Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s prompt is Valentine’s/Love Freebie. So with that being said, I’m just going to share the 10 books I read in 2020 that I adore. I was not able to share those last time, so this would be the opportunity to finally share them with you.
This list would not be base on when I read it not with my most favorite book of 2020. It is easier that way because my mind still has not make up my mind with my top 1 favorite book of 2020. I won’t be including the rereads because that would be too bias for me.
✨ A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
This was my first read of the year and it really set my 2020 right. That was a really good read and I loved it so dearly. I was over the moon a month later when I won a giveaway and was given an opportunity to get a book or two of my own choosing. I immediately decided to get the first and second book because I just love the book so much. Right now, I am reading the second book because the books came late due to the pandemic. So far so good.
✨ Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This is the first time I have read anything from Neal Shusterman and I have to say it was a good book to start with. But this might be the only book I’m very interested to read this time around.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wanting more. So I was lucky enough that the moment I read this particular book, the other books in the trilogy were already out and it’s only a matter of time before I could read them. I was able to read the entire trilogy last year and the conclusion was okay but not my favorite.
✨ Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
I finally managed to read the 7th book of the Throne of Glass series and it was something I didn’t expect to enjoy it that much. I really love seeing what Chaol was up to when he left in Crown of Midnight. That book was too much for me and the revelation of Celaena’s identity was something I didn’t expect. I love the fact that despite being rejected by Celaena, Chaol found love, love that is genuine and he really adored her.
✨ Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
I have been eyeing this book for a really long time. I got a copy in 2019 but only got to it last year. It was a really good book and I enjoyed the journey. I love seeing Italy through the eyes of Lina and it made you feel that you are there with Lina’s mother’s journal entries. It was a great read and I cannot wait to read the other two companion books. Traveling is really something you can do without leaving your home through these books.
✨ Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I discovered this book through Hailey in Bookland. I adore how she describes it and I was hooked and read it. I was fortunate enough that Scrib offered a free month when the pandemic started. I took advantage and read as much as I can. I read this book and really enjoyed it. The banter between rival restaurants was so much fun. They really incorporated how social media can affect everything and it was fun seeing them banter in real life too.
✨ The Borrowed Bride by SweetBlunch
After reading The Substitute Bride, I decided to read this book, which I already have on hand. And by far this is my favorite Cosmopolitan Bride book from the ones that I have already read. I love how it is so different and enjoyable everything was. I wish I read this sooner because it was really good. I read the next book and it was fun too. I wanna read the other books now but I just want physical copies to be published.
✨ Verity by Colleen Hoover
I have been putting this book off because this was tapped as a horror or thriller book. I am not a huge fan of anything thriller or creepy books, so reading this was something I didn’t expect to read this soon. I even considered the idea of not reading this nor reading any book by CoHo that has something like this. But reading this was a complete turn of event. I enjoyed reading this despite how scared I am every time.
✨ Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover
After Verity was published and skipped it, I was excited for this particular book. I am very excited to read more of romance books by Colleen Hoover. I really enjoyed this book. It is such a fluffy book and it has this “kilig” factor that every CoHo book has, along with some tear-jerking scenes, of course. Now I am excited to read more contemporary books in the future and feel heartbroken again and again.
✨ The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
I was lucky enough to find a second hand copy of this book at a popular thrift store in the country and the only bookstore I could go to in my city, Book Sale. I never thought that I would be reading this but since I enjoyed Katharine McGee’s latest books, I decided to give it a try and oh boy I was amazed! I love the book so much that the moment I finished reading it last year, I placed an order online for the second book. I was that hooked and invested with the whole book.
✨ One Day in December by Josie Silver
This book was a very unexpected because it started off really different and off for me. The sole reason why I decided to read this book was Hailey in Bookland, once again. I feel in love with how the book takes place in 10 years and how both the protagonist did everything to test fate. They might have found a different path after Laurie found out about Jack being her best friend’s boyfriend. It is a journey of them going through life and then finally getting together. I was so glad I was able to get a copy from a local thrift store.
If you want to join this Tuesday prompt, you could check this post for the list of prompts for the next coming Tuesdays.
Have seen my previous Top Ten Tuesday Posts?
- Books Written Before I Was Bookworm [Top Ten Tuesday]
- New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 [Top Ten Tuesday]
- Books I Failed to Read in 2020 [Top Ten Tuesday]
- 2021 Bookish Resolutions
- Books I Hope Santa Brings [Top Ten Tuesday]
- Year Round Tropical Reads [Top Ten Tuesday]