20 for 2020 (Part 2)

OK, here it goes the second part of my 20 for 2020 list. As I did in the first one, I will not put the description for every book. If you want more detail about a specific one, you can just click on the image of the book that you are interested in and you will be lead to the Goodreads page where you can read the synopsis.

First on this second half of the list, is Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi. Last year when I have read the first volume, I have loved that book! I was flying through the pages, even with my being a slow reader. And when I say slow, I mean slooowww reader! At about 30 pages per hour, both in English and Romanian, and about 20 per hour in French, depending on what the book is about, yes, I consider myself a slow reader. But, this is not the point of this post. The point is that I have LOVED so much the first volume, that when I actually counted the number of pages that I was reading in a hour, SURPRISE! It was close to 40! And, for me to be able to read around 40 pages per hour, it is SOMETHING! But then, comes the question: “Why didn’t I read the second book already?!”. Well, specifically for this very reason, for reading the first one at this speed. I am so afraid to not hype it so much, to not expect too much from it and then to be disappointed, that every time when I come near to this book, I almost start to run like hell! And all of these is also applicable for Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake. But this year the miracles are happening!

I want to manage to read Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson for the very reason that, almost every time when I saw a video on YouTube about books, in the last 6 months, a Brandon Sanderson one was included in it. And I am curious about this author! But I don’t want to start with the high fantasy ones, so Skyward is a good option for me at this moment.

Riley Sager is one of my favorite authors, so it seems obvious that I want to read all of his books, 3 at number, before the new release to be out. So The last time I lied made it to this list too. It is, to say the least, a MUST READ!

I chose The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara for what they seem to promise, and that is, to break my heart. To make me feel, to make me cry, basically, to make me feel that I am a human and I have a heart that can be broken by a book. I have experience with Ruta Sepetys, so I know for sure I won’t be disappointed. As for A Little Life, some of my favorite BookTubers recommend it and I am so in for it!

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) By V. E. Schwab and A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Grey are for so long on my TBR list, that I have NO EXCUSES not to read them this year! Not to say that A Thousand Pieces of You is literally at my eyes level and is the first thing that I see when I look at my pile of books!

What can I say about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab? It’s about a young woman who makes a bargain with the Devil! Do I need to say more?! Do I really need? I don’t think so. This is absolutely all that I needed to know about this book so I can put it on this list!

Finally, The Secret History by Donna Tart. It is a big book, the paperback is having over 550 pages and I am planing to read some big books this year. It sounds intriguing to me and I really want to read something by this author, so, this book too, made it to my 20 for 2020 list.

Now that my list is completed, though if you follow me on GoodReads you would’ve known already what are the books from this list, I am curious to know if you have a list like this, and if yes, there is any of the books from my list on yours too?

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