Best reads of 2020

Like many people, I found 2020 affecting me in strange ways. One of these was not doing as much reading as I normally do. That said, I did read some excellent books this year, and wanted to highlight the few that will stay with me forever and made me want to hug the book and never let it go following.

In no particular order and with links to my very brief reviews.

  1. The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin
  2. Zami: A New Spelling of my Name – Audre Lorde
  3. What Belongs to You – Garth Greenwell
  4. Riot Baby – Tochi Onyebuchi
  5. Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson
  6. Adulthood Rites – Octavia Butler (this was a re-read)
  7. Ammonite – Nicola Griffith

I’m not going to make my reading challenge for this year, but I’m not beating myself up about it. I enjoyed the books I read and my to-be-read pile is bigger than ever, so bring on 2021!