Better late than never, right?

I read 119 books in 2020, and I was able to come up with my top 10. And while I cannot definitively rank it from 1-10, I can tell you what made my top 3 for sure – the rest are a guess!

Disclaimer: just because I loved a book does not mean that you will, and I am always happy to personalize a recommendation for you if you tell me the things that you like!

Note: each photo of the book is a link to purchase it via Amazon. If you would like to purchase via to support your favorite indie, click here to access the full list!


My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Genre: Adult contemporary fiction
Page count: 373
Be sure to read my review of this book and see the trigger warnings before purchasing. Proceed with caution.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Genre: Adult contemporary fiction
Page count: 341
A very “hope for humanity” type book.

Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Genre: Historical fiction
Page count: 432
It broke my heart and put it back together

BOOKS 7-10

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

Genre: Adult contemporary fiction
Page Count: 372
A wonderful debut for fans of A Man Called Ove. I love a lovable but crotchety main character, and Eudora was just that!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Genre: Young adult sci fi/dystopian
Page Count: 435
Just give it a try, it’s not scary like it sounds.

All About Us by Tom Ellen

Genre: Adult romance
Page Count: 400
This was another debut I loved – think ghost of Christmas past, but modern day!

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Genre: Young adult contemporary
Page Count: 288
I read this book in one sitting. It’s that good.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Genre: Historical fiction
Page Count: 435
I don’t read historical fiction often, but when I do, it’s by Kristin Hannah, and I LOVE IT.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Genre: Adult fantasy
Page Count: 393
If you try any audiobook off this list, make it this one.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Genre: Adult fantasy
Page Count: 442
Do not be intimidated by the label of fantasy. This book is effortlessly beautiful

Published by jennastopreading

I read a lot of books. Find me on Instagram @jennastopreading.

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