Now that we are in 2020 I have got thinking about the books I want to read this year. My TBR is huge and some books have been on there for years. So this year I want to make effort to tackle some of the books on there that have either been on there for years, I was massively excited about when they were released or ones that I’ve heard so many excellent things about. I’m gonna split this into two parts, so here is part one of TBR books I want to tackle in 2020!
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
“Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.”
I have heard nothing but amazing things about the books and its sequel so this year I really want to make an effort to give at least the first in the series a go. I love Bridgid Kemmerer’s contemporary books and feel her fantasy books might just be the in to fantasy I have been trying to find for a long time!
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
“When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.
On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.”
I love John Green books a lot but this is one I have yet to get round to reading. This is one John Green book I don’t hear many people talk about so I thought this year would finally be the year I get round to reading this one and seeing what I think!
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
“Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.”
Having heard so many people talk about this book and more specifically Nina LaCour’s writing, I think this year is finally the year that I dive into some of her work. We Are Okay has been on my shelf for a couple of years now and I cannot wait to see what I think of this.
1984 by George Orwell
“1984 is a dystopian novella by George Orwell published in 1949, which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler Big Brother. ‘Big Brother’ controls every aspect of people’s lives.”
Now this is one that has been on my TBR for almost 5 years. It is one of my boyfriend, David’s favourite books and I have yet to read it. I have seen the movie adaptation but of course the book is always better. This isn’t something that I would normally read and is very much outside my normal comfort zone but I want to read outside that comfort zone this year, so this would be a perfect start. Also, I want to read at least one classic this year and by reading this I would do just that.
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
“Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.
Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.”
This is a book that has been on my TBR for a long time and I’ve also heard incredible things about it. I have two Kathleen Glasgow books on my TBR for this year but I want to tackle this one first because it has been on there for a long time!
What books on your TBR do you want to tackle in 2020? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to look out for part two of this series coming soon!