Well, we are near the end of 2020 and while we still have 2 days left I doubt that I am going to get much reading done with my lovely 4 year old running around all day. Which is fine. These are the days for family anyway. Even if it is a smaller group because of covid-19.
So for a change I am jumping aboard the prompt of favorite books of 2020 for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). Normally I skip it because I find it comes to early but here we are.
Unfortunately I bruised my hand so a lot of typing ended up being a no go. So at some point you won’t see extra explanations, just links and covers since I can do that with one hand.
This middle grade trilogy was completely translated to Dutch this year and once I read the first one I fell hard in love with it. So hard that I had to read it all this year. This does not very often happen!
Incompleted Series Read
I heard about The Library of the Unwritten, and with library in the title we all knew that was going to grab my attention. I read the book at the start of the year and fell in love with the characters and the setting. I loved book 2 as well and I can’t wait for book 3.
You will know by now that I am a fan of Wild Country. Don’t get me wrong, I can see some of the flaws in this series but that doesn’t take away how much I enjoy this world and the characters. So if you haven’t given Written in Red, the first book, a go yet, please do so.
Shorefall (Founders 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett | Review
I loved Foundryside two years ago so when this sequel was about to come out I was so excited to once again be asked to be on the blog tour for it. Shorefall is a little different as our team has grown closer together but still just as good for me.
Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries 5) by Martha Wells
The Murderbot Diaries has had an epic following for a while and I certainly understand why. Murderbot is amazing. Network Effect is the first full novel after 4 novella’s, and it just continued the same feel on a larger scale. I loved it once more.
The Dragon Republic (The Poppy war 2) by R.F. Kuang
I really enjoyed The Poppy War for what it was, a brutal war story. But I put off reading The Dragon Republic for a while. I finally did in October and I loved it. Blew my mind and I’m still upset about that ending. I should be getting my copy of The Burning God this week…
First book of a series
Elizabeth May is one of those authors who has been on my twitter radar for a while but this is the first book by her that I have ever read. There was so much to love in this first installment. A group of kick ass females and a set up where we got point of views of characters as they were introduced, not just from the start. It worked so well for me.
Ah Raybearer. This is just an excellent debut and fantasy and series starter. I honestly cannot wait where this story will go further.
Best Middle Grade
Best of the Longs
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Best Graphic Novel
Seriously Funny by Terry Pratchett
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers | Coming