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BookLoons Recommended Reads 2020
by Hilary Williamson

Last year at this time I suggested setting aside anxiety about political divisions and environmental crises to revel in time with family and friends. Little did we all know what was ahead. 2020 has been a hard year for so many, but there are glimmers of hope on the horizon. Though festivities must be socially distanced this year, there is much to celebrate.

Books have always helped me deal with challenging times and I hope they do the same for you. As always, we have recommendations, based on the best of our 2020 reading. These are mainly hardcovers - find rave reads most likely published in paperback in 2020 in our Recommended Reads 2019.

Contemporary Fantasy Historical
Bells for Eli
The Burden of Truth
The Sweeney Sisters
The Cerulean Queen
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Ninth House
Exile Music
The Forgotten Kingdom
War Lord

Mystery Mystery-Cozy Mystery-Historical
Cheater's Game
The Last High
Take It Back
The Case of the Reincarnated Client
Hidden Treasure
Running out of Road

Dance with Death
Eli's Promise
Hid from Our Eyes

Mystery-International Mystery-Thriller Romance
House of Correction
The Split
All the Devils Are Here
A Conspiracy of Bones
Don't Look Down

Cold as Ice
A Happy Catastrophe
South of the Buttonwood Tree
SF Non-Fiction
The Last Emperox
Network Effect
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
The Killer's Shadow
Tears of the Desert
Spirits of San Francisco
YA Fiction YA Fantasy/SF
Gold Rush Girl
The Project
What Makes Us

Catfishing on CatNet
Everything I Thought I Knew
Chapter Books Picture Books
See the Cat
Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider
Weird Little Robots
The Boy and the Gorilla
I Talk Like a River
A Polar Bear in the Snow

Find more book gift suggestions in our many previous Holiday Columns.

All of us at BookLoons wish you and yours better times, happy holidays,
and a joyous, peaceful, prosperous and (especially) healthy 2021!!

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