Top Ten Tuesdays #18 – December 29th, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week we are discussing our favourite books of 2020. I’m not sure if this specifically includes books that were published in 2020, or just our general favourite books in 2020. I unfortunately, didn’t read any books that were published in 2020, but here is my list of the favourite books I have read this year.

I started making even more time for reading in March. I have always been a reader, but I was able to make more time for reading with the whole lockdown.

  1. Educated

This book was such an inspiration because it shows how determined people are to go after their dreams. It’s an easy reminder of how fortunate we are to have access to an education, because there a lot of people in the world who don’t have access to an education.

2. White Oleander

I finally got around to reading this book. Although to be fair, when it first came out I was only five years old. Despite that this book was heartbreaking, I think Janet Fitch is an amazing writer, it’s almost like a long poem, it was so beautifully written. It is also sad that some people live like that.

3. No One’s Home

This was the perfect thriller. I loved every moment of it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves thriller and mystery.

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I reread my Harry Potter series (again!). To me, these books never get old. I read them at the start of the pandemic, because these books have the ability to always calm me down. I always enjoy reading them again. I also watched the movies after I finished the books. It was a fun marathon. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is my favourite Harry Potter book.

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I wasn’t planning on reading this book, because I was waiting to watch the play first. I’m normally a read it first kind of gal, but I really wanted to watch the play not knowing much of the play. I was supposed to watch the play in October of this year, but the whole pandemic postponed the show. I hope I’ll be able to see it soon. I read it this summer because I was already doing a reread of the series, so I figured it seemed fitting. I am focusing on reading the other books on my bookshelves. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was nice knowing what happened to the majority of the main characters.

6. Gone Girl

I have seen this movie twice, and I have finally gotten around to reading the book. It was still fun reading the book, despite already watched the movie. It’s a scandalous mystery, thriller. It makes me want to read her other books.

7. Cuckoo’s Calling

This was my first time reading these books, I had a lot of fun reading them. This series was written by J.K. Rowling I think the reason why these books weren’t as popular as Harry Potter series were was because when these books were released no one knew J.K. Rowling wrote these books, and when they found it was her, they tried comparing these books to Harry Potter. These books are nothing like Harry Potter, but nonetheless, still enjoyable. This series is about a private detective, Cormoran Strike, and him solving cases with his assistant Robin.

8. The Couple Next Door

I love reading mystery books, and this was an amazing read. I borrowed it off of my Grandma, I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed the ending, and thought it was well done.

9. The Happiness Project

I have always enjoyed reading this book. I have been reading this book on and off for the past six years. I finally confident enough in myself to make my own Happiness Project. I am super excited for that.

10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I enjoyed reading this series, although I was looking forward to watching the series, but with Warner Bros. Production have requested Johnny Depp to resign, I don’t think I can support Warner Bros. after their decision. But the books are really amazing!

WWW Wednesdays – July 15, 2020

Every Wednesday, (except for yesterday) I write a post displaying and highlighting the books I have been reading.

I absolutely loved the Fantastic Beasts series. I can’t wait to watch the movies. I finally made time to read the books, so now I can watch the films. I’m a read the book first, then watch the movie kind of gal. I was always in school when the movies were released, so I was never able to partake in those adventures. But I can’t wait to see how the movies play out.

  1. What I have finished reading?
This is a fantastic read!

2. What I am currently reading?

3. What will I read next?

I cannot wait to read this book. Some people may not know this but this another book that J.K. Rowling has written, but she used a pseudonym, instead of her real name. This book is part of a series, and it also has its very own TV show.

WWW Wednesdays – July 8th, 2020

As always, every Wednesday I answer three questions about books. The questions include, what have I finished reading, what I am reading and what I will read next.

I have seen it on so many blog posts, and I fell in love with the concept of it.

  1. What I finished reading?

2. What I’m currently reading?

3. What will I read next?

I would love to know what books you are and will be reading!

Thankful Thursdays #1

As part of my new idea, I will be talking about things that make me grateful. I originally got this idea from Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project, I recommend that book because it is an amazing book. Every Fridays she talks about what makes/made her happy throughout the week.

  1. I am always grateful for my wonderful boyfriend. He is always supportive and takes great care of us. He makes me happy.
  2. I love reading my books, right now I am reading the Fantastic Beasts, after just finishing up the Harry Potter series again. I have always had a love for books.
  3. I am grateful for being able to message my family. I love talking to my boyfriend, my sister, and my cousins.
  4. I am grateful to live in Canada, although I am sad that I wasn’t able to partake in any festivities yesterday. And that’s okay, I am just glad to live in this amazing country.
  5. I am grateful to receive my Great Grandmother’s tea collection of tea cups and matching saucers. I have always wanted to have a collection of tea cups and saucers. And the best part is that they used to be my Great Grandma’s. She was a gracious woman, I am glad I was able to meet her and share memories with her.

What are the things you are grateful for this week? I would love to read it in the comments below.