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My Favourite Books of 2020

Reading is easy, but choosing the best of the books you have read is hard. In this trying year my choice will entail not only the books I thought were the best, most quality books, but books that felt soothing and helpful in stressful times as well.

Before I start, here are some honourable mentions: The Heavens by Sandra Newman (you can read my review at The Book Slut), The Porpoise by Mark Haddon, Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan, Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Actress by Anne Enright, How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division by Elif Shafak and I am finishing my year with the first two novels of Marilynne Robinson’s quartet (Gilead and Home).

And now to the chosen ones:

Winter by Ali Smith

Simply, true artistry. You can read more in my review HERE

I am looking forward to Spring and Summer in 2021.

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Normal People was among my favourite reads last year, so no surprise here – Sally Rooney is without a doubt one of my favourite contemporary authors.

You can read more HERE

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Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo is such a unique, sweet and feel-good/feel-sad book, you can read more about it HERE

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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

My most anticipated novel of the year with a good reason, Ferrante at her best. You can read the whole, long review HERE

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If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

A comfort read for me that includes a lot of actors, theatre, even more Shakespeare and a bit of murder – a win-win-win-win.

You can read more HERE

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

As I expected, a spectacular end to an amazing trilogy. I ended the year with Thomas Cromwell, sad to see him go and glad to see the year go. Review coming soon.

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