Top Five 5 Stars of the First Half of 2020

So I’m a lot more critical of giving out 5 stars than I used to be. Having said that I do still give them out a lot, so I’ve picked out my top five from all the 5 stars I’ve given between January and June 2020 .

  1. Havenfall by Sara Holland. This was the second book I read this year and I instantly knew it would be number 1 in my top books of the year. I loved everything about this, from the plot to the characters to the setting. You can see my full review here

2. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller. This book was everything, I absolutely loved the main character’s attitude to like, especially in a man-driven world and how she knew exactly what she wanted. You can see my full review here

3. Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. I literally could not put this book down and I ended up finishing it in the space of a few hours. We have sapphic representation and the main character fighting to help build a new and better future for women. You can see my full review here

4. To Best The Boys by Mary Weber. This was a shock favourite for me as I’ve not heard anyone talk about this at all, but I’m so glad I picked it up. Once again (there’s clearly a theme) we have a girl who enters a contest in secret because the contest is just for boys but she knows she’s good enough and won’t let the fact she’s a girl stop her from following her dreams.

5. You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson. It’s rare a contemporary book makes it on to my favourite, because I’m a fantasy gal, but this was such an amazing contemporary. This has bi representation, a sapphic romance and a Black main character in a mostly white school who has to try and overcome all the obstacles in her way to reach her goal.

What has been your favourite book or books of the year so far?

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