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If you haven’t read these 2020 releases yet, you should.

Hi 🙂

I am currently home from Uni from Christmas and I’m loving it, don’t get me wrong, but I’m just noticing there’s a few things I can get away with at Uni but not here unless I want to feel judged. These things include:

  1. Sleeping until lunch time even though I have nothing to do.
  2. Making chicken nuggets in the middle of the night cause I’m anxious.

Really it’s the second one that’s being the most annoying right now. I want a snack but if my parents get up to find me faffing with chicken nuggets at this time of the night they’ll judge. My snack options are also limited cause I’m avoiding the fridge – there’s a turkey in there right now and it creeps me out to look at it. So I’ve got Pringles and complaints instead.

I figured while I eat pringles I’d talk a little bit about some 2020 releases. You may be thinking “why the hell are we re-visting 2020?” and to that I say “fair”.

Basically I want to recommend some new releases but trying to keep up with anticipated releases throughout the year is HARD. Sure I’ve read some, but not loads. So I’ve made the executive decision to give myself an extra year to read an recommend new releases. I also think this is a great way of maybe reminding people of books they were once excited about but maybe forgot about in the shuffle.

With that being said, here are some 2020 releases you should read, if you haven’t already:

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My Favourite Books of 2020!!!

Hi, howdy, hello and happy Saturday. I rarely post anything on the weekend so this is kind of weird but the procrastination struck again and so this is coming a little bit late.

I spent my last day of 2020 driving into the city to get my dad a Covid test and then spent the day drinking. If that doesn’t sum up the year, I don’t know what will. I also widdled the 108 books I read, down to a few of my favourites and a couple of honourable mentions.

So today I’m going to be doing my favourite post of the year not only because I get to use my favourite gif ever that I use every year, but also because it’s time to talk about my favourite books of the year!!

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2020 Releases I Haven’t Read (but still want to).


Today I’m going to be talking about a bunch of 2020 releases I didn’t get to this year but am still holding out hope that I read eventually. I’m also going to be looking back to see if I read the 2019 releases I said I wanted to read in 2020. This is basically a self call out post. Enjoy.

Before that though, let me complain for a hot minute: I am genuinely considering cutting my tongue off because I’ve had a giant ass ulcer all weekend and it’s driving me crazy. And so I ask, cutting my tongue off yay or nay? Ok I’m done now. Let’s see what books I wanted to read but didn’t.

  • Anna K by Jenny Lee – I’ve heard a lot about this book since it’s release and I want to make it a priority in 2021. This is an Anna Karenina retelling(?) and I’m hoping to get to it before the sequel comes out.
  • I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick – I didn’t get to many mystery/thrillers this year and what better to get me back into the genre then a book with an actual admission of guilt as the title.
  • None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney – If I’m remembering correctly (which I’m probably not) I asked for this book for Christmas. This gives me YA slasher vibes and I am so ready!!!

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My Favourite Book Covers of 2020!

Hi, hey and howdy.

I’ve just been sat staring at this blank screen for like 25 minutes and so I’m now having to bribe myself with chocolate in order to be productive. I finish this post, I get chocolate. Really it’s a win-win.

Today I am going to be talking about some of my favourite book covers of 2020. I haven’t read all of these. Infact I think I’ve only read one so this is really me going purely on aesthetics. I am 100% judging these books by their covers and that’s ok.

I also can’t promise I’ll have a decent reason for why these are my favourite book covers. My criteria is basically the covers that make me go “ooo”.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

This cover is beautiful in digital form but I feel like it would be even more striking in real life. I love the bright yellow of the background, the girl, who I’m assuming is the main character Enchanted, being the main focus of the cover and I especially think it’s cool how the title is part of her earing.

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I’m drowning in ARCs again … send help // TBR

Howdy. Welcome to my blog. Today I am procrastinating. 👏Yay!👏 Instead of studying for my two exams, I’m going to be talking about the ARCs I currently need to read.

I actually did a post similar this last year and none of them are on my ARC shelf anymore so it seems like naming and shaming myself works.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve been saying I’m going to start this book for days now, its open to the first page on my Kindle and everything but I haven’t had time.

This book is the first of new series following two persecuted twin witches, Emilia and Vittoria. When Vittoria is brutally murdered Emilia seeks vengeance on the killer. Then Emilia meets Wrath, a prince of hell tasked with solving a series of murders and … I’m guessing the two team up??

I didn’t know what to expect when I requested this book. I saw a pretty cover and a plot about witches and said “yes please!”. I’ve since learnt this is by the author of Stalking Jack the Ripper, a series I haven’t read but am interested in, and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews.

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The End of the Year Book Tag 2020

Hi, hey, hello and welcome so my blog 🙂

First thing first: thank you so much for 300 followers. It’s been a loongg week of exams and stressing over my driving lessons but seeing that really put a smile on my face 🖤🖤

Second thing second: it’s nearly the end of the year which can only mean it’s time to do The End of the Year Tag! I did this tag last year and it was a fun one to do so even though I wasn’t tagged this time around, I’m still doing it.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Normally when I DNF books then that’s me finished with them for good but this year I have two books I’ve DNF-ed but do have every intention of finishing, hopefully by the end of the year.

I read the first couple of chapters of Loveless by Alice Oseman a couple of months ago just as a book-slump started so I put it down to give myself a fair chance of liking it.

And the second book I started but haven’t finished yet is The Roommate by Rosie Danan. I’m over halfway through this one but after weeks of not picking it up I took it off my currently-reading shelf more for my own sanity then anything else. Hopefully I’ll find some motivation and finish it sooner rather then later.

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Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Publication Date: September 15th 2020

Series: Legendborn #1

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. Read More.

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Anticipated Releases of 2020 // October – November – December

Hi and howdy, welcome to my blog 🙂

I was procrastinating, I was kind of being lazy, ya know how it is, so I am very, very late with my fourth and final (thank god) list of anticipated releases for 2020 but here it is!!!!

I’m skipping my usual babbling cause this post needs to hurry up and get written. Also I have cramp in my knee and the sooner I can go sprawl on my bed the better lol


We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

This book has been on my radar for months now for one reason and one reason only: this ridiculously pretty cover. I mean how dare a cover be this aesthetically pleasing.

As for the actually plot I don’t know much. Somebody died, drowned I think and … there’s magical realism and LGBT+ characters.

Sometimes you just need to be vain and judge a book by it’s cover and that’s what I plan to do with this one.

Publication Date: October 6th 2020

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ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: October 6th 2020

When Addie La Rue makes a pact with the devil, she trades her soul for immortality. But there’s always a price – the devil takes away her place in the world, cursing her to be forgotten by everyone.

Addie flees her tiny home town in 18th-Century France, beginning a journey that takes her across the world, learning to live a life where no one remembers her and everything she owns is lost and broken. Existing only as a muse for artists throughout history, she learns to fall in love anew every single day.

Her only companion on this journey is her dark devil with hypnotic green eyes, who visits her each year on the anniversary of their deal. Alone in the world, Addie has no choice but to confront him, to understand him, maybe to beat him.

Until one day, in a second hand bookshop in Manhattan, Addie meets someone who remembers her. Suddenly thrust back into a real, normal life, Addie realises she can’t escape her fate forever.

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Autumn Reads – #5OnMyTBR

Hello and happy Monday☺

We’re kicking the week off with two new changes! The first being that after two years of blogging I have finally figured out how to make my blog actually look kinda cute! Gone are the solid colours and fonts I never liked! It’s incredibly embarrassing that it took me this long to figure it out but I’m super happy with how everything looks now

The second new change is that this month I am taking part in #5OnMyTBR. I’ve seen this weekly meme floating around the place for a while now and it seems really. With me going back to school this month it seems like the perfect time to participate too.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook  and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This weeks theme is Autumn Reads and so here are 5 books I think are going to be perfect for the Autumn time and are actually books that I’m hoping to get to over the next three months.

1) The Guinevere Deception by Kirsten White

Does this book cover not just scream Autumnal vibes to you? Because it does to me and I’ve definitely been holding out to read it.

The Guinevere Deception follows Princess Guinevere who is sent to Camelot by the great wizard Merlin to marry and protect King Arthur.

I love Arthurian legend inspired books and shows. I literally started watching Cursed on Netflix last week and watching that show has gotten me even more excited for this book!

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