#Top16 books of the Year 2020 #BookoftheYear

Posted December 24, 2020 by Zoé in Blog / 12 Comments

Well, it is the time to choose my Book of the Year and the top books I have loved this year. It has been a funny year, I was beavering away with my reading relentlessly until July. Then August I had a huge slump, I think I only read 5 in a month, for me is low but still a fab achievement. My reading has started coming back for me as I haven’t done many tours and the ones I have I have tried to choose wisely.

So in no particular order (this year) here are the 16 books I read. Oh wait, did I just increase that from 10?? Tee hee!

I do have 2 honourable mentions because I can’t include them in here as they were Beta Reads but Duncan Brockwell and Gina Kirkham, their two books would have made the list so fingers crossed they will be out next year!!!!!!!

So here is my list in no order at all! (Well may order I read them in)

The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet Macleod Trotter

Apartment Six by Stuart James

The Other People by C.J. Tudor

The Patience of a Dead Man by Michael Clark

Dark Deception by Amanda James

Murder Ahoy by Fiona Leitch

Life Swap by Carol Wyer (I had so many to choose from especially ALL of Robyn Carter series! and Blossom Twins, see they all got honourable mentions 😏)

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd

The Day we Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

The Ex Boyfriend by Rona Halsall

An Eye for An Eye by Carol Wyer (Review will follow in February when its published)

The Hostage by Alan Gorevan

It’s Raining Men by Rich Amooi

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding


So if you haven’t already guessed, well here is my favourite book that I have read this year. I just knew before I read/listened to it that it would be my favourite and well the audio version was just immense. It is how every audiobook should be done!

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Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I am sure to my avid followers that this is no surprise at all. This book was phenomenal. It had me in tears and I just loved everything about it. The production, the huge names narrating it and most of all the story. It moved me, it had me excited and angry. I thought it was just immense.

Here is a snippet to why. (Click here for the full review)

Everything about the narration was spot on. I felt like they were real people being interviewed and everything they said sounded off the cuff and not that they were reading a book. The minutes where they had to add the laughter, the emotion, angry and then the moments where they struggled to speak, too choked up with emotion. My god, it got me and it broke me. The woman who played Daisy, my god her voice, it was perfection……..

There were 2 endings I wanted but the one we got, well it was perfect. Made me sob. I had to go and sit in a room on my own for a few minutes to compose myself! Crazy I know but that’s how much the book affected me. I have a serious book hangover from this book, even once I have finished this review and my mind has cleared. I still won’t be over this book, no way

So there you have it for another year! Hope you have had a fabulous reading year and please do tell me in the comments what your top book was so I can read it!!

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12 responses to “#Top16 books of the Year 2020 #BookoftheYear

  1. Absolutely thrilled to be on your list, Zoe! That has made my day/week/month/year, haha! Thanks for being such an entertaining blogger – and all the best for the coming year. Happy Christmas! xx

  2. Great list Zoe. I added The Ex Boyfriend and Little Darlings for sure. I also added any and all Rich Amooi books I have not read yet, as well as Carol Wyer’s Robyn Carter series to start. The Other People went on my list when it first came out, but I need to move it back up to the top. From your previous posts, I am also going to try to read Lisa Regan’s series this series. Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for a wonderful New Year.