It’s always hard to narrow down which books I liked best at the end of the year. But I managed to narrow down my choices to a top of six. The order I placed the books in is completely random and doesn’t actually rank them above each other. I highly recommend them all to you.
1. A Happy Death by Albert Camus
As you all probably know already 2020 was the year I found and became obsessed with Camus’ writing. And of all of his books this is my favorite and the first book of his that I bought for my personal library.
2. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
2020 was also the year I read and became obsessed with Bechdel, thanks to a comic book class I took. The combination of art and Bechdel’s fantastic prose had me hooked from the beginning and I actually read this book twice last year.
3. poems for pandemic by a.a. swan
I didn’t read much poetry last year, but this is one book I actually bought. Which is saying a lot because I’m not able to buy books very frequently! But I found this book to be such a beautiful processing of the pandemic we’ve been in.
4. Polyamorours: Living and Loving More by Jenny Yuen
I think at least one polyam book is on my best of list, and this year we have Yuen’s look at polyamory in Canada. I learned a lot from this and really enjoyed seeing all the different configurations non-monogamy can take.
5. Supernatural Forces: Belief, Difference, and Power in Contemporary Works by Ethnic Women by Bonnie Winsboro
This book was a surprise for me. I was given a chapter of it to read for a class, but after looking at some of the other chapters I decided to read the entire book, and I did in just a few days! I loved Winsboro’s look at Ethnic women’s literature and I definitly had books to add to my TBR.
6. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
This entire series is just fantastic, and I read quite a bit of it last year. But I think this book was my favorite of the series so far, although the Sanderson’s most recent book is definitly a close tie.
What are your favorite reads from 2020?