Hi, everyone! How are you today? I hope you found some ways to enjoy the holidays this year even when it’s a bit different from the previous years! 2020 has been a very stressful year for us and to cope with all the anxiety this year has brought me, I have turned and relied on my books more than ever. Books have been one of the reasons that I stayed sane through all that has happened. With that being said, 2020 have been a great reading year for me as I managed to do a lot of reading. So today I will be talking about the books I’ve read in 2020 (+ stats):
Why I’m Sending This To You by Iain S. Thomas – ⭐⭐⭐
One You Can’t Forget by Lexy Timms – ⭐⭐⭐
Timeline by Michael Crichton – DNF
The Da Vinci Code _Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 3 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 4 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 4 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 5 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler – ⭐⭐⭐
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 5 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Is How Your Lose Her by Juot Diaz – ⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 6 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War, Vol. 1 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 2 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beauty and the Beast by Jessica Gunderson – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Riot by Rick Spears – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 7 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ever After by Olivia Vieweg – ⭐⭐
Please Pick Me by Reina Regina – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage – ⭐⭐⭐
Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage – ⭐⭐⭐
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan – ⭐⭐⭐
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You by Caroline Kepnes – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wilder Girls by Rory Power – ⭐⭐⭐
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 3 – ⭐⭐⭐
The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins – ⭐⭐⭐
Swimming Lessons: Poems by Lili Reinhart – ⭐⭐⭐
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One-Punch Man, Vol. 8 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Becoming by Michelle Obama – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey – ⭐⭐⭐
The Poppy War (Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We only have a few days left before the year ends and I don’t think I’ll be able to finish another book by then because I’m going to be helping my mom prepare food for Noche Buena and Media Noche! We’ll be making my favorite macaroni salad and mashed potatoes which I am really looking forward to. Haha
I’ll still be doing a lot of reading, of course! I just don’t want to pressure myself with finishing another book before the year ends. Besides, I’ve already read 13 books past my Goodreads challenge! Anyway, so before we welcome another year, I’d like to share with you my 2020 favorites reads:
Hi, everyone! I hope you are all doing okay and you are all able to cope up with the events happening worldwide recently. It’s been a tough year, generally speaking, but to get my mind off all the cruel things happening around us, I turned to my books for solace. Just like what I used to do when I was kid and so 2020 instantly became a great reading year for me so far. My Goodreads goal is to read 30 books this year and I’ve already read 22 books (so I will probably adjust my reading challenge to 40 or 50).
This “tag” is an annual bookish thing that has been going on around the bookish community which, to be honest, I haven’t done in a while. Since I did read a lot of books so far this year, I decided to do it again. Wow, I can’t even remember the last time I did this (and I can’t even remember if that particular post still exists in my blog since I migrated to WordPress from Tumblr just last year). Continue reading →
It’s my birthday today, and this quarantine kind of sucks because I can’t celebrate it with the one person I would have loved to spend it with but I just keep in mind that this is all for the best. We need to stay separated for a while now, so that we can spend more birthdays together in the future.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing blog posts about the lessons I’ve learned in my x number of years here on Earth. This year, I thought that maybe I could tweak the concept a little because to be honest, I’m running out of lessons to take note of. Not that I do not learn new things anymore, but it’s just so hard to jot them down year after year. Also, to be honest, I feel like most of the lessons I write were carried over from the past year. So yeah, that concept kinda gets boring in time.
How does my usual Friday night look like, you say? I try to relieve my stresses from the past work week by spending all night in my bedroom, reading a book (and sometimes drinking milk or tea). I just like the peacefulness I get when I’m locked inside my room with no one to bother me — free from the toxicity of the house.
On the days where I don’t feel like reading at all (yes, it happens and I feel guilty about it), I watch random rom-coms or my favorite Netflix series (e.g., Riverdale).
Last year, I was suffering from a very bad reading slump because the book I was reading (Timeline by Michael Crichton) felt really dragging + I am so hooked to Friends and other Netflix shows! I am sort of disappointed with Timeline, though, because I feel like it has so much to offer. After reading half of the book, I decided to just put it down for a while because I really have a lot of books on my TBR.
Currently, I’m reading the second book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown and I’m almost halfway through it. As usual, the fast-paced writing style of Dan Brown kept me up at night. I’m so excited to read all the books in this series.
This post has been more like an update re: my reading status, the reading slump was also the reason why I have nothing to write for my Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately series. I’ll make up to it next month, I promise.