Hi everyone! We are officially nearing the last 3 weeks of 2020, the year that will forever be notorious. Today, I’ll be sharing 5 books that I want to squeeze in before this year ends, thanks to the prompt from the weekly feature: Just Some Bibliophilic Things, that Riddhi @ Whispering Stories hosts!
How many books are left for you to read in 2020?
1. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir) – series
Yes, I shared this with you guys in my November Wrap Up and it makes an appearance again! This is a series I have heard so much love about… and I am proud to say that I am CURRENTLY READING IT NOW!
2. The Poppy War (R.F. Kuang) – series
This is another series I have talked about wanting to read in December so I shan’t say much but I am so excited to read it because it’s historical fiction + fantasy + Chinese influence + the fact that I binge the whole series!
3. Legendborn (Tracey Deonn)
This cover is just gorgeous. And I would read Legendborn simply for that. Thankfully, I have a better reason to do so, because it’s Book Buzz‘s book of the month for December, a book club that Eryn @ Love Your Shelf runs on Goodreads! I honestly don’t know much about the book but I’m hoping for it to be as beautiful as the cover!
4. Vicious (V.E. Schwab)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue absolutely stole my soul, you can read how much I loved it here! V.E. Schwab’s writing and storytelling skills was phenomenal and obviously I NEED more! Being the lazy reader that I am, I chose one of her duologies to start with instead of the Shades of magic trilogy haha… and I must say I am both spooked and captivated by what Vicious is about!
5. The Astonishing Color of After (Emily X.R. Pan)
This book is about a girl who loses her mother, but doesn’t think that she dies, in fact she thinks that her mother has turned into a bird. That premise sounded absolutely heartbreaking to me and I am looking forward to seeing how the topic of grief is being explored here! It sounds like a beautiful tear-jerker!
Character Chat #2
A character who would lighten up your mood even on your worst days?
I thought that Rachel’s answer was perfect… Keefe is definitely one who can make me smile, it’s one of the reasons why the Keeper of the Lost Cities is a huge comfort read for me!
If I had to choose someone other than Keefe, it would be Noah from And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman. This was my first book by Fredrik Backman, in fact it was a novella and I was totally wrecked by it…. how less than a 100 pages managed to achieve that kind of emotional level is beyond me. Noah is the little boy on your right sitting on the bench and is a grandson. He has such a sweet and innocent personality but you can really see how much he cares for his grandfather. He always looks on the positive side and seems to be a little ray of sunshine that I’m sure will be able to cheer me up anytime.
Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Who is a character who could cheer you up anytime?
Also, does anyone know how to format the images such that they appear in a straight line without the text going wonky?