Friday Favorites: 2020 Top 5 TBR Tackle

By: Stephanie Wyatt

I have the issue of getting books and putting them on my shelf to sit there until I realize I don’t remember the last thing I read in the series. These are my top 5 books I will be tackling in 2020 as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer

This has been on my to-be-read list for four years, since its release. It is the final book in The Lunar Chronicles. The series is a science fiction/fantasy retelling of four classic fairy tales. I have a slight fairy tale obsession, so when my sister recommended Cinder a few years ago, I devoured it. School got in my way, and then I lost my copy. I downloaded the audiobook through a free trial, so I’m excited to see how Snow White fits into the story overall.

2. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

I’m currently on my third attempt to restart and finish Lord of Shadows. The only copy I had was an audiobook for a while, and I kept losing my headphones. I live in a studio with a roommate and a very judgmental puppy, so I don’t like to play anything without headphones even if I’m the only human home. It’s the final book in The Dark Artifices trilogy, and I’m trying to finish them before her new trilogy starts in March.

3. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

I read the first 30 pages of this book for an Advanced Young Adult class my senior year. It tells the story of how a young girl navigates her life as a refugee in Africa. I won the book when the author talked to my class. I just keep finding new books, and it keeps getting neglected. I’m planning to change that this year.

4. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

I read A Great and Terrible Beauty a few years ago. This is the sequel. It tells the story of a group of four friends who discovered they had the ability to travel to alternate dimensions while they went to an all girls boarding school during the Victorian Era. I love period pieces with elements of fantasy mixed in them, so I’m excited to get back into this series.

5. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I bought this shortly after the news leaked J.K. Rowling wrote it. I’m curious to see if I like it. I don’t mind mysteries, but I don’t have much experience with them. I also have the next two, and I want to at least finish those.

What books are you planning to read this year? How do you guys take care of your growing TBR piles? Let me know in the comments, and Happy New Years!

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