Favorites of 2020: January through March Edition

It is a little too early to start a Best of 2020 in books. So, how about a post on my favorite reads of 2020 thru March? Maybe you need a new book recommendation to read because you have read all the books on your shelf (said no bookworm, ever). Or maybe you need are in a reading slump and need to switch genres but have no idea where to even start. Or maybe you are new to my blog and have missed a few posts. Whatever the reason, here are my favorites (in no particular order).


Favorites of 2020 thru March

The Holdout by Graham Moore

Genre/Rating: Legal Thriller – 5 Stars

Why I Loved It: Fans of Serial or any other true crime podcasts are going to love this one! The Holding is crazy addicting, alluring, intense and entertaining. It could be considered a little soapy, a bit unrealistic but it’s a LEGAL thriller/drama. It has to have drama to work!

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Genre/Rating: Contemporary Fiction – 5 Stars

Why I Loved It: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare is AMAZING. I was left completely speechless by this beautiful, breathtaking story! I have such a DEEP LOVE for this book.

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Genre/Rating: Contemporary Fiction – 5 Stars

Why I Loved It: Dear Edward is one of the most thought-provoking stories I have read in a really long time. The story is deep and moving, poignant and powerful. It’s a must read for all.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Genre/Rating: Historical Fiction or Mythology – 5 Stars

Why I Loved It: The Song of Achilles (via audiobook) is ALL THE ADJECTIVES of amazing. It is such a beautiful, slow burn tale of companionship and love. It was also my first 5 star review for 2020 so I want you all to go listen to it.

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Genre/Rating: Thriller – 4.5 Stars

Why I Loved It: The Chestnut Man is one extraordinary thriller. It is an intense, slow burn mystery with a bit of gore on the side.

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Genre/Rating: Romance – 5 Stars

Why I Loved It: A slow burn, enemies to lovers? You best believe I am love this one!

Kickstart My Heart by Autumn Jones Lake

Genre/Rating: Romance – 4.5 Stars

Why I Loved It: Kickstart My Heart is such a fun, flash back to the 80’s, steamy romance. I really love the retro feel of this book. It’s a fresh take on a romance novel. It’s super creative too.

The Wife and Widow by Christian White

Genre/Rating: Thriller – 4 Stars

Why I Loved It: Within the first few chapters I thought I had it all figure out and then I was totally hoodwinked! Talk about a twist!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Genre/Rating: Young Adult (YA) – 4 Stars

Why I Loved It: Emma Lord’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, is a remarkable YA novel. It’s charming, sweet and so very funny…..It is also….dare I say it? It’s CUTE.

Big Lies In A Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Genre/Rating: Historical Fiction – 4 Stars

Why I Loved It: Fans of Where the Crawdads Sing will simply adore Big Lies In a Small Town, a beautifully written historical fiction filled with small town prejudices. It is a gripping and captivating story that interweaves two different time periods flawlessly.


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What are some of your favorite reads for 2020? Do you have any book recommendations? Tell me in the comments below.

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5 comments

  1. I love finding new authors to read, and Kickstart My Heart by Autumn Jones Lake sounds intriguing, will check it out. I’ve rad already quite a few of the books on this list, but still have Big Lies In A Small Town and The Girl With The Louding Voice on my tbr 😀

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