Top 5 Tuesday #24: I Gotta Read These in 2020

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books I need to read in 2020

Some of these will look familiar because I mentioned them in my 2020 reading plans posts. But these are the 5 books I need to read this year to satiate my curiosity about them.

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ZeZee’s Disappointing Reads of 2019

And here’s another roundup post of some of the books I read in 2019. I started this series by first listing my favorites, the ones that were an instant hit when I read them. Then I listed my most memorable books, the ones that have stuck with me in some way throughout the year. Now, I’ll end it with the books that were disappointing. They deserve some notice too.

Although these books were disappointing to me, they may not be so for you. A few times I’ve found gems in such lists, so I hope one or two books here will appeal to you and you’ll take a chance on them. As I compiled this list, I realized that many times my feelings of disappointment stemmed from expectation. I expected a certain thing from the story and when I didn’t receive it, I felt disappointed with the overall book. Most times, this is the case for the disappointment; however there a few times when a story is just horrible. I’ll try to include some positivity in my brief descriptions/reviews below.

These are listed in the order I read them throughout the year. If I posted a review, I will link to it.

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ZeZee’s Most Memorable Reads of 2019

I’m a little too thrilled about posting these lists, a bit too excited about all these recommendations, lol.

Today’s list features the most memorable books I read in 2019. Some of these could have been favorites. Some received a higher rating than my favorites but somehow didn’t make the cut; but all have stuck with me in some way throughout the year, either because of great writing, superb storytelling, outstanding characters, or a combination of all these. I highly recommend them, in addition to my favorite reads (see my favorite books of 2019 here).

These are listed in the order I read them throughout the year. If I posted a review, I will link to it.

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ZeZee’s Favorite Reads of 2019

I get so many book recommendations this time of year as people post lists of their favorite and disappointing reads. Yea, even the lists of disappointing books appeal to me because sometimes I get so curious about why the book was disappointing that I read it too. Sometimes I find a new book to like; other times I don’t. Either way, I get a recommendation and that’s what matters. 😀

I hope you all get a few recommendations from my lists. Recently, I’ve seen people post multiple lists and discuss the books instead of piling everything in one. I like that idea. The more, the better. I decided to copy that idea and post 3 lists before doing my reading wrap up for the year. This list features my favorite reads of the year. It was an easy decision because not many books stood out to make me consider them favorites. However, I read many great books this year that were memorable, so I will also post a list of the most memorable books I read and then a list of the disappointing reads (they deserve some love too).

But for now, here are my favorites. They are listed in the order I read them throughout the year. If I posted a review, I will link to it.

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Top 5 Tuesday #22: Surprising Reads of 2019

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 surprising reads of 2019

These five are all surprising reads either because I liked them or because I didn’t. They are in order of whichever one popped in my head first.

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narr. by Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Nick Choksi, Rita Wolf

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