Tier Ranking All 100 of the Books I Read in 2020 // In Which I Struggle to Remember Anything About Them

Everybody is doing their end of the year lists, and I’m no different.

However, I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to do them. I didn’t know if I had enough to say to make individual best and worst books of the year lists, and if I included all of those in one post, which categories I’d include and how many books I’d put in each category. The idea of simply tier-ranking all of the books I read in 2020 came to me because tier-ranking was a trend on book twitter and booktube a while ago, so I thought “Why not?”.

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My Most Anticipated 2021 Releases // Asian Books & Sapphics Are Coming to Save the 20s

Happy new year, everyone!

Yes, I know that I disappeared again in December, but it’s because I was reading 26 books in a desperate rush to complete my Goodreads challenge (but that’s a story for another day). Today I’m bringing you my most anticipated books of 2021. There are probably about five more 2021 releases I can name that I have my eyes on, but for the sake of keeping this post short, I’ve narrowed my list down to 14 books!

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Interview with Xiran Jay Zhao, Author of Iron Widow // Writing Advice, Anime, & More

I’m very excited for today’s post (which is my first in a long time… I’ll address that at the end of the post)!

If you’re on book twitter or maybe YouTube, you probably know Xiran Jay Zhao, author of Iron Widow, coming Fall 2021! I think that they’re one of the funniest people on the Internet, and I highly recommend following one of their social accounts if you haven’t yet—not only will you laugh, but you’ll probably also learn an interesting tidbit about Chinese history. Iron Widow is one of my and many other people’s most anticipated 2021 releases, and I’m so thankful that I got the chance to interview Xiran. (This is the first in what I hope to be a series of author interviews on my blog—exciting!)

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Recommending Books I Gave 3 Stars // the Queen of 3-star Reads has spoken

In case you didn’t know, I am the self-proclaimed Queen of 3-star Reads.

And I have a lot of feelings toward 3-star reads. In the long ongoing “Is 3 stars a good or bad rating” debate, I am a firm member of the “good” side. If I rated a book 3 stars, I still liked it and recommend it! Maybe I just didn’t enjoy it enough to rate it higher or there were some flaws that served as a detriment to my enjoyment. But bottom line, it’s a good rating for me. And today I’m going to recommend 10 books that I gave 3 stars.

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Seven Books that I Desperately Need to Read in 2020

Don’t mind me, just crying about the state of my never-ending TBR instead of actually reading.

As the new year dawns on us, I truly do hope to make a sizable dent in my to-be-read pile. I know that almost everyone says that at the beginning of the year, only to add even more books to their TBR, but in 2020, I’m trying to be serious about cutting my TBR down. And to hold myself accountable, I’m gonna be mentioning seven books that I absolutely, absolutely have to read in 2020. If I don’t get to them next year, feel free to punch me through your screen.

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