Hi, I had mistakenly titled this post January 2019 wrap-up. I know you’re probably doing the same thing every day lol. Anyway, I can’t imagine the first month of 2020 is gone. In this post, I’m first going to talk about the books I read in January 2020 and then, the books I’m gonna read in February.
January Wrap Up
So, I finished 4 books in January, which is pretty okay a number because I was very stressed out about my exam(s) and tests that I had to take and that I have to take this month. Here’s a list of the books I finished reading, tried reading, and am currently reading right now:
I had heard so many amazing things about this one, and I am so glad I read it. I really enjoyed it and finished it super quickly. I gave it five-stars and I’m so glad to have kicked off the year with such an amazing book. I find it pretty underrated and I think you guys should read it.
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James
This one is the first middle-grade novel I’ve read. I really, really loved this book. I think it was the first one that made me cry this year — did I cry while reading Deposing Nathan? I disremembered. It’s such a beautiful and heart-warming story and y’all should definitely read it. It’s also very underrated and I will feel better if you guys gave this book a chance. It’s just amazing. I gave this one five stars and it truly deserves them.
One of Us Is Next
It was one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and I’m so glad I got to read it in the month of January. I enjoyed it because of the gossip and friendship dynamics but it was supposed to be a suspense/thriller/mystery or whatever and it was so underwhelming. I gave it three-stars.
I received a copy of this book and I haven’t reviewed it yet on my blog. It’s a cute graphic novel but I actually do not remember much. I have my thoughts written down though, so I will publish my review sometime soon. I gave it three stars and didn’t fall in love with it, but I really liked it.
Crazy Rich Asians (didn’t finish but maybe I will later?)
So, this is one of the series that I wanted to finish reading this year and I picked up the first book. I did not finish it but I would like to. I read around 70-80 out of 400-450 (?) pages and man, it was so much work. I’m not gonna talk about it in a separate post, so I’ll tell y’all what went wrong with this book right now: 1) it had a freaking family tree thingy that I so despise in books when I’m not in the mood for something challenging. I did not want to be alert and it demanded that 2) the writing was SO difficult to understand and I had to reread almost every sentence –in my defense, I was sleepy and overworked 3) there are way too many characters and as I already said, I was having a bit of a problem staying alert and memorizing everything. However, I really, really enjoyed the concept and I definitely wanted to know later. I’m not really sure when I’ll pick it up again but I definitely will because 1) it’s Asian and 2) I love drama and these kinda books and movies. My brother had expressed his desire to watch the movie though, so I guess I’ll watch the movie first– how amazing would it be to see an American movie to have a completely Asian cast. Also, I saw the trailer and it looked so extravagant and so colorful.
Humor Me (webtoon, probably a future graphic novel and the most amazing thing on the planet)
So, this was probably the first thing I read this year? I guess I’m more into webtoons now because of this one, and I’m so glad that I got to read it. I think new episodes come out on the first of every month on Webtoon and every Friday on Tapas? I wait for the first of every month lol and I just read the new episode yesterday. It’s just SO great and it never disappoints. If you guys like webcomics, you HAVE to read it. I had never reviewed a webcomic before and I reviewed this one, so you guys know how much I loved this one! You can download Webtoon or Tapas to read it!
February 2020: my plans and everything else
So, it’s already February 2020 and my birthday is coming soon– WHY? I’m not excited. I just don’t know how I’m already an adult who barely knows how to act like an adult. And to make myself less sad about it, I have started believing that we’re teenagers until the age of 24 🤷♀️.
Btw, I have a plan for the month of February, and it involves reading SO many graphic novels and watching two upcoming adaptations of books that I’m stoked about. Also, it’s Valentine’s day after one week, so I’m planning to read some romance. Here’s a list of everything I’m going to devour in the month of February:
Did I Mention I Love You?
I can’t tell you guys how long I’ve waited to read this trilogy. I wanted to read it in 2018 and I haven’t yet. You know what, I’m guessing this one’s gonna be interesting and trash. Let’s just see how many stars I end up giving it.
The Avant-Guards Volume 1
I received this comic from NetGalley a few days ago and I’m so excited about it. I have flipped a few pages to see what the art style was like, and it’s pretty cute. I do wanna enjoy this one.
This one is another book that I actually downloaded from NetGalley while it was available. I found the cover cute and wanted to know what it’s about. I haven’t read this one yet but I’ll definitely read it by the next week or something.
Disney Manga: Descendants – Dizzy’s New Fortune
It was also available to download on NetGalley. To be honest, I’ve heard about Descendants but I’m not interested in watching it. I’m not interested in reading manga either — it’s not my kinda art. However, I saw the beautiful cover and I had to get it! It’s so pretty and I hope it’s an amazing story too.
I’m so, so excited about this one. I read the second book into All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han and totally adored it and the adaptation of that book is coming soon. I do not have the Audible subscription anymore but I’m so excited about reading/ listening to the final book in this trilogy (in May or June perhaps). I am so excited about the movie though — Lara Jean is so sweet and Peter is a jerk. I hope the movie-Peter is better than the book-Peter! Also, see this gorgeous tie-in cover. I’ve always hated the movie tie-in covers as they do not live up to my expectations, like, ever, but the covers of this series have been so gorgeous.
Another adaptation that I’m pumped to watch is one of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I am expecting a lot from the movie — even though I loved the book when I had read it, I can’t seem to forget the fact that it was very manipulative and disastrous. I hope they change certain things in the book, mostly the things that irked me, but I’m guessing they won’t and it’s gonna be as tear-jerking as the book.
The book has a similar cover now and I’m not happy — I love Justice Smith and Elle Fanning but I loved the pleasant-looking book cover more.