Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme.
This week’s theme was favorite books of 2020! I’ve read over 200 books this year so it’s really hard for me to pick my absolute favorites–especially when so many of them were so good! So this list is really more *some* of my favorites than my absolute top ten favorites! 2020 was such a hard year and books definitely helped get me through.
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1. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson: If you haven’t seen this f/f YA rom-com all over the place, what have you been doing?! Seriously, this one totally lives up to the hype and will be one of my forever favorites.
2. The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar: I absolutely adored this YA romance about two queer girls with rival henna businesses! This novel also stars two girls of color with very different experiences, and deals with cultural appropriation.
3. Recommended For You by Laura Silverman: This YA rom-com about two teen booksellers competing for a holiday bonus was so happy and fluffy! It has #OwnVoices Jewish rep and a diverse cast, which I love to see! I was also honored to be a part of the official blog tour–you can read my review here.
4. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon: Speaking of #OwnVoices Jewish rep, here’s another romance I adored! This 24 hour enemies-to-lovers romance was such a fun read and I basically just swooned the whole time.
5. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson: Tiffany is a master storyteller and Grown was utterly engrossing and un-put-downable. This fast paced read does deal with some heavy subjects, so be sure to read the trigger warnings listed at the beginning of the book.
6. Lobizona by Romina Garber: This YA novel about an undocumented teen who finds out she’s also a werewolf was INCREDIBLE. I couldn’t put it down, and I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel Cazadora!
7. What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter: What, another YA rom-com with #OwnVoices Jewish rep? Yep! I loved that this one was about a teen book blogger, and it just felt like a love letter to YA readers.
8. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman: Akemi is one of my all-time favorite authors, and her third contemporary YA novel was just as amazing as her first two! This one follows a teen named Harley who runs away to join a circus–and it also deals with mental health, first love, and family.
9. The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert: Brandy is another of my favorite authors, and I absolutely adored this 24 hour romance about two very different teens who meet in line at the polls!
10. Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore: Two of my favorite authors teamed up to write this YA novel, and the result was incredible! I loved this story of an underdog trying to win a beauty pageant, with little touches of magic.
What was your favorite read in 2020?