January 2020

2020 is a new year and a new decade. I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with the wrap ups this year so let’s start with January. I read quite a few books but not enough considering I was off of university all month. However, I still want to talk about them so here are my opinions on the books I read this year.

Top 10 Films of 2019

2020 was not a good year for films for me. I sort of fell out of love with Bollywood so I haven’t been watching many. I watched in total 28 films this year so sadly, wasn’t a greay year. However, I still have a top ten here for you because I loved some of the films I did watch.

Top 19 Books of 2019

I can’t believe 2019 is over. How are we in a new decade?! I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for me but first I need to wrap up 2019. Today, I am bringing you my top 19 books of 2019. This is a very mish mash list of genres and it’s unlike any list I’ve made in previous years. There is also a number of audiobooks as well which is unusual for me. For the first year in ages, there is no Cassandra Clare book on this list. Whilst I loved Red Scrolls of Magic and Ghosts of the Shadow Market, they didn’t quite feel like favourites of the year compared to the rest of them. I also thought Wayward Son would be on this list but sadly it isn’t. Anyway, here are my favourite books of 2019. Any series that I read this year is only one entry in this list just to make it easier.

End of 2019 Book Survey

Every single year, it is a tradition that I have to complete the end of year book survey created by The Perpetual Page Turner so I obviously had to do it this year. It’s one of the most perfect ways to summarise my reading and blogging year.

2020 Simon and Schuster Reviews

So this isn’t something I’ve done before but when I sat down to review Loveboat, Taipei, I realised that the next 4 books I was reading were all 2020 Simon and Schuster UK releases so I thought why not combine all 4 and do mini reviews of each of their upcoming novels for next year. This contains a wide range of books, including 2 highly anticipated novels by beloved American authors, an American debut and a UKYA debut so there’s something here for everyone.

2020 Physical TBR

I am determined to get my physical TBR down in 2020. I say this every year but it seems more doable this year. I’ve unhauled a lot of books that have been on my TBR for a while so I’m honestly interested in all of these books. Today, I’m going to be sharing all of the books that are on my TBR going into 2020, that hopefully I will cut down in 2020. I am only going to be explaining some of these because otherwise, I will be here for years.

Most Anticipated Film Releases of 2020

There are significantly less films I am excited for in 2020 compared to books. This is probably because my interest in films has severely gone down in the last year but I still have a few films that I am interested in that are releasing next year.

Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2020

There are so many amazing books coming out next year, I can’t quite believe it. I was debating about whether or not to cut this list down to my most anticipated but I want to keep it as long as possible to give you all some recommendations that you may have never heard of. This list does not include any 2020 releases that I have been lucky enough to receive ARCs of because I will probably get to those before the end of the year.

November Wrap Up

November was a jam packed month and I can’t believe that we only have one month left of this year. It’s slightly crazy because this month feels like a complete blur. I ended up reading a lot this month and seeing a bunch of theatre shows so it’s kinda long blog post today, which is unusual for my recent wrap ups.

Pernia Pop Up Launch

This is quite late in going up but I had the privilege of being invited to the launch of Pernia pop up in London on the 9th of November. Sadly I couldn’t go but I had a friend go in my place to check the new shop out.

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