Best Books of 2020 So Far

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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).
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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #9

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BOOKS READ:

  • This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Vol. 1 by Aka Akasaka
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 5 by ONE
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 6 by ONE

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Teardrop by Lauren Kate
  • Passion by Lauren Kate
  • Rapture by Lauren Kate
  • Deception Point by Dan Brown
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
  • One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • For One More Day by Mitch Albom

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage
  • Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage
  • Physik (Septimus Heap, #3) by Angie Sage
  • Queste (Septimus Heap, #4) by Angie Sage
  • Syren (Septimus Heap, #5) by Angie Sage
  • Darke (Septimus Heap, #6) by Angie Sage
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide by Rick Riordan
  • Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

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Book List: My 2020 Anticipated Books

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Today, I will list my top 10 most anticipated books for the year 2020! And, yes, maybe this post is (again) a little too late because we are already four months into 2020. As I mentioned in my previous posts, I have more time to write and work on some blog posts (and read books) these days because of the lockdown. So I’m using the time I have to do posts I didn’t have to time to work on a couple of months back.

There are a lot of books I am excited about that will be released this year, but I was able to narrow them down to just 10. Some of the books I’ve listed below were already released earlier this month, but I still don’t have a copy of any of them. Continue reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #2

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BOOKS READ:

  • Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) by Kat Cho
  • Shiver by Junji Ito

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Prey by Michael Crichton
  • Winger (Winger, #1) by Andrew Smith
  • Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Timeline by Michael Crichton

Reading has always helped me get rid of all of my stresses — well, at least for the time being — and I am so happy that I am finally reading consistently these past couple of months. Though I am still not reading as many books a month as I used to back when I was still a student, at least I get to finish a few books a month and I think that’s already as much reading as I can get these days.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #1

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BOOKS READ:

  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 4 by Sui Ishida
  • GYO by Junji Ito

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 4 by Sui Ishida
  • The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  • Alienated by Melissa Landers

Since I recently moved here from Tumblr, I decided to launch a new series as an opening entry in WordPress. I’m never really good at introductions, may it be in print or in person, so let me just start with this:

I was at a local secondhand bookshop one Sunday morning with my cousin and while we were browsing through the shelves, I came across this book by Nick Hornby which gave me an amazing idea for my blog: A new series. It’s been a while since I last introduced a new series here, and I haven’t really been consistent either. So, I hope this one works.

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