The beginning of this year wasn’t great for reading, at least for me. In February, I went on a trip and was incredibly sick when I came back. I spent like two weeks at work before getting sent home (I’m still working from home until further notice). That means I have had plenty of time to read, and I’ve used it to read some great books.
If you want to see everything I’ve read so far this year, the links below will take you to my monthly wrap up posts. Otherwise, keep reading for my favorites!
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. I’ll be totally honest with you, I definitely picked this up because of the cover. I wasn’t expecting it to be a five-star read, but it definitely was. This book is a fantastic commentary on race issues in the US, and it was just done so well. I loved it!
Kindred by Octavia Butler. How I had managed to go this long without reading anything by Octavia Butler, I have no idea. But I am so glad I decided to pick this one up because it was SO GOOD. If you have a recommendation for which Octavia Butler book I should pick up next, let me know in the comments, because I definitely want to read more.
The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson). I am so glad I decided to both read Emily Wilson’s translation and listen to the audiobook (narrated by Claire Danes), because it was fantastic. I think it bought he story to life in a way it probably wouldn’t have if I’d read a different translation.
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This is the fourth TJR book I’ve read, and the fourth one I’ve given five stars. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that I’m pretty much guaranteed to love all her books (and probably also cry).
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore. I was pleasantly surprised by this one, because I hadn’t read any Anna-Marie McLemore until now, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But this was so magical. I loved it. I will definitely be reading more Anna-Marie McLemore soon.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. I’m just going to say it: Seanan McGuire is a genius. This book was so good. I was curious to see if this would be as good as the Wayward Children series, but it definitely was. It made me want to read more fantasy.
That’s it for my favorites so far this year! I can definitely see some of these ending up on my favorites list at the end of the year.
What’s your favorite book of 2020 so far?