I was tagged to do this by Riddhi at Whispering Stories. If you haven’t visited her blog, you totally should and follow her, since she’s awesome!
Here’s the rules:
- Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @ Books With Wings
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Answer all the questions
- Tag at least 4 people
- At the bottom, talk about some other books you read in 2020! (this isn’t required, just suggested!)
Please note: Just because this is a book tag about 2020, the books you talk about do not have to have been read by you in 2020.
PART ONE: BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
- A book you were really excited for
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse was one of the books (among many) that I was super excited about.
- A book that started out really well
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert. It starts with a scene full of Dani’s humor, and I just loved her personality, and it only got better from there.
PART TWO: THE WORLD GOES ON HOLD
- A book that had an unexpected plot twist
Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I could never quite figure out anything that was going to happen next, all of the plot twists were so unexpected!
- A book where you felt like nothing happened
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus. For a book that was supposed to be a romance, there wasn’t even a HINT of romance until 70% of the way in, and neither character acted on it until the book was nearly over. It just felt like I was reading forever.
- A book where two main characters were separated
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. I loved this series, and Claire and Jamie being separated was so painful!
PART THREE: THE WORLD TRIES TO REOPEN (AND BEGINS A SECOND WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC)
- A book in which the characters made a bad decision
Don’t all books involve characters making bad decisions? I guess I’d have to say Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, since I just finished reading it and seriously, all of the characters make bad decisions at least once during the book.
- A book with an impatient/overly eager character
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Tyler was definitely too overeager, and he was also such a jerk! But the book was so good!
PART FOUR: THE WORLD ADJUSTS (SORT OF)
- A book in which the character’s goals change midway
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. I loved seeing Emira’s goal changing over the course of the story.
PART FIVE: THE END & LOOKING FORWARDS
- A book whose sequel you really anticipated/are anticipating
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco. I have to know what happens next!
- A book whose sequel was better than the original
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. The first book was my least favorite in the series (even though it was still good), and I found that I liked each additional book more.
- A book you read just to finish it (didn’t like it but wanted to finish anyway)
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. I had to read this to lead a book club discussion, but it was awful. The author also misappropriated and misrepresented Jewish culture and religious customs, which may not be readily apparent to people who aren’t familiar with them.
Since 2020 is just about over, I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you’d like to participate, consider yourself tagged!
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