2020 Week One TBR || 7 Books, 7 Days

The first week of January is here and I’m so excited to share my TBR pile for it! Since the year is just starting, there’s always this enhanced enthusiasm to do everything—read everything—within these seven days…followed by every resolution going down the drain. Though, I’m being optimistic in 2020 and do have quite a few commitments to fulfil which is why my to-read stack is a little bigger than usual. Me falling sick in the last days of 2019 effed up my plans on reading some ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) and now, those too need to be read in this week itself. Anyway, let’s get into this TBR for Week One of 2020!

DIGITAL ADVANCED COPIES

1. SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim

The gorgeous cover lured me in from the day it was revealed—I mean, look at that model and her fierceness—but when I got the opportunity to be on a blog tour for this new release of 2020, I was completely blown away. However, my tour stop is this week and well, ahem, I still haven’t read it so this is my first priority at the moment. Also, did I tell you this is the Book of the Month for the South-Asian Reading Challenge?

📝 gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo
📯 revenge & redemption
💫 queer representation
🌗 adventure meets the blend of science fiction & fantasy

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2. SPELLHACKER by M.K. England

I have been hearing good things about M.K. England since The Disasters came out and while I haven’t yet read it, I was still interested in her upcoming release: Spellhacker. I have fallen in love with heist stories since the time I read The Gilded Wolves—and before you go on to shout about Six of Crows: yes, I have it lined up in my TBR!—and this one promises an ownvoices queer representation along with that so I’m ready for it. Actually, I picked it up during the last week of 2019 but fell sick and had to stop. Here’s to hoping I read this in one sitting because I’m on a blog tour for this too and it’s coming up fast.

🌒 genre-bending YA fantasy sci-fi story
💫 ownvoices queer representation
💸 heist = adventure brings money
💞 found family

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3. JANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria Stolarz

This was the most exciting addition to my reading list around three months ago when I got approved of a digital ARC of it but then, somehow, it got lost in the huge spreadsheet of books and I couldn’t read it. It’s a young adult mystery and I’m such a sucker for it, I’m sure I’ll love it but I just wish I could’ve read it much earlier before its release. Anyway, I’m hoping to pick it up this week!

🌋 YA contemporary thriller
🖤 PTSD representation
✒️ therapy writing
🙆 surprising twist

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PHYSICAL FINISHED COPIES

4. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

This was the most exciting addition to my reading list around three months ago when I got approved of a digital ARC of it but then, somehow, it got lost in the huge spreadsheet of books and I couldn’t read it. It’s a young adult mystery and I’m such a sucker for it, I’m sure I’ll love it but I just wish I could’ve read it much earlier before its release. Anyway, I’m hoping to pick it up this week!

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5. FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE by Sandhya Menon

My 2020 reading resolution includes re-reading books because I have never been a fan of re-reading and I assume I’m missing out on a lot. For example, I read ARCs of so many books and absolutely love when the finished physical copies sit on my shelves but that’s it…they’re just sitting on the shelf and I keep telling myself that I already know the story so what’s the point in reading it. Not anymore! I’m starting to re-read with one of my most favourite reads of 2018—the year I started blogging—From Twinkle, With Love and I’m hoping to add some notes, highlight quotes, and all the jazz. Oh, and it’s the perfect book to start my SARC reading goals with!

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PHYSICAL REVIEW COPIES

6. RAAVANPUTR MEGHNAD by Kevin Missal

This Hindu mythology based fantasy novel was kindly gifted to me in the last week of 2019 by the people over at Simon & Schuster India which I’m finally going to read in the first week of 2020. I have been hearing about it since the time they launched an amazing trailer for this book and I’m glad I got the opportunity to read it soon after.

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7. DEADLY SHADOWS by Rajinder Prabhakar

An Indian espionage thriller that involves a great amount of action and is inspired by true events. Of course I had to say ‘yes’ to reading this when the lovely people at Bloomsbury India offered a copy. Many of my trusted friends are loving it and that makes me all the more excited to pick it up.

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