Wrap Up

Wrapping Up 2020 So Far: Books 1-10

Hi hello, hi. I suck at blogging but I am TRYING. So here, are the first 10  books I read this year.

 

1. Christmas Secrets By The Sea by Jane Lovering (2018)

Rating: ★★
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Farrago
Format: Netgalley Ebook

I finished this off as I was reading it over xmas, it was pretty forgettable. Not the best start to the year!

Christmas Secrets by the Sea (Seasons by the Sea, #1)

2. Twlefth Night by William Shakespeare (1601)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Classic Comedy Play
Publisher: Scribd Audio
Format: Scribd Audiobook

I enjoyed this more this time around. It really is a great story and has several subtle nuances on sexuality and gender. It’s so far ahead of its time!

Twelfth Night

 

3. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Finished Copy Sent By Publisher

I enjoyed this more this time around, too! It was a 5* read. probably because I was able to listen to the songs from the musical at the same time. It’s a firm favourite now.

Dear Evan Hansen

 

4. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (2020)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Format: Netgalley Ebook

This was your usual cutesy YA Romance, nothing remarkable but still enjoyable.

Tweet Cute

 

5. Henry VI Part 1 by William Shakespeare (1623)

Rating: ★★
Genre: Classic History Play
Publisher: Scribd Audio
Format: Scribd Audiobook

Ack, try as I might I just cannot get on with these! I think it’s the massive cast of characters. I think I would do better to WATCH them but as there’s so many more I want to watch first, I’m not sure when that will happen!

Henry VI, Part 1

 

6. Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth (2016)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy? Contemporary? – It’s literally both!
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Format: Bought my own physical copy

I LOVED this. A book where a stagehand falls into the trapdoor and into an actual Shakespeare production of Hamlet? YES.

Saving Hamlet

 

7. Five On Treasure Island by Enid Blyton (1942)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Scrib Audio
Format: Scribd Audiobook

These books are great when you just want a quick adventure story to listen to. They’re very much of their time, but still enjoyable.

Five on a Treasure Island

8. Love Lessons by Jacqueline Wilson (2005)

Rating: ★★
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Doubleday
Format: Bought my own copy from a charity shop

I remember really enjoying this when I was younger but the student-teacher relationship is hella-problematic and doesn’t stand up to the test of time.

Love Lessons

 

9. Henry VI Part 2 by William Shakespeare (1592)

Rating: ★★★
Genre: Classic History Play
Publisher: Scribd Audio
Format: Audibook on Scribd

The Henry plays really are quite meh.

Henry VI, Part 2

 

10. Pages & Co Tilly And The Bookwanderers by Anna James (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publisher: Scribd Audio
Format: Audibook on Scribd

Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co. #1)

 

There’s the first 10 books I’ve read this year! Have you read any of them? What did you think of them? Let me know down below. 

Happy reading, lovelies xo

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