Books Read in 2020

Books are listed in the chronological order I read them. The links in this list are to my reviews – some ‘reviews’ are mini reviews/notes or as parts of composite posts (not all books will be reviewed).


  • F = Fiction
  • K = Kindle
  • CF = Crime Fiction
  • HF = Historical Fiction
  • LB = library book
  • TBR = book acquired before 1 Jan 2020
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/NetGalley
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction


  1. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok 4* F, K, RB, TBR
  2. The Lady of the Ravens by Joan Hickson 4* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 5* CF, F, TBR
  4. Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements 4* CF, F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  5. Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert 4.5* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  6. The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray 5* F, K, RB, TBR


  1. Remain Silent by Susie Steiner (5 Feb) 4* CF, F, K,RB, TBR – review to follow
  2. The Winker by Andrew Martin 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  3. Happy Old Me by Hunter Davies 5* LB, NF
  4. A Killing Kindness by Reginald Hill 5* CF, F, TBR
  5. Saving Missy by Beth Morrey 5* F, K, RB, TBR
  6. The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd 5* F, HF, K, RB, TBR
  7. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie 5* CF, F, K (a re-read – linked to my original review post)


  1. The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox 5* CF, F, K, RB
  2. Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear 3* CF, F, K, TBR
  3. Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto 3.5* K, NF, RB
  4. Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear 2* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  5. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey 3* HF, F, K, RB, TBR
  6. Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin 5* F, HF, K, RB, TBR


  1. Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan 3* HR, F, K, RB, TBR
  2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 3* F, K
  3. Queen Lucia by E F Benson 3* F, K, TBR
  4. The Mystery of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley 4* LB, NF
  5. The Last Protector by Andrew Taylor 4* F, HF, K, RB


  1. Blue Tits in My Nest Box by David Gains 5* K, NF
  2. An Air That Kills by Andrew Taylor 4* CF, F, K
  3. Looking Good Dead by Peter James 3.5* CF, F, K, TBR
  4. The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford 3* F, HF, K, RB
  5. The Guardians by John Grisham 4* CF, F, TBR
  6. Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu 4* CF, F, K


  1. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 5* F, K, TBR
  2. The Deep by Alma Katsu 3* F, HF, K, RB
  3. Yesterday’s Papers by Martin Edwards 4*, CF, F, TBR
  4. The Mist by Ragnar Jonasson 4* CF, F, K, RB
  5. Deadheads by Reginald Hill 5* CF, F, TBR
  6. The Second Sleep by Robert Harris 4* F, K


  1. Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz 5* CF, F, RB