Blogmas Day 21: 10 Books On My 2020 TBR 📚

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Hey everyone!!

Happy blogmas and welcome to day 21!!

Today I am looking to the future, in fear, to think about all the books I am hoping to read in 2020. Well those high priority on my list, I don’t really plan my TBR but I NEED to get to these books, my life depends on it (well it doesn’t but I am all for being overly dramatic)!! Today I have restricted this list to 10 books, otherwise it would be 1000 books long and ain’t nobody got time for that. (literally I have no time for that)


1. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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I have heard a lot about this fantasy series and to be honest I don’t know that much about but I am blindly following the hype. BUT I want to read this series because I want to read more adult fantasy and V E Schwab. Plus the magic system sounds cool and the characters sound amazing. I think it includes a magical cloak which I already want so I’m excited about that.


2. Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro



A story about a boy whose father was murdered by a police officer and it talks about the racism he constantly faces and how his father’s death was treated. It touches on fear and hate in this emotional story. It sounds like an amazing, heartfelt story. I didn’t need to know much about this to know I wanted to read this. 


3. Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell

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I’ve read the first two and this the third one in this series which follows Kellen who lives in a society where they all have magic but Kellen turns out to not have magic so he tries to use his wit to pass the trials and it develops from there. I think the series had a great character voice and I’m optimistic to see where this series will go.

4. Wildcard by Marie Lu

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This is the sequel to Warcross, which is a book about a virtual reality gaming competition. In the first book we saw the Emika Chen is a virtual bounty hunter but she ends up getting wrap up in the worldwide competition to work for the game creator, Hideo Tanaka to spy and uncover a problem. It is a fast paced book with an imaginative world. I’m excited for the sequel but also sceptical as I’ve heard a few were disappointed but I’m intrigued by the themes it is going to cover.

5. A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir

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This is the third book in a fantasy series that I have really enjoyed so far. It is about Laia who is a slave and ends up being a spy in a military academy where Elias is one of the finest solider but he doesn’t want to be there. Their lives intertwine and they both have to make choices which will affect everything. This is a really good fantasy series and I think both the plot and characters are really strong so I am excited to see where this series goes. Plus I’m hoping to see more Helene because she is my favourite.

6. The Female of The Species by Mandy McGinnis

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In my post from ages ago about Feminist Books I Want To Read I mentioned this book and still haven’t read it because I have so many books I want to get to and this one is always so expensive. But I do want to read it as I have heard lots of good things and I know it talks about dark topics as it examines rape culture. I think it will be interesting story and we follow 3 different viewpoints I believe so I’m curious to experience them all.


7. Running With Lions by Julian Winters

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I want to read both of Julian Winters books but I thought I would start with his debut book which follows a football/soccer team in a coming-of-age book following Sebastian, one of the players but a new recruit to the team is his ex-best friend. Sebastian tries to regain his trust for the team sake’s but it could bloom into something more than friendship. I really like books with a team/group as the focus so I’m excited for that and to experience all the relationship drama. (Is there drama? I don’t know. I hope so)

8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I’ve seen a lot of talk about this and I’m intrigued to experience the story. It is a sci-fi story told in the format of documents (emails, schematics, reports, interviews etc.). I think the way the story is told intrigues me as it is hard to imagine how it will transfer to the readers just through documents but after hearing a lot of people love it, I can’t wait.


9. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater



I really enjoyed The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater and I wanted to try out another of her books and this one really appealed to me. Plus it rare to have a standalone fantasy/magical book so that’s a bonus. It is a competition about horse races where riders can ride or die. I don’t know much else about this book but I am excited to read it.


10. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

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I love superheroes book and I have been wanted to read more so I heard about this book and now I have to read it. This is a place where superpowers are common but not for Jessica Tran but when she looks for something to do to put on her college application, she finds an internship but it turns out to for the super-villain and there the plot starts. It sounds really good and can’t wait to read it.

20190709_134127.pngOn Goodreads (feel free to add me as a friend) I have even more books I really want to get to so yeah so many books not enough time*.

*I’m not stressed about it, it’s fine

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Now watch me read none of these books next year. YAY!!


What books do you want to read next year? Have you read any of these books on my list? Did you like them?

Do you plan out your TBR?

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27 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 21: 10 Books On My 2020 TBR 📚

  1. I never thought I’d like illuminae BUT I FREAKING LOVED IT & really need to get round to reading the next ones 😂 I’m sure you’ll like it too when you get round to it! It’s just a really unique way to display a story 🙂

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  2. So many good books!!! The Scorpio Races has been one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year, so I know you’re going to love it 😄 and I’ve heard so many good things about Illuminae and Not Your Sidekick, those are both on my tbr too!! I hope you get the chance to read and love all of these!!

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    1. Yay!! I’m excited to get to all of them!!
      Ohh.. that’s wonderful! I can’t wait to read TSR and that makes me so happy to hear!! I really think I will love it too!!
      Yes I’ve heard a lot of good things about those two!! I hope you enjoy them when you get to read them!! 🙂
      Thank you so much!! ❤


  3. I need to do a post like this, I have such a long list of books I’ve been meaning to get to for AGES!!

    Illuminae and ADSOM are so worth it!

    Reaper, technically Torch, is also on my list for next year. I’ve been putting off that book for WAY too long, I get too anxious *nervous laughter*

    Also, I honestly do not understand why people disliked Wildcard?? I personally really loved it so I hope you do too. I don’t think it was as good as the first but still great.

    Not Your Sidekick sounds SO GOOD??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW IT EXISTED?? I must read!!

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    1. Haha they can be effective at pushing you to read these books!! I know my TBR is way out of my control 😂😂

      Yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! I can’t wait to get to them!!

      Haha I definitely understand not reading sequels as fast as I should. And the more I put them off, the longer is takes for me to read them!! There is a lot of pressures around sequels too!! I enjoyed Torch, not as much as Ember but I thought it was a solid sequel. I hope you enjoy it!!

      Aw.. that’s great to hear as I haven’t heard too much praise for Wildcard but I’m excited to read it and see how this duology ends!!

      I know , it sounds so good!! When I heard about Not Your Sidekick I knew I had to read it!! I’m so glad I’ve brought it to your attention!! I hope you love it then!! I can’t wait to get to it!! 🙂

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  4. I really loved Running With Lions! I hope you’ll like it as well.
    As for Illuminae, I enjoyed my reading but it took me a lot of time to really get into it, the format really weirded me out at first. So even if you’re hesitating to keep going, don’t stop, it’s worth it!
    I also read the Scorpio Races this year, I’m sure you’ll love it! It’s absolutely incredible.

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    1. Oh yay!! That makes me so excited to get to it!! 😍 It sounds so good and I love the cover!!
      Oh did it, I am really curious about the format but I can see how it would take a while to get used to. I will definitely make it through to the end then, thank you 😊
      Ooh again that makes me even more excited!! I can’t wait to read it, especially as I love Maggie’s writing!!

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  5. Ahh this is such a good list! I can’t wait for you to read the ADSOM series, I adored it so much and I just admire the author so much for her writing skills, too, like, especially her worldbuilding skills are incredible. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!! And A Reaper at the Gates ahh I need to read that one, I loved the series so far and am eager to read more, even if I’m a bit nervous, too, haha 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to read them all!! 😍
      Yay that makes me so happy to hear that you loved it! Especially as I have been craving books with wonderful worldbuilding 😍 I will definitely be telling you want I think when I’ve read it!!
      Yes I’ve really enjoyed the series so far and I need to know more about what happens to the characters!! I hope we both love this next one and I definitely understand the nerves with a sequel!! 😂

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  6. ahhh, my TBR only gets larger and larger, honestly! i have so many 2018/2019 titles to get to, and 2020 will bring even more new releases that i want to read. it’s hard not to be overwhelmed!
    anger is a gift was on my list of must-reads for 2018 and i got to read it just before the end of the year. i finished it yesterday and it was… okay, but not what i expected. i hope you have a better experience with it than i did!
    a reaper at the gates is definitely on my list for 2020 as well. i really hoped to read it this year, but it didn’t work this way. i don’t know exactly when the 4th book comes out, but hopefully i won’t have to wait that long. i feel like this book will end in a cliffhanger!
    illuminae and running with lions are both soooo good! i think if you enjoyed the all for the game series, you’ll really like the dynamic in running with lions. i found the latter easier to follow, probably because i’m much more familiarized with soccer anyway. illuminae also has an amazing cast of characters, and i know you’re a character-person like me, so i’m sure you’ll love it.
    good luck on meeting all your reading goals for 2020!

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    1. I know, I keep hoping to get my TBR now to like 10 books but I don’t think it is ever going to happen 😂
      Yeah I have a lot of backlist books I want to focus on, by the time I get to 2020 books they will be consider backlisted books 😂 It can definitely get a bit overwhelming but I wish us both luck!
      I’m sorry Anger is a Gift wasn’t what you hoped it would be. Thank you, I will see what I think.
      Yes I meant to get to A Reaper at the Gates in 2019 too but I will get to it really soon now!! I think the fourth book comes out in 2021 so it is still a pretty long wait! I think it will end in a cliffhanger too so that could be dangerous!!
      Yay I’m so glad you liked illuminae and running with lions!! That makes me so excited!! I do think the sports group dynamic is interesting because it can include a lot of people who wouldn’t necessary talk to each other otherwise. Yeah that’s a good point as it is a sport we know. I actually thought it was Rugby at first but Soccer is good 😂
      Yes I really do love characters so I’m excited!!
      Thank you so much!! I hope you have a great reading year too!! ❤

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  7. This post answered my precious question about Spellslinger 😅 I loved the third book so I hope that you do as well. And I need to read ADSOM too!! Maybe we can push each other into it? I don’t actually know how I haven’t read it yet 🙈 and I still need to start An Ember In The Ashes. This year I seriously want to read more and start catching up. Although atm I have one of those headaches that won’t go /: it’s better than yesterday but doesn’t feel right still. Anyway good luck getting these books read. I’m sure you can do it.

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    1. Haha 😂 Ohh that makes me excited. I just need to go and buy it so I can read it ASAP!!
      Yes we can definitely push each other into reading ADSOM because I will need it, I’ve been meaning to read this series forever!! WE CAN DO IT!!
      Yeah I’m really hoping to catch up this year too!! I definitely recommend An Ember in the Ashes!!
      Oh no! Those headaches are such a pain!! That is such a shame, I hope it has gone now! 🙂
      Thank you so much Charlotte!! Best of luck with your reading too!! ❤

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      1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (: Yes we’ll definietely have to try! I’ve been meaning to read it for ages too. I have no idea how I haven’t yet. And I don’t even have the excuse of needing to find a copy as I have all three on my Kindle.
        Good luck with it (: Ooh that’s good to know 😀 Yes thanks, they were coming back for over half the month -_- the last week or so has mostly been better though. I’ve just been distracted reorganizing my TBR. But I am hoping to get reading sometime within the next few days.
        Thank you so much ❤❤

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