I have had a really good year for reading so far! I’ve had more time for reading than usual since I’ve not been able to go anywhere, so I am going to smash my reading challenge goal this year. I set a goal of reading 30 books which at the beginning of the year I thought would be a hard target since I only read 20 last year, but I’ve already surpassed 20 and it’s only halfway through the year!
So far I have read 23 books this year with the following ratings:
5 stars – 3
4.5 stars – 1
4 stars – 7
3.5 stars – 3
3 stars – 8
2 stars – 1
I’ve read quite a lot of 3 and 3.5 star books. Hopefully the second half of the year will have more higher rated ones!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – This was one of the first books I read this year and it blew me away. It was so unique but also gripping. I also read the sequel, Gemina, which I also loved, though I only gave it 4 stars as I enjoyed Illuminae more.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – This book is just so good. I had to give it 5 stars. I couldn’t think of anything negative to say about it. It’s so well written with great characters and an important message.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – I love Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters world and I can’t believe it took me so long to start the Dark Artifices series!
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – As I loved Illuminae, I decided to pick up another of this writing duo’s sci-fi novels and was not disappointed!
I have to mention a few of the 4 star reads that particularly stood out.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – This book was a great finale to the main trilogy. The stakes were high and I was hooked all the way through!
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – There was so much hype for this book so I was worried it wouldn’t live up to that but it really surprised me and I actually loved it. I can’t wait for Blood & Honey to come out in September!
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – This is another one that surprised me. I wasn’t sure it would be for me but it was so good!
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – This book wasn’t on my radar at all but I got it in Fairyloot’s February box so decided to give it a go and really enjoyed it. It’s a short, fun, standalone fantasy romance.
What are your favourite reads of 2020 so far? Let me know in the comments!
4 thoughts on “Mid-year Reading Round Up 2020”
I LOVE The Hate You Give! As you say the characters are excellent and the message is really important. I want to watch the movie.
Yes I want to see the movie, I haven’t seen it yet!
Looks like quite a good year so far! I hope the second half is even better!
Thanks, I have some great books lined up for the second half of the year!