Top 10 of 2020: Books I Wish I’d Made Time to Read in 2020

Posted December 25, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Top 10 / 9 Comments

Top 10 of 2020: Books I Wish I’d Made Time to Read in 2020

Top 10 of 2020 is hosted once again by Kimberly Faye Reads, and this year she has four co-hosts: Sarah (@dragonflyreads) | Kate (@kate_reads_), Mollie (@molliesbookshelf) & Jenica (@firewhiskeyreader)

Today’s topic is the easiest usually for me because I narrow down to just the books published in the past year. Honestly, this year there were a lot that I might normally have gotten a physical ARC from the publisher to read, but not getting it because of the crazy COVID pandemic kept me from getting to them. Without further ado, here we go!

I have a physical ARC of every other book in this series, including the first three. So I was very sad that they didn’t have physical copies of this, and with it being in August when it came out, I didn’t try to find an e-galley since I didn’t know when I’d get to it without a physical copy in my hand. Still need this one!

I love this author, I feel like she’s not as well known as she should be, and I love this series. Again, no physical ARC even though I had it for the others in the series, and also it came out in September, right when school was starting back up and things were up in the air about how they’d go.

Another one that came out in the beginning of the school year. I remember hearing about this author for a long time, and then about a year ago I finally picked up her books and now I love her, but no ARC of this one either.

I have heard such good things about this one and there is one more and a third in the series coming soon. I need to get a hold of it soon.

I love Meg Cabot, and I loved the first book in this series that I did get an ARC of, I think from the bookstore where I worked. But no ARC of this one. I could have downloaded an e-galley, but I’m always so careful about downloading and not getting to them. Plus it also came out in August.

Yet another August book! And this would have been one perfect for reading in October for a Halloween theme I think. I did almost buy it this summer when I went and wandered through Barnes & Noble, hoping they might be ready to hire me back. But I kept myself from spending the money, so I’m still waiting.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually read the original Little Women, but I went and saw the newest movie that came out December of last year, and really liked it. But I like the idea behind this love story, because I wanted Jo and Laurie together from what I watched in the movie.

I was really excited for this one, but it came out in April, during all the craziness and I wasn’t able to get an ARC for it at the time. I was able this summer to trade for it. So now at least I own it and can read it sometime in the future!

Oh how I wanted to read this one so bad! It came out in May, so again I did not get an ARC. I still need to just buy it so I can read it!

So I thought it would be kind of funny or sad, depending on how you look at it, to include this book, one that I started in 2018 when I got hooked on the tv series, but have yet to finish. All the time I had this year, and nothing. Maybe 2021 will be the year I finish it? Who knows. 🙂 This was also the last book I had on this same list last year, so it was fitting to include it again even if it wasn’t a book released in 2020.

Tell me, did you read any of these this year?  Are any on your TBR?  What other books do you wish you’d made time to read?

If you’re interested in joining in to the Top 10 of 2020, you can go to the links at the top for the hosting blogs.  Here are the other topics you’ll see coming up:

Tomorrow is New or New-to Me Authors. Oh yeah, and Merry Christmas!


You know, in case you didn’t get to see anyone but your dog or cat today thanks to the pandemic, I thought this gif was appropriate.

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9 responses to “Top 10 of 2020: Books I Wish I’d Made Time to Read in 2020

  1. I have read all three of the Moose Springs books, and I am a fan. Dating Makes Perfect was another big success for me. Adored it! Kit Sweetly was ok. A bit darker then I expected, but good. Hope you get to some of these.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I hope I get to them next year maybe! With all the other books I want to read of course. lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I really loved #murdertrending and the second book has been on my wish list for awhile now. It really is a series that doesn’t seem to get much attention, which is a bummer.


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