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Top 5 Tuesday 2020 wrap-up

Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! The very last Top 5 Tuesday of 2020 is a freebie!! Although, I also said that I’ll be doing a Top 5 Tuesday 2020 wrap-up for the year, just like I did in 2019.

For a wrap-up, I usually just go through all the previous weeks where I said I would do something by the end of the year, and we see how I went. Last year I had a final tally of accomplishing 13/44 things. (I don’t remember how I got 44 out of a bunch of 5’s, but I also didn’t read the whole post.) So let’s see if I can beat it this year!! (Unlikely, but maybe there will be a miracle?!)

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Top 5 Tuesday 2020 wrap-up

Top 5… books I didn’t get to in 2019

Yes, fine. This was technically a 2019 post, but I wanted to see if I had actually read any of these books yet! Books I listed were:

  • Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson ?
  • The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco ?
  • Wicked Fox – Kat Cho ?
  • Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ✅
  • Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater ?

Result: 1 / 5

Ahhh… my sweet, naïve baby self back in 2019. I thought I would get to all of these in 2020. But alas, it never happened. I will say that I made a conscious decision NOT to read the Stiefvater books until the third one is nearing release though, so expect this one to remain on my TBR for a while.

Top 5… books I need to read in 2020

OK, January here we go. Shall I be making good with the resolutions??

  • A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab ✅
  • Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones ?
  • Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer ?
  • Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo ?
  • The Wicker King – K. Ancrum ?

Result: 1 / 5

The worst part of this, is that I’m pretty impressed that I even read 1 out of the 5. Especially since it was ADSOM, as I had tried to read it about 4 times by this stage. Have I started the next book in the trilogy?? No.

Top 5… books I haven’t read yet

To be fair to myself, this post was only done in November, but it did contain books that I was certain I would finish the year off with…

  • Burn – Patrick Ness ?
  • Check Please Vol 2: Sticks and Scones – Ngozi Ukazu ?
  • Heartbreak Boys – Simon James Green ?
  • Please Don’t Hug Me – Kay Kerr ?
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton ?

Result: 0 / 5

Well, 0 from 5 is … pretty awful. Although, this is me that we’re talking about. I am well known for writing a TBR and then not reading a single thing on it. In fact, if it’s on my TBR there’s probably a higher chance that I won’t read it than if it’s not there.

Grand total: 2 / 15

Honestly, I’m not too surprised. 2020 has been a year, and to be quite frank, I’m looking forward to sweeping it under the rug and forgetting it ever happened.

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Surprisingly, that was all the lists we did this year. Which means two things:

  1. This was a very short (and easy wrap-up), and
  2. Next year you can guarantee* there will be more lists in the months!

* Not a guarantee. I will likely forget by the time I do the February topics.


Jillian the Bookish Butterfly Blog: Top 5 bookish/reading habits I picked up in 2020
The Punk Connection: Top 5 Top 5 Tuesday posts
The Book Connection: Top 5 books to inspire/motivate
Hail and Well Read: Top 5 posts of 2020
Becky Bookstore: Check in: Top 5 books on my TBR from November 2019

How were all your predictions for 2020??
Did you read what you thought you would??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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