Read in 2020

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This is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2020!

Here’s my answers to questions before you ask:

  • Yes, I have read a lot of books, I am a very fast reader. I manage about 100 pages per hour.
  • Yes, I read audiobooks, which is also the reason I have read so many books.
  • Yes, audiobooks count as real reading. If you disagree, then that’s incredibly ableist.

I’ve also included a little key to indicate which books are the best ones I’ve read this year, and which ones are now an all-time favourite. As you can see, there are some books I’ve rated 5 stars that I don’t consider the best of 2020 and some that I’ve rated 4 stars that I do consider the best of 2020. This is because a book that I rated 5 stars might resonate deeply and personally with me, but I know that an element of the book — perhaps the writing — wasn’t strong and therefore I don’t think is the best book I’ve read for 2019. I tend to rate quite a few books 5 stars for how it affected me. Hopefully that makes sense 😅

🏅 = best of 2019
💖 = now an all-time favourite

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READ IN JANUARY: 

1. Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater – 5 stars – 🏅
2. It Takes Two to Tumble – Cat Sebastian – 4 stars – 🏅
3. Feralsong – TJ Klune – 4.5 stars
4. Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie – 4 stars
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling – 4 stars
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling – 5 stars – 🏅💖
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling – 5 stars – 🏅💖
8. Milkman – Anna Burns – 3 stars
9. The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune – 5 stars – 🏅💖
10. Foul Is Fair – Hannah Capin – 4 stars
11. The Lightning-Struck Heart – TJ Klune – 5 stars – 🏅💖
12. Our Dining Table – Ori Mita – 5 stars – 🏅💖

  • novels: 7
  • short story: 1
  • graphic novel: 1
  • audiobooks: 3
  • pages read: 5,339
  • average rating: 4.4

READ IN FEBRUARY:

1. Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant – 5 stars – 🏅
2. Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir – 5 stars – 🏅
3. The Deep – Rivers Solomon – 4 stars
4. The Persian Boy – Mary Renault – 5 stars – 🏅💖
5. A Lady’s Desire – Lily Maxton – 4 stars
6. Cancer Ships Aquarius – Anyta Sunday – 5 stars – 🏅
7. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Two – Micheal DiMartino – 4 stars
8. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part Three – Michael DiMartino – 3 stars
9. The Last True Poets of the Sea – Julia Drake – 4 stars
10. Isola, Vol. 1 – Brenden Fletcher – 3 stars
11. Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure – Courtney Milan – 5 stars – 🏅
12. Maurice – E.M. Forster – 5 stars – 🏅💖
13. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott – 3 stars
14. Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft – Joe Hill – 4 stars

  • novels: 5
  • novellas: 2
  • graphic novel: 4
  • audiobooks: 3
  • pages read: 3,635
  • average rating: 4.2

READ IN MARCH:

1. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel – 4 stars – 🏅
2. 魔道祖师 Mo Dao Zu Shi – MoXiang TongXiu – 5 stars – 🏅💖
3. The Extraordinaries – TJ Klune – 5 stars – 🏅💖
4. Only Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales – 4 stars –  🏅
5. True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey – 3 stars
6. Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire – 5 stars – 🏅
7. Beneath the Sugar Sky – Seanan McGuire – 3 stars

  • novels: 3
  • audiobooks: 4
  • pages read: 3,198
  • average rating: 4.1

Read in April:

1. In an Absent Dream – Seanan McGuire – 4 stars
2. Come Tumbling Down – Seanan McGuire – 4 stars
3. Queen of Coin and Whispers – Helen Corcoran – 3.5 stars
4. 天官赐福 Tiān Guān Cì Fú – MoXiang TongXiu – 5 stars – 🏅💖
5. Binti – Nnedi Okorafor – 4 stars
6. Captive Prince – C.S. Pacat – 5 stars – 🏅💖
7. Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid – 4 stars
8. The Black God’s Drums – P. Djèlí Clark – 4 stars
9. My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell – 4 stars
10. The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller – 5 stars – 🏅💖
11. Prince’s Gambit – C.S. Pacat – 5 stars – 🏅💖
12. Upright Women Wanted – Sarah Gailey – 4.5 stars – 🏅
13. The Library of the Unwritten – A.J. Hackwith – 4.5 stars – 🏅
14. Moon of the Crusted Snow – Waubgeshig Rice – 4.5 stars – 🏅
15. Kings Rising – C.S. Pacat – 5 stars – 🏅💖
16. Slippery Creatures – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖

  • novels: 8
  • audiobooks: 8
  • pages read: 6,155
  • average rating: 4.3

Read in May:

1. The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin – 5 stars – 🏅💖
2. Steel Crow Saga – Paul Krueger – 5 stars – 🏅💖
3. Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare – 4 stars – 🏅
4. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare – 5 stars – 🏅💖
5. The Memory of Souls – Jenn Lyons – 5 stars – 🏅💖
6. Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio, Vol. 1 – Carly Usdin – 4 stars
7. The Mercies – Kiran Millwood Hargrave – 5 stars – 🏅💖
8. I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up – Naoko Kodama – 4 stars
9. The Ascent to Godhood – J.Y. Yang – 5 stars – 🏅
10. The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch – 4 stars
11. City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare (reread) – 5 stars – 🏅💖

  • novels: 4
  • novellas: 1
  • graphic novel/manga: 2
  • audiobooks: 4
  • pages read: 4,376
  • average rating: 4.6

Read in June:

1. It Came from Beneath the Sink! – R.L. Stine – 2 stars
2. Empire of Sand – Tasha Suri – 3 stars
3. V for Vendetta – Alan Moore – 4 stars
4. Threading the Labyrinth – Tiffani Angus – 4 stars
5. The Test – Sylvain Neuvel – 5 stars – 🏅
6. The Empire of Gold – S.A. Chakraborty – 5 stars – 🏅💖
7. Orbiting Jupiter – Gary D. Schmidt – 4.5 stars – 🏅
8. Warrior of the Wild – Tricia Levenseller – 3 stars
9. The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle – Neil Blackmore – 4 stars – 🏅
10. The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey – 5 stars – 🏅
11. King and the Dragonflies – Kacen Callender – 5 stars – 🏅

  • novels: 4
  • novellas: 1
  • graphic novel/manga: 1
  • audiobooks: 5
  • pages read: 3,552
  • average rating: 4.1

Read in July:

1. Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall – 5 stars – 🏅💖
2. The Extraordinaries – TJ Klune – 5 stars – 🏅💖
3. City of Glass – Cassandra Clare – 5 stars – 🏅💖
4. Fence: Striking Distance – Sarah Rees Brennan – 5 stars – 🏅💖
5. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – 5 stars – 🏅💖
6. Why We Fight – TJ Klune – 3 stars
7. The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa – 4 stars
8. The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire – Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández – 5 stars – 🏅💖
9. The Old Guard, Book Two: Force Multiplied – Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernández – 5 stars – 🏅💖
10. Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin – 2.5 stars
11. Shadows Return – Lynn Flewelling – 5 stars – 🏅💖
12. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century – Timothy Synder – 4 .5 stars 🏅
13. Fence: Rivals – C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad – 5 stars 🏅💖

  • novels: 4
  • novellas: 1
  • graphic novels: 3
  • audiobooks: 5
  • pages read: 3,829
  • average rating: 4.6