2020 | My year in reading ( Not all the books , yet all the books )

35235302._SX318_SY475_1. This is going to hurt by Adam Kay:

It took me 3 months to finish this book, not because it wasn’t good. On the contrary, it was GREAT.

Funny, heartbreaking and amazing.

I kept rereading every page .

You can read my full review here :


Blurb : 

Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.


2. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid :

I listened to the audiobook on Scribd and it was an awesome experience.

The heartbreaking story of Evelyn Hugo, a strong, independent, beautiful and ruthless actress.

I loved this book so much .

Here is my full review :


Blurb : 

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life.

When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.


3. House of Earth and blood by Sarah J Maas: 

I organized a #readalong with my Instagram friends for this book.

And It was amazing experience.

The book was exciting, full of surprises, adventures and strong characters.

The world building, as the case of all Sarah J Maas books, was magical.

My full review :


Blurb : 

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.

436155304. Yes, No Maybe so by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed: 

Also, listened to the audiobook.

A beautiful and diverse story of two different teenagers and their adventure in the political world.

Full review :


Blurb : 

New York Timesbestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed have crafted a resonant, funny, and memorable story about the power of love and resistance.

Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.

Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.

Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybeit’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.

50415780._SY475_5. Been there done that by Hope Ellis: 

I received an ARC of this book.

I literally couldn’t put it down.

A second chance romance story of two childhood sweethearts. It’s so sweet. 😍 .

Read my full review here :


Blurb : 

Theirs was a forever kind of love, until it was stolen.

ZORA LEFFERSBEE’S once perfect life is no longer perfect. Her tenure at the University is in question, funding for her employees uncertain, and her faux-fiancé, Jackson James’s unpredictability is wearing on her last nerve. Just when Zora is convinced things can’t get more complicated, life proves her wrong.

What the heck is he doing here?

NICK ROSSI’s complicated life is still extremely complicated. He’s used to fighting for everything he has, but he’s also used to winning. Now a man of power and influence, his return to Green Valley after so many years hasn’t gone according to plan, especially with the woman he’s always wanted.

She can’t know why I left, or why I’m back.

A powerful woman intent on righting the wrongs of the world, Zora doesn’t have time or energy to deal with the man who broke her young heart.

A powerful man intent on righting the wrongs of the past, Nick can’t help wanting to protect Zora, even if his devotion is unrequited.

What about you guys, have you read any of these books? What is your favorite 2020 book, so far?

As always , thanks for reading .

Until next time .

Be kind and stay strong .

Lana ❤


  1. I loved Evelyn Hugo! And Yes No Maybe So has been on my TBR for a while now, so I definitely need to get around to that.

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      • It took me a little while to adjust to the format because it’s a written like a transcript, which is hard to get used to, but the story is so engaging that it doesn’t bother you after a while.

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      • Interesting! I heard amazing things about the audiobook, I may get that format. I’ve already listened to Evelyn Hugo on audiobook, it was amazing! 💖

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