BOOKS I MEANT TO READ IN 2020 BUT DIDN’T GET TO // top ten tuesday

top ten tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in june of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in january of 2018.

i add books to my TBR all the time, but whether i end up reading them is another question altogether. writing this post is yet another reminder of the books i really wanted to read last year but i didn’t hahaha. i put this post together in like half an hour (??) because i’ve been really busy since school started (it’s literally only been a week and a half and i’m starting to complain already). there are more books i wanted to include but i guess i’ll save that for another day!!

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THE QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK // book review

the last book in the folk of the air series!! after everything that went down in the wicked king, i was EXTREMELY excited to read the queen of nothing. for the most part, it didn’t disappoint: i love cardan and jude (the romance in this book is everything i could ever ask for) but the plot was a little underwhelming. i still feel like i’m not over the world and these characters (okay fine it really is just cardan)

the review contains spoilers for the first two books in the trilogy! i have reviews up for the cruel prince and the wicked king.

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THE WICKED KING BY HOLLY BLACK // book review

the wicked king is as amazing as its predecessor, if not better. i enjoyed both the plot and the characters (and of course the relationship between cardan and jude). this review contains spoilers for the first book in the series (the cruel prince) so proceed with caution!! also, in case you missed it, i posted a review for the cruel prince so feel free to check that out.

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2020 READING WRAP UP // everything i’ve read + favourites

i can’t believe i’m actually doing this…i know halfway through writing this post i’m going to regret it because it’s going to be a pain in the ass adding all the book cover photos. and yet i’m still doing it. when i could have been studying.

i was originally going to just do a “top books of 2020” post but in the end, i decided to just include everything i’ve read in 2020 so here’s a really long post haha. also, writing this made me regret not reading more because there are sooo many books i want to read now.

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THE BEST LIES BY SARAH LYU // book review

i went into reading this without knowing much, except that there’s a murder and a hella toxic friendship. all i can say is I LOVE IT. it’s so much more dark and haunting than i expected. it sure is one hell of a rollercoaster that i binged this in one sitting.

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THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE BY STACEY LEE // book review

i was drawn in by the whole premise of the book, which sounded really unique when i first read the blurb. and for the most part, it did deliver all that i expected. i don’t usually pick up contemporaries with magical realism so the secret of a heart note was a refreshing read. also, it has this kind of escapism feel to it which i really like.

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MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2021 // top ten tuesday

top ten tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in june of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in january of 2018.

compiling this list made me realise how many anticipated releases i have, especially for the first half of 2021 haha. but i’m kind of lazy i wanted to stick to the “top ten” part of top ten tuesday so it’s just ten books i’m looking forward to!

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THE CRUEL PRINCE BY HOLLY BLACK // book review

it took me so long to read the cruel prince because i used to think it was overhyped and not that good (remind me not to give up books that easily just because of bad reviews lmao). well, after reading this, i take it back, it’s really good. more than good, actually. and now i want to read more books about faeries, or just fantasy books in general because i’m in a fantasy mood thanks to this haha. 

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IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER // last wrap up of 2020

it’s 2021! honestly it doesn’t feel like 2020 is over, probably because it doesn’t feel particularly eventful for me due to covid—kind of feels like we’re just going through the motions (especially when lockdown hit). nonetheless, here’s to a better year (hopefully).

i didn’t read a lot this month. i did watch quite a bit of stuff though (that’s probably where all my time went). overall, december was quite unproductive for me. oh but i managed to finish my goodreads reading challenge of 50 books so yay. 

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DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES BY RACHEL COHN AND DAVID LEVITHAN // book review

i honestly never thought i’d pick this up, but i saw the trailer for dash and lily on netflix and i knew i HAD to watch it. since the book itself is pretty short, i decided to read this before watching the show. plus, i think it’s more than appropriate to read this in december given that christmas is coming up soon. and this book takes place during christmas. (p.s. i know it’s january at the time of publishing this but i wrote this in december haha)

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