It's been a while since I did a list of my favourite reads but I've read some absolutely brilliant books this year (so far!) and I wanted to share them with you. For more favourites, check the links at the end of this post.
According to my Goodreads Challenge for 2020, I've read 61 books this year and there have been some absolute crackers. I've narrowed it down (with huge difficulty!) to a top ten. Is this a great year for publishing or have I got better at choosing books I know I'm going to love?
(The books are listed in the order I read them)
The Queen of Nothing (Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black
Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior
Realising that she has no family or friends to leave her fortune to, she tracks down her long-lost grandson. The meeting is such a disaster, she decides to leave her money to the penguins. Or rather, the scientists who are studying them at a remote and poorly-funded research station in the Antarctica. And because Veronica is a sensible (stubborn, bloody-minded) kind of person, she pays the research centre a visit before agreeing to part with any cash. Much to the horror of the scientists. (via NetGalley)
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
. Her grandson Matthew is worried about a girl who has gone missing at school - a girl that nobody likes and whom everyone picks on. Hester asks Wilde (a family friend who is also a private investigator) to look into the case for her. Wilde is a very interesting character: a man who was found living 'feral' in the woods as a child. Although incredibly smart, he's not been able to adjust to 'normal' life and still lives in a self-contained 'pod' in the forest. As he investigates the girl's disappearance, another teenager goes missing... (via NetGalley)
Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan
The House by the Sea by Louise Douglas
The Glass House by Eve Chase
Beach Read by Emily Henry
The Island of Secrets by Rachel Rhys
Read the full review here.
The Hidden Beach by Karen Swan
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
was invisible. (via NetGalley)
Looking at this list, I seem to be reading more 'feel good' stories this year. How about you? Have you read any of these? Which were your favourites?