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Best Books of 2020

Merry Christmas/Happy holidays everyone! Here is a picture of my adorable dog in front of the Christmas tree!

I am sure if you follow any book lovers on social media, we are all posting about our favorite books of 2020. I hope that some of the books I have on my list are not too repetitive for you guys. I also am not putting these books in any particular order because that was just too hard for me to pick the order. Anyways here we go! Please enjoy my best books of 2020 list!

Adult fantasy 

  • Rage of Dragons/Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winters
  • Crescent City by Sarah J Maas 
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson 
  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Battleground by Jim Butcher 

YA fantasy 

  • Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Cordova 
  • Cursebreakers series by Brigid Kemmerer 
  • Black witch chronicles by Laurie Forest 
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 

Mystery 

  • Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson 
  • There’s someone inside your house by Stephanie perkins 
  • Home before dark by riley sager 
  • Malevolent by Jana deleon 
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North 

Romance 

  • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas 
  • From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout 
  • Nightfall by Penelope Douglas 
  • Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid 
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 

Middle grade 

  • School for good and evil series by Soman Chainani 
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson 
  • The mark of athena by Rick Riordan 
  • Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
  • The last olympian by rick riordan 

Horror 

  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix 
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
  • The Shadows by Alex North
  • Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson 
  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Fiction 

  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell 
  • A Fire Sparking by Julianne Maclean 
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry 
  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz 

YA Romance/Fiction 

  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 
  • Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston 
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender 
  • Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
  • Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales 

Nonfiction

  • You’re Never Weird On The Internet by Felicia Day
  • Music to My Years by Cristela Alonzo
  • If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterbood by Gregg Olsen 
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Market Ghost Stories by Mercedes Yaeger 

Poetry

  • Hold Me Tight by Jason Schneiderman 
  • The Truth about Magic by Atticus 
  • The Dark Between Stars by Atticus

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Five Thrillers To Make Your Heart Race This Fall

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

This gothic horror thriller is set in 1950s Mexico in an isolated mansion where a family’s secrets might be ready to explode. Noemi is a gorgeous, independent socialite who travels to the Mexican countryside after receiving a disturbing and unsettling letter from her cousin who was recently married. Moreno-Garcia created a beautifully creepy atmosphere that pulls you in and you won’t be able to put this book down. 

The Shadows by Alex North 

The Shadows is a psychological thriller filled with lucid dreams and ritualistic murder that follows Paul who is coming back to his hometown after many years because his mother is dying and once back, weird and possibly supernatural events start occurring. These events are very similar to what happened 25 years ago to Paul and his friends. This book follows two different timelines, both revolving around Paul. Creepy, suspenseful, and dark, perfect for the fall season. 

Eight Perfect Murder by Peter Swanson 

Here is another psychological suspenseful thriller full of mystery and twists. Malcolm is a mystery book lover who runs a bookstore and a blog. After writing a blog post about “eight perfect murders” from mystery books, several murders start happening in the area that might be connected to this list he created. Malcolm along with an FBI agent work together to find out who is using this list to hurt people. 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins 

Mystery girl moves to the middle of nowhere, Nebraska and she starts dating the strange, loner boy. Then a bunch of murders start happening to the students at the high school. Who is doing this and why. It was a quick and fun mystery story.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager 

The last thriller to talk about is Home Before Dark and wow, was this great thriller. Maggie and her family experienced a haunting in their Vermont home 25 years ago although Maggie was too young to remember most of these events. Her father ended up writing a book about their experience and her family was met with skepticism. Now as an adult, she doesn’t believe in ghosts or the words in her father’s book so since she inherits the “haunted” home in Vermont, she doesn’t think twice about going to renovate the house in order to sell it. Strange and unnerving events start occurring at the house and Maggie has to come to terms that what her father wrote might be in fact true.