I know I know I am late, but better late than never, right? At least it is still January! Anyway, let’s begin. Today I am here with the list of my favourite books of 2020. I have arranged the books according to how much I liked them. Number 8 is my least favourite among my favourites and number 1 is my most favourite among my favourites.
For me favourite books doesn’t always mean that the book was a 5 star read. The reason being that I give star rating based on how much flawless the book was. Like, if the book got slow somewhere the book will lose star rating for me. But, for me Favourite means how much fondly I remember the book. It may have become slow in the middle but it ended up blowing my mind at the end, or ended up giving me lessons I will forever cherish. Those are the books that I still remember like I read them yesterday. Those are the kinds of books that become my favourite. Just wanted to clarify this before I give you the list. Now, let’s begin!!!!!!!!
*Clicking on the titles will take you to their Goodread’s page*
At number 8 is Before I Go to Sleep by S.J Watson. In Before I Go to Sleep we follow a woman who remembers things only… as the name suggests…. till she falls asleep. As soon as she wakes up she forgets everything. But everything is not always same. Like sometimes she remembers everything till she had turned 20, but nothing after that, but sometimes the memory loss could be right till her childhood, like that.
Reasons I loved Before I Go to Sleep:
1) I loved the concept of this book. I have read books about memory loss before but never about memory loss like this. I don’t know if this special type of memory loss really happens but it sure lead to an unique premise and an interesting story line.
2) The twist near the end. Never in a million years would have expected that.
Read my full review for Before I Go to Sleep here.
Fangs is a cute graphic novel about a vampire and a werewolf and there daily life.
Genre: Graphic Novel, Romance
Reasons I loved Fangs: It was so so damn cute!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes all you need is simple, cute, funny and heartwarming and this book was exactly that.
Prince Sebastian, a Prince who is hiding a big secret. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses.
Genre: LGBTQIA+, Graphic Novels, Romance, YA
Reasons I loved The Prince and The Dressmaker:
1) The Illustrations are gorgeous.
2) I loved Sebastian and Frances and their love story was so so cute.
3) Gender Fluidity. I had only known the term, this book helped me understand it.
Read my full review for The Prince and the Dressmaker here.
In We Were Liars we follow a distinguished family, but most importantly their oldest grandchild Cadence. They all spend I think Christmas or Summer, I don’t really remember, on a private island every year. Believe me this is all you need to know about this book.
Genre: Mystery, YA
Reasons I loved We Were Liars:
1) The Writing Style. Readers either love the writing style or hate. I am in the former group. The writing style in my opinion really intensified the story.
2) That twist.
3) The entire story, really.
Read my full review for We Were Liars here.
In Long Way Down we follow a boy whose brother was recently gunned down on the street and he is on the quest to kill the boy who killed his brother.
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Reasons I loved Long Way Down:
1) This is one book that I think everyone should read. I can’t elaborate on this point because of spoilers, but trust me on this, you need to read this book.
2) I loved the audiobook. It is narrated by the author himself and his accent was… omg. It was as if the characters were actually talking and thinking in my head!
Read my full review for Long Way Down here.
The Pact follows Chris and Emily. One day Emily is found dead with Chris holding the gun.
Reasons I loved The Pact:
1) You will never look at childhood friends-to-lovers relationship the same way again.
2) The various characters and their relationship dynamics.
Read my full review for The Pact here.
Idiot is the memoir of Laura Clery, a comedian who makes videos on Youtube and Facebook.
Genre: Memoir, Autobiography
Reasons I loved Idiot:
1) This story came to me at a time when I desperately need it. It gave me lessons I will forever cherish.
2) It was so so funny
Read my full review for The Pact here.
In One to Watch we follow a plus-size blogger who takes part in a Bachelorette kind of show called Main Squeeze as their next star.
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Reasons I loved One to Watch:
1) I am also a plus size woman and I felt so perfectly represented by the main character, Bea.
2) It had really great LGBTQIA+ rep.
Read my full review for One to Watch here.
That is all for this post. Thank you for reading!
But, before I sign off,
Have you read any of the above books? Did you like them? What were your favourite books of 2020?