Friday, January 1, 2021

Best Books Read in 2020

I read more this year, I'm really happy with what I read, at 658. I am a little annoyed at this post, because I realized that I've done  something silly-that number is books read in 2020. But in years previous, I did all the books that were reviewed in that year. It's too much work to go back and add those few books that I read at the end of 2019 to 2019's post, so I'm just going to make note of them at the bottom, so next year, it'll only be the books that I read in 2021! 

I read books from January to December, and of those, were the ones that I absolutely loved, be it writing, thinking about it after, how much I'm anticipating any sequels or other books by the author, or the emotions it evoked, like "I hate that villain, they're so bad! HATEHATEHATE!!!! Yep.

So here's those books in alphabetical order so there's no strangeness among them! 

So first off is An Abundance of Katherines by John Green! I just love he quickness of the characters, they were a lot of fun, and the story was a really great read! 
Next is the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the the Sugar Sky, In An Absent Dream, Juice Like WoundsCome Tumbling Down, and Across the Green Grass Fields! Oh, man, this series! I loved the idea, and the writing was excellent, and it was just a bunch of oddball novellas, and I loved it! 






Next is The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson! I loved reading this book again, getting to know Jenna and the mystery in her life!
Next is Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson!
Next is Mistborn: Era Two series by Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law, Allomancer Jak and the Pits of EltaniaShadows of Self, The Bands of Mourning, and Secret History!


 

Next is the Psy-Changeling Trinity series by Nalini Singh, Wolf Rain and Alpha Night!

Next is American Demon by Kim Harrison!
Next is Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston!
Next is An Anatomy of Beasts by Olivia A. Cole!
Next is Angel Mage by Garth Nix!
Next is the Mind Games series by Kiersten White, Annie and Fia, Mind Games, and Perfect Lies!


Next is the Goddess War series by Kendare Blake, The Dogs of Athens, When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami, and Antigoddess!


Next is the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh, Archangel's War and Archangel's Sun!

Next is The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith!
Next is the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas, The Art of Theft and Murder on a Cold Street

Next is the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking, SwitchedThe Vittra AttacksTornOne Day: Three WaysAscend, and Ever After!




Next is the Poison Study series by Maria V. Sndyer, Poison Study, Assassin Study, Magic Study, Fire Study, Power Study, and Ice Study!





Next is the Aurora Cycle series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Aurora Rising and Aurora Burning!


































Next is Badger to the Bone by Shelley Laurenston!
Next is the Cormac and Amelia series by Carrie Vaughn, Dark Divide and Badlands Witch!

Next is The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay



Next is The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale!
Next is the A Gathering of Dragons/Barbarians series by Milla Vane, The Beast of Blackmoor, Silent Night, A Heart of Blood and Ashes, and A Touch of Stone and Snow!



Next is The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair!
Next is The Beholder series by Anna Bright, The Beholder and The Boundless!







Next is The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine!
Next is Blood Countess by Lana Popović!
Next is Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari!
Next is Bombshell by Rowan Maness!
Next is Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie!
Next is the Dauntless Path series by Intisar Khanani, BramblesThorn, and The Bone Knife!


Next is The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst!
Next is The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon, The Pale Dreamer and The Bone Season!










Next is the Dred Chronicles series by Ann Aguirre, PerditionHavoc, and Breakout!


Next is The Bridge Kingdom series by Danielle L. Jensen, The Bridge Kingdom and The Traitor Queen
Next is Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne!
Next is the Immortal Guardians series by Dianne Duvall, Death of Darkness and Broken Dawn!

Next is the Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova, Labyrinth LostBruja Born, and Wayward Witch!


Next is the Malus Domestica series by S.A. Hunt, Burn the Dark, I Hunt With Knives, and The Hellion!


Next is The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson, Mitosis, Firefight, and Calamity!


Next is A California Christmas by Brenda Novak!
Next is the Wallflowers of West Lane by A.S. Fenichel, The Earl Not Taken, Misleading a Duke, and Capturing the Earl!


Next is Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare!
Next is the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken, Dragon Actually and Chains & Flames!

Next is Chaos by Iris Johansen!
Next is Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik!
Next is the Sentinels of the Galaxy series by Maria V. Snyder, Navigating the StarsChasing the Shadows, and Defending the Galaxy


Next is the Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich AsiansChina Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems!
Next is the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Glitches, The Little Android, and Cinder!


Next is the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of BonesCity of Ashes, and City of Glass!






Next is Crier's War by Nina Varela!
Next is the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo, Six of CrowsCrooked Kingdom and The Language of Thorns!


Next is series by Kalyn Josephson, The Storm Crow and The Crow Rider

Next is Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer!
Next is the The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black,  The Cruel Prince, The Lost Sister, and The Wicked King


Next is Kanin Chronicles series by Amanda Hocking, The King's Games, Frostfire, Ice Kissed, and Crystal Kingdom!



Next is the Dark Shores series by Danielle L. Jensen, Dark Shores and Dark Skies!

Next is Dark Song by Christine Feehan!
Next is The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska!
Next is the A Darker Said of Magic series by V.E. Schwab,  A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows!
Next is the Undertaker's Daughter series by Debra Webb, The Undertaker's Daughter, The Secrets We Bury, The Lies We Tell, and The Darkness We Hide!



Next is the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop, Daughter of the BloodHeir to the Shadows, Queen of the DarknessThe Invisible Ring, The Price, Dreams Made Flesh, Tangled Webs, The Shadow Queen, Shalador's Lady, Twilight's Dawn, and The Queen's Bargain! Oh, man, this series, at least the original trilogy, are top reads of the year. And I read them in the 3rd week of the year. So that had my reading off to a good start!  









Next is Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight!
Next is the Day Zero Duology series by Kelly deVos, Day Zero and Day One


Next is the Krewe Hunters series by Heather Graham, Seeing Darkness and Deadly Touch!

Next is The Jezbel Files series by Deborah Wilde, Death and Desire, Shadows and Seduction, and Revenge and Rapture


Next is the Jane Prescott series by Mariah Fredericks, A Death of No ImportanceDeath of a New AmericanDeath of an American Beauty, and Death of a Showman



Next is the Dread Nation series by Justina Ireland, Dread Nation and Deathless Divide!


Next is Defending Elysium by Brandon Sanderson!
Next is the DeLaune Sisters series by Amanda Stevens, Marked by Evil and The Devil's Footprints!

Next is Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu!
Next is Don't Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross!
Next is the Peri Reed Chronicles series by Kim Harrison, A Very Peri Reed Thanksgiving, SideswipedThe Drafter and Waylaid!


Next is the Fallen Empire series by Grace Draven, Phoenix Unbound and Dragon Unleashed!

Next is Dreaming Darkly by Caitlin Kittredge!
Next is A Dress of the Wicked by Autumn Krause!
Next is the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Words of RadianceEdgedancer and Oathbringer



Next is the Elantris series by Brandon Sanderson, Elantris, The Hope of Elantris, and The Emperor's Soul!
Next is The Final Deception by Heather Graham!
Next is the Final Six series by Alexandra Monir, The Final Six and The Life Below

Next is the Spellcaster series by Claudia Gray, The First Midnight Spell, and Spellcaster, Steadfast, and Sorceress



Next is The Tomes of Kaleria series by Honor Raconteur, Tomes Apprentice, Tomes Apprentice, and First of Tomes

Next is the Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake, The Oracle Queen, The Young Queens, Three Dark Crowns, One Dark Throne, Two Dark Reigns, and Five Dark Fates!





Next is Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards!
Next is the Flame in the Mist series by Renée Ahdieh, Flame in the MistŌkami, Yumi, and Smoke in the Sun!



Next is the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire, Imaginary Numbers and Follow the Lady!
Next is the Gaming the System series by Brenna Aubrey, It Was Always You and For the Taking!
Next is the Midgard series by Susan Krinard, Freeze Warning and Mist

Next is the Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood and AshThe Red Pearl Scene, and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire



Next is the A Thousand Nights series by E.K. Johnston, The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers and Spindle

Next is the Illuminae Files series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Memento, IlluminaeGemina, and Obsidio



Next is the Montague Siblings Siblings by Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky and The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!

Next is Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore!
Next is Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters!
Next is the Robin Hood Stories series by Carrie Vaughn, The Ghosts of Sherwood and The Heirs of Locksley

Next is The Girl from the Well series by Rin Chupeco, The Girl from the Well and The Suffering!

Next is Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson!
Next is the In Death series by J.D. Robb, Golden in Death and Shadows in Death

Next is Goldilocks by Laura Lam!
Next is the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson, A Good Girls Guide to Murder and Good Girl, Bad Blood!


Next is Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison!
Next is The Grace Year by Kim Liggett!
Next is The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones!
Next is The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir, The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex and Harrow the Ninth!

Next is Heroine by Mindy McGinnis!
Next is His Hideous Heart Anthology!
Next is The Honors series by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre, Honor Among ThievesHonor Bound and Honor Lost!


Next is the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Strangers in CourtThe Unkindest Tide, Hope is SwiftA Killing Frost, and Shine in Pearl!


Next is Horrid by Katrina Leno!
Next is House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas!
Next is the Embraced by Magic series by Kerrelyn Sparks, How to Love Your Elf and The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea

Next is the I See London, I See France series by Sarah Mlynowski, I See London, I See France and Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe!
Next is Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal!
Next is series by Maria V. Sndyer, Inside Out and Outside In
Next is Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron!
Next is series by Claire Legrand, Kingsbane and Lightbringer!

Next is Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins!
Next is The Last Witness by Claire McFall!
Next is series by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Road With No ReturnThe Last Wish, and Sword of Destiny!


Next is series by Sarah Hanover, The Late Great Wizard and The New Improved Sorceress!

Next is The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix!
Next is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn!
Next is Leopard People series by Christine Feehan, Leopard's Wrath and Leopard's Rage!








Next is the Aunare Chronicles series by Aileen Erin, Off Planet and Off Balance!

Next is On the Come Up by Angie Thomas!
Next is the Once & Future series by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy Once & Future and Sword in the Stars!

Next is The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr!
Next is One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus!
Next is Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds!
Next is the Corpus series by Jessica Khoury, Origin and The Sign of the Jaguar!

Next is The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner!
Next is Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup!
Next is the Imperia series by Gena Showalter, Prince of Stone and Prince of Forever!

Next is The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken!
Next is The Promise series by Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, and Gurihiru, The Promise, Part 1The Promise, Part 2, and The Promise, Part 3!


Next is The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
Next is Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh! 
Next is the System Divine series by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell, The Thief and Sky Without Stars!

Next is Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, Storm Cursed and Smoke Bitten!

Next is Sweet With Me by Ilona Andrews!
Next is the Steam Raiders series by Sara Raasch, These Rebel Waves and These Divided Shores!

Next is the Wait for You series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Wait for Me and Trust in Me!


Next is the Turf Wars series by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh, Turf Wars, Part 1Turf Wars, Part 2, and Turf Wars, Part 3!


Next is Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly!
Next is Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson!
585 of 659, and 5 o5 5 from 2019, so I read more than last year, and there were some really fantastic reads this year! And I'm so excited for what there is to read in 2021!

So yeah, those are the best books that I read in 2020!

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