Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Best Books of 2020

 2020 has been the worst of my life. I don't just say that because of the pandemic. Lots of terrible things have happened. So that would make sense that since my mindset hasn't been the best, the stuff I've read I've not given the best ratings. So I only have nine books that I felt deserved to be on this list. But anyway, let's just jump into this list! 

9) Fangs

It's not really an A-Z kind of story. It started as a web series, I believe and you can tell, it's more like a bunch of little peaks into their lives and how they work together rather than an actual story. Which I've never experienced before and can say that I enjoyed it.

8) Fake Out

It had characters I loved that weren't perfect but they came together anyway in the best way. The writing is great and the pace was just right! Plus, I love the 'fake boyfriend' trope so freaking much!

7) How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump.

6) Angels' Blood

After I finished this book I sat back and wondered to myself, "Why did I take so long to read this book?" Because it's so good! I do think the romance was a wee rushed but that's my only knit-pick! Everything else is perfectly wonderful! You can never go wrong with a Naini Singh book, NEVER!

5) The Risk

The Risk is amazing!

Jake and Breanna were so much fun to follow. I could feel for Bre and her past. All the stuff she went through but she's grown into a wonderful strong lady. I couldn't help but cheer for her to get the guy.

That leads us to Jake. Okay, he's pretty perfect. He's cocky, sure, but he's sweet and caring. He drives her to pick up her ex when he's in trouble for crying out loud. He works hard to be the best he and it shows.

Together I love them both to pieces. I just wish we'd gotten to see the dinner the couple had with her father! That would've been the cherry on top of this wonderful book!

4) Empire of Storms

No spoilers because this is close to the end of the series but damn, it's so good! Love it!

3) Poems for the Pagan Heart

I've shared a few poems from this book when I was reading it. If you're Pagan or lean that way, this is such a wonderful book.

2) In Order To Live 

God, this is such a powerful story. It's hard to swallow, hard to believe that in our world today that a place like North Korea exists but it does as Yeonmi's story shows all the horrid details.

1) Cancer Ships Aquarius

I've never disliked an Anyta Sunday novel. Not once. So I knew I was going to love this as soon as I saw it was coming out. And surprise, surprise, I loved it!

Reid is adorkable and so sweet that even Sullivan can't seem to resist him. We get to watch this clueless young man fall for a single father who lost his husband. Don't forget the teenage daughter! She's freaking awesome! I loved this book so much I read it all in one day, just couldn't put it down! Don't sleep on this series if you love m/m romance!

That's all for my 2020 Best Books Wrap Up! I really hope I read enough great books to make this list a top 20 for 2021. Tell me some of your favorites from this year. What are your reading plans for 2021? As always, have a great day and happy reading!