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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Get Out the Vote: YA Edition

Besides reading and traveling, we’re super passionate about politics. That’s why we’re using YA books to encourage everyone to VOTE! 

If you’re an American, the 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. Not only are we voting for the next U.S. president, all of the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate are up. You may also have additional candidates, depending on your state and locality. One of our goals is to get out the millennial vote, because guess what?! We outnumber boomers. Also, this is the first presidential election cycle that some of gen-Z can vote in. 

If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so easily through TurboVote. Do it now! Also, check out all U.S. state voting deadlines here

Below you’ll find our YA book recommendations that inspire political participation and efficacy. And remember, if you can, request to vote by mail ASAP! Your vote matters. 

Let’s surprise the country with an unprecedented amount of election participation by those under 35!

Are you registered? Let us know in the comments!

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Review: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

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Jamie Goldberg is excited to volunteer for his local state senate candidate…as long as it’s behind the scenes. With his mom, sister, and grandma in deep planning mode for his sister’s upcoming bat mitzvah, the campaign becomes Jamie’s escape. Too bad he has a fear of speaking to strangers. Maya Rehman is having the worst Ramadan ever. She’s struggling with both family (her parents sprung their divorce one her) and friend (her one and only bestie is off for college soon) drama. Her mother thinks Maya’s summer blues can easily be fixed by canvassing for a local politician. If Maya shows a little initiative, her parents will buy her a car. Piece of cake, right?

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