Hi, yes, can you believe 2020 is halfway over? How did we get to July? I feel like I’ve done nothing this year so far! Okay so that’s not entirely true but COVID-19 has really been cramping my travel plans and my social life! I’m only partly complaining because I’m an extrovert but also sort of excited that I’ve been able to constantly binge read book and not wear real clothes. Silver lining.

Between January and June 2020 I have read a ton of books, a grand total of 64 books to be exact. At this rate I’ll be almost 30 books over my 2020 goal, which is 100 books. In 2019 I didn’t even make my goal of 100 books, missing that by 7 books, so I’d say the first half of 2020 has been outstanding; reading wise at least.

Since we’re officially half way through the year though, I’m putting together my TOP TEN FAVORITES I’ve read so far. Not all of these are new releases but most of them came out this year. I have listed them in no particular order because well they’re all 5 STAR reads for different reasons and you can’t compare apples to oranges, if you know what I mean.

If you’re interested in seeing full review of any of these books, simply click on it’s icon and it’ll take you directly to the synopsis and full review!


2020 Top 10 so far….

The Vanishing HalfValentineThe Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

The Library of LegendsBrunch and Other ObligationsThe Water Dancer

The Familiar DarkLong Bright RiverThe Return

Big Lies in a Small Town


Honorable Mentions

I’m always super indecisive on my favorites. Mainly because it’s hard to say my favorite rom-com is better than my favorite thriller etc. So here are some honorable mentions!

Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul ZooLittle SecretsTo Have and to Hoax

In Five YearsThe Last Mrs. ParrishDreamlandAfter All I've Done

The Last Train to London: A Novel


Thanks for checking out my 2020 Top Ten so far. Feel free to share you favorite reads of the year so far with me either on Instagram @speakingof_books or by commenting on this post! Maybe we have some of the same ones!

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