Hello, reader friends! Due to a long list of reasons we won’t get into, our regularly scheduled favorite reads post for early 2020 was repeatedly trampled by my to-do list. Normally, we break the year up into three periods (early, mid, & late) and I share my highly anticipated and favorite titles read for those periods (find earlier favorites here). However, nothing about 2020 is normal, I haven’t even reviewed most of my favorite reads of 2020 so far but I can’t stop reading, it is essential for the preservation of my sanity (or at least the remnants of such)!
favorite reads of 2020 so far
In no particular order (because my to-do list is breathing down my neck) and painstakingly narrowed down (so I can keep this to one post and you don’t have to scroll forever), here are January through June’s additions to my favorites-shelves! Some made me laugh, others made me cry, I was challenged and inspired, and y’all know me, I swooned a lot! Click the covers to learn more about each story and its author.
The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock, The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund, A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy, Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette, Missing Mercy by Stephenia H. McGee, Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano, At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer, The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews, The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze, An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz, The Rebel Bride by Shannon McNear, Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller, Woman of Sunlight & The Calico and Cowboys Romance Collection by Mary Connealy, The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch, Freedom in the Mountain Wind by Misty M. Beller
Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman, Beach Haven & Driftwood Dreams by T. I. Lowe, Stay with Me by Becky Wade, The Trouble with Love by Toni Shiloh, Five Days in Sky by Carla Laureano, Ford by Susan May Warren, Her Hidden Hope by Jill Lynn, Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese, I Come Home Again by Jennifer Rodewald, The Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano, Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner, The Killing Tide & The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey, Start with Me by Kara Isaac, My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Cry of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse
Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz, The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham, Walker Family series by Melissa Tagg, The Kiss Dare by Jessica Kate
Have y’all read these stories?
What are some of your favorite reads of 2020 so far?
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I’ve read only one from your list 🙂 – Ford – totally agree!
To add to the list:
Always Look Twice and Don’t keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard
Avalanche by Gayla K. Hiss
Until June by Barbara Britton
Chasing Secrets by Heather Woodhaven
Meant for Her by Joy Avery Melville
Ooooo! Elizabeth is on my tbr but I’ll have to look up the others! Thank you for sharing, Natalya!
We share a lot of favorite books, Beth! There are a lot of great books here–some I need to get to yet! Thanks for sharing!
That’s what book friends do best!
Oh how cool Missing Mercy made the list! Thank you!
I love what you did with that storyline!
Your contemporary list is right on point! I’ve read 11 of the 16 and have 2 of the others sitting right by my bed!
I’ve been reading TI Lowe’s books since 2015 and I loved these two books!!
I’m currently reading Nancy Mehl’s Dead End. I’ve really enjoyed this series!!
Yay, Melissa! I believe I first read Tonya’s books in ’15 as well! Ooooo, I’m not brave enough for Nancy’s books! Happy reading!
I love The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald. I should reread it. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get When I come Home again. Your thoughts?
When I Come Home again is one of Jen’s genuine raw emotional reads. Great balance of highs and lows, both challenging and inspiring. Happy reading, Arletta!