Read in 2020

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2020 in chronological order. I have given each book a rating, with five stars being the highest (based purely on how much I enjoyed the book). I try to review every book I read, though not necessarily in the order that I finish reading them!

January

1. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (2019) ****
2. The Foundling by Stacey Halls (2020) *****
3. The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (1958) ****
4. Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney (2018) ****
5. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies (1970) ****
6. Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau (2020) *****
7. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (1934) ****
8. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2020) **
9. The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes (1963) *****
10. The Brothers York by Thomas Penn (2019) ****
11. The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies (2019) ****
12. The Almanack by Martine Bailey (2019) ****

February

13. Blood Upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence (1944) ****
14. The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd (2020) ***
15. Sir Francis Bryan by Sarah-Beth Watkins (2020) ***
16. Requiem for a Knave by Laura Carlin (2020) ****
17. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2020) ***
18. Answer in the Negative by Henrietta Hamilton (1959) ***
19. Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor (2018) ****
20. The House by the Sea by Louise Douglas (2020) ****
21. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (1950) *****
22. The Great Matter Monologues by Thomas Crockett (2020) ***
23. Killing Beauties by Pete Langman (2020) ***
24. In a Dark Wood Wandering by Hella S Haasse (1949) *****
25. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (2019) *****

March

26. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (2019) ****
27. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey (2020) ***
28. A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry (2020) ****
29. Lady of the Highway by Deborah Swift (2016) ****
30. The Familiars by Stacey Halls (2019) ****
31. The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson (2020) ***
32. The Irish Princess by Elizabeth Chadwick (2019) ****
33. The Hollow by Agatha Christie (1946) ***

April

34. Mrs Whistler by Matthew Plampin (2018) ***
35. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (2019) ****
36. The Lady of the Ravens by Joanna Hickson (2020) ****
37. The Minion by Rafael Sabatini (1930) ***
38. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens (1848) ****
39. A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley (1988) *****
40. Queen Lucia by EF Benson (1920) ***
41. The Lost Boys of London by Mary Lawrence (2020) ****
42. Murder to Music by Margaret Newman (1959) *****
43. The Last Protector by Andrew Taylor (2020) ****
44. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (2020) ***

May

45. Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards (2020) ***
46. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900) ***
47. Castle Dor by Daphne du Maurier (1961) ***
48. The Split by Sharon Bolton (2020) ****
49. Royal Flush by Margaret Irwin (1932) ***

June

50. Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten (2020) ***
51. A Time to Die by Hilda Lawrence (1945) ***
52. The Silken Rose by Carol McGrath (2020) *****
53. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi (2020) ***
54. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (1926)

July

55. The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo (1946) ****
56. The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick (2020) **
57. Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (2020) *****
58. The Honey and the Sting by EC Fremantle (2020) ****
59. When We Fall by Carolyn Kirby (2020) *****
60. The Silver Collar by Antonia Hodgson (2020) ****
61. City of Dragons by Robin Hobb (2011) ****

August

62. Katheryn Howard, the Tainted Queen by Alison Weir (2020) ****
63. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (1976) ****
64. The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle by Neil Blackmore (2020) **
65. The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White (1936) ****
66. The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian (1980) ****
67. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper (1974) *****

September

68. V2 by Robert Harris (2020) *****