Top 5 Tuesday: Books I meant to read in 2020

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about some books I meant to read in 2020. Considering that my tbr-pile on Goodreads is currently over 300 books high, there are a few novels I can think of! However, I’ll specifically talk about some subscription box books I never got around to. I always feel a little guilty ’cause those editions are so pretty and now they are on my shelf accumulating dust. Although I managed to read quite a lot of my backlog on that front, there are still several I didn’t get to. And since I haven’t read the books yet, I’ll leave you with the info provided by Goodreads, so you’ll get an idea of what they are about!

#1 A Brightness Long Ago

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra’s intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count–and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.

Danio’s fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast’s chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger–and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.

Unforgettable figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.

#2 Girl, Serpent, Thorn

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books of 2020

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week, I’ll talk about my favorite books of 2020. I went to Goodreads to check what I rated the highest, so here we go!

#1 Angel Mage

This book had not been on my radar but turned out to be a more than pleasant surprise delivered in a subscription box. It’s unique, different and made me think. 100% rec!

#2 Nocturna

Another subscription box book. In fact, this was included in two differnt boxes I got. I loved the setting that gave the whole story such a cool and different vibe!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Covers of 2020

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’ll talk about the most beautiful book covers I encountered in 2020!

#1 Fable

I haven’t read this one yet but it was in a Fairyloot box and it’s soooooooooooo pretty. Just look at it!

#2 Boundless

I read the first book last year (which also had a super pretty cover) and then got hold of the sequel this year. Stunning as well.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books on my Holiday Wishlist

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’ll talk about some stuff on my holiday wishlist. For me, that means browsing through my Goodreads tbr pile and prioritizing some stuff. 😅 Since I obviously haven’t read any of the books yet, I’ll leave you with the description provided by Goodreads!

#1 Fangs

A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.

Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.

#2 Crescent City

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.


Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m glad I read

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I’ll talk about some books I’m glad I read. I dug deep in my Goodreads lists and tried to come up with some not too obvious picks!

#1 Faust

I know many people don’t like this book ’cause they were forced to read it in school. By the time we got it in class, I had already read it several times, so often in fact that the pages are falling out of my reclam edition. Faust has amazing and memorable moments in addition to some iconic quotes. I’m super glad not only that I read, but that I got to discover it on my own terms.

#2 Hamlet

The school I went to wasn’t too good. So, we never read or talked about Hamlet. However, I’ve always been so I got into Shakespeare nevertheless. Hamlet is probably my favorite because of all the insane quotes that you can’t believe are real. For example: “Take you me for a sponge, my lord?”. Tell me you don’t want to say that to somebody IRL.

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Top 5 Tuesday: New Authors

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today’s post is all about new authors. As I currently have a subscription for two book boxes, I basically discover somebody new every time I pull out the book I get there. So, I’ll share some of my favorite authors I fell in love with recently after getting their novel!

#1 Shelby Mahurin

I know everybody and their grandma had been going on about how amazing Serpent & Dove is. I got the book a while ago, but never really had time to pick it up. Well, until a few weeks ago. Despite some issues I have with it, I love Mahurin’s writing style and can’t wait to read the next part.

#2 Tricia Levenseller

From the cover art alone I was already in love with The Shadows Between Us. Levenseller deliver the delightfully wicked Slytherin romance I didn’t know I need in my life and now I need more. I’m absolutely delighted to pick up more of her novels.

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