Berls’s Top 10 (print) Books of 2020

Posted December 21, 2020 by Berls in Memes / 7 Comments

I’m joining Anne @ Books of My Heart in listing some of my Top 10’s of 2020. It’s not too late to join in if you want! It’s fun to see everyone’s top 10 lists. Here’s the schedule:

  • Today: Top 10 Books of 2020
  • Tomorrow: Top 10 Audiobooks of 2020
  • Wednesday: Top 10 Book Covers of 2020
  • Thursday: Top 10 Characters of 2020
  • Friday: Top 10 Your Choice of 2020
  • Saturday: Top 10 Books  you want to read in 2021

Top 10 Print Books of 2020

Today is Top 10 Books – but since tomorrow is Top 10 Audiobooks, I’m only listing the books that I read in print this year. These were my top 10 print reads of the year. It’s easier to make this list than the audio list because I don’t read as many. And since I pretty much always read my self-improvement books in print, they make this list and not the audio list. I’ve linked to my reviews where I have them.

  1. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. I was so excited to finally get to finish this, years after the leaked manuscript. She edited it quite a lot in the first bit that was previously leaked. I’m technically still reading it, but it’s definitely in my top 10 still!
  2. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I’m always afraid to read books that have a lot of hype. This one lived up to the hype and I devoured it.
  3. Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim & Charles Fay. I read quite a few self-improvement type books and parenting has been pretty high on the list with Dante. This is a book I think I will reread over and over as he grows.
  4. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman. Another self-improvement book that I highly recommend for marriages. I think 2020 was hard on our marriage – new baby, new job, moving, lost job, new job, Dante’s surgery… COVID. But we’re going strong and this book helped.
  5. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. I love Ruth Ware’s suspense. This wasn’t her best, but it was super good. I think I prefer to listen to her books though, since her narrator Imogen Church is amazing.
  6. Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman. This book is kind of a mind-fuck and hits you in the gut. The best kind lol!
  7. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs. The only book from the readalong I read instead of listening too… hence making this list. I love the world of Mercy Thompson and it was great to get these little side stories that add depth to the overall story.
  8. Mine series by Cynthia Eden. I buddy read Mine to Take, Mine to Keep, and Mine to Hold with Brandee at the start of the year and they were fantastic. There are 3 more books that we really need to read (if she hasn’t already read them all without me lol!)
  9. If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout. A heart-wrenching story that takes on big issues. I feel like I read it forever ago, but it was just January and a great way to start the year.
  10. The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody. I started this in 2019, but I finished it in 2020. I think any mom getting ready to go to work after maternity leave would be benefited by reading this. I was.

Do we share any favorites? Let me know your favorites of 2020 in the comments!

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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7 responses to “Berls’s Top 10 (print) Books of 2020

  1. Thank you for celebrating the Top 10 with us. Everyone is just adding to my TBR. I love Ruth Ware, also usually on audio, but I haven’t read this one yet. I think I own that Thief River Falls book because it is set near where I lived in Minnesota. I love everything Patricia Briggs. I’m a fan of some of the other authors too.

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