reads of 2020 so far stack:


A quick summary of my favourite 2020 reads so far:

Get A Life, Chloe Brown: tears running down my face hilarious. So heartwarming, relatable and important. Also steamy! ❤️

Tweet Cute: cheesy, heartwarming and really uplifting. A true pick-me-up read that will leave your tummy rumbling for delicious desserts! 💛

Such A Fun Age: emotional and thought provoking. I found this on a level of psychological horror because of how Alix behaved 💙
(click here for my review of Such A Fun Age)

The Binding: one of my favourite love stories ever – it blew me away! I hope Collins expands the magic world she built in this in future stories 💜
(click here for my review of The Binding)

Home Before Dark: Sager’s newest book didn’t disappoint, it was a real page turner and some chapters really left me feeling horrified! 💚

Mexican Gothic: atmospheric, slow burn, gothic and utterly divine. The story builds to a level of suffocation that leaves its mark! 🖤
(click here for my review of Mexican Gothic)

The Familiar Dark: I was on the edge of my seat with this one- a mother seeks justice after her teen daughter is found murdered 💔
(click here for my review of The Familiar Dark)

The Guest List: gripping, atmospheric, page turner. I didn’t predict this murder mystery! 🌊

The Whisper Man: a great mystery with an emotional ode to fatherhood and legacies 💙
(click here for my review of The Whisper Man)

Black Summer: I LOVED the tense cat-and-mouse feeling of Poe’s face off with one heck of a psychopath 👀
(click here for my review of Black Summer)


For the most part, I’ve read great books this year. My absolute favourites are Get A Life, Chloe Brown and Mexican Gothic. I’ll happily reread both (I’m already itching to reread GALCB) and I can’t recommend them enough. All 10 of these fantastic reads should be added to your TBR, and also The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

I’m hoping I’ll reach my 50 goal by September, especially as more of my highly anticipated 2020 reads come out. Some of which are:

  • The Betrayals by Bridget Collins
  • The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
  • Fifty-Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
  • Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
  • The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  • click here to see the full list of 2020 releases I anticipate(d)!


Have you read any of the books I’ve loved this year? Or desperately want to read them? Or do you have some MUST read book recommendations you’ve read this year? Let me know!

I hope everyone else is having a great reading year and is keeping well 💗
*exits the blogosphere to go stick my nose into another book*


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