Top 5 Books I Need To Read In 2020! | Top 5 Tuesdays

Hello again! It’s Tuesday, and of course that means it’s time for a Top 5 post. Top 5 Tuesdays and their topics are brought to you by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm. Check out her blog, she’s awesome, and this page for the list of topics for January!

I feel like it’s been a while, what with the holidays and there being no topics for the beginning of January. But it’s back now and we’re starting off the year by looking at the top books I want to read in 2020. That list is really long, but I’m going to focus on the books that I’ve been talking about reading for a while now.

Let’s get to it!

With the Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo

I have said, numerous times, that I wanted to read this book in 2019. Well, it’s 2020 now, and I’m making it a goal to read this book this year. I’m doubling down on that goal by selecting this book for a challenge prompt. It will fulfill my Diverse Reading Challenge prompt for September: poc: Hispanic/Latinx. I’m excited to read this book and I think I’m really going to like it, too!


Vicious – V.E. Schwab

Another book that I’ve talked constantly about wanting to read. Well, this year it’s happening! Not only does this book sound like something I would love, it also fulfills one of my Reading Women book challenge prompts, “a book that’s frequently recommended to you.” I’m counting book blogger recommendations with this. Not only do I hear about this book from many people, I hear a lot about the author’s other works as well. Clearly I need to join the bandwagon and read some Schwab already!


This Time Will Be Different – Misa Sugiura

You might remember this book from my last Top 5 Tuesday post. I put it as one of the books I would have liked to receive for Christmas. Sadly, I didn’t, BUT I’m still hoping to read this book this year! It would fit in nicely with my #YARC (Year of the Asian Reading Challenge), as well as serve my Reading Women challenge prompt, “a book by either a favorite or a new-to-you publisher.” It’s published by HaperTeen (one of my favorite publishers!). I’m hoping to really love this one!


Trouble Never Sleeps – Stephanie Tromly

I’ve been talking about reading this book for who knows how long. I’m actually ashamed that I haven’t read it yet, since I talk about this series all the time and how much I love it and how everyone should read it. Not only do I own this book (so I have no excuse!), I also even began reading it but for some inexplicable reason put it down and didn’t pick it back up! And it wasn’t even because I thought it was bad! This is book is getting read by my this year. Count on it!


Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus – Dusti Bowling

This is the sequel to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, which I loved immensely. When I saw that this book was getting published, I knew I had to read it. Well, it’s since been published and I own a copy of it and I haven’t yet read it! There’s a clear pattern here. Anyway, this book is on my radar and I’m reading it this year. Not only will it help me with towards my goal for #StartOnYourShelfathon, it will also be an excellent fit for my Reading Women book challenge prompt, “a book featuring a woman with a disability.” The main character, Aven, was born without arms. She’s such an interesting character and I really enjoyed her in the first book. Now I get even more time with her with this second book!

Thoughts & Thanks!

What do you think of my selections? What books are you hoping to read in 2020? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading this post. And, as always, happy reading!

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Books I Need To Read In 2020! | Top 5 Tuesdays

    1. I’m making them a priority, for sure. Picking them as Reading Challenge selections will hopefully (fingers crossed) assure this. I’ll be exited to finally review them, too!

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