Looking back at last years TBR, I realised that I actually didn’t read very many of them, but I am going to be a little stricter this year as there are so many books that I really need to expose myself to. One of my Christmas presents last year was also a kindle and so I am so excited to finally widen my reading experience by being able to just order and read anything I fancy. It should also make it easier for me to read more as I can transport my kindle much easier than a paperback. Either way, I have eight books in this post that I need to read in 2020 and get them ticked off.
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE – JENNY HAN
Can you believe that I am still yet to read this entire series? well neither can I. I guess I just haven’t been in the mood to start it, but I think that it is going to make the perfect summer romance read this year, especially with the second film coming out very soon.
THE CRUEL PRINCE – HOLLY BLACK
I have already started reading this and I am so glad I decided to pick it up. Last year, I really discovered a love for fantasy and so this is one of the most recent, hyped-up series that I immediately added to my wishlist. This is the start of another series that I am very keen to read this year, but I’m obviously starting at the beginning. So far, I’m definitely loving it, and fingers crossed I will have finished it in the next few days.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS – EMILY BRONTE
This is a classic I have wanted to read for so long, it is just one that appears so frequently as a reference in other books and films, I just feel like I need to read it. Not that I know too much about the story, but from what I’ve heard, it’s a bit of a romance and so I think it is going to be something that I really enjoy. I actually do already own a very beautiful copy of this book and so I really want to annotate it too.
HARRY POTTER – J. K. ROWLING
Last year, I started out making a really big effort in reading the entire Harry Potter series for the first time and although I didn’t finish them all in 2019, I still want to complete the series. I have only got three books left so I really should have the entire series ticked off early this year, but I won’t lie, the sizes are starting to intimidate me slightly. Either way, I do plan on drawing a line under this series and finally being able to say that I have read it.
THE BOOK THIEF – MARKUS ZUSAK
I have heard so many incredible things about this book and I just feel like it is one you have got to read in your lifetime. Obviously, this book is set in Nazi Germany during the Second World War, but I don’t really know much else, however, I am intrigued to see what happens in the book. I feel like it is going to be very hard-hitting, but it is a book that I really want to expose myself to.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE – MARGRET ATTWOOD
There has been so much hype about this book for the last few years now and obviously the sequel came out in 2019, so that has been giving the original book more attention too, but I have just never read it. A lot of my friends have read it and have really enjoyed the story so I am really hoping that I feel the same way. I guess I am intimidated by the fact that it is a sci-fi and when it comes to understanding classics, I am not the best, but I want to try new things this year and just challenge myself.
ON THE COME UP – ANGIE THOMAS
Kind of a random YA novel now, but I read The Hate You Give last January and I absolutely loved it. Although this book has been out for quite a while now, I have just never gone to buy the physical copy. Like I said earlier though, I did get a Kindle for Christmas this year which means that I get to buy it instantly and just read it straight away which I think is so great. It is definitely going to make so many more books so accessible to me and this is definitely one that I want to buy first.
DEFY ME – TAHERAH MAFI
Everyone knows that I am so delved in the Shatter Me series and this is the second to last book in the entire series. The very final book comes out at the end of March this year and so I want to read Defy Me around that time so that I am prepared for the ending. However, I really don’t want this story to end, it means so much to me and I adore everything about it. There are definitely going to be a lot of tears in the end and I will probably go into a bit of a slump following it as nothing has beaten this series so far.
I’d love to know some of your book recommendations in the comments below!