Here is a list of my favorite reads of 2020!
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
It goes without saying that Lisa is easily one of my absolute favorite authors. It was difficult to chose which of her books stood out the most for me this year, because her characters are always so incredibly intriguing and unique. She finds that perfect balance of highlighting flaws while still giving them redeeming qualities. The House We Grew Up In and The Family Upstairs were also amazing.
Until I Find You by Rea Frey
Not only is this author insanely talented but she hosts an informative podcast that showcases a lot of her and her colleague's knowledge and know-how about the writing business. She is one of the main reasons I love to write and her stories never disappoint. This one is about a visually-impaired woman who knows her son has been taken, but nobody believes her. GREAT read!
Emma In the Night by Wendy Williams
So many layers and so much dysfunction (in the best way)! I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN!
This one reminds me a bit of Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey - incredibly intelligent, insane skill in weaving such a complex story and I am in awe of how well it all came together without being confused once. Can’t recommend this enough! A MUST read!
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
This story is not for the faint of heart. It's uncomfortable and heartbreaking and will make you cringe. I love a goo, heavy story and if you're into that sort of thing, then this is your book. It's another level past The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It's about a young girl who becomes involved with her much older teacher and I was so sucked into how well the author shows the progression of their relationship and how subtly manipulative the teacher was. It felt so real and authentic and I can't wait to read another of this author's work.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Another extreme, hold your breath, go to bed way too late read! I really couldn’t figure this one out until the last few chapters, and even then I dropped my jaw when I finished it last night. You do not see that ending coming and authors who write like this make me want to crawl in a hole and burn all the crap I’ve written
I would say this one is a deeper We Were Liars by E. Lockhart