What is the best book you have read this year?

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TravellingSpoon Sun 20-Dec-20 20:40:16

Need some inspiration for my book challenge and know which ones to avoid from the other thread, but need some good reads.

Mine would definitely be A Gentleman in Moscow or The Women in the Castle.

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LuvMyBoyz Sun 20-Dec-20 21:09:39

Every single book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child is top of my list. I have read 12 of them this year.
Different Class by Joanna Harris
Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy
Katharina Luther by Anne Boileau
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
The Accidental Tourist by Ann Tyler
The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanne Glen

SomeoneInTheLaaaaaounge Sun 20-Dec-20 21:10:30

Neil Gaiman all day long

Baboutheocelot Sun 20-Dec-20 21:11:16

Half of a yellow sun
The nickel boys

N4ish Sun 20-Dec-20 21:11:22

Circe by Madeline Miller

EineReiseDurchDieZeit Sun 20-Dec-20 21:13:05

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

LaPoesieEstDansLaRue Sun 20-Dec-20 21:14:10

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld


theresagiantonthebeach Sun 20-Dec-20 21:17:44

The lost man. jane harper
lost lights of st kilda Elisabeth Gifford
believe me JP Delany
valentina s e lynes

LawnFever Sun 20-Dec-20 21:20:15

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

BonnesVacances Sun 20-Dec-20 21:20:55

Where the Crawdads Sing

FleetwoodRaincoat Sun 20-Dec-20 21:21:46

The Dry by Jane Harper (if you like a good thriller)
A Town Like Alice by Neville Shute

SparkleClaws Sun 20-Dec-20 21:22:37

The Dry
american Dirt
Nearly Normal Family

TheThingWithFeathers Sun 20-Dec-20 21:23:01

Mine are:
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

MilkshakeandFries Sun 20-Dec-20 21:23:14

Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller

OublietteBravo Sun 20-Dec-20 21:23:16

I enjoyed Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

RosieLemonade Sun 20-Dec-20 21:23:20

Boys Parts
My Sister the Serial Killer
Troy by Stephen Fry
The Five
The Hunting Party
Then There Were None
The Flat Share
The Last Time I Lied
The Silent Patient
Home Before Dark

RosieLemonade Sun 20-Dec-20 21:24:09

Oh and Song of Achillies. Finished it a week ago and I still miss Patroclus.

Tidypidy Sun 20-Dec-20 21:24:56

Identity crisis by Ben Elton.

Givemestrengthorgin Sun 20-Dec-20 21:27:02

A little life by Hanya Yanagihara. Amazing book, one of the handful I will remember for the rest of my life.

YakkityYakYakYak Sun 20-Dec-20 21:28:18

Another vote for American Dirt

MasterOfCaffeine Sun 20-Dec-20 21:31:17

Where the Crawdads Sing, it was absolutely mesmerising! Great to see Hamnet mentioned, it's next on my list.

BobbingPuffins Sun 20-Dec-20 21:32:36

Giver of Stars

Countmeout Sun 20-Dec-20 21:33:25

Around the world in 80 trains

Jenniferturkington Sun 20-Dec-20 21:34:39

I enjoyed The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes and also The Ship of Brides by the same author.
I also loved ‘Under the Dome’ by Stephen king

lookingatthings Sun 20-Dec-20 21:35:02

Piranesi, Susanna Clarke

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