Reading Roundup: Second Quarter 2020

Thanks to coronavirus, I am well on my way to reaching my goal of 75 books in 2020. When I set that goal, I honestly thought it was a reach and would be difficult to achieve. However, like most things, if you prioritize, you can definitely reach your goals. Granted, some of this quarter’s books are definitely middle-grade reads and didn’t take long to read, but they still count.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was so simple and so sweet. My mom sent it to me while we were apart because of coronavirus, and it was just wonderful. It would make a perfect gift.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Lanny by Max Porter

Rating: 🌟🌟

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is always a solid choice. It was a book so far ahead of it’s time. The movie with Anne Hathaway is a great movie, but also a bit different from the book.

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pretties by Scott Westerfield

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Specials by Scott Westerfield

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book was beautiful, but a challenge for me to read. Dementia and the concept of forgetting people and places that you love just hits me hard.

The Grand Tour by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

I loved Margaret Peterson Haddix growing up, but Just Ella felt like a knockoff of Ella Enchanted.

What It Seems by Emily Bleeker

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Read my review!

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Honestly, I didn’t understand the hype around this one. It was a decent book, but it didn’t entirely blow me away.

Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟

Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

The Mislaid Magician by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Rating: 🌟🌟

The Safe Place by Anna Downes

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review coming in July! This book publishes on July 14, but you should totally pre-order your copy!

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Read my review!

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I cannot get over how beautiful Becoming was. Whether you agree with their politics, the book was just incredible. It wasn’t focused around policy or anything. It was just Michelle’s story. I also started this book on audiobook from my library and Michelle reads it which was so cool! I mean, I ended up buying it so I could have it on my bookshelves, but it was amazing.

I would so love to reach my goal of 75 books in the third quarter of the year, but that may not happen. Definitely by the end of the year, of course. I still have to reach 20,000 minutes of reading too! A lot of authors that I follow and love have books coming out in the next few months, and I cannot wait to share them with you. I also started my first book subscription with Page 1 Books, so stay tuned!

Combined with my numbers from the first quarter of the year, I have read 56 books for a total of 14,225 minutes! Also, don’t forget about summer reading bingo! It runs June through August!

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