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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
October was a weird month. It feels like I got nothing done but that’s just because final year of university is truly killing me slowly. I did manage to read some books and watch one film so let’s talk about those.
It’s been a while since I uploaded a Bollywood related post but today, I’m back at you with an interview with Shonali Bose, in relation to her latest release, The Sky is Pink which is officially out tomorrow. Sadly, I couldn’t make it down to London for the British film premiere so I didn’t get to interview, but my friend Kopal Gupta was more than happy to go in my place so I could have an interview with her up on my blog.
Shonali Bose is an Indian film director who has directed many heart wrenching stories. The Sky is Pink is her third directorial venture after Amu and Margarita with a Straw. The Sky is Pink is based on the true story of a young girl who was diagnosed with a pulmonary fibrosis and it tells the story of her parents and how much they fought for her to survive. It is bound to be another wonderful story (Kopal watched it and said it was fantastic) and it’s the first Bollywood movie in ages that I cannot wait for. I’m so happy to have gotten the chance to ask Shonali some questions about the film and her life as a director.
I can’t believe we are in the final quarter of the year. How has this happened? The third quarter was my less successful quarter so far this year in terms of reading but I’m fine with that. I still read 37 books in these 3 months over a range of genres and ratings so let’s see the stats break down for this quarter.