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2020 Reading Goals & Challenges 📚 Wrap Up

Today I’ll be talking about my 2020 goals/challenges & how I went. To be honest I lost focus on these challenges completely after I fell into a reading slump in March/April. After that I was simply focusing on reading what I felt like reading to try and kill the slump! So, let’s jump in.

20 Books to Read in 2020

This was a fail…. I read 4 out of the 20 books that I planned to.
Read:
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Didn’t Read:
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kaung
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
The Girl King by Mini Yu
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chobsky
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
Black Wings Beating by Alex London
This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

Big Book Reading Challenge

This one was a bit of a fail. My goal was to read 1 book from each of the following categories:
801 – 900
901 – 1000
1001+
I ended up reading 1 book between 801 – 900 and that was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which I reread twice in 2020. Which didn’t really fulfil the challenge as it was a reread & an audiobook. But oh well.

Always Fully Booked Challenges

Next was the challenges in the Always Fully Booked Planner Challenges.

Firstly, the A to Z Challenge.
A – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
B – The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
C – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
D – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden
E – The End and Other Beginnings
F – Fable by Adrienne Younf
G – Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
H – Heartstopper: Vol 3 by Alice Oseman
I – Indigo Owl by Charlie Archbold
J –
K – Kriss: The Gift of Wrath by Ted Naifeh
L – Loveless by Alice Oseman
M – The Mapmaker’s Apprentice by C.J. Archer
N – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
O – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
P – Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Q – Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling (reread)
R – Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
S – Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
T – Toil & Trouble (Anthology)
U –
V – The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson (reread)
W – Witches in Training by Sam Davies
X –
Y –
Z –

Now for the Little Inkling 2020 Reading Challenge.

A Book Set in Space – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reingten
A Debut Novel – Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
A Book with a Number in the title – Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
A Book from a celebrity book club – Fable by Adrienne Young
A book with a title longer than 4 words – The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
A book with multiple POV – Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Hadyu
A fairytale/classic retelling – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
A book from a genre you don’t normally read – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden
A book published before 2012 – After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
A book recommended by a friend – Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
A book nominated for an award in 2019 – Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
A book longer than 600 pages – European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
A book inspird by mythology or folklore – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
A book with a LGBTQ+ protagonist – Loveless by Alice Oseman
A book involving a heist –
A book with a non-human character – The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A book set in a different country than you – Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
A novella – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – Odd One Out by Nic Stone
A book with a cover you don’t like – King of Ashes by Raymond E Fiest
A book with a one-word title – Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
A book with a POC on the cover – Calling All Witches by Laurie Calkhoven
The last book in a series – The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
A standalone – Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
A book that makes you laugh out loud –
A Book that makes you hungry –
A book with a character(s) on a quest – Nocturna by Maya Motayne
A book set in the past – The Mapmaker’s Apprentice by C.J. Archer
A book set in the future – The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth
A book that’s been on your TBR for more than a year – King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
A cover buy – Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
A tearjerker – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (reread)
A swoon worthy book –
A reread – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
A book with a map in it – House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
A book with desgins under the dust jacket – All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
The first book in a series – The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
A book by two authors – Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A book set at sea – Fable by Adrienne Young
A book you meant to read last year – Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Then there is the Reading Rainbow Challenge
Red – Clown in Cornfield by Adam Cesare
Orange – The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Yellow – Heartstopper: Vol 3 by Alice Oseman
Green – A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Blue – Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Purple – Nyxia Unleashed by Scott reingten
Pink – The Avant-Guards: Vol 1 by Carly Usdin
White – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Black – Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard
Gold – King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Silver – Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Bronze – Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Lastly, the On the Cover Challenge
A Tree – Nyxia Unleased by Scott Reingten
A Sword – Fence: Vol 1 by C.S. Pacat
2 or more People – One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
An animal – The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Mountains – The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Fire – The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
Water – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Mythical Creature – The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
Wings – Witches in Training by Sam Davies
Moon or Stars – Dead Voices by Katherin Arden

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Are you happy with the progress you made on your 2020 reading goals/challenges?
I definitely could have done better with the big books challenge & 20 books to read in 2020. Hopefully I do better in 2021! I will be discussing my 2021 reading goals in a post coming soon.


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Worst & Most Dissapointing Books of 2020

Today I am going to chat about the worst & most disappointing books of 2020. Usually I write two seperate posts for these categories but this year there is only 3 books that fit the category of ‘worst books’. This year I really stuck to the idea that if I’m not enjoying then DNF! So, I didn’t finish too many books that I really didn’t enjoy. 2 of the ones on the ‘worst’ list are Graphic Novels as they are super short, so I do finish those even if I’m not loving it because they only take an hour or less usually.

Worst Books I Read in 2020

Kriss: The Gift of Wrath by Ted Na

Firstly we have Kriss: The Gift of Wrath which is a Graphic Novel which I received on NetGalley. This one was just confusing. I couldn’t follow what was going on and didn’t understand most of it. I rated this on 2.5 stars!
You can find my full review HERE!

The Celestial Gate bu Avital Dicker

Next I have The Celestial Gate which was just straight up not what it was advertised as. The synopsis is completely different to what actually happens & I break it down in my review, which you can find HERE! Besides the synopsis issue it was bland and not well written. My other complaint is that it is very heavily religion based which because of the synopsis was not what I was expecting. I went in keen for a YA adventure book but instead got a very religious booked based on reincarnation & a quest to find god….. Not what I signed up for.

EverAfter by Olivia Vieweg

EverAfter is another graphic novel & this one is translated as far as I know but, so I can’t be sure if it’s the translation that is the issue here or just the actual story. I was so damn confused though! The cover makes it look like a whimsical kind of story but then inside it’s actually about mental health & zombies??? I figured out that there is a zombie apocalypse happening but that is literally all I know. Nothing was explained, it was hard to follow & just left me confused.

Most Dissapointing Books I Read in 2020

The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth

Just like most of these books I just expected more. I love Divergent by Veronica Roth and I expected to at least like half of these stories however I ended up liking 2, disliking 2 & feeling meh about the other 2. So I only enjoyed 2 out of 6 which is not great… I expected better but was just left disappointed.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky is a novella for the Montague Siblings trilogy which I have so far loved book 1 & 2 in the series. This one however just let me underwhelmed & also cringing for most of it… I was disappointed with this one compared to all her other works that I have read which have been amazing!

The Backstagers: Vol 3 by James Tynion

I don’t know if there is a technical term for what this book is but it is basically a graphic novel novella bind up for The Backstagers Vol 1 & 2. I loved The Backstagers Vol 1 & 2! This however was confusing & kind of pointless. I expected simply a 3rd story but it’s a heap of little stories which I just didn’t see the point off and the characters started to annoy me in this when that wasn’t the case for Vol 1 & 2… Wasn’t impressed with this one and I’d recommend just reading Vol 1 & 2.

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

How can the same person write The Themis Files, which were gripping, emotional & unpredictable, and write The Test, which was bland and predictable… I don’t get it. This was a short story and I really didn’t care for it. This one left me underwhelmed and I was so curious for this one as The Themis Files is just soooo good!

This one I still rated a 4 however for me it didn’t quite live up to the hype. I hear such amazing things about Branden Sanderson & yes this book was good but it didn’t blow my mind. So was slightly dissapointed.

Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

This is another one that was being hyped so much and there was such positive feedback but I was not impressed. I rated this one 3 stars and I was honestly just confused and blown away by the ‘big reveal’. It just felt kind of ridiculous & was not expected at all. I guess it can get bonus points for unpredictability but that’s about it for me.

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out was super disappointing for me! I read Dear Martin & loved it! So I was excited about reading some of Nic Stone’s other works but this one was just bad. This features a very toxic relationship & also person & neither of which were really rectified or discussed. I’m glad that this author has grown since writing this but it still makes me hesitant to read more by this author.

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How much did I read in 2020? 💫 Reading Stats!

Today I am going to share my 2020 reading stats! For those curious, I use both Goodreads & an Google Sheet to track my reading all year! Let’s jump straight in!

Total books read in 2020?

152. 36 of those were rereads

Total books DNFd in 2020?

11. I will be doing a post talking about all the books I DNFd in 2020. So keep an eye out for that.

How many new authors did I read from in 2020?

39.

Total pages read in 2020?

45,464. Which is actually less than last year but 5,000ish.

Average pages read per month?

3789.

Total 5 star reads?

25 & this does not include rereads.

How many 2020 releases read?

47

Now let’s jump into the pie charts!

Books Read by Month

Pages Read by Month

Books Read by Genre

Books Read by Age Group

Books Read by Format

Books Read by Page Length

Books Read by Publication Year

Books Read by Star Rating (not including rereads)

And no, I don’t have any books rated under a 2 stars because if I’m. not liking a book I DNF it.

LGBT+ Representation

This list only includes the MAIN LGBT as I chose one identity for each book. This also may not be accurate because I only decided to add this to my tracking sheet in about September or something, so I had to go back and try and remember or look at what other people had marked it as on Goodreads.

Goodreads Stats

Now I’m going to share a few of the things that Goodreads tracks that I don’t.

Shortest & Longest books I read

Most & Least popular Read according to Goodreads

Book I read that has the highest Goodreads rating

My first Goodreads review of the year, which I just thought was funny!

Let’s Chat!

Well those are my 2020 reading stats! I will be doing a seperate post in the future talking about how my 2020 reading goals went, so keep an eye out for that one!
Let me know in the comments what your most read genre was in 2020!?


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Top 10 books read in 2020 🎄 Blogmas Day 30

Today I am talking about the ten best books I read in 2020! This list will not be including rereads as of course I love them, as I reread them! These are not in order, simply a top 10. Let’s jump in!

1. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

The Hand on the Wall is book 3 in the Truly Devious series which is one of my Top 5 all time favourite series! This series is beautifully written, has amazing characters, is completely unpredictable & very gripping! I can’t wait to get my hands on book 4 in this series!
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2. The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerising Girl by Theodora Goss

I read the entire The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series in 2020 but the last book was the best out of the three. I did love all of them but this one really topped it! This series is very mysterious, has an amazing group of badass characters & very unique.

3. Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Fawkes is a YA Historical Fantasy Standalone. This one is such an interesting concept. A plague that slowly turns people to stone. This world is very well developed and atmospheric. I loved the characters and I also enjoyed the discussion of racism in this one as it was both historical accurate as well as being questioned. Amazing!

4. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Aurora Burning is the second book in the The Aurora Cycle series which is a YA Sci-fi trilogy. Aurora Burning is action packed, funny, thrilling & just drags you in and won’t let go! Aurora Burning also ended on a HUGE cliffhanger so I am very impatiently awaiting the release of book 3.

5. Fable by Adrienne Young

Fable is book 1 in a YA Fantasy duology that I read as an eARC. The characters in Fable were amazing and we also had some diversity thrown in there as well! The magic system was pretty unique in this one as well and I’m really keen to learn more about it in book 2. Fable was also very atmospheric & the world building was amazing!

6. The Bone Thief by Breanna Shields

The Bone Thief is book 2 in The Bone Charmer duology which is a YA Fantasy duology. This one has such a unique snd well developed magic system and I loved it! This is written so amazingly, the world building is incredible and I love the characters so much! This one does not get the hype it deserves.

7. The Tea Dragon Society by Kate O’Niell

The Tea Dragon Society is book 1 in a MG Fantasy Graphic Novel trilogy and I read all the books in 2020 but book 1 was definitely the best. The Tea Dragon Festival & The Tea Dragon Tapestry were both amazing as well but The Tea Dragon Society is the best of the lot. This is an extremely diverse book and it is so freaking cute and wholesome.

8. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games is book 1 in The Inheritance Games series which is a YA mystery duology. This one is so atmospheric & I loved learning the background about this family! It was fascinating and very mysterious. I can’t wait for book 2 to release.

9. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

This graphic novel has gorgeous illustrations but it is also beautifully written. It is a very impactful story and also a unique one to me as I have never read a WWII book based around what a Japanese person dealt with, or what it was like in America during WWII. Highly recommend!

10. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart so Fierce and Broken is book 2 in the A Curse so Dark and Lonely series and book 3, A Vow so Bold and Deadly is coming out in early 2021 and I’m so keen! This series is amazing and I love the world and characters. It is very atmospheric & also has some amazing diversity rep.

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The Books I Wish I Read in 2020 🎄 Blogmas Day 28

Today I will be sharing all the books that I really wish I had gotten to in 2020. Like yesterday’s post I am not going to go into detail about why each of these individual books are on this list because I will just be repeating myself over and over again. These are all on here because I really wanted to read them but I either ran out of time, hit a reading slump or wasn’t being drawn to that particular genre at the time. There will be a decent amount on Fantasy on here for this reason as I wasn’t in a fantasy mood towards the end of the year, so a lot of the fantasy books I was super keen for didn’t get read. Let’s jump in!

1. Girl, Serpent Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

2. This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

3. The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kaung

4. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

5. Mrs. Perivale and the Blue Fire Crystal by Dash Hoffman

6. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

7. Mirage by Somaiya Daud

8. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

9. The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

10. Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reingten

11. Black Wings Beating by Alex London

12. The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

13. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

14. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden

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21 Books I Want to Read in 2021 🎄 Blogmas Day 27

Today I am going to talk about 21 books I really want to read in 2021. All of these are books I already own and have had them for a while & really need to read them! I won’t go into why these books are on this list as I will be just constantly repeating that I hadn’t gotten to them yet or that they are sequels I still need to get to. So here is simply a list. Let’s jump in!

1. This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

2. Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford

Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford

3. Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen

Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen

4. The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

5. God Storm by Coco Ma

God Storm by Coco Ma

6. Soulswift by Megan Bannen

Soulswift by Megan Bannen

7. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

8. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

9. Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

10. To be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

To be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

11. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

12. Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

13. Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston

Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston

14. The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

15. Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

16. The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken

17. The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

18. Black Wings Beating by Alex London

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

19. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

20. Mark of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

21. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
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End of Year Book Survey 🎄 Blogmas Day 23

So, today’s post was meant to be the End of Year Book Tag because I’ve never actually done it before but then I read the questions and it’s not exactly what I thought and most of the questions I simply don’t have answers to because that’s just not how I work. So instead I discovered the End of Year Book Survey which I believe was created by Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner so I decided to give it a go instead as this is more what I thought The End of Year Book Tag would be. However, I am skipping the ‘My Blogging/Bookish Life’ section of the questions as I mainly want to talk about books and not my blog posts… Let’s jump in!

2020 Reading Stats

1. Number of Books you read?

As of today, 23rd Dec I am sitting on 150 books read. Hoping to finish at least 2 more before the end of the month.

2. Number of re-reads?

36 & you can see my post about rereads HERE if you are curious what books I reread.

3. Genre you read the most from?

Easily Fantasy with 68 of the books I read in the fantasy genre.

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4. Best Book you read in 2020?

Really?! Just one? I haven’t even written my top 10 post yet! Having a quick look through my 2020 reading tracking I am going with The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson.

5. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I’m going to have to go with Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody. I did still enjoy it but it didn’t quite live up to the first two books in the series & I was left a little disappointed.

6. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 

There were two that came instantly to mind when I read this question & those are The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter by Theodora Goss & The Girl in Red by Christina Henry. Both of these I went into with no idea what they were about & also having not heard anyone else’s opinions and having no idea if these books were meant to be good or not. Then I discovered they were both really good!

7. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read?

I’ve been pushing people all year to read The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series by Theodora Goss as it’s amazing!

8. Best series you started in 2020?

I’m reading this question as series I’ve started but haven’t finished in 2020. So, I’m going to go with the Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson & The Inheritance Games duology by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I am currently reading book 2 in the Shades of London series & really enjoying it, so I might even get it & book 3 finished by the end of the year! The Inheritance Games is a book I read fairly recently & is the first book in a new duology and I can’t wait for book 2!

9. Best sequel of 2020?

I’m going to go with 3 this time & they are Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire, The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson & The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerising Girl by Theodora Goss. All of these are amazing sequels! I also think The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerising Girl is the best book in the series!

10. Best series ender of 2020?

Well I’ll have to mention The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerising Girl again but also The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields which is the conclusion to The Bone Charmer duology!

11. Favourite new author you discovered in 2020?

I don’t really have an answer to this one. There are authors whose books I’ve read and loved this year but I’ve only read 1 book by them because that’s all that’s out and I don’t think reading 1 book is enough to say they are a new favourite. That’s more like someone who is now on my radar. All the other authors I ‘discovered’ in a previous year but just read more of their amazing books this year. So yeah, I don’t have an answer for this one.

12. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I’m choosing two books again but who cares! For this one I’m going for They Called Us Enemy by George Takei which is a non-fiction, which is not a genre I read basically at all. I’m also choosing Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp which is a YA Thriller I loved! I’m only really getting into Thriller’s this year, so at the time it was not a genre I read often.

13.  Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

For this one I’m going with All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban & Fable by Adrienne Young both of which were amazing & gripping! I didn’t want to put either down and they were very action packed.

14. Book You Read In 2020 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Easily The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss! I am so keen to reread that one! But also, Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline! I’ve already reread Ready Player One, so if I reread it again of course I’m going to reread Ready Player Two as well!

15. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

Two that come to mind are Fable by Adrienne Young & Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker!

16. Most memorable character of 2019?

As soon as I read this question I instantly thought of Catherin Moreau from The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss! Catherin is actually based off Catherine from The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells.

17. Most beautifully written book in 2020?

I know a lot of people discuss how ‘beautifully written’ or flowery books are written but that’s just not my thing. I want a book that is written with heaps of detail, that’s atmospheric & fast paced. So for me, what comes to mind is Fawkes by Nadine Brandes.

18. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?

This is more an answer for most thought-provoking but I’m going with They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.

19. Book you can’t believe you waited until 2020 to finally read?

I’m going with Sherwood by Megan Spooner! This book had always been on my radar but I finally picked it up this year & really enjoyed it.

20. Favourite passage/quote from a book you read in 2020?

The wonderful thing about reality is that it is highly flexible. One minute, all is doom; the next, everything is abloom with possibility.

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

21. Shortest and longest book you read in 2020

Shortest is Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts which is 47 pages & longest is European Travels for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss which is 720 pages.

22. Book that shocked you the most

I feel like shocked & surprised is basically the same in this case, so I have already answered this in question 6.

23. OTP of the year (you will go down with this r-ship)

Yeah I don’t do the whole OTP thing as I don’t generally care for romances…

24. Favourite non-romantic relationship of the year.

The friend group in The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club is awesome! So have to go for them!

25. Favourite book you read in 2020 from an author you’ve read previously?

I’m going with both Loveless & Nick and Charlie for this as they are both by the same author & both good! Alice Oseman never fails to impress. I have previously read & loved I Was Born for This, Radio Silence & Heartstopper in recent years!

26. Best book you read in 2020 that you read based solely on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure?

I’m going with Skyward by Brandon Sanderson and it’s not because of a specific persons recommendation but because everyone and their dog has been recommending this book!

27. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?

Again, not my thing.

28. Best 2020 debut you read?

It was actually difficult to find a debut I read that I can actually recommend! I didn’t read many debuts this year apparently. But I’m going with The Silence of Bones by June Hur which is her debut & I really enjoyed it! I can’t wait for her next release The Forest of Stolen Girl which is coming out in 2021.

29. Best world-building/most vivid setting you read this year?

I kinda already answered this one with question 17 but Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is very atmospheric & has a very vivid setting.

30. Book that put a smile on your face/ was the most FUN to read?

This is actually a reread but I love it every time & that is the audiobook for Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling. The audiobook features bonus content and it’s narrated by Bonnie Wright & it’s just amazing.

31. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2020?

I don’t think there is any new books I’ve read this year that made me cry but there is a reread that fits & that is Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

32. Hidden gem of the year?

Nocturna by Maya Motayne as I really didn’t expect this one to be as amazing as it was and not many people have been talking about it!

33. Book that crushed you soul?

There isn’t any that come to mind for this one!

34. Most unique book you read in 2020?

I’m going with The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club by Theodora Goss because of the format of the book! You can find more books with an interesting format in yesterdays post!

35. Book that made you the most mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

I’m going with Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare because this book was going so well & they they reveal the motive and it was like what, are you freaking kidding me?……… Still enjoyed it overall but the motive makes no sense.

Looking Ahead

36. One book you didn’t get to in 2020 but will be your number 1 priority in 2021?

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada! This has been on so many TBRs this year but when I sat down to read it earlier in the month i realised I don’t remember enough about book 2 in the series to follow what’s going on. So I want to do a reread of the first two books before reading this one! I’m hoping to do it very soon!

37. Book you are most anticipating in 2021 (non-debut)

I have a whole post about anticipated releases & you can find that HERE. I can’t decide which one is my MOST anticipated. So here is three.
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni (April 13th)
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon (Feb 16th)
The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (June 15th)

38. 2021 debut you are most anticipating?

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (August 3rd)

39. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2021?

I’ve already mentioned the Mask Falling & The Box in the Woods so I won’t mention them again even though they fit this perfectly.
Red tigress by Amélie Wen Zhao (March 2nd)
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (Jan 12th)

40. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2021?

Review more audiobooks. I tend to forget to review audiobooks, so I want to get more in a habit of reviewing audiobooks as well as physical/eBooks.

41. A 2021 release you’ve already read and recommended to everyone (if applicable)?

I haven’t been requesting ARCs so I haven’t read any.

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10 Audiobooks I want to read before 2020 ends 📚 Blogtober #5

Today I want to talk about 10 audiobooks I want to read by the end of the year!

1. Traitor by Amanda McCrina

This is a World War II story set in Poland 1944. I love reading Historical Fiction but I especially enjoy listening to them on audiobook. I’m also very interested in WWII, so this book intrigues me especially as it doesn’t deal with the Jewish/Holocaust side of things. Those stories are pretty common and I’m on the hunt for ones that follow other parts/places during WWII.

2. Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Another genre I enjoy listening to on audiobook is horror/thriller books. When the narration does it well it just adds an extra layer of creepy when listening to it compared to reading it yourself. This one sounds really interesting and would be a good one for the Halloween period!

3. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

This is a YA Fantasy but it’s described as a ‘Thrilling Fantasy’ so I am keen! The synopsis sounds so interested and like I said thriller type books always sound even creepier or thrilling on audiobook.

4. The Silence of Bones by June Hur

This is a YA Historical Mystery and sounds really intriguing. I love a good mystery and I have been in a huge mystery/thriller mood so this one sounds perfect!

5. The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

This is another Historical Fiction but follows 2 timelines. Now & during WWII. This one sounds so good and right up my alley but I’m also very intrigued about the dual perspectives. This is also another WWII book that is not based on the Holocaust, well I don’t think so based on the synopsis anyway.

6. We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

This is yet another WWII book but this one is following a group of Japanese-Americans during that time. This is definitely not a perspective I have read about yet so I am very intrigued. This one also has a full cast narration which makes me very keen!

7. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids is another Historical Fiction but this one is set in the 90s. This gives me very similar vibes to The Hate U Give except set. near 30 years ago. I am very interested in reading more books by black authors and I think this is a perfect one to read soon.

8. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Ready Player Two is not yet released but I will be reading it as soon as it releases! I LOVE Ready Player One and the audiobook is amazing. It’s narrated by Wil Wheaton who is just perfect for the book and they are bringing him back to read Ready Player Two as well! So I am so freaking keen!

9. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I have been eyeing this series on Audible for at least a year and I finally need to just give it a go! This is an adult Fantasy but also labelled as Mystery. I do love Fantasy but I can’t always get into adult fantasy as it’s sometimes too heavy, so I will just have to see with this one but I am intrigued to try it.

10. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

I am aiming to try and read more books by male authors before the end of the year. Currently male authors make up only 15% of all the books I have read this year. So I thought this would be a good one for this and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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My 2019 Reading Stats & 2020 Reading Goals!

Hi all, so today we are talking about my 2019 Reading Statistics & my goals for 2020! Firstly I wanted to start with talking about how I track all these stats. Basically towards the end of 2018 I created a Reading Tracker on Excel. I wanted to learn a bit more of how to utilise Excel and this was the perfect excuse. I definitely got inspiration from a couple other Reading Trackers out there but I did all the formulas and such myself. Which was a long process but now that I have it, it’s super handy.

2019 Reading Stats!

So firstly, let’s talk about my overall type statistics!

In 2019 I read a total of 124 books! Which is awesome as I beat my goal of reading 150 books. I Reread a total of 35 books & DNFd 4 which is actually really good as that isn’t very many DNFs and there also wasn’t too many books I finished that I hated. So good reading choices for 2019!

Next we have my pages read, which was a total of 55,639 pages! Averaging 4,637 a month and 339 pages per book! I also track my Total Spent on books fo the year & monthly but I have blanked those out as I don’t think they were really necessary. That is more a personal thing, so I can see how I’m spending my money.

Now for the fun stuff! I rated a total of 22 books 5 stars. This also DOES NOT include Rereads. I have a seperate section for tracking rereads. This is mainly because rereads affect the average ratings & rating numbers so much as all the books I reread are favourites, so of course I will nearly always rate them 4.5 or 5 stars. For the Rereads I rated 30 of them 5 stars!
I also read 10 eARCs/ARCs and 48 of the books I read were 2019 releases, which was one of my goals for 2019. I wanted to try and keep up to date with more recent releases, which I feel like I did pretty well.
Then my overall average rating was 4.2 stars & 4.9 stars for Rereads.

Now for my Monthly Stats! I won’t go through this one in detail as it’s self explanatory. It is interesting to see that July was my best month with a total of 31 books read & 7,986 pages!

Let’s jump into the more detailed break downs!

So, firstly we have my Genres Read. Of course Fantasy is at the top with 81 books read but it is super surprising that Contemporary is my second highest with 28 books! As y’all know, I’m not a contemporary reader but in 2019 I read 12 volumes of a Contemporary Graphic Novel. So that pushed those numbers up for sure. My least read was of course Non-Fiction & Anthology as I only read 1 of each. It does have 0 for horror as well but I did read a few books that had horror as a sub genre but the main genre was either Sci-Fi or Fantasy. It’s slightly difficult to track that aspect but I generally just go with the main genre.

Next we have the age group which is mostly YA at 131 books. I read very few MG this year but I read more Adult books than in previous years.

Now onto formats. My most read is Audiobooks at 73 and followed by Graphic Novels at 32. This does however include my rereads and I generally reread via audiobook. out of my 35 rereads 19 of those were via audio. So not including rereads I read 54 books via audio. Physical ARCs were my least read at 2. That was more to do with me now requesting them than anything else. Just after I began requesting & receiving physical ARCs from Aussie publishers I fell into a reading slump. So I stopped requesting. I have received a few unsolicited but they have all been books I have no interest in reading.. So yep, they didn’t get read.

This is an interesting one that I like tracking! So my most read is between the 301 – 400 page mark followed by the 401 – 500 which I feel like is most YA books page range. Least read was between 701 – 800 pages which is fair as I don’t pick up too many big books and as I said, majority of YA is between 300 & 500, so I’m less likely to pickup the bigger books as they tend to be Adult. I didn’t read any 800+ page books in 2019, which I think needs to be one of my goals for 2020.

Now we have publication year! We already know I read 48 2019 releases but it’s surprising that my next highest is the range between 2011 – 2016. Followed by 2018, which makes more sense as I had a fair few 2018 releases that I didn’t get a chance to get to in 2018, so they followed over into 2019.

Star ratings! I read more 4 Star rated books than anything else, followed by 4.5 stars and then 5 stars, So I had a pretty damn good reading year. Again this one doesn’t include rereads.

This is a simple one. I DNFd 4 books this year. Again, this is awesome as I usually DNF way more than this.

This one is actually surprising to me. I thought I read more books by new authors than not but apparently not. This one also doesn’t count Rereads as of course they aren’t new to me authors if it’s a reread. So I don’t include them in this.

Another simple one. I reread 35 books this year.

Lastly for the stats is my reread star rating! Of course these are all 4 stars and up with majority being 5 stars.

2020 Reading Goals

Now for my reading goals for 2020! I don’t have too many but I wanted to put them out there to try and make myself accountable. 😂
Of course I will be doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge and I have set my goal at 100 for now as I always do. If I hit that goal then I will increase it to 150.

20 Books to Read in 2020

Firstly I have my 20 books to read in 2020! This list will be in a future post, so I won’t go into it here.

Big Book Reading Challenge

Next is my goal to read big books! So, based on my reading stats I didn’t read any books over 801 pages in 2019. So, my goal is to read at least 1 book from each of the categories I haven’t read any of.
801 – 900
901 – 1000
1001+
I’m allowing myself to use audiobooks or physical/eBook for this challenge but I just need at least 1 in each category.

Always Fully Booked Challenges

Then I’m doing the A to Z Challenge, Little Inklings 2020 Reading Challenge, Reading Rainbow Challenge & On the Cover Challenge which are all in the front of the Little Inkling Designs’s Always Fully Booked 2020 Planner.

The A to Z Challenge was in last years planner too but the others are all new & I thought it would be fun to join them! The A to Z Challenge is pretty simply, you read a book starting with every letter of the alphabet.

The Little Inkling 2020 Reading Challenge is a list of challenges.

The Reading Rainbow Challenge means you need to try and read a book with each colour on the cover.
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Pink
White
Black
Gold
Silver
Bronze

The On the Cover Challenge is where you try and read a book with each of the prompts on the cover
A Tree
A Sword
2 or more People
An animal
Mountains
Fire
Water
Mythical Creature
Wings
Moon or Stars


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👎🏻 Most Disappointing/Worst Books of 2019 😬

It’s nearly the end of the year! So it’s time to discuss the best & worst of 2019 as well as my stats and some anticipated books of 2020! For todays post we are going to be chatting about the Most Disappointing/Worst Books I read in 2019! So let’s jump in.

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19 Best Books of 2019

The Mistletoe Murders & Other Stories is a collection of short mysteries. While a couple of the stories weren’t completely horrible they definitely weren’t good. This is one that falls under the ‘Worst’ category rather than disappointing. Of course it’s disappointing that I didn’t like it but this is just badly written. The mysteries were super predictable and obvious as well as being kinda dull & boring. It also annoyed me that the author a couple of times said things along the lines of these mysteries being worthy of Agatha Christie. No where near it.. Agatha Christie would not feature mysteries where it was obvious from the first 100 words who the murderer was.. Just overall dull, predictable & annoying. Definitely don’t recommend.

Immunity is probably my most disappointing read of 2019! Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book but it was disappointing to me. If you saw my last post you may have seen that I read Contagion in 2019 & it was on my Best Books of 2019 list! I absolutely loved Contagion and simply couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect mix of creepy horror in a SciFi setting and it was just amazing! Immunity on the other hand completely lost that Horror/Creepy feel, which was one of the best things about Contagion! It felt like a completely unrelated book and that was a huge disappointing for me. I also wasn’t super happy with the conclusion of Immunity. It felt rushed & unsatisfying. As I said, I still liked Immunity. I gave is 4 stars and you can check out all the good things about it in my review but it was still disappointing compared to the amazingness that was Contagion.
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Next we have Wicked Saints which is a YA Fantasy novel in a new series called Something Dark & Holy. This one was a disappointment because I thought I was going to love it but it was just average for me. I think the main weakness of the book was the writing. It was just overall lacking in many aspects. The world was under developed the magic system wasn’t explained, the characters, especially Nadya, were very flat & it was just underwhelming. It was also advertised as a villain romance, which it wasn’t. They met, were a bit iffy about each-other & then BOOM, there is a romance happening. The conclusion was also average.. Nadya has this chosen one kinda trope happening and there is all this build up & then she doesn’t really do anything and next minute it was also happily every after.. This book definitely did no live up the hype for me.
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Then is The Sword of Summer which is the first book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asguard series. This is a YA Fantasy series based on Norse Mythology. So I went into this with not overly high expectations but not low ones either. I had read the first book in the Percy Jackson series and just didn’t love it. So I thought I would give a different series from Rick Riordan a go and a couple people recommended Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asguard. Well, I shouldn’t of bothered. This book was slow, boring, predictable and also just felt immature. I have got nothing against books that are written as Middle Grade but I usually go into them knowing its Middle Grade and expecting the type of writing & characters that are usually in Middle Grade books. This book however is labelled at YA & has YA aged characters but it reads straight up like a Middle Grade. The characters acted more childish than YA aged characters & people generally would which also means that childish decisions were made. This was just an annoying aspect of the book. I spent half my time wondering why the hell they did something when there was literally no good reason to do so. Anyway, this one was just overly disappointing and also just badly written.
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Next we have Wicked Fox which is the first book in a new YA Fantasy series based on Korean Mythology. This book sounded awesome but it well and truly did not live up to that. There was a big deal made about this YA book that features KOREAN MYTHOLOGY but the author mostly brushed over that part. I didn’t learn anything really and the world just felt flat to me. Then there was the romance which full on takes over the plot part way through the book. It was also straight up InstaLove and I didn’t see any kind of connection between the 2 characters at all. That could of been because of Miyoung’s lack of personality in the story. Jihoon wasn’t too bad but Miyoung was just a cardboard cut out of a YA female MC. This one was definitely disappointing, especially compared to the hype & the premise of this story!
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Lastly we have Wilder Girls which is a YA Fantasy Mystery with a dystopian hint that sounded amazing! It did not live up to this expectation. The synopsis sounds freaking amazing but the books just overall fell flat for me. I LOVED this world. It was fairly well developed & the setting was super creepy and atmospheric. It had the base for an awesome story but unfortunately the characters & the rest of the writing didn’t follow through. The writing was slow & kind of dull and the characters were very flat, which lead me to not care about the characters or what happened to them. The plot twists were unexpected but they weren’t ‘holy shit, I didn’t see that coming’… Also that absolutely pointless romance? As I said in my review I feel like the romance was thrown in there half heartedly just to ensure the reader believed these 2 characters were in-fact queer. It added nothing to the story and the characters were like two fence posts trying to have a connection there was just nothing there to form a romance on. This one was so disappointing! It sounds awesome but the execution was just not there. Can we have another author take the premise and do this please! I need this story, but just not how it was written.
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Well that is all the books on my Most Disappointing/Worst books of 2019 list! I’m just glad there is my on my Best books list than there is on the this one!
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