Best book you’ve read so far in 2020
That would have to be Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. I’d like to finish up this series this year!
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020
Lair of Dreams is a sequel, but I also really loved The Kingdom of Copper by S.A Chakraborty!
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
HA so many. I need to get to Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland asap!
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
I’m very excited for The Ippos King by Grace Draven. I need that Anhuset and Serovek content.
Sadly, I think that would be Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett! There are other books I haven’t enjoyed as much, but I expected this to be a five star read and it wasn’t.
I had no idea I was going to love Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb as much as I did, but this is the novel that has got me fully invested in the Realm of the Elderlings series.
Favourite new author (Debut or new to you)
I finally tried some of Anna-Marie McLemore’s work this year and I can’t wait to read even more from them!
Newest fictional crush
Eh, I don’t really do fictional crushes.
Newest favourite character
I adore Misaki from The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang, and I need to continue to read more and more Asian-inspired fantasy this year.
Book that made you cry
It didn’t make me cry, but parts of The Sword of Kaigen are absolutely heart-breaking.
Book that made you happy
Well Met by Jen DeLuca is such a fun romance novel, and definitely one that made me smile.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
I treated myself to the very pretty edition of The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave from Waterstones, which has sprayed edges and exclusive endpapers and it’s very pretty.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
A lot! I’d love to get my feedback ratio to 80% on NetGalley, so I’m trying to make my way through as many of my eARCs as I can and I feel like I’ve made pretty decent progress so far.