bookish challenge › 2020 releases I read last year

As a reader, I’ve mostly read from authors’ backlists. I’ve never really paid much attention to the books coming out, or was not really aware of them much. As a goal for 2020, I decided to challenge myself to read a 2020 release for every single month of the year.

While I didn’t quite manage to do that, I would say that I made a change in my reading regardless, picking up more releases and getting around to some arcs.

I am not quite linking all of the novels I read, but rather a highlight of the ones that I adored and for me, were highlights of the year.

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talks » authors i’d like to read more from #1

There is always something magical to me about finding authors that I really enjoy. I love being taken by surprise by an author that I have not read before, and finding a new favorite in their words. This will be a bit of a series on my blog, as I’d rather highlight just a couple at a time, and include new ones that I might enjoy in 2021.

Especially last year, I read a lot of new to me authors, whose works I really enjoyed. So I figured, with the start of the new year, one of my goals could be to read more books by exactly those authors.

Let’s get to it!

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REVIEW Harrow the Ninth

Welcome to a new series on my blog!

Earlier this month, my girlfriend and I finally received our tbr cards from Jesse over at BowtiesandBooks and immediately put them to good use. Throughout 2021 it’s our goal to pull a prompt every single month and with an attempted revival of my blog, I figured it was the prefect time to also practice my review writing capabilities.

If you’re around on the sapphic sphere on twitter, it’s hard not to notice the presence of the Locked Tomb series. Especially when Harrow the Ninth released earlier in 2020, it was everywhere. Having finally caught up with the series and having pulled the read a sequel card, it’s the perfect excuse to praise a sapphic book!

Let’s get started!

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🍾 best books of 2020🍾

Where has 2020 gone? Thankfully, it went by super fast with everything going on, but it still feels like it was January just yesterday.

With the new year arriving, it means that it is officially time for the best books of 2020 and some statistics!

Let’s get to it.

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📚 december wrap up 📚

The new year is here, which means it’s time to wrap up the final couple of books of 2020. It’s been a while since I have used this blog, but with the new year, new me kind of thinking, it’s time to give this a second go.

In December, I ended up reading ten books, which is relatively good, all things considered. Not every single book was amazing, but I ended the year pretty good, if you ask me.

Let’s get to it!

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wrap up – october 2020

Just a little fashionable late, I would say.

October was a bit of a hectic, back and forth month, with a lot of work and early mornings and sadly, not quite as much reading as I would have loved to get in.

In October, I managed to read total of seven books and 2.505 pages. All in all, not too bad, but honestly? I am ready for bigger reading months!

Without too much further ado, let’s get on to the books I read last month!

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book tag – fall time, cozy time

It’s…been a minute since I posted. Admittedly, work has been keeping me very busy now I am back to working and I haven’t really been able to find any time for blogging. But now I am back. Back with a tag I stole from antarireads, who did it recently and made me incredibly curious to do it as well! Please do also go check out her blogpost.

Let’s get to it!

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📚september wrap up📚

September was a bit of a calmer month for me. For some reason, as the weather started to change, reading became slower for me. Over the entire month, I ended up reading six books. Thankfully, they’re mostly books that I really ended up enjoying!

Without too much babble, let’s move on to the books I ended up reading in September!

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sapphic tbr // wlw wednesday

If you know me at all, you know that discovering books with sapphic romances was a major revelation for me. This is why I was very excited to jump on the bandwagon and join Sasha and Amber over at Sasha and Amber read. Their goal is to post the sapphic books they’ve read lately. For my first post in this series, I decided that maybe, it would be lovely to first figure out which sapphic books are on my tbr and I will be trying my best to get around to!

While it’s mostly books that I am very behind on, I am hoping you will be able to find something on this list!

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sunday recs // Cemetery boys

In this new series on my blog, I want to make Sundays the perfect chance to recommend both a new release and an older, backlist book that have some kind of connection. For this first round of it, this theme is brujx – inspired by Cemetery Boys. Perfect in time for spooky season, if you’re looking for some book recommendations to read during October.

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