Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This week on BookishlyRebecca, I decided to host my very own “Thankful Week.” Considering how much of a dumpster fire 2020 has been, I wanted to focus on the good things. One thing I’ve really dove headfirst into is reading and I’m about to hit a secret goal I had set for myself. With that being said, I knew I wanted to talk about 5 books I’m thankful I read in 2020.
Whether it’s because I read it during a hard time or it helped teach me something new, I’m going to be talking about 5 books I’m thankful I read this year. With Thanksgiving almost here, I feel like this is the perfect post. If you want to make your own post, I’d love to see it so let’s get into my 5 books. 🙂
5. A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1)
The first book I’m thankful to have read in 2020 was A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert. I went on a journey to read all of Talia Hibbert’s books in 2020 and I succeeded. The first book I started with was A Girl Like Her and honestly, I’m so happy I started here. This series is SO good and it introduced me to a ton of great characters. I feel like this was the perfect place to start after reading Get A Life, Chloe Brown last year.
4. Other Words for Home
The next book I’m thankful I read is Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga. This book was a major surprise for me. I’ve mostly been avoiding YA and middle-grade but this book opened my eyes to a new world. This was such a beautiful story told in verse and I fell in love with it. It took such a complex story about Jude adjusting to life in America set during the backdrop of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It’s so short yet tells such a beautiful story.
3. Let’s Get Textual (Texting #1)
The next book I’m thankful I read is Let’s Get Textual. This is actually a book Ellyn picked out for me and I’m SO glad. I’ve enjoyed the first two books in this series and I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise. It’s such a fun new adult series and I’m just happy she and I decided to do that. I’m anxious to complete the series now but it wouldn’t have happened without me reading this book.
2. The Mindfuck series
The next book is actually a series and that’s the Mindfuck series. This is a series I read at exactly the right time. This series focuses on a relationship between an FBI agent and a serial killer. It’s such a quick and action-packed series that I couldn’t get enough of. It was the perfect read to distract me from everything going on in the world. It was such a great series to boot. I know it won’t be for everyone, but it was the perfect read for me at the time.
1. You Deserve Each Other
I feel like I don’t have to go into too much detail about this one because it’s going to be my favorite book of the year. It really opened my eyes to some of my own toxic behaviors and helped me change things in my relationship. Plus this book is just so delightful and I can’t get enough of it. I know I’ll reread it at least one more time before the year ends.
Those are just five of the books I’m thankful I read in 2020. I’m sure I could make a longer list but I decided to keep it relatively short. I know that the holidays are a stressful time so not everyone wants to read a long post. Either way, I hope you guys enjoyed this and are geared up for a new one on Wednesday 😉 Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.