2020 was not it. I think we all get a free pass from our goals because last year was not anyone’s year. However, that is not going to stop me from making goals for this year. I like to make resolutions that I’ll promptly forget by the end of January, but it’s still fun to think of what I did well the year before and what I can improve.
Happy New Year (and thank goodness 2020 is over)! We have a tradition on this blog to showcase the top 10 books that I read every year. However, this year I wanted to do something different. Since it was 2020, I wanted to list my top 20 books instead of my top 10. It just has a better ring to it. However, I haven’t read that many novels this year, so I decided to split it into my top 10 books and my top 10 graphic novels. I read a lot of comics (although I don’t review them that much), so it’s only fair that I include them on the list.
In no particular order, I present to you my top books of 2020.
I don’t know about you, but September felt like it went by really fast. I didn’t read much this month since classes are starting to get into the swing of things, and midterm season is about to roll around. Regardless, I still got a bit done book blog wise, so here’s what I’ve been up to for the past month!
I don’t know about you, but July FLEW by. It feels like it was two weeks too short. The end of the month snuck up on me so fast that I didn’t even remember to write a wrap up post! Frankly, I almost forgot to write a wrap-up post for August too. Thank goodness the end of August ends around a weekend because I wouldn’t have the time to write this otherwise.
So, how did the last two months go, you may ask? Well, let’s see…
I normally don’t post on Sundays, but today is slightly special. It marks the day I have officially been book blogging for FIVE YEARS. My goodness, how time flies! I didn’t think I could ever keep up a personal project for that long yet here we are.
In honor of today, I decided to do a little something….
Six months of 2020 have officially passed, and my, were they a very eventful six months (to put it nicely)! Now that we are officially in the second half of the year, I thought it would be a great time to recap the books I read in the past half year. Rather than going on and on about each and every book that I read, I thought this mid-year book freak out tag does a good job of asking the essential bookish questions.
Let’s just dive right into the questions!
I can’t believe June is already gone and over! It feels like just last week May was ending. I guess being super busy and in quarantine doesn’t help with the whole “days blending together” thing.
I’m super exhausted (more on that in my life update), so let’s just jump right into things.
Days are blending together. Seriously, I’m a little scared as to how fast May went by. One moment I’m done with classes, and the next a month of summer break has passed. I almost forgot to write this wrap-up until I realized it was the end of the month!
Hello, fellow kids! How’s it going?
We are still quarantined (at the time I’m writing this), but from what I heard from the news that’s going to change in the near future. Much like last month, because we were encouraged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, I found myself with more free time than I knew what to do with. Most of the time I just turned to reading, so much so that I feel a reading slump coming in. More on that later, though.
For now, let’s get on with the wrap-up!
One of my favorite things to do to pass time is daydream. I love daydreaming. My mind wanders all the time, even when I should be focusing on the lectures and assignments at hand. One of my favorite topics to daydream about is what it would be like to be in the worlds of the books I read.
I have done this several times before on my blog, but it’s been a hot minute since my last one that I thought I’d bring kiss, marry, kill back! If you don’t know what that is, you choose three people (in my case, characters) and say who you would kiss, marry, and kill out of the three. Just so we don’t have any repeats from previous posts, I’d thought that we’d use characters from the books I’ve read so far this year.
The character pool consists of characters from the following books:
- We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
- Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
- Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Rather than put the characters’ names on slips of paper and shake them up in a cup like I’ve done in the past, I’ve decided to write down a numbered list with all the main characters names (or who I thought was relevant) and use a random number generator to pick which characters are pitted against each other in each round.
Honestly, enough talk. Let’s go on to the game!