1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020.
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling, I read this back in February and still think about it regularly. Such a fantastic debut novel and creepy as heck. Here is my review for it.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020.
Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa, the last book in the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. I just loved this series alot, amazing characters and ones I will miss. Here is my review for it.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, I keep hearing amazing things about this book. It has been described as a middlegrade written for adults and I can’t wait to read it.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab comes out in October, her books have been more hits than misses for me so far but I know she has been working on this one for many years and I’m very interested to read it.
5. Biggest disappointment.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang, this one has been on my TBR for awhile and I finally got around to reading it but it definitely didn’t live up to the hype for me.
6. Biggest surprise.
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata, this book isn’t actually out until October but I was approved for an eARC and was really surprised at how messed up this book is, it deals with a lot of heavy topics but I really enjoyed it.
7. Favourite new author.
There have been a few new to me author’s that I have really loved so far this year but I think my favourite has to be Clarissa Goenawan as I have read 2 books by her and loved them both.
8. Newest fictional crush.
I really liked the character of Jamie in Starfish.
9. Newest favourite character.
Lucy Gray from A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
10. Book that made you cry.
No books have actually made me cry so far this year but Starfish made me tear up.
11. Book that made you happy.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo had some really beautiful moments.
13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I’m planning on buddy reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.