The Book Club Review / 85: 2020 Books of the Year Review

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Episode notes

It's our biggest recommendations show yet, with over 50 books loved by us, our book clubs, and our three special guests.

But what were our most loved reads of 2020? Listen in for our top threes and our absolute favourites. There were some obvious contenders such as Maggie O'Farrell's Hamlet and Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, but we've tried to steer clear of the main current to pick out some slightly more eclectic choices that we think will delight you as much as us.

We also hear from three special guests, Seb Emina, editor of Penguin's Happy Reader magazine, Simon Thomas of the Tea or Books podcast, and Claire Handscombe of the Brit Lit podcast. They let us know their favourite reads of 2020, and books they're looking forward to in 2021.

And last but by no means least we hear from our book clubs, who told us the books that stood out for them in 2020.

And so start off your New Year's reading resolutions in style, with a stack of books that have been tried and tested, so we know they will be good.

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