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Top 5 Books I Need to Read in 2020

The Top 5s are back!

Shana at Bionic Bookworm has decided to carry on the Top 5 posts for 2020 and January’s posts are up – and we’re going to get stuck in!

This week is the Top 5 Books I Need to Read in 2020. How is anyone supposed to narrow that down to just five? My Goodreads target this year is 55 books so I expect to read plenty this year, but here are the five I’m intending to get read a bit sooner than the others.


1. Borrowed Magic by Stephanie Foxe


Witches used to be top billing in urban fantasy and magic realism but they’ve taken a back seat to vampires and now shifters. One of my favourite books A Discovery of Witches was the best in the genre back in the day and I’ve always wanted to find a book that will match or even beat that.

We’re all looking for our next favourite read, right? I’m kinda hoping that Borrowed Magic will be that book. Admittedly, vampires feature heavily in this book but it still looks amazing. I’m looking forward to getting around to this one!

Here’s the link to Borrowed Magic if this looks like your kind of book.


2. The Night Raven by Sarah Painter

night raven

This book was recommended to me by a friend and it looks amazing. London. Magical crime families. Feuds between old families. Oh my goodness.

I get the feeling that author Sarah Painter might be my newest favourite authors based on the blurb alone for The Night Raven. It looks like the kind of books that should have won awards and I’ll be contributing my two cents to whether or not it’s that amazing as soon as I can. This book is going as far up on the TBR pile as I can place it!

If you want to check this one out too, here’s the buy link.


3. Heavenward by Olga Gibbs


This book has been on my TBR pile for a few months now and I’ve been meaning to bump it up the list for ages. Aside from the gorgeous cover, the blurb looks pretty interesting and while not being at all religious, I do enjoy a good Heaven vs. Hell read.

Author Olga Gibbs has already released the sequel so I definitely have some catching up to do!

Here’s the buy link to Heavenward if it looks like you’re kind of read.


4. Trial By Fae

trial by fae

This one has crossed my path before more than once and for some reason I keep forgetting about it. Honestly, this does happen a lot though because there are far more books out there that I think “oh my goodness, I need to get that” than books I actually buy.

Fae are my weakness, they have such rich possibilities in stories and authors generally pull them off so well that it’s impossible not to get hooked. I’m sort of counting getting hooked on this one!

Trial by Fae is available on Amazon here.


5. Killer Heart

killer heart

I’m a bit of a sucker for books that are set in my home country, the UK and especially London, where I currently live. But I’ll be honest, I’ve never read an MM book before that wasn’t a romance and I really want to.

Gay and lesbian relationships have been shoe-horned into the LGBT literature corner and haven’t really broken out properly into mainstream literature and I’m waiting for the day when it does. This book and others like it look like they will be the flagship books to this happening.

Killer Heart looks awesome and I am tempted to break my book budget right now just to get it!

Thanks for reading!

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