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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books of 2020

I’ve been both dreading and looking forward to making this list. There have been so many amazing books I discovered for the first time this year, and others it was fun to revisit.

Below are my five favourite reads of 2020. Included are their links to Goodreads.

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan Reads.

A Dark So Deadly

The thing I love about MacBride’s writing is that it’s funny, but without making light of the darker aspects of the story he’s telling. (Which are some of the grimmer crime novels I’ve read.)

A Dark So Deadly was no exception, and draws first with my next book on this list for my favourite book of the year.

The Flatshare

The Flat Share was adorable. There’s no way it wasn’t going to be on this list.


I’m kind of surprised that Hamnet made this list, since I’d taken a bit of a break during reading, but in the end, I didn’t want to put it down and I’ll definitely be checking out more of Maggie O’Farrell’s work in the future.

Natural Causes (Inspector McLean, #1)

This was a series I’d found by accident when I was in a bookshop a few years ago, and I picked up books 1 and 2 because they were set in Edinburgh and I hadn’t read many Scottish crime novels.

Admittedly I didn’t start reading them until this year, but I enjoyed them, and as the first book series I’ve actively followed, they’ll always have special meaning for me.

The Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)

The Thursday Murder Club was everywhere on its release, and I saw praise after praise for its story and its characters.

It didn’t disappoint.

And there you have it. My top 5 reads of 2020.

Were any of these on your list?


I read a lot of books and get emotionally invested in the lives of fictional characters.

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