Books I Finally Read This Year!

Howdy people, welcome to my blog!

I would like a big pat on the back, a round of applause, maybe even a gold medal because I read eight books that have been on my shelf for what feels like forever!

There are actually two books that came out last year but they’re here on this list because I feel like I’ve talked about wanting to read them a whole lot and I’m proud for actually getting around to them.

The Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer.

Not only did I finally get around to reading Renegades, a book that has been sat on my shelf since the year of it’s release, but I went and read the entire trilogy!

I had a lot of fun with the series. It was like reading a classic comic book and had some great characters. Adrian and Nova have my entire heart, I can’t decide which of them I love more.

I do feel kind of iffy about the ending. Things went from 100 to wrapped up nice and neatly real quick and I was like “ughh” but yes. Loved this!

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

I read this just a couple of months ago and since then I’ve talked about it a whole lot so I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet.

Long story short: I’ve had my eye on this book since it’s release last year, I hyped it up way too much in my head and was ultimately let down by what I read.

This series isn’t bad, by no means, it’s just … simple. I had a good time, I’m glad I read it and I do intend to finish the series.

Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

The photo isn’t working properly and I don’t have the time or patience to fix it but I am especially proud of having read this book. It’s been on my Netgalley shelf for an eternity. I had little to no expectations but ended up having a whole lot of fun with this book!.

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

I’ve been saying “oo I’ll read this this summer” every summer for the past few summers and 2020 was finally the year.

This book follows a main character who enters treatment for an eating disorder. I’ve never read anything that discusses such topics so I feel like I learnt a lot from reading this.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this, I’d definitely check out more from the author!

Elizabeth Acevedo

As you can see this isn’t one particular book but actually an author. Elizabeth Acevedos books have been incredibly popular over recent year and this year I read some of her books for the first time.

The first I read was With the Fire on High, this follows a teen mother juggling a whole lot of stuff but still trying to chase her dreams of being a chef.

And then this month I read her newest release Clap When You Land, so I’ve read both her traditional style novels and her novels in verse and I was a fan of both.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I don’t even want to go back and look at how many TBRs this book has featured on because I can tell you right now the answer is a lot.

I had a lot of fun with this book, so much fun infact that I read the sequel Wayward Son as soon as possible.

This might be an “unpopular opinion” but I enjoyed the sequel even more then the first book. Book 1 is great but the sequel is just so much fun, so imaginative and now I’m dying for the conclusion.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The Shatter Me series has never really been a series I’ve ever been interested in reading but I think Tahereh Mafi’s contemporary novels are more my thing.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea is set the year after the 9/11 attack and follows a Muslim girl who forms a dance troop with her older brother and also grows closer to a boy at her new school.

I liked this book although it wasn’t a new favourite or anything like that but I’m glad I read it and I hear she’s releasing another contemporary so I’ll be adding that to my TBR.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight was one of the first books I read this year. The second, to be exact.

The first 100 or so pages were kind of slow but once Mia, the main character, arrived at the assassin school things got a lot more interesting and I became very engrossed in this story.

I’ve had this on my shelf for ages, the book cover is gorgeous and I make a point of keeping it front facing. I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading the rest of the series though.

This is coming a little late because I played Sims and watched the entire first season of Tiny Pretty Things instead of being productive last night and then had to go buy snow gear for when I go up to the mountains next week but those are the books I finally got around to reading.

If you’ve read any of these I’d love to know, and also what books have you had sitting on your shelf forever and day? Or is it just me that procrastinates reading good books? Thanks so much for reading :))

Elli xx

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