Our Top Books of 2020

We had such a tough decision because we’ve read some great books in 2020. We differed a bit, so we both created lists for the top 10 books of 2020. However, we do overlap. 

What were your favorite books of the year? Let us know in the comments!

Christy’s Top 10

1. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Clare wrote the perfect start to her new shadowhunter series. I loved seeing Will, Tessa and Jem as adults. Plus, the next generation is just as exciting. Set in Edwardian London, James, Lucie, Matthew, Cordelia and their friends deal with demon attacks increase around the city. This book had everything: adventure, romance and mystery. Chain of Iron will hopefully be just as amazing in 2021. I need more Matthew Fairchild!

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Review: Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

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Loveboat, Taipei is marketed for “fans of Crazy Rich Asians or Jane Austen Comedy of Manners, with a hint of La La Land.” 

Eighteen-year old Ever Wong wants to dance. After being taken off the waitlist at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ever finally thinks this is her shot. Too bad her ultra-strict parents already have another plan in store for her: attend Northwestern University and become a doctor (never mind that Ever has an intense fear of blood). When her parents find her acceptance letter to Tisch, they ship Ever off to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer. While there, Ever finds herself thrown into a world full over-achieving kids— those exactly like her parents always hoped she would be. She meets Rick Woo, her childhood nemesis, and his enigmatic cousin Sophie, who shows Ever that life outside of Ohio is full of freedom and endless possibility. 

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