The beginning of a New Year is typically a time of reflection and goal setting for the future.
What’s something you learned about yourself in 2020?
I learned peace.
I learned I need less in life to be happy.
I learned good skin care matters.
I learned my healthy is a battle I’m not ready to fight and lose on the daily anymore.
I learned to spread love and give grace.
I learned how to paint cabinets!
I learned to say words and names in a fantasy book with friends that we still probably butcher.
I learned to say no to too many buddy reads (no I didn’t)
I learned to laugh and love small moments rather than always seeking “more”
I learned how to BLOG
I learned how to stretch myself creatively.
I learned true fear of not knowing when I can work again.
I learned how to read multiple books at one time.
I learned to find even more authentic friendships even when they aren’t “right down the road.”
I’ve learned to love more and give more to my soul mate.
If we grew together in 2020 when the world was a bag full of burning poo, thank you.
Cheers to another year of growth, learning and love❤️
From my family to yours
With That I wanted to Share My Wrap Ups for a few of my favorite genres, and my favorite book I read each month!
To Optimize your experience, here is my favorite album of the year. Hit play, and enjoy your scrolling
2020 Top 10 in Romance
❤️ Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
❤️ The Kiss Quotient
❤️The Bromance Club series (best in audio!)
❤️ The Flatshare
❤️ Love & Other Words
❤️ Wild at Heart
❤️ Lord of London Town (explicit content warning)
❤️ Beach Read
❤️ The Makeup Artist
But who takes the cake of them all?
Beach Read 🎉
2020 Best of Fantasy
💚The Shadow Between Us
💚Chain of Gold
💚 The Wicked Deep
💚 The Damned
💚House of Earth and Bone (explicit content warning)
💚 Ruins of Chaos (explicit content warning)
💚A Deal with the Elf King
💚From Blood and Ash
💚 A kingdom of Flesh and Fire
(Also included is the Grace Year although it is Dystopian)
And the best of the year?
🎉🎉🎉A kingdom of Flesh and Fire hands down
2020 Best of Series
🏷 The Daevabad Trilogy ( The Empire of Gold)
🏷 Throne of Glass ( Queen of Shadows)
🏷 Stalking Jack the Ripper ( Escaping Houdini)
🏷 Caraval (Legendary)
🏷 the Lux Series (obsidian)
🏷 The Selection (the selection)
🏷 London Prep (book 3)
🏷 Kitty Valentine (I couldn’t choose just one)
🏷 Dark Skies (the Dark Shores series)
And my number one series and most recommended?
Caraval 🎉, although all of these series are absolutely incredible, I loved the game play and madness of the Caraval world!
There are other great series out there that are unfinished, I tried to pick the complete or “coming to an end”
Best of Historical Fiction
💕What the Wind Knows
💕Daisy Jones and the Six
💕 The Glittering Hour
💕 The Fountain of Silence
My Must Reads by “Month Read”
Daisy Jones & The Six Historical Fiction
Love and Other Words Contemporary Romance
The Grace Year Young Adult Dystopian
Crescent City: House of Earth & Blood New Adult Fantasy
Wild at Heart Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age
Beach Read Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age, Tear Jerker
From Blood and Ash New Adult Fantasy
The Shadows Between Us Young Adult Fantasy, Romance
The Flatshare Contemporary, Coming of Age, Friendship
Queen of Shadows Book 4 in Throne of Glass, Young Adult Fantasy Series
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire 2nd installment to From Blood and Ash, New Adult Fantasy, Steamy Romance
Kingdom of Ash Finale to the Throne of Glass Series, Young Adult Fantasy Series
Lord of London Town Dark Romance, Peaky Blinder Inspo, CW: Language, gore, sexual content
The Empire of Gold Book 3 in the Daevabad Trilogy, Adult Fantasy, Best World Building, Mid-Eastern History Inspo
Kitty Valentine Dates a Billionaire Contemporary Romance, Laugh of Loud Funny,
A Deal with the Elf King Young Adult Fantasy, Romance,