Top Ten Reads of 2020

Top Ten Reads of 2020

I wanted to do this list for a long time and honestly this was a fight to the death for me to decide which book got number one. I will explain the best I can for each book. Let’s go!

Also, I decided that this will go ahead and include some other media that I consumed because as much as I loved the books I read this year, some other series I read just… Blew other books out of the water. That’s why its top 10 reads!

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Top Five Quotes of 2020

Top Five Quotes of 2020

Alright! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! My top 5 quotes from 2020! I was ruthless. I was horrible. I decided that with nothing else to lose, I had nothing more to give, but my honest feelings. I feel bad, but also not, because its no coincidence that the top 5 quotes spots were dominated by the same two stories. I fell for two stories so irrevocably that like, nothing can be or will be the same (along with a few others). As such! Here you are.

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2020 Reading Challenges Final Totals: Finishing the Series

2020 Reading Challenges Final Totals: Finishing the Series

Series Finished:

– Lorien Legacies (3 books) – Started in 2012 ?

– Secret Histories (4 books) – Part of the Lorien Legacies, so 2012

– The Negotiator (2 books) – Started in 2011 ?

– The Missing (5 books) – Started in 2010

Books read:9

Series Complete: 3 (i’m counting the Lorien Legacies and Secret Histories as one series here)


LOL I don’t know what else to say for this. Yay? I read more past series to completion this year? Not sure. Is that the correct response? Maybe lol. Who really knows. Not me. I can tell you that much.

MM


2020 Reading Challenges Final Totals: You Read How Many Books

2020 Reading Challenges Final Totals: You Read How Many Books

January

Guest by Mary Downing Hahn

Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao

The End And Other Beginnings (Stories From the Future) by Veronica Roth

Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

Total: 9


February

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

Hidden by Helen Frost

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

Grandmaster by David Klass

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Love Boat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks (first 200 pages or so for a reread)

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Reread)

Total: 12


March

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore

The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

United as One by Pittacus Lore

The Legacies by Pittacus Lore

Secret Histories by Pittacus Lore

Hidden Enemy by Pittacus Lore

Rebel Allies by Pittacus Lore

Zero Hour by Pittacus Lore

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Refugee by Alan Gratz

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Total: 15


April

Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Most Likely by Sarah Watson

The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

The Rivers Between Us by Richard Peck

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Total: 12


May

A Game of Wings and Marks by Rebecca Crunden

Incarnation by Alice Hoffman

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City 1) by Sarah J. Maas

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

House of Cards by C.E. Murphy

Hands of Flame by C.E. Murphy

Total: 8


June

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

One Of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManns

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman

All For the Game by Nora Sakavic (reread)
– The Foxhole Court
– The Raven King
– The King’s Men

Total: 13


July

The Enemy Series by Charlie Higson
– The Enemy
– The Dead
– The Fear
– The Sacrifice
– The Fallen
– The Hunted
– The End

Everworld by K.A. Applegate
– Search for Senna
– Land of Loss
– Enter the Enchanted
– Realm of the Reaper
– Discover the Destroyer
– Fear the Fantastic
– Gateway to the Gods
– Brave the Betrayal
– Inside the Illusion
– Understand the Unknown
– Mystify the Magician
– Entertain the End

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Frost Bite by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kissed by Richelle Mead

Total: 26


August

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers

The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano

Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki

Crownbreaker by Sebastien De Castell

Dead of the Night by Jonathan Maberry

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

100 years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Slay by Brittney Morris

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Wave by Sonali Deraniuagala

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

Total: 16


September

The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

Total: 3


October

Crave by Tracy Wolff

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

The Eternal Kiss by Various Authors

City of Ghosts by V.E. Schwab

The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn

Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith

Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith

Horrid by Katrina Leno

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Seven Devils by Laura Lam

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Stargazer by Claudia Gray

Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

The Van Alan Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz

Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz

Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz

Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz

Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz

Total: 24


November

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Andersen Fairy Tales

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Berne

The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Total: 9


December

Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

Pursued by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

Loved by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

Dance with a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

Forever a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

Dune by Frank Herbert

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

The Book of Dragons (Compilation)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Total: 9


Grand Total: 156

Comp Goal: 156 (YA)

Big Goal: 180

Completed Comp Goal: Y/N


And so here ends this challenge. We have more posts to come. See you soon.

MM


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Wicked Hearts: Fairyloot

Second box for today. I do cry that I still have not gotten my tarot cards for September, and am waiting for the new box subscription to drop. LOL I am about to go a full year into Fairy Loot and I do not regret it. I sometimes get some questionable things that I could care less about but HEY it’s okay. I’ll sell them one day. HAHA Anyway! box

October 2020 Fairyloot Box: Wicked Hearts

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Growing Wild: Owl Crate

HELLO. I am sorry for the inadequacy that was November. I just kinda gave up at a point with editing my reviews. And now we are two months in to the year with no YP chapters. Look for an update on all of that! Since this is now December, we are going to have a lot more posts as I blast through books and hopes. LETS GO.

November 2020 Owl Crate: Growing Wild

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December of Dragons TBR

December of Dragons TBR

WE ARE HERE. The one reading thing that I have done and LOVE so much. December is here and that means so much. I have so much to do and to complete. I have all of my writing challenges to review and give to you, as well as my 12 post countdown to the end of the year. I have so many books to read and am HYPED for the end of the year.

Last year when I did this reading event, I got through so many dragon books that I essentially dragoned myself out. I did not know it was possible, but it was. Surprise. This year I did not buy many new books about dragons, and so thus I had to decide on a different sort of dragon for this month. Don’t worry.

For those of you wondering what the December of Dragons is. It is my book event where I try to read as many books about Dragons as I possibly can. Dragon shifters, books with Dragon enemies, Dragon riders. Anything and everything. Why? I’m a fool, that’s why and I LOVE dragons. As such I decided to set my last month of the year for these books, as dependent on if I can confirm they can be loosely dragon related. This year is a larger stretch than I would like, but it’s fine. I can justify it.

ANYWAY! Let’s jump in.

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