January to June
2020

This is my first Sum-Up Sunday of 2020 – horaay! As my blog has been closed for most of 2020 I’ve put together a graphic for each month of the year so far, with details of what books I’ve read & how many pages I’ve managed so far! By the end of June I had got to 43 out of 70 books & I enjoyed all of them; keep reading to find out what those books were…

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Hello followers! Before I get into talking about how good 2020 has been for books (& lets be honest, that’s the only good thing about it so far) I just wanted to write a little bit about why you’ve not heard from me for a while… Longterm friends & followers will know that I suffer with mental & physical illnesses & for a while my depression got a little bit too much & I decided to take a break from my blog to help lighten the load. Things got pretty bad at one point but throughout the whole time, reading was still a massive support for me & I’ve been lucky enough to have read some incredible books so far this year. I am now back though, hopefully for good, & I have some brilliant reviews coming up for you; one review has already gone up this week & that was about The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso which has become one of my all time favourite books! I’ve got a good mix of MG, YA & adult books to tell you about so thank you SO much for sticking with me during my time away & I hope you’re able to enjoy some of the books I’ll be talking about as much as I did!

Now, for the books I’ve read so far this year:

9 Books | 2361 Pages | Average 4.4 Star Rating

| Carnival Row: A Tangle in the Dark | Victory Day |
| Flynn Nightsider & the Edge of Evil | A Throne of Swans | A Crown in Time |
| Gone By Nightfall | Shadowsea | Bluebloods: A Cyberpunk Novella |
| The Eye of Ra |

 

8 Books | 1608 Pages | Average 4.1 Star Rating

| The Nightmare of Black Island | Who Am I, Again? | A Childhood’s End |
| Pest Control | The Ice Bear Miracle | The Deep |
| The Girl With the Shark’s TeethAsha & the Spirit Bird |

 

5 Books | 1503 Pages  | Average 4.1 Star Rating

| The Indigo Girl | The Mystwick School of Music Craft |
| Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen | City of Girls | A Single Thread |

 

7 Books | 2546 Pages | Average 4.6 Star Rating

| The Wolf of Oren-Yaro | RoseRose | Daughters of Night | The Starless Sea |
| Tales of Lunis Aquaria | Mermaid Moon | Goldilocks |

 

6 Books | 2199 Pages | Average 4.3 Star Rating

| The Crimson Petal & the White | The Road to the Thirteenth Doctor |
| Face the Raven | Dangerous Remedy | The Phone Box at the Edge of the World |
| Victoria’s War |

 

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8 Books | 3309 Pages | Average 4.7 Star Rating

| The Priory of the Orange Tree | Opium & Absinthe | Parable of the Sower |
| Parable of the Talents | The Vanishing Half | The Glamourist |
| Windborn | Raybearer |

 

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So, by the end of June I managed to finish 43/70 books, 13,526/20,000 pages & on average I gave the books a star rating of 4.4, which I’d say is pretty damn good! My favourite books of the year so far include A Throne of Swans, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro, Mermaid Moon, The Crimson Petal & the White, The Glamourist & Raybearer!

Coming up over the next few weeks I’ve got reviews scheduled for most of the books shown above as well as a round-up of Doctor Who reviews, The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw, Peril en Pointe by Helen Lipscombe, When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy & a post all about books by Black authors that I’m not reviewing but do want to promote.

If you’re still reading, thank you for sticking with me; I’ve missed the excitement of blogging & I’m really happy to be back writing for you all. I hope you’ve all read some great books during the first half of 2020, & I’d love to know if you’ve read any of the books featured in this post.

Thanks for reading!

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