Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 Favorites

There were so many great books published in 2020 that it was very hard to choose between the ones we read. Here are some of the books that topped our lists. (We limited ourselves to five each.) However, any book we gave glowing reviews and five stars to this year is definitely recommended for your TBR! 

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman
Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
What You Wish For by Katherine Center
Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey
A Little Bit of Grace by Phoebe Fox

Links are to reviews.


Links are to reviews.


In the weirdest year that most of us can remember, it’s wonderful that we still had the escape of reading…

Links are to Amazon:

Rodham, Curtis Sittenfeld’s reimagination of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life if she’d never married Bill. Written in first person, the voice sounds so amazingly like Hillary, it will make her fans ache all over again for what might have been.

In Five Years, Rebecca Serle. The day after accepting her boyfriend’s proposal, Dannie wakes up five years in the future with a different man and a different ring. An hour later, she’s back in the present. Just a dream? Then why does Dannie’s BFF Bella show up with this same man on her arm? The plot sounds familiar, but the book goes in a completely different direction. It’s moving and heartbreaking and stayed with me for a long time after I put it down.

Links are to reviews:

Pretending, Holly Bourne. The opening chapter of Pretending had me laughing out loud, bringing back happy memories of the first Bridget Jones book. But April is not Bridget, and Pretending is a much harder read than Bridget.

Lainey Cameron’s debut novel, The Exit Strategy. In a genre that often hints that the most important thing a woman can do in her life is choose the right man, it’s a relief to read a book where the women put themselves first.

Lian Dolan’s The Sweeney Sisters. If you miss those great Nancy Meyers rich people rom-coms, with the beach settings and the clothes and the houses with amazing kitchens, this book may be right up your alley.

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