1. Maple Sugar by Tim Herd
  2. Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
  3. Productivity for Authors by Joanna Penn
  4. Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
  5. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  6. Dear Writer, You Need to Quit by Becca Syme
  7. Dear Writer, Are You in Burnout? by Becca Syme
  8. Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest
  9. Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins by Bella Forrest
  10. Dear Writer, You’re Doing It Wrong by Becca Syme
  11. Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals by Bella Forrest
  12. Harley Merlin and the First Ritual by Bella Forrest
  13. Harley Merlin and the Broken Spell by Bella Forrest
  14. Romance Your Brand by Zoe York
  15. Darklight by Bella Forrest
  16. Paper Hearts by Beth Revis
  17. Darkthirst by Bella Forrest
  18. The Writing Gals Discuss: Writing to Market by Judy Corry et. al
  19. Darkworld by Bella Forrest
  20. Dream of Me by Jennifer Froelich
  21. Write to Market by Chris Fox
  22. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
  23. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  24. Darkblood by Bella Forrest
  25. The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
  26. Rapid Release by Jewel Allen
  27. Paused to Prolific by K. Webster
  28. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
  29. Public Speaking for Authors by Joanna Penn
  30. The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
  31. The Ten Day Draft by Lewis Jorstad
  32. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
  33. The Three Story Method by J. Thorn
  34. The Silver Needle Murder by Laura Childs
  35. The Ten Day Edit by Lewis Jorstad
  36. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
  37. Romance Your Plan by Zoe York
  38. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
  39. Build Your Author Platform With a Purpose by Mimika Cooney
  40. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
  41. Oolong Dead by Laura Childs

This was, pretty much in order, what I read this year. What about you? What did you read in 2020? Any favorites? Spill the tea!

Keep your nose in a book and have a very happy New Year!
Beth

P.S. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

3 thoughts on “Books Read in 2020

  1. I liked _Skyward_ a lot — and the sequel, though it didn’t go where I expected it to (a plus). Odd, since I haven’t yet managed to get interested in Sanderson’s fantasy (ouch! stop throwing those brickbats!).

    Never thought before about favorites for a year. I suppose there are now ways I can check to recall what I read during a given time period — my library reserve list, or Goodreads . . .

    I’ll nominate Robert Bennett Jackson’s _Shorefall_ as the middle book of the trilogy I was most convinced, right down to the end, was a duology — I’ll be fascinated to see what the third volume brings.

    I discovered Zen Cho’s _Sorcerer to the Crown_ and _The True Queen_, which are among the best Regency fantasies I’ve run across.

    Jo Walton’s _Among Others_ is one of the few books I actually loved enough to buy in hardcopy (I’m running out of shelf space), and I can’t think of any way to describe its genre.

    Favorite book about mercenary librarians: Kit Rocha’s _Deal with the Devil_.

    Uncharacteristically read some nonfiction (research for a story): Robert Gates’ _Exercise of Power_, Jeff Sypeck’s _Becoming Charlemagne_.

    John Scalzi’s Collapsing Empire trilogy gave me some insights about how to do space opera that’s sufficiently weird for today’s market.

    It was an interesting year, wasn’t it? If not exactly a pleasant one.

    Rick

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    1. I have the sequel to SKYWARD and hope to read it in the new year 😀
      Fun fact: I’m descended from Charlemagne…according to the family tree one of my great-aunts figured out.
      Yes, 2020 was a very interesting year…not always in a good way.
      Hope you have a wonderful 2021!
      Beth

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