As per 2019, some things I read in 2020, with some brief opinions/recommendations.
It turns out I do most of my reading while travelling - trains, planes, and while waiting at stations - all things I didn’t do much of in 2020!
All categorisations are approximate at best and will probably cause some kind of contention.
- Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth - so much fun and snark and interesting worldbuilding
- Sam Hughes’s Ra - really enjoyable magic system creation
- Raymond E. Feist’s The Riftwar Saga (1-3) - classic
- Christine Baker Kline’s A Piece of the World - I read this for bookclub at work, and I didn’t think I’d enjoy it, but about a third of the way through I was hooked - a really pleasant journey, and a break from my usual fare
- Skyler Grant’s The Stellar Rebellion (The Laboratory #9) - latest in the series, and good fun as ever (thanks to David MacIver for the (qualified) recommendation)
- Charles Stross’s Dead Lies Dreaming - a new Laundry Files spin-off series - enjoyable and good to be back in the world
- J.H. Brennan’s Barmy Jeffers and the Quasimodo Walk - revisiting a childhood memory via eBay, and glad I did, but it’s very much aimed at young readers
- Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series (1-6) - I read this, or St Clare’s, or something similar when I was younger, and was trying to figure out what - I don’t think it actually was Malory Towers, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless!
- Alex Hillman’s The Tiny MBA - a great collection of insights