Hello bookish fam!! Can you believe we are finally at the end of 2020, I am so happy to be saying goodbye to this strange and dreadful year. Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic and nothing is normal, I was still able to find comfort in reading.
So today I’ll be taking about my favorite books, I’m splitting the post into two just so it’s not to long, this one will contain books 10 through 6.
10. Loveless by Alice Oseman
I cannot explain what this book means to me. Alice Oseman books always hits me hard but this one I have no words for. Georgia is an AroAce character and I’ve never felt so seen. I cried as I much while reading this book to the point I couldn’t see the words. I know there are some mixed feelings about this book, mostly about the queer side characters. But I connected so much with Georgia, Alice seemed to have reached into my mind and described exactly how I felt in certain situations. I highly recommend this book.
9. Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
This is my most recent read on this list, and I think my only middle grade. This was such a fun and whimsical story. I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it was published and I just kept putting it off. I am so glad I finally read it because I really loved it. This story is about an 10 year old girl named Morrigan Crow who has lived her entire life believing she is cursed to die on her eleventh birthday. That is until Jupiter North arrives on her doorstep and offers her an apprenticeship, as well as a chance to join the wundrous society. This book is a love letter to found family and friendship. It’s also very magical! I loved it.
8. The City of Brass by S A Chakraborty
I was very intimidated by this book because one it’s size, and two it is so many peoples favourite. And for good reason, this is an incredible own voices Muslim fantasy that follows two points of views. One is a girl names Nahri, she is a healer and can magically sense where the problem lays. Our second point of view is a Prince named Ali, who lives in the city of Daevabad. This book is beautifully written adventure, and I highly recommend picking this one up. I seriously cannot wait to continue with this series.
Since the moment I started reading this book I knew it would make my top of the year list. A YA Contemporary celebrating K-Pop, body positivity, and being queer. That’s everything I ever wanted in a story! This book was such a serotonin boost for hat I needed, and thinking about it now has me itching to re-read it. I’ll be the one, follows Sky Shin a fat Korean American bisexual. It is her dream to be a performer, Sky is a very talented singer and dancer. When the opportunity to enter a televised Kpop competition arrives, Skye jumps at the chance. Of course she nails her audition and she is swept up into the competition with difficult choreography and songs. I don’t have a bad thing to say about this book, I loved it so much.
Of course this book was going to be one this list! This was probably my most anticipated book of the year, and I absolutely loved it. This is Sarah J Maas official first adult fantasy novel. Of course being trash for this woman I had to have it. There is so much world building and complex characters, with incredible friendships. I adored it. If you haven’t heard what this book is about, we follow Bryce Quinlan, a half fae and a notorious party girl. Until one night she returns home to her apartment to find her best friend had been murdered by a demon. Once the accused is being bars, similar crimes begin to happen. Bryce finds herself in the middle of an investigation, she will stop at nothing tho find out what happened to her friend.
I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for part two coming tomorrow. I love this time of year, and seeing everyone is the community talking about what books they loved and what ones they’re anticipating for the next year. All the positivity and togetherness, it reminds me of why I love the book community.