My favourite reads in 2020

I’ve read some brilliant books this year. Here are the 20 books I’ve enjoyed the most, in no particular order:

Mrs Bridge by Evan S Connell

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Railhead by Philip Reeve

The Other Side of the Sky by Arthur C Clarke

Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley

The Time Machine by H G Wells

Look Up: Our Story with the Stars by Sarah Cruddas

Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down by Nicey and Wifey

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Crossroads: In Search of the Moments That Changed Music by Mark Radcliffe

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown

Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Bachelor by Stella Gibbons

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Me by Elton John

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones

I hope to read many excellent books in 2021 too. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

16 thoughts on “My favourite reads in 2020”

  1. I haven’t read any of the books on your list, but I’ve considered The Body – good to see you rank it so highly! Happy new year, I hope 2021 will be a great year with lots of amazing books!

    1. The Body is really worth reading (as is any book by Bryson, in my experience). Hope you have a great bookish year too!

    1. Thanks! I ended up with 20 on the list, by accident really, then I thought I’d leave it there because it matched 2020.

  2. I read “Flowers for Algernon” over twenty years ago now and just reading the title on your list brought back some good vibes. Loved it! πŸ‘πŸ“š

    1. It’s an unforgettable book πŸ™‚ I have re-read a lot of my favourites lately.

  3. What a great list, NS! I must get to ‘Me’ soon and Flowers of Algernon has been sitting in my Kindle like forever! Must. Get. To. It. too! Happy New Year, NS! Here’s to a better year, and another year to our bookish friendship πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Jee πŸ˜€ and yes, hopefully a better year all round for everyone! ‘Me’ is really worth it, and ‘Flowers for Algernon’ too (really sad though).

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