10 or so of my favourite books of 2020

I had a stop start year of reading, with one stressful event after another, there were a few months where my reading and blogging really struggled. But I still managed to read 200 books! I didn’t think that would be at all possible, but I got my reading mojo back and have zoomed through quite a few.

It’s hard to pick a top 10 so I’m picking a couple of extra favourites (I’m going to try to keep it at 15).

First up is a book that is not out until February 2021

The Truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly

Transit of Angels by Desney King

The Octopus and I by Erin

woodlands-nursing-homeEscape From the Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell




IMG_20200811_203527Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – A childhood favourite that I reread and loved just as much as I did 30 odd years ago. It was a book I never forgot.



Hmm, this is hard, OK I’ve got this.

The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi


The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams 

Walking by Kim Kelly, I read the novel in March and have just finished listening to the audiobook, both fabulous ways to experience this wonderful story.

OK, so I’m also going to add my favourite audiobooks of this year.

Black Diamonds by Kim Kelly ( also a favourite novel, but I didn’t read it this year, only listened to it).

Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

Her Last Words by Kim Kelly (I read this and listened to it, both fabulous)

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester



51955934._SX318_.jpgThe Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Wolfe IslandWolfe Island by Lucy Treloar




I had plenty of other books that I loved, but I can’t put them all here, to check out my entire reading list go here. I hope you find some great books to read in 2021, let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them.

6 thoughts on “10 or so of my favourite books of 2020

  1. Thank you so much for all your beautiful words on my words this year, Claire, and for all you do in sharing your thoughts on Australian women’s literature in particular. You are wonderful. Wishing you many, many fabulous reading adventures in 2021. X

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