Isn’t it crazy that we are half way through the year? So much has happened so far this year, I’m just hoping that the rest of 2020 is little bit more chill!
I wasn’t tagged by anyone but it’s a post I keep seeing it all over the blogging community and I thought I’d give it a go! I’ve read enough books so far this year to justify doing this tag, and I think it’s such a great post to look back on at the end of the year! If anyone hasn’t done this post yet, then I tag YOU! And if you have done this tag or are planning to then please leave a link or comment below as I always love reading other peoples answers!
Best Book You Have Read So Far in 2020?
Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas or Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Two very different books but two that I just absolutely adored, both have a cast of individually loveable and powerful characters that steal the show and take control of the story.
Best Sequel You Have Read in 2020?
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. This was everything I wanted it to be and more, it was wonderful and I devoured every page with pure enjoyment and awe. I’m still trying to put all of my thoughts and emotions into words but keep your eyes peeled for a series review soon!
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. It’s patiently waiting on my shelf for me to find the right time to start it, but I need to finish Queen of Air and Darkness before I can dive straight in!
Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2020?
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir. December 2020 can’t come quick enough! After the ending of the last book, I don’t think I’m ready for the events of the sequel. If you haven’t yet started The Ember in the Ashes series then I highly recommend that it finds its way on to your TBR list soon!
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. As I mentioned in my review, I’ve got no idea why I didn’t click with this book?
Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. I knew this book was going to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be this good! For the past five years I’ve followed Hazel on all her creative journeys, her short-film Happy and Time of the Month series being a stand-out favourites and videos I continue to re-watch, always with a box of tissues at the ready. So, when I heard she was writing a novel, I knew I was in for a treat.
Favourite New Author?
Susan Deannard. I started the Truthwitch series earlier this year during the O.W.L.S read-a-thon and absolutely loved it. I instantly clicked with the writing and the world building, which made it such an enjoyable and easy read.
Newest Fictional Crush?
Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. But Amy you haven’t read ACOMAF this year? Yes, but I have fallen down the dangerous (but wonderful) path of fan art and fan-fiction, which has reignited my love for all things Illyrian! I miss this series so much that I’m definitely going to have to re-read the series by the end of the year and relive all the magic!
Newest Favourite Character?
Bryce Quinlan from Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. Bryce is strong-willed, quick witted, emotionally raw and has her fair share of flaws and problems; everything about her was quintessential Maas and I loved her. Crescent City is ultimately her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, and it was a privilege to have been able to share it.
Book That Made You Cry?
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. This tag is very Sarah J Maas dominated, but I can’t help it, I just love her characters and her storylines so much! Saying goodbye to these characters was harder than expected, I just couldn’t stop crying. It sounds cliche but this series has been a huge part of my life, so I knew this wasn’t going to be a simple and easy goodbye.
Book That Made You Happy?
Normal People by Sally Rooney. This isn’t a heartwarming and fluffy contemporary read by any standards but nevertheless my reading experience with this book is one of my favourites.
Favourite Book To Movie Adaption You Saw This Year?
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing Max Martin’s wonderful jukebox musical &Juliet, a high energy performance that creatively subverts Shakespeare’s most beloved show, Romeo and Juliet, by exploring an alternative ending and an innovative rewrite. This wonderfully uplifting adaptation exceeded expectations and even now I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack!
Favourite Review You Have Written This Year?
Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. I worked so hard on this review and it took me ages to find the right words to truly express my love for this book! I’ll leave a link here and it would mean the world if you checked it out!
Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought So Far This Year?
Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. I have no words, this cover is just stunning!
What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?
My TBR for the rest of this year is huge but the top three book on my list are Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson and Children of Blood and Bone by Tommy Adeyemi.