Best Read of 2020

For some reason, my posts are not showing up on Bloglovin anymore. 2020. Can’t catch a break! Anyways, we are here for reading….so let’s go!

When the year started, I set a goal of 52 books for the year. I forget what my goal was in 2019, I think it was around 75? Anyways, I don’t even think I got to 50 that year. I think a book a week when you are a full time working mom to a toddler is a lofty enough goal. As of today, I read 69 books for 2020! I know I will have the one I am currently reading finished in the next day or two, so I should close out with 70.

In a weird ass year, books were my escape and I tried to read them as much as I could. I can see scrolling through them, that I clung to fluffy romance and a lot lighter reads. Usually I am about half romance and half dark fucked up shit. 2020 was a scary enough story. So if you are looking for some William Shakespeare level reading, my list probably isn’t for you. What I can provide is some lovely love stories, and a few others that really stuck out to me that I have thought about often. This isn’t exactly the best books I read this year, but the ones I enjoyed and remember the most.

Linking up with Steph and Jana. Thanks ladies for your continued support of the reading community! It is by far the best day in blogging each month.


Shipped, If I Never Met You and Billionaire were all new to me authors in the romance department. Shipped is a debut novel that read like it was written by a pro, highly recommend. Christina Lauren is one of my favorites, and Unhoneymooners was my favorite of theirs I read this year. Tools of Engagement is the third book in a series that I started with, and went back to read the first two because I loved it so much.


Layla is nothing like anything Colleen Hoover has ever written. It wasn’t necessarily the best book from her, but it blew my mind and I thought about it quite a lot after I finished.

I love Sally Hepworth, and The Good Sister is everything I expect in a novel from her.

Honorable Mentions

I only read a handful of nonfiction books this year. My favorite is definitely Jessica Simpson’s book. I just love her and everything she touches. I love how raw and honest she was in her book, and when she could have been awful and petty…she kept it classy.

When No One is Watching was really interesting. It took me a little while to get into, but once it grabbed me, I couldn’t stop. The pacing of the book is all sorts of off, but the actual story…wow.

I enjoyed the first two books of Elin Hilderbrand’s Paradise series and just got the third from the library and will start it later this week. I have really enjoyed this series and cant wait to see how it all wraps up.

My favorite Christmas read this year was Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze. Though I will say I am reading The Twelve Dates of Christmas right now and quiet enjoying it. By the time I finish, it may be my favorite.

Have you read any of these books? What was your favorite from 2020?

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  • Reply Kay R.D. December 29, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I put the unhoneymooners on my list too. I’m reading tools of engagement in January (though the second in the series fell flat for me). Also cant wait to read Layla

  • Reply bookwormjillk December 29, 2020 at 9:16 am

    I haven’t read any of these, but The Good Sister is on my list.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 29, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I loved The Unhoneymooners, too. I hope you love 12 Dates of Christmas!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag December 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    I’m about a 100 pages into In a Holidaze and really enjoying it!


  • Reply SMD December 29, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I think many of us chose different books this year. Or enjoyed different books? I for sure did.

    I have the third Paradise on my kindle. I read the last two in Januarys/early Februarys and part of me wants to save the third to do the same. Another part says it’s 2020 you deserve it now. LOL

  • Reply laura December 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Mine aren’t showing up on Bloglovin either – IDK, man. 2020 is all I got. I’m so glad you got me into Christina Lauren this year – I have loved everything I’ve read by them.

  • Reply Joanne December 29, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    I really enjoyed the Unhoneymooners and am going to have to check out that book of Hoover’s; I tend to really enjoy her books.

  • Reply Andrea Nine December 29, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    I have 2 friends who’s posts are no longer showing up. They’ve contacted Bloglovin several times but no one is helping. Ugh. So frustrating as I know that’s how I know when someone has a new post. I always come over here after you comment or check from time to time. WOW 70! I got like a 7th of that.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 29, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I feel like everyone’s reading was different this year but it’s how we all coped with all that was happening. You do what you need to do to survive.

    As you probably guessed, I have read none of these books but I do keep them in mind if I want something fluffy.

  • Reply Becki December 31, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I haven’t read any of those, but you make them sound good. I may have Unhoneymooners in my TBR stack. Thanks for sharing and happy new year!

  • Reply Morgan December 31, 2020 at 10:27 am

    I’m still on the waitlist for When No One Is Watching. Really looking forward to reading it.

  • Reply Carly December 31, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    LOL at 2020 being scary enough. I definitely read less thrillers/suspense than normal too! Great job

    You and Lindsay are making me want to read The 12 Dates of Christmas (even after Christmas) because I loved In a Holidaze so much I can’t imagine anything being better, lol.

  • Reply Tanya December 31, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I can’t wait to read The Good Sister! Sally H. is always a winner for me. Thanks for the recommendations!

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