Six for Sunday #7

#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:

Favourite LGBTQIA+ characters

Not going to lie, this was an extremely difficult post to write because it turns out I don’t remember characters as well as I thought I did.

Nina Zenik (bisexual) from the Grisha Verse by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows follows a group of six unsavoury individuals who perform the ultimate heist.

Nina is the bisexual waffle-loving goddess of my dreams and I adore her. YA fantasy, and just books in general really, need more flirty, ambitious, strong-willed characters like her.

Noah Sweetwine (gay) from I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun is a dual perspective story following two twins, Noah and Jude, and how they went from being inseparable to being distant.

I easily preferred Noah’s perspective over Jude’s in this novel, and he really made the novel for me. He’s such a sweet character and watching his development over the course of the novel was such a great experience.

Benjamin Ovic (gay) from Beartown by Fredrik Bachman

Beartown takes place in a small town, whose community is extremely passionate about hockey. Its inhabitants rest its future on its junior hockey team in hopes that the team’s success will garner more business for the town. After an act of violence is committed by one of the hockey team members, the community is left divided and the fate of the town is in jeopardy. 

Benji is my favourite character from Beartown. I don’t usually latch onto the quiet brooding type, but he was just so well written, so easy to root for and empathize with, and so kind.

❥Tanner Scott (bisexual) from Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

The synopsis of Autoboyography can be wrapped up in a single sentence, bisexual boy falls in love with in-denial-about-being-gay Mormon boy. 

Tanner is a fantastic protagonist and by the end of the novel you’ll feel like you just made a new friend. He can be lazy, he’s the type of guy to think with his heart and not his head, and he is so open about meeting new people and having new experiences, he’s such an enjoyable perspective to read from.

Roarke Richards (gay) from The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

The Book of Essie follows a young woman named Essie whose extremely religious family has their own reality TV show. When it is discovered Essie is pregnant (and unmarried) her controlling mother tries to devise a way to avoid scandal. Meanwhile Essie has her own ideas in mind about how to deal with the pregnancy.

I think part of why I became so attached to Roarke’s character was his friendship with Essie. I don’t often come across memorable platonic relationships between two characters of the opposite sex and Essie and Roarke’s friendship was one of the highlights of the novel for me. It also helps that Roarke is such a good guy.

Willem (queer) from A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

While the actual synopsis of A Little Life describes this book as the life of four college friends, I would say this book is mainly about Jude and the different relationships in his life. The main ones being his relationship with his broken body, his relationship with the adult males who enter his life, and his relationship with his closest friend Willem.

Willem is one of my favourite characters ever. He is so kind and loyal and I just want him to have all the good things and be happy. He’s also a really great foil to Jude and really helps balance out this sad story. Also, I have a definite soft spot for flirty characters.

I’m not surprised this list is dominated by male protagonists, as I often have trouble finding books with queer female leads. If you have any recommendations please point them my way! Happy reading! 💗

WWW Wednesday #7

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words answering the following questions:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

Know My Name by Chanel Miller
This is one of the most difficult reading experiences I’ve had to date, and I wish everyone would read this book. The way the media and society in general treats sexual assault victims can be so disgusting, and seeing how many people are affected by these acts of violence is sickening.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (reread)
I put this one on hold in order to fully catch up with Yona of the Dawn, and now that that’s happened we’re back on track. I tend to read this story slowly, and this time around is no exception. I always just want to fully absorb the story.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
I am seriously not enjoying this. Wow.

Recently Finished

Ran the Peerless Beauty Volume 1 by Ammitsu
Since finding out I was reading this one, my husband will not stop referring to me as “Ren the Peerless Beauty” *insert eye roll here*. I think I went into this one with the wrong expectations, but now that I know what to expect I imagine I’ll enjoy this series a lot more going forward.

Lovesick Ellie Volume 7 by Fujimomo
I needed a pick me up after those last few chapters of Yona of the Dawn, and this is what I turned to and it did not disappoint. I can always rely on Lovesick Ellie to put me in a good mood.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (reread)
Coraline is a story that I feel like I want to like more than I actually like. I think the premise is great, but the execution doesn’t quite do it for me.

Reading Next

Oresama Teacher Volume 2 by Izumi Tsubaki (reread)
I made a huge purchase of this whole series and now I feel I need to get a move on with it in order to justify my spendings.

My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
This’ll be my next audiobook, probably. I’m a bit hesitant about this one because while I love My Lady Jane, I didn’t like My Plain Jane, and the premise of this book doesn’t particularly interest me, but I’m hoping I can work past that.

What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you planning to read next? I’d love to hear it! As well as any of your thoughts on the books above. Happy reading! 💗

Six for Sunday #6

#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:

Recommend some LGBTQIA+ books

For my list I made an effort to showcase queer stories by queer authors. I have listed what the authors themselves identify as if that information was available to me.

❥ The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers
If you haven’t yet read The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet you are seriously missing out. It’s a quieter story following a crew aboard a spaceship whose job is to create blackholes (if I’m messing up the plot forgive me, it’s been a while since I read this one). This story is incredible diverse, and reminds me a lot of Firefly in the best way possible.

❥How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (bisexual)
How to Make a Wish is a story about two girls connecting at the right time. It’s not just a romance though, and deals with some pretty difficult topics like the death of a parent and a neglectful parent. I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for a sweet and impactful story.

❥We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib (queer)
We Have Always Been Here is a memoir written by Samra Habib, a Canadian photographer, writer, and activist. Samra is best known for her Just Me and Allah project, in which she photographs and documents the lives of queer muslims living in North America and Europe. Her memoir details her struggles growing up Ahmadi Muslim during the oppression of Islamic extremists, immigrating to Canada, and discovering her queer identity, all the while facing sexism, racism, and homophobia, and how her many experiences have been impacted by her muslim faith. I wanted to include a non-fiction on this list and thought this was the perfect choice!

The Afterward by E.K. Johnston (bi-romantic demi-sexual)
The Afterward follows a group of heroes after they’ve completed their quest, and unexpected outcomes said quest has had on their lives. The Afterward is one of the most diverse books I’ve had the pleasure of reading and I love how unique the premise is.

❥Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki (queer)
I love Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me. In this graphic novel we follow a young woman named Freddy whose girlfriend continues to cheat and break up with her. Toxic relationships are something that I wish was more explored in YA, and I think this story handled them very well and very accurately. I also absolutely love the art style and colour palette chosen for this story, I highly recommend it.

❥Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
And we’re ending off the list with a book from my TBR. F/F romances are something that is severely lacking in the adult romance genre, so naturally I was really excited to find out about Something to Talk About. Something to Talk About is a Hollywood romance following an actress and her assistant. I don’t really know more than that, but I’m super looking forward to giving this one a read.

Doing this topic has made it abundantly clear to me that I do not read enough LGBTQIA+ books, and I’d love to change that, so if you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments! Happy reading! 💗

Six for Sunday #5

#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:

Favourite series

I don’t think it’s fair for a series to be called a favourite unless I’ve read it in its entirety, so on this list is only completed series, though I do have some uncompleted honourable mentions.

❥Six of Crows (Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom) by Leigh Bardugo
My husband claims duologues are not series, but I disagree. I’m a character driven reader and Leigh Bardugo is a master at crafting characters, so naturally I get along very well with this series. Nina and Inej are two of my all-time favourite characters, so of course this duology had to make this list. It also helps that the character interactions/relationship dynamics are some of my favourites and watching the crew get along (or not) is one of my favourite things to read about.

Soul Eaters (Cracked, Crushed, Crossed) by Eliza Crewe
Because Meda Melange. She’s the snarky, sarcastic Slytherin of my dreams and I love her. Also, this series is everything I could have ever wanted from a paranormal fantasy, it pokes fun at a lot of YA fantasy tropes, and it has one of the most brilliant best-friend pairings I’ve ever read about.

❥The Story Girl (The Story Girl, The Golden Road) by L.M. Montgomery
The Story Girl is a love letter to storytelling. There’s something about it that just gives the feeling that Montgomery was writing a story she loved and felt passionate about. The Story Girl is so special and so underrated and I think everything about it is beautiful

❥The Anne Series (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, The Blythes Are Quoted) by L.M. Montgomery
I can’t write a list of my favourite series and not include Anne. Anne is one of my most beloved characters in literature and I adore getting any amount of insight into her life. While the first three are definitely my favourites and best embody the fun and good-natured side of Anne, this series has a lot of amazing novels and I recommend it to everyone.

❥The Bartimaeus Sequence (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, Ptolemy’s Gate, The Ring of Solomon) by Jonathan Stroud
I don’t understand why this series isn’t more beloved in the book community. Dare I say it, it’s like Harry Potter but better, like imagine Harry Potter but with Malfoy as the chosen one. Nathaniel, our protagonist grows up in a situation where he’s influenced by a lot of people with shady intentions and this greatly affects who he becomes as he gets older and I love it. I don’t always like him, but he and his story are so compelling. Also, Bartimaeus, his demon “familiar” is one of the funniest characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about and the way this series comes together as a whole is just perfection.

❥Harry Potter (and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows) by J.K. Rowling
I maybe, slightly, bashed Harry Potter in the above paragraph, but it’s still a favourite. I have so much nostalgia attached to this series and I love its characters so much. Rowling is a master at writing characters, they pop off the page and I think they truly reflect real-life and how different and complex people can be. I’m always going to have love for this series.

Honorable mentions (incomplete series)

Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi
I started seriously rereading this series this month and I’m obsessed all over again. The attention to detail Kusanagi puts in her art, story, and characters is phenomenal. If you’re looking for some really slow paced but extremely rewarding character development, this series has it. It also helps that YotD features my favourite romance.

❥The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Rothfuss is such a talented writer, and Kvothe is such a compelling character. I love his story, his love of music, his recklessness, the magic, the world building, everything.

What are some of your favourite series? I’d love to know! Happy reading! 💗

WWW Wednesday #7

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words answering the following questions:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
This is my current audiobook, it’s super interesting to learn about what sort of conditions and settings are necessary for success.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (reread)
Still reading this one, for whatever reason I feel like my days have been very full so I haven’t made as much time for this reread as I would have liked.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 11 by Mizuho Kusanagi (reread)
When I first started my reread of Yona of the Dawn this was one of the volumes I looked forward to getting to the most, and it is not disappointing.

Recently Finished

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 3 by Naoko Takeuchi (reread)
This was my least favourite volume so far! It just read like a bad episode of The X-Files.

Anna K by Jenny Lee (reread)
I have a feeling Anna K is going to be one of those books that I love more and more with each reread. Plus I’m super thrilled this is getting a sequel! I’ll definitely be rereading this again just before it’s released!

Yona of the Dawn Volume 10 by Mizuho Kusanagi (reread)
I was really surprised that I loved a volume that focused on Tae-jun, he starts off as a pretty despicable character, but after this volume he really grew on me.

Reading Next

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 4 by Naoko Takeuchi (reread)
I seem to have trouble motivating myself to continue with this series, but what’s keeping me going is knowing I’ll eventually get to the Sailor Stars arc.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
I’m going to pick this up as soon as I’m done my reread of Spinning Silver. I’ve tried my best to avoid reading any reviews, but it’s been difficult because it’s getting a lot of buzz!

The One by John Marrs
This’ll be my next audiobook once I’m done with Outliers. Apparently it’s full-cast so I’m looking forward to it!

What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you planning to read next? I’d love to hear it! As well as any of your thoughts on the books above. Happy reading! 💗

Top 5 Tuesday #4

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Bionic Book Worm, this week’s prompt is:

Top 5 Summer Reads

Because we’re still in Asian Heritage Month, I decided to keep my picks to Asian authors.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians is like a more culturally diverse Gossip Girl. It’s a story full of drama about a woman named Rachel who is going to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time. She is surprised to find out he is insanely wealthy and considered one of Singapore’s most eligible bachelors. I don’t know about you but I love reading contemporaries during the summer. I first read Crazy Rich Asians two summers ago and have associated it with summer ever since!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Kiss Quotient follows a woman named Stella who is very inexperienced when it comes to dating and relationships. She hires a male escort to show her the ropes. The Kiss Quotient is a super cute, sweet, and funny romance, just the type I like to read during the summer months.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
When Dimple Met Rishi is a young adult contemporary romance novel following a young woman named Dimple during her last summer before college. Her parents send her off to a coding camp (something she is extremely excited about) with the ulterior motive of also trying to arrange a marriage for her to a young man named Rishi. What better book to read in the summer time than one that takes place during the summer?

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
I don’t just like easy going contemporaries and decided to include a few hard-hitting ones as well. The Science of Breakable Things is a middle grade novel about a girl named Natalie who’s mother is depressed, and who is learning just what that means. The Science of Breakable Things is super underrated! It’s a middle grade so it isn’t too heavy, yet the topic was really well handled.

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan
For my last hard-hitting contemporary pick I had to go with The Astonishing Colour of After. It is such a beautiful story. The Astonishing Colour of After follows a young woman named Leigh who’s mother recently committed suicide. Leigh also believes her mother has turned into a bird. Leigh visits Taiwan to reconnect with her mother’s family and culture.

What books are you excited to get to this summer? I’d love to know! Happy reading! 💗

Six for Sunday #4

#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:

Favourite characters from series

This month has been series themed and next week’s topic rounds things out with favourite series. This week, to avoid repetition, I’m going to refrain from mentioning any characters from my top six favourite series.

❥Ruby Oliver from the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart
I don’t really know what this says about me, but I wanted to be Ruby Oliver when I was younger. I just thought she was the coolest girl ever. Ruby is quirky, cute, and really just tries her best. I find her so endearing and I can relate (or rather could in university) a little too well to her boy troubles. If you’re looking for a cute story with great anxiety representation and that focuses a lot on the falling out of a friendship, this is your book and Ruby’s your girl!

❥Royce Melborn from the Riyria novels by Michael J. Sullivan
I also don’t know what this says about me but I have a thing for Slytherin main characters. I love a character who’s more interested in their own goals and ambitions than in being altruistic, I think it adds a lot more depth to the character, especially when they’re faced with something that isn’t in their best interest but is for the greater good. Give me all that inner conflict. Royce is especially ruthless and cold and unintentionally funny and I think he’s so great.

❥Quan Diep from The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
While we haven’t gotten a novel where he’s the main character yet, Quan stole my heart in The Bride Test and I am so looking forward to The Heart Principle where he’ll finally get his chance to shine. Quan was just so sweet and kind to his younger brother, and he really looks out for the people he loves, I love that.

Adrian Everhart from Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Look, I’m not one to do the whole book-boyfriend or book-girlfriend or book-significant other thing, but I make an exception for Adrian Everhart. While I love me my self-centred, self-interested characters, I also love some of the characters that fall on the opposite side of the spectrum, characters that are so selfless and that are so set on doing the right thing and do all they can to make it happen. The hero type can be pretty hit-or-miss for me, but they’re especially my thing when they’re as sweet and kind as Adrian Everhart.

❥Pen Alcott from The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I have such a soft spot for when a guard falls in love with the person they’re protecting. Pen is a perfect example of this, and he’s so brave, and kind, and sweet, and loyal, easily my favourite character of the series.

❥Danika Fendyr from Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
The older I get the more I appreciate a good friendship, and what Bryce and Danika had, it was everything. Give me two best friends who will literally do anything for each other and I’m almost guaranteed to love them no matter what. I also greatly value loyalty in a character, and that is Danika to a T. It also helps that I think she’s so cool!

Who are some of your favourite characters from a series? I’d love to know! Happy reading! 💗

WWW Wednesday #6

WWW Wednesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Taking on a World of Words answering the following questions:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan
I’ve made it to the final book and so far I’m not loving it. This last instalment is incredibly cheesy and the romance is pretty awful. I also just cannot get over how inaccurate I feel the development of writing is. I’m pretty disappointed and don’t really see this novel redeeming itself for me.

Trade Me by Courtney Milan
I think this novel is making it apparent to me that the only adult romances I really enjoy are of the comedic sort. This is just a bit too angsty and dramatic for my tastes. Still, I do find this premise really interesting and I am rooting for the couple.

Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein
I’m still reading this! I’m actually planning to finish it today. Since picking this up I’ve tried implementing a few changes to my daily life and I really do find some of these tips helpful.

Recently Finished

Lovesick Ellie Volume 6 by Fujimomo
This was easily my favourite volume of Lovesick Ellie so far. I really like “love triangles” when I like both potential love interests and that’s definitely the case here.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I was pretty pleased by my reread of Sense and Sensibility. I think the story is of the unconventional variety and I really like the direction the plot goes in.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 2 by Mizuho Kusanagi
This really is a series that gets better upon reread, it becomes a lot more apparent how much growth each character goes through, and I enjoy watching the art improve.

Reading Next

Lovesick Ellie Volume 7 by Fujimomo
I was going to drag reading this series out (that’s my bad habit, but only when it comes to manga) because I wasn’t sure when it was going to end and I wanted it to last which doesn’t even make sense given rereading is a thing but after finding out that the series is ending this month (hopefully translations aren’t too far behind with it) I decided that waiting it out is pointless. Plus the way things ended in the last volume has me extremely eager to read this one.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Still waiting for my copy in the mail, but I imagine once I get it I won’t be able to resist not reading it.

Anna K by Jenny Lee
Did you know this is getting a sequel? I literally just found out by looking this up on Goodreads just now. Anyways, technically I’m currently (re)reading this now, but I decided I wanted to switch to the audiobook, so this’ll be my next audiobook.

What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you planning to read next? I’d love to hear it! As well as any of your thoughts on the books above. Happy reading! 💗

Top 5 Tuesday #3

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly MEME hosted by Bionic Book Worm, this week’s prompt is:

Top 5 Opening Lines

I can’t help it, I’ve definitely chosen more than 5 books for this topic because I think it’s so great.

I have a thing for shocking/murderous lines 😅

❥Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
When I wake up, all my friends are dead.

❥Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.

❥Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.

❥Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

❥The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
This is how I kill someone.

Bonus 1: iconic first lines that I love

❥Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

❥Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
‘“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

❥Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Bonus 2: opening paragraphs that I absolutely love

❥Cracked by Eliza Crewe
There are some people you know you shouldn’t anger because it isn’t right. Like your mom-if she’s the nice sort. There are other people you know you shouldn’t anger because they have the authority to punish you. Police officers, politicians, insane asylum wardens, your mom-if she’s the bad sort. But there are some people you shouldn’t anger that you don’t know about, because no one ever survived to warn you. I’m the third kind.

❥Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The real story isn’t half as pretty as the one you’ve heard. The real story is, the miller’s daughter with her long golden hair wants to catch a lord, a prince, a rich man’s son, so she goes to the moneylender and borrows for a ring and a necklace and decks herself out for the festival. And she’s beautiful enough, so the lord, the prince, the rich man’s son notices her, and dances with her, and tumbles her in a quiet hayloft when the dancing is over, and afterwards he goes home and marries the rich woman his family has picked out for him. Then the miller’s despoiled daughter tells everyone that the moneylender’s in league with the devil, and the village runs him out or maybe even stones him, so at least she gets to keep the jewels for a dowry, and the blacksmith marries her before that firstborn child comes along a little early. Because that’s what the story’s really about: getting out of paying your debts.

Obviously I saved by favourite book for last, and if that opening paragraph doesn’t sell you on it then I don’t know what will. I’d love to know some of your favourite opening lines, and if any of these ones grabbed your attention! Happy reading! 💗

Six for Sunday #3

#SixforSunday is a weekly MEME hosted by A Little But a Lot, this week’s prompt is:

Series you can’t wait to get into

From putting together this post I’ve come to realize that my TBR is made up of a lot more standalones than series. But anyways, here are my top picks!

❥ The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
This was an obvious choice for me, The Midnight Lie is one of my most anticipated releases for 2020. I don’t actually know the synopsis, only that it takes place in the same world as The Winner’s Kiss, and that’s good enough for me. The only reason I haven’t picked this up yet is that I want to shorten the length of time I have to wait between sequels. I’m planning to pick this up at the end of the year.

❥Kiss Me At the Stroke of Midnight by Rin Mikimoto
Shoujo manga is my biggest weakness, and I’m always looking for more to read. Super Space Chick mentioned liking this one in one of her videos and that’s how it ended up on my radar. What is this about? I don’t remember, but it has decent ratings and cute art so that’s enough to draw me in.

❥The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Have you read the Broken Earth Trilogy? If not, you really need to! It’s a masterpiece and it’s made me want to check out more of N.K. Jemisin’s works, and this series is where I’m starting next.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Admittedly, I could totally see myself starting this and then DNF-ing it, but because of the Neflix adaptation I’m super intrigued and will at least give this a shot.

❥Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Kings of the Wyld isn’t something I’d normally pick up but I have heard nothing but good things about it and so now I really want to give it a try. I do try to step out of my comfort zone every now and again, and I am looking forward to giving this a shot.

❥A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
This is legitimately my most anticipated novel of 2020. The only thing stopping me from picking this one up is the fact that it hasn’t been released yet. Naomi Novik wrote my favourite book ever, Spinning Silver, and it’s now a guarantee that I’ll pick up anything she writes.

Do you have any series you’re really looking forward to? Have you read or are interested in any of these titles? I’d love to know! Happy reading! 💗