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Best Books 2020

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rosecarmel Sun 29-Nov-20 16:59:54

Old books or newly released, which were your favourites?

1 - The Salt Path - Raynor Winn

My favourite best book of the year-

2 - One Life - Megan Rapinoe

I picked up a signed copy .. ?

3 - Untamed - Glennon Doyle

4 - Inside Out - Demi Moore

5 - Maid - Stephanie Land

Urmstongran Sun 29-Nov-20 17:35:46

Stand out favourite for me was ‘Shuggie Bain’ which I read during the summer.

annodomini Sun 29-Nov-20 17:49:47

Favourite book of the year - so far - is 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman. It's not just a crime novel; the characters and their community are wonderful.

Lucca Sun 29-Nov-20 17:55:50

“ Where the Crawdads Sing”. Definitely..

nahsma Sun 29-Nov-20 18:09:42

The Blind Light by Stuart Evers. Totally brilliant evocation of the second half of the previous century and the start of this one. Two young men, one public-school wealthy, the other on-the-line-Ford's-Dagenham working class meet doing national service. They remain 'friends', sort-of, as they grow up, marry, have children. The cold war and the changes that happen in Britain wind through it. Wonderful!

Sparklefizz Sun 29-Nov-20 18:21:32

"Where the Crawdads Sing", Maggie O'Farrell's "Hamnet" and Louise Candlish's "The Other Passenger".

I found "The Salt Path" by Raynor Winn very irritating because they made such stupid decisions when the husband's health was at stake.... but then I'm a practical sort of person who makes plans on how to manage situations.

NotAGran55 Sun 29-Nov-20 18:22:15

Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Salt Path
The Shell Seekers

All joint first

NotAGran55 Sun 29-Nov-20 18:24:20

Eleanor not Elinor!

TerriBull Sun 29-Nov-20 18:57:04

Another big thumbs up for Where the Crawdads Sing

American Dirt

I'm reading Troubled Blood at the moment and enjoying it very much, but halfway through so I'll reserve judgement

Asta's Book - an old Barbara Vine, I read it years ago, but had forgotten the story, I did remember I loved it though and loved it again 2nd time around.

I also have Richard Osman's book, I look forward to reading that.

Jayt Sun 29-Nov-20 19:06:40

Lockdown by Peter May

Urmstongran Sun 29-Nov-20 19:07:16

Ooh yes I’d forgotten WTCS! No. 2 for me.

Ealdemodor Sun 29-Nov-20 19:10:04

Have read loads of books this year, and my winner is.........The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

NanKate Sun 29-Nov-20 19:56:32

‘The Giver of Stars’ for me too and ‘Me before you’ both by Jojo Moyes. ??

rosecarmel Sun 29-Nov-20 20:14:50

If you liked Giver of Stars you might enjoy The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek because it's basically the same story! Almost ..

rosecarmel Mon 30-Nov-20 23:33:33

Bump ?

CanadianGran Tue 01-Dec-20 07:26:27

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen was a standout for me this year.

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I also re-read The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher and enjoyed it just as much a second time.

Getting some good titles to look up. I just put a hold on the ebook Shuggie Bain at my library, thank you Urmstongran for the recommendation. It was on my reading list, having heard about it. I don't believe it is being published here yet, so will have to read an e-book.

Lclaytonuk555 Tue 01-Dec-20 09:54:08

I thought Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton was brilliant.
Also The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Dotty123 Tue 01-Dec-20 09:55:27

Definitely ‘Hamnet’. One of those books you’re sad to finish.
‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ John Irving.
‘Educated’ Tara Westover.
Can’t wait for libraries to re-open!

Sarahmob Tue 01-Dec-20 10:00:19

Where the Crawdads Sing

Q - Christina Dalcher which I finished yesterday

The Rose Code - Kate Quinn (I received an advance review copy of this from the publisher, not sure if it’s out on general release yet)

The Evening and The Morning - Ken Follett

NainFron Tue 01-Dec-20 10:06:17

Where the Crawdads Sing stood out for me

Rutheleanor Tue 01-Dec-20 10:07:22

Yes to Three hours. Fantastic. Led me on to Rosamund Lupton’s other books.
Discovered Robin Hobbs and am now hooked for life.

Craftycat Tue 01-Dec-20 10:07:59

Where the Crawdads Sing.
A Man Called Ove
Just finished Troubled Blood- liked it a lot but it is about time she got them together!!!

annifrance Tue 01-Dec-20 10:13:40

Crawdads and the Heart's Invisible Furies. The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon.

Rose30 Tue 01-Dec-20 10:20:34

10 minutes and 38 seconds - Elif Shafak
Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
Difficult Women - Helen Lewis
Burmese Days - George Orwell

Rose30 Tue 01-Dec-20 10:21:42

Sorry that should have said "10 minutes and 38 seconds in this strange world" - just love the premise of the book...