Who wants another Top 10 list of 2020? No one? Cool, I made one for all the best books I read this year anyway!
If my 100 One-Line Book Reviews post was too long for you (honestly, it was too long for me too, so I don’t blame you) maybe this one will be more enjoyable. I’ll keep it short and sweet, but if you’re looking for some book recommendations for 2021, these are, in my opinion, a good place to start—especially of you like horror, speculative fiction, and LGBTQ characters.
Top 10 Books of 2020
In no particular order, here are my favorites! I’ve included brief genre descriptions so you can decide if it’s something you’d like, and included links to my full reviews where possible.
Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas 》 YA, fantasy/paranormal, romance, LGBTQ | Full Review
Follow Me To Ground, by Sue Rainsford 》 Horror, fantasy, folklore, literary fiction
Burn Our Bodies Down, by Rory Power 》 YA, horror, speculative, thriller, sapphic | Full Review
Moon of the Crusted Snow, by Waubgeshig Rice 》 Post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, Canadian, Indigenous
Ghost Wood Song, by Erica Waters 》 YA, horror, LGBTQ | Full Review
Come Tumbling Down, by Seanan McGuire 》 YA, fantasy, novella, LGBTQ
Sawkill Girls, by Claire Legrand 》 YA, horror, sapphic
Upright Women Wanted, by Sarah Gailey 》 Fantasy, western, LGBTQ, novella
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells 》 Sci-fi, novella
Clown in a Cornfield, by Adam Cesare 》 YA, horror | Full Review