hi everyone! welcome to the mid year freak out book tag : 2020 edition! no one actually tagged me to do this, but i figured it’d be a fun way to see my reading progress in the first half of 2020. also, it helps me to make my end-of-year recap, so here we go :
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020
i read quite a lot of great books this year, so it’s hard to choose one, but if i have to i’ll pick Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman. it’s my second Bowman’s books, and it has everything i love–from self-realization journey to (kinda) slow-burn romance. the circus setting also made this book more magical.
can you believe it’s the end of another month, again? and half of 2020 is already over? i want 2020 to be over just as much as anyone else, but honestly i’m also kinda alarmed at how fast it went. it feels like yesterday when we all start social distancing. anyway, i didn’t do much (as always) this month. i had my finals on june, so now i’m officially done with junior year. if all goes well, next semester will be my last one in college since i only need to finish my undergraduate thesis. sadly, my uni has given the notification that we’re going online until the end of the year, so i can’t meet my friends and have proper ‘senior experience’ on our last year 😦 hopefully by graduation next year, the pandemic is over so at least i could meet them again! aside from that, i’m proud to say that i finished chloe ting’s 28 days challenge!! it’s my first time doing regular exercise since high school 3 years ago, so it was really tiring, but it made me feel good.
hi everyone! for today’s top ten tuesday topic, i’m going to talk about authors whose works i’ve read the most. i’ve actually talked about this around 1.5 years ago, but i only list 5 authors back then so i’m going to add more here. this is actually a fun way to keep track on my favorites, so here we go :
1. Rick Riordan – 19 books
it’s no surprise that Rick’s still number one, seeing that i’m basically obsessed with percy jackson since i was like 12 or 13 years old. now, 8 years later, i’ve read a total of 19 books by him (some of them i’ve read multiple times) :
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?
Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.
Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .
Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.
hi everyone! for today’s TTT topic, i’m going to list 10 upcoming 2020 books that i can’t wait to read. i just checked my goodreads and turns out i’ve already read 13 books (out of 32) that’s published in 2020 so far, so hopefully the number will add up. without further ado, here are the books :
i’ve been waiting for this book basically since it was announced because aro/ace rep!!
Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.
But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.
Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?
hi everyone! most likely you have heard of this everywhere, but i’m going to scream one more time that WE’RE GOING TO GET A PERCY JACKSON ADAPTATION!! pjo was one of the very first book that got me into reading, so obviously i’m very excited about it ❤ anyway, while we begin the (long) wait, May @ Forever and Everlyand Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams tag me to do the percy jackson/heroes of olympus book tag, so here it is!
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Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!
it’s a truth universally acknowledged that i’m terrible at sticking to my own TBR list. i just check my spring TBR list, and out of 10 books i listed, i’ve only read two! still, i love making TBR list, and hopefully i’ll actually read them since it’s summer holiday. anyway, here’s some books i plan to read during summer :
serpent & dove (serpent & dove #1) by shelby mahurin
i’ve actually started this one last night and so far it’s pretty great, though the world-building confuse me a little? i’m mostly looking forward to the hate-to-love/fake-marriage romance though, which is my favorite combination 😉
where dreams descend (kingdom of cards #1) by janella angeles
firstly, can we talk about THIS GORGEOUS COVER?? secondly, it’s set in circus, which made this book more magical. thirdly, i’m lucky enough to get an e-arc of this one, so i definitely will read it during summer.
how is may over in the blink of an eye? i feel like it’s just yesterday when i write my april recap post. as predicted, there aren’t much going on with my life in may. i’m still attending zoom university and doing college assignment most of the time. since we can’t meet up, some of my group assignments are being turned into individual assignments, so i have to spend extra time to do it. other than that, i’m (kinda) proud to say that i finally tried baking for the first time (!!!). i baked brownies the other day, and it looks awful, but at least it’s edible 🤷. i plan to try again when i finished my finals.
hi everyone! hope you have a great day despite the pandemic going on. for today TTT’s topic, i’m going to write 10 most iconic opening lines, that i remember it and could tell which book it was from even if i haven’t read said books in a long time. there’s just something interesting and catchy with these lines. without further ado, here they are :
how did march last 73637 years and april passed by in 9.23 seconds? is it because we spend so much time at home, that we lost track of time (not gonna lie, sometimes i don’t even remember what date is it). anyway, since i’ve been social distancing and basically not leaving the house since mid-march (except for that one time i drove to the nearest mcdonald because i’m craving for an ice cream, but turns out the machine broke), there weren’t a lot of things that i did this month. earlier in april, i turned 21, and eventhough i couldn’t celebrate it, my friends were kind enough to send me cakes ❤ i also bought books to cheer myself up, of course. aside from that, basically i’m just attending zoom university and doing college assignments that seems to doubled up somehow. originally, i also planned to start baking (and i’ve even bought the ingredients!), but ironically i haven’t found the time yet. hopefully i’ll start in may.