Best Books of 2020


For any of you that have followed my blog for a while you may have noticed I’ve been less active in the past few months ... I’ve posted a few reviews but have spent a lot of time writing. I’m pleased to say that the remaining books in my All at Sea trilogy are in the editing stages so there should be more news on that soon (see my ‘Books’ tab for more info)


In the meantime (better late then never) I wanted to share with you 5 of my favourite books from last year in no particular order ... plus one honourable mention.

The Tears of Monterini by Amanda Weinberg:

This is a heartbreakingly beautiful historical fiction novel set in Italy around the 1930’s. I was thrilled to be sent a copy for review by the author so you‘ll find a full review of this on my blog.


The Snow Fox Diaries by Jan Mazzoni:

This little book was the perfect blend of domestic drama, escapist women’s fiction and nature writing though I’m not sure how the author accomplished that in the relatively short length. I was on the blog tour for this so a full review is also available if your curious.


A Bowl of Cherries by F. E. Birch:

This is a richly written short story collection with a mixture of horror, thriller and dystopia that will crawl beneath your skin and rest there for a long time.


Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier:

Given this novel’s popularity, I won’t give a full review here. However, having read so many books that were inspired by this gothic classic, I finally picked this one up during autumn. I just adored it, and now am keen to read more of her work.


Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid:

Another that may need little introduction, but I devoured this music-documentary style story and gifted it to a friend straight away to share my joy of it.

A Cheeky Honourable Mention:



Little White Secrets by Carol Mason:

This is a domestic thriller that just blew me away when I read and reviewed it (again, a full review is here on my blog)

I would highly recommend this compelling family story for any fans of Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain.

So, there you have short teasers of the favourite books that I found last year. I do hope you found something here that piqued you’re interest and also that you’ll subscribe to my blog for more of my own writing updates in the weeks and months to come.


As always, I’m so grateful to all of the authors, publishers and blog tour organisers that I work with to let me share these reviews with you.

For now, stay safe and happy reading.




























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