Well, I am back and honored to share with you my top 5 books of 2020. Some of these are way older, and I’m not particularly proud of not reaching my reading goal this year. But I finish writing my novel a couple of days ago. So, that has got to count somehow?
My reading list was enjoyable and gay, to be honest. Guess I tried to find similar books that reminded me of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I did. It motivates me to see more LGBTQ stories in YA novels and that taboos are washing away. Not 100% gone, but it is good to know that authors aren’t scared to explore this subject with a younger audience. Too bad for Disney, who recently disapproved of the Love,Victor series. Guess they’re still living in 1910. They disapprove of that, but they love to fill their movies with innuendos. Believe me. You can find tons of examples on the internet. Some of them might ruin your childhood.
Well, getting back to the subject, two of the books I read this year are in Spanish, and they became my top 2. I can’t wait to get to them. So, without further interruptions, let’s get to the list.
What a read you guys. It’s a heartwarming story about Alex, the son of the First Woman President of the United States. Who falls in love with Henry, Prince of Whales. I thought the narrative was exquisite. The characters are amazing, and the plot keeps you turning the pages. I recommend you take your time because you might end up reading it all night if you’re not careful. If I’m not mistaken, the author wrote this book after Hilary Clinton lost the 2016 election. So, I found the story very interesting and touching.
And yet another LGBT book. I can hear you screaming at me, and I agree. It’s not the best book in the world. I hated some elements of the story (again), but I’ll discuss them later in my book review section. Furthermore, I think I love this book because I’m a little bit too infatuated with the characters. To be honest, the plot isn’t a big deal and it didn’t raise the stakes at all. But Simon and Baz managed to swipe me off my feet like a teenage girl trying tequila for the first time.
This book is fast-paced and action-packed. I thank the author for that. Yet, several details confused me at the beginning. If you want to know more, I have a full book review on my YouTube Channel. Play the video!
Melancholy, passion, story, human characters, and beautiful descriptions. These are some of the elements that await anyone who reads this book. Murakami paints with words, crafts all his characters with voice, emotions, and flaws. There is nothing more I can add to this book. If you’re unfamiliar with the author’s work, you are missing out on a true artist. I’ll write a full book review in a future entry.
And, the best book I read this year is…
This writer taught me a lot. His style tastes like a sweet caramel cappuccino by the Eiffel Tower under the moonlight. He is so descriptive, eloquent, and smart that everything he says makes sense. This novel tells the story of a small boy, Daniel. He discovers the cemetery of forgotten books and comes across his favorite book author. Soon, the young boy dives into the author’s mysterious past. Turning his life into a labyrinth of secrets and shadows. It takes place in one of my favorite settings in the world, Spain. It enhances and enchants any reader since page one. Be aware that this is a slow burner and not a commercial or YA book.
So, there you have it, my top 5 of the year. I’ll post a review if I need to add another one.
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