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Books I Want To Reread In 2021

There are a few books I want to reread this year for various reasons so I thought I’d do a post to tell you some of the books I’m planning on rereading this year.

Shades of Treason and Shades of Honor (Anomaly #1 & #2) by Sandy Williams

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It’s been a long time since I read these first two books in this series but I really loved them when I read them. This series is an interesting sci-fi space opera with a great romance and I’ve been excited for the third and final (I think?) book for so long, I can’t wait to reread these and get to the new one.

Enchantée/All That Glitters by Gita Trelease

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I was sent a review copy by the publisher of this years ago and I really liked it but it’s been a while since I read it so I want to reread it before I read the sequel that releases next month.

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

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I remember loving this book years ago when I read it, I loved the writing and story but I can’t remember much of the details so recently I’ve been wanting to pick it up again and reread it.

Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud

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The sequel to this book was published last year and I’ve really been wanting to read it but I’ve held off because I wanted to reread the first book before reading the second because I enjoyed the first one so much that I would love to reread it again.

A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

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I read this a few years ago and loved it. I loved the overall story, the writing and the characters and I really want to reread it again.

Do you reread books? Is there any you want to reread this year?

Favourite Books

My Favourite Books of 2020

I love doing my favourite books list every year and I love talking about why I loved each book. I read so many great books in 2020 so it was hard to narrow it down, I usually do narrow it down to around ten but I’ve definitely went over that this year.  They are in no particular order.

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman

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The Toll surprised me a lot because even though I really liked the first and second book I think this book is the best in the trilogy. I love how it focused so much on the world and how it came to be and everything lined up so well, it felt like an epic conclusion.

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas

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I feel like this will be on a lot of favourite lists for 2020 and I’m sure everyone has already heard about it. I loved this book, I loved Bryce and was so invested in this story emotionally. So much happens and there are a lot of twists, I loved this book.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

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This is a book that surprised me, I loved the writing and I loved how it’s almost like a retelling of the Chronicles of Narnia but it focuses more on the effects of returning home after growing up in a fantasy land.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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I’ve almost caught up on all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s previously published books now, I think I only have about two to read left. I knew I’d love the writing of this and I loved the story too, it was very emotional.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

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I’ve loved all of Marie Lu’s previously released books so I knew I’d like The Kingdom of Back but I was still surprised at how much I loved it. It’s a heart breaking book as it follows the life of Nannerl, who is Mozart’s sister. Not many people know of her even though she was as good a composer as Mozart simply because she was a woman. This book is so heart breaking as it confronts the reality of the constraints that were placed on women’s lives in the past.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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I loved the main character in this book, Ryann Bird. She’s such a great character and I loved the sci-fi elements to this story. I loved how the relationship developed between the two main characters and I loved the ending.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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I loved this book and thought it put such an original and unique spin on the original Cinderella story. I loved how this book used the original Cinderella story to tell its own messages and themes and I loved how the main character stood up and fought for what was right.

Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion #3) by Jessie Mihalik

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I really liked the chemistry between the couple in this book and I liked how their relationship began, I also enjoyed how action packed this book was.

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

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Cantoras was a very heart breaking book to read but I’m glad I read it and I loved reading about these five women and their relationships with each other, I loved how they became closer throughout the years with each other.

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

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Beetle & the Hollowbones was such a cute graphic novel. I loved the artwork and story, I loved how the story felt like a full story.

The Guild Codex: Spellbound and The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie

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I started reading the Guild Codex series in 2020 and I’m so glad I found a new favourite series. I loved both The Guild Codex: Spellbound series and the spin off series The Guild Codex: Demonized. I loved the characters in both series and I loved how they overlapped with each other.

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

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This book was such a great book to read in the winter. It had such perfect cosy atmosphere and I really liked the writing.

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

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I was instantly intrigued by this book as soon as I started reading it. It has a great plot with a interesting group of characters that I really enjoyed reading about.

Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer

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I’ve wanted to read this trilogy since it first came out but I never actually got around to it until this year and I was so surprised at how much I loved this trilogy. I loved the overall concept of it, the superheroes vs super villains and not knowing which side is which. I thought it was written so well and I was so immersed into the world of it and intrigued by the characters.

What were your favourite books of 2020?

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December Wrap Up 2020

What I Read In December:

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The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #1) by J.R. Ward – 3 STARS

I’ve been disappointed in the recent BDB books and I felt the same with this book. I’ve originally given it a 3 star but the more I think about it the more it feels like a 2 star read to me. I was a bit bored by the overall story and didn’t really care for the main couple or think they had much chemistry.

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood – 5 STARS

I loved this book, it’s one of my favourites of the year. I loved the writing and the cosy winter feels it had. I really liked Freya and loved reading about her finding her place in the world.

Protecting Her Mate (The Nightstar Shifters #2) by Ariel Marie – 3 STARS

I thought this was an okay read but I think I liked the first book in this series slightly more than this one. I thought the couple had more chemistry in the first book, which is most likely true because Marley and Zara were best friends but in this book Robin and Heather meet for the first time and since it’s a short book the relationship doesn’t feel as developed as the first book. I also prefer the overall story of the first book too but like I said, this was still an okay read for me.

Blog Posts I Did In December:

Winter 2020 Book Releases I’m Most Excited For

My Winter TBR 2020

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood Book Review

Wintry Book Titles

Tis the Season Book Tag

Cosy Christmas Book Tag

November 2020 Wrap Up

What books did you read in December?