These are in no particular order my top 10 favourite books I read in 2020!
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Red Rising, Golden Son & Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I know without a doubt that I will not be finishing all the books on this TBR, but I have high hopes I will at least get to 2-3 of them and cross off some books that I have been meaning to read for AGES now! This readathon is run by Thoughts on Tomes on booktube and runs from Nov 14th to Nov 27th and if would like to see the announcement video click HERE!
Tome on TBR the longest & Tome in a genre you don’t usually read – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Tome you started in another round – The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Tome in a series you haven’t read in a while – The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
Read 1 tome – Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto
Seasonally colored tome – Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Most recently acquired tome – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Tome by an Indigenous author – Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
The next couple of months are going to be really busy for me so I might not have time to read as much as I want… With that being said there are a couple books I am really hoping I will have time to get to, and then the rest will just be icing on the cake!
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Around this time last year I posted 5 of my favourite books over 500 pages so I figured I would do an update with 5 more books I read and absolutely loved from the last year that have over 500 pages!
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – 739 pages
This was the perfect amount of world building and introduction of all the characters and their backstories without being overwhelming. Granted at the start as I am with most epic/high fantasy I read I am a little lost, but I established myself pretty quickly into this world and was invested almost instantaneously with the characters. The magic system was unique and interesting and had just enough information to keep me engaged yet eager to know more.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – 803 pages
From that first twist at the start I wasn’t able to predict anything that was going to happen next. The forced partnership between Bryce and Hunt, the investigation, the revelations, everything came together perfectly for me and even though it was over 800 pages I flew through this book!
Morning Star by Pierce Brown – 544 pages
It was honestly one of the best series I have ever read and I am itching to reread the whole thing again just to experience this epic rollercoaster of a tale again!
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – 512 pages
I really loved the setting of this book, the atmosphere and the conditions of the city really added a layer of depth to the storyline and set the tone for the book. The dark, grittiness of the commons was heavily described and the almost hopelessness Sancia felt whilst living there really captured my attention.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – 521 pages
I loved the overall concept and the premise of the story. The world building was wonderful and highly atmospheric. I could do with a little more information about the magic system and the extent of the powers of the different clans. I can’t wait to find out this world and how each of the characters develops as the story continues!