Tuesday, December 29, 2020

My Favorite Reads of 2020!

So every December, I always do a list of the books I loved reading most that year. This year, my favorites post happens to coincide with That Artsy Reader Girl's Top Ten Tuesday theme which is also on favorite books read in 2020. I thought it was a nice bit of bookish serendipity. Only I'm listing more than ten books. (Drum roll please!) Here they are... the books I loved most this year:


(I actually read and loved all five of Hurwitz's Orphan X books this year.)



πŸ’— Lost Creed and Desperate Creed by Alex Kava






(I read and loved her entire Devil's Isle Trilogy this year.)



(I also loved the first Peter Ash novel, The Drifter
and the third book in the series, Light It Up.)









πŸ’— Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse
(I didn't review this book, but I read the entire Ravenwood Saga and loved it!)










(I loved the entire Robin Hood: Demon's Bane Trilogy!)









I could probably keep going...but you get the point. 
I read a lot of really good books this year. I hope you did, too. 

Here's to even more good reading in 2021!


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  1. You have listed some really interesting looking books hear. I definitely want to read The Unanswered Letter myself soon. I will also.probably give In the Waves a try too.

    Happy reading in 2021!

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    1. I loved both The Unanswered Letter and In the Waves, too. They're both really great nonfiction reads. :D

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  2. Love the Orphan X series! I have a review scheduled for the latest book, and I want to hurry Hurwitz along for the next one! I really liked Admiral, too. And more interesting prospects in your list, Lark, may make it to my TBR list.

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    1. The Orphan X series is so great! I have the new one on hold at my library, but it'll probably take awhile before it comes in and gets processed. Happy Reading in the new year! :D

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  3. Great list, Lark! I'm so glad to see Vicious Spirits is on your list. I'm still in the midst of compiling my top ten reads and it's not an easy decision! Still, it's always fun doing the list. :D

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    1. Can't wait to see what books make your favorites list this year! :)

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  4. Wow, all those covers look amazing! I'm sad to say I've never read any of these books, but now want to :) The Vicious Spirits cover looks like something I might enjoy!
    Have a Happy New Year, filled with even more great reads. I'm so happy I was able to find your blog!

    My post: https://steppingstonesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2020/12/top-ten-tuesdays-favorite-books-of-2020.html

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    1. Thanks! :D I hope you have a very Happy New Year, too. And if you decide to read Vicious Spirits...start with Wicked Fox first.

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  5. I haven't read any of these books but they sound interesting. I did tried to read 'Wicked fox', the book before 'Vicious spirits' but I just couldn't get into it. I guess that just mean I have different taste than you.

    I hope you have a lovely 2021!

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    1. And isn't it nice that we're all allowed to read...or not read any book we want and still remain blogging friends? :D

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  6. I wonder if Devolution will ever be made into a film or TV series? It would make a great on-screen story.

    My post.

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    1. I would totally watch it if they made it into a movie! :D

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  7. I haven't read any of these, but I'm glad you've had such a good year of reading. I hope you find more great books to read in 2021!

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    1. I've already got a long list of possible reads and they all look good. :)

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  8. Some fun looking books there! Happy reading!

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  9. I couldn't narrow my list down to just ten either. The Ravenwood Saga was on my list too. It was such an awesome fantasy series. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you recommended The Ravenwood Saga on your blog! You're the reason I read it...and it was so good. Thanks, Ashley. :)

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  10. Wow, all new to me book titles. I'll have to check them out. Happy reading!!

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  11. Beach read was good and I adored Well Met when I read it. Did you read the sequel yet? I think I loved it even more. Nice list!

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    1. I did read the sequel to Well Met! It was a lot of fun, too. And I can't wait to read her next one. :D

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  12. Even though our book tastes synch up quite often, I haven't read ANY of these books! Some of them are definitely on my TBR list - I just haven't gotten to them yet. *Sigh* So many books, so little time ...

    Happy TTT!

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    1. We do synch up a lot...but you've been reading a ton of good books lately that I haven't read. My TBR list keeps growing, and I know I'll never get to them all, but it's fun to try.

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  13. I haven't read any of these, but will check out The Unanswered Letter. I just read an amazing book about the Holocaust called When Time Stopped. I've heard good things about Beach Read and Well Met. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. The Unanswered Letter was so good! I'll have to check out When Time Stopped. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  14. I haven't read any of these either so lots for me to investigate on Goodreads tomorrow. :-) I think I have Beach Reads on my Kindle already though.

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    1. Just adding to your TBR list! After all, what are blogging friends for? ;D

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  15. I've read Chloe Neill before and liked her books. I haven't read any of these books yet though.

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    1. I really enjoyed that Chloe Neill trilogy. Makes me want to read more of her books. :)

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  16. I just saw Beach Read on someone else's favorite books list. Best get to it, huh? Thanks for sharing. My "favorites" of 2020 felt more like books that help me escape for a time from the awfulness of the year. Thanks for sharing. Some books I liked in 2020

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    1. Beach Read was a fun escape read. I think you'd like it. :)

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  17. So many books I hoped to get to this year but didn't are on your list. Something to look forward to, I guess. :-) I can't wait to read Well Met and Beach Read. The Veil and Admiral have been on my TBR shelf too long . . . Vicious Spirts and Revolution are wish list books, but sound so good. I haven't finished compiling my list yet. I like to wait until the end of the year in case there's a last minute favorite. I hope you have a great reading year in 2021!

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    1. I got lucky this year with some really good reads. Can't wait to see your list...and add to my own TBR list. ;D

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  18. Admiral looks awesome, and I think I've read a Hurwitz book. I'll have to double check. Also Devolution I'm SOOO curious about!

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    1. I loved Admiral. And Devolution...so awesome. I think you'd like both of them. :)

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  19. You've got me real curious about the Orphan X books. I heard good things about Well Met. I hope your reading is just as good in the coming year!

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    1. The Orphan X books are amazing. And Well Met was so cute and fun. :D Thanks for commenting!

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    1. They were both great, weren't they? Thanks for commenting! :)

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  21. Nice looking list, Lark, and a great way to cap off another reading year. I haven't read any of those but did begin Devolution at one point. Seeing all these lists on my favorite blogs is kind of like seeing the first spring bloom...a new beginning for all of our reading years. I can't wait to see what 2021 brings all of us.

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    1. It is kind of exciting to think about all the new books we can read next year. My list is already far too long! I just hope the rest of 2021 is better than this year's been. :)

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  22. Well you saw Beach Read was on my contemporary romance list. Burning Bright is on my mystery/thriller list that I haven't posted yet. That installment is my favorite so far. I just love how June and Peter first met. In a tree of all places! Lol. :) Devolution was also a win for me. So creepy!

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    1. June and Peter up in a tree was so great! I love those books. I just finished reading #3. :)

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  23. I've seen Beach Read around and heard great things. I may pick it up sometime in 2021. Great list. Hope 2021 has some more favorites.

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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    1. Beach Read is just a fun summer romance. :) Thanks for commenting!

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  24. I really enjoyed Well Met and Beach Read! Both were so fun and made me happy. I loved Devolution too, but that's definitely not a happy book. :) Great list!

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    1. No, Devolution was not a happy book like Well Met and Beach Read. But it was very compelling and memorable. :D

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  25. I always love your lists for how eclectic they are. Well Met and Beach Read are both on my TBR list (and in my Kindle), and I gave my husband the audiobook of In the Waves for his birthday, so I will probably listen to it at some point, too.

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    1. I found In the Waves an oddly compelling read. And both Well Met and Beach Read are very fun books. Happy New Year! :D

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  26. Great list, Lark. Lots to add to my TBR. I have read the first 3 of the Orphan X series, but want to catch up on it. I also have a few of these already. Happy New Year!

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    1. The Orphan X books are so great, aren't they? His new one comes out in January and I'm very excited to read it. :)

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  27. Who doesn't love book serendipity! I haven't read any of these but I do have Beach Read on my kindle waiting for me! Glad you read so many good books and here's to many more in 2021!

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    1. I think you're going to like Beach Read. (At least I hope you do!) Happy New Year. :D

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  28. Such a great list! Beach Read made it to my top books of the year. It was such a pleasant surprise!!

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  29. These looks fantastic - and give me great ideas for what to read in 2021. Happy New Year!!

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  30. I don't know if I mentioned it in a previous comment but I read The Admiral on your recommendation and liked it! It feels like 100 years ago that I read it, but it was only in February 2020. So thanks for the tip and Happy New Year. :D

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the Admiral. He's such a great character. I hope you have a very Happy New Year, Ruthiella!

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  31. I need to get constructing my best books of the year list! Lets hope next year is a great reading year!

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    1. Fingers crossed! I think we could all use a really good year next year. :)

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  32. I hope you find a lot of good books to read this year.
    May 2021 be much better to all of us. Happy New Year.

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    1. I'm hoping for that, too! Thanks, Mary. :)

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  33. The only one of these I have read is Well Met, which I did enjoy.

    Orphan X sounds intriguing! I am putting it on reserve at the library. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for commenting. :)

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  34. Beach Read and Well Met (and the first book in its series) are on my list of books I'd like to read this year. And I also hope to read Chloe Neill's new book, The Bright and Breaking Sea.

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    1. Beach Read and Well Met are awesome! I hope you get a chance to read both of them. :)

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