Top 8 Books of 2020

2020 was a year wasn’t it? It was one of my poorest reading years number wise in a long time. You can see all the books I read on my Goodreads Challenge. But, I did read some pretty amazing books, so there is that. I’ll note this – most of my top books are part of series, so if something sounds interesting, well, there is a lot of reading ahead of you ­čÖé Here are my top 8 books from 2020!

Top 8 Books of 2020 | Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson; Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett; The Shadow of What was Lost by James Islington; Starsight by Brandon Sanderson; Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward;  Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio; The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis; The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson | Puppies & Pretties

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson: Duh. Everything that Sanderson writes is gold to me. But the Stormlight Archive is so good. Read my full review.

Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett: If you like fantasy, urban-esque fantasy and amazing characters, try out this series. Read my full review.

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington: I really loved this entire trilogy (I read all 3 this year). If Wheel of Time is your thing, this book should be next on your list. Read my full review.

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson: Another Sanderson book, but this one is more YA-ish. the characters are so good in this one. I mean, there is a AI spaceship that has an identity crisis and Doomslug. What more can you want? Read my full review.

Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward: So much intrigue, political maneuvering, shifting alliances, and fantastic characters. I actually just realized the second book of this trilogy, so I might have to pick that up ASAP. Read my full review.

Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio: This series has fantastic characters, great action scenes and a plot that sucks you in. After I finished this book, I realized there was going to be more in the series and I might have done a little happy dance. Read my full review.

The First Sister┬áby Linden A. Lewis:┬áI got this book from Netgalley and didn’t have any expectations. But it blew me out of the water. This is a fantastic space opera that explores autonomy, religion and technology. Read my full review.

The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: Probably one of my favorite characters of all time, Baru is fascinating. The world building is engrossing and the twists and turns in this series keep you at the edge of your seat. Read my full review.