Podcast Episode 71: Best Books of 2020 and Bookish Superlatives with Susie from @NovelVisits

best books of 2020

In Episode 71, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite 2020 books (overall and by genre) and our picks for tons of bookish superlatives.

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  • 2020 Podcast Overview (including favorite and most downloaded episodes) 
  • Overview of our reading years (including the impact of COVID-19)
  • Favorite books of 2020 (trends, overall, by genre)
  • 2020 Superlative Awards

Our Favorite Books of 2020 (Overall and by Genre) [19:31]



2020 Superlatives [45:01]



Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Susie

Susie Boutry of Novel VisitsBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Susie has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, she began journaling about the books I read and turned that passion into writing about books. Her first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but she soon realized she wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of my own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, she loves being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.

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  1. Cathy Clemmons wrote:

    I enjoyed listening to this podcast and all the interesting titles. I wish the transcript broke it down by each genre that was talked about. 🙁

    Posted 11.27.20 Reply

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