Recent Reads #1 (All my 2020 Favorites!)

 Hello, everyone! With NaNoWriMo, I haven't gotten a chance to write a non-NaNo post. Just so you know, there won't be a Week 2 wrap up, because I didn't have the time to update daily. However, a week 3 post should be coming up next week! 

 Today I'll be sharing some books I read in the past few months that I loved and recommend. I hope you find some good books to add to your to-read list! 

1. A book I really found myself enjoying was Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza and Her Monsters was a book about a teenager named Eliza Mirk who posts her webcomic, Monstrous Sea online with millions of fans who love to read it. She meets a fan at her very own school, and that's when things get out of hand.

I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The main plot was enjoyable and gripping. I loved many of the characters and their stories, and I found myself relating to Eliza a lot. Throughout the book, Eliza struggles with a lot of anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, and this was the best book I've read that handles that subject well. You could really see everything through Eliza's eyes, and feel her pain.

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Another book I absolutely loved was The Hate U Give. Starr, a sixteen-year-old black girl, sees her friend get shot by the police when he was unarmed. This was a very touching and powerful story, and definitely, one that everyone should read in their lifetime. It was a book where you could directly experience everything that was going on, feeling for each of the characters and their own fight. One of the best books I've read this year, The Hate U Give is a book that I recommend to everyone. 

3. Scythe by Neal Schusterman 

This book was amazing, and I was just blown away. It is about a dystopian world where everyone will live forever, almost everyone. In order to control the population, a person called a "Scythe" will go around and "glean" (murder) a few people per day. The plot is extremely exciting and novel. Even though it was slow-paced, I was able to enjoy every second of it. I could also gush about the writing for hours. It was the best writing I have read, ever. It surpasses every classic or new book I have read. Every single Neal Schusterman book is on my to-be-read list. I highly encourage you to read this book, even if you think it might be out of your genre preferences. 

If you've read any of these books, let me know in the comments how you felt about them! If you haven't, which book sounds the most interesting? 


  1. Thanks for introducing these three books. Among them, "Scythe" seems more interesting to me. I once saw a night dream, a very pleasant one, in wcich I was walking in a utopian world where everyone was immortal. In that dream I saw a number of nice people and a lot of pristine landscapes. It seems that the atmosphere of "Scythe" is the opposite of what I experienced in that night dream. This, in addition to your recommendation, motivates me to read that book.
    Your blog posts are like an excercise for my mind. They provoke my imagination, and that is why I love reading them.
    Stay safe!

    1. Thank you! I love Scythe and I hope you enjoy it if you get around to reading it.


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