Favorite Books of 2020 🌿

 🌿 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings.❤️ Here I am again, my loves, I’ve been super absent in the last week because I’ve got a new job that requires 100% of my time and honestly I haven’t been able to find a moment to dedicate to the blog, or even to read, because when I get home at night I just want to sleep, you know? Anyway, I’m grateful to get back to work and I hope everything goes well with that for me *fingers crossed* 🥺 but I still wanted to come back today to share a new post with you, this time it’s MY FAVORITE POST OF THE YEAR! And it’s because I share my favorite books I’ve read over the past year and we can chat a bit about them. I don’t know how many posts I’ll be capable of uploading from now on, but I promise to do my best to at least bring you one quality post per week, but I’ll see that over time. I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH at the bottom of my heart for the support and love that I still receive from you, even when I’m not being active within the community as I used to be, that means a lot to me, I promise that every time I have free time I’ll use it to check other blogs and support you as I’ve always tried to because even though my life is a bit crazy now my feelings haven’t changed, I love this community and I love blogging as much as reading, so I’ll continue to do so. 😍 😍 😍 

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So today’s post, as I already mentioned, is the post where I share with you my top with my favorite books of the year, but unlike most of my tops this time the order is important because I’ll be ordering them from my least favorite to my most favorite book of the year, with this I hope to make the post more fun and it’s also like a little challenge for me that I find fun. 👏🏻 Even so, and with that said, it doesn’t mean that I don’t love each of these books so much, from the lowest position to the highest is being part of my list of faves, so obviously I’ve loved all of them. I hope you can add many books from this list to your own TBR and read them to love them as much as I have, I’m so excited to share this list with you! 😊 

I hope that each of you had a beautiful Christmas and have an even better New Year, surrounded by your loved ones and if you can’t, cause “pandemic” then I send you all my pure love just for you, I’m sure 2021 will be full of blessings for all of us.  🥰 Now, without further ado, I’m SO excited to be writing this post and sharing all these wonderful books with you, so let’s get started!! Get comfortable and find yourself something tasty to drink, this will be good! 🌿 

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Favorite 2020 New-to-Me Authors 🖋

 🖋 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having an incredible day full of good readings and beautiful moments! ❤️ Today I bring you a post where we will chat a little about new authors that I’ve met this year and have loved. Sometimes I think that it’s also super important to give the author who is behind such wonderful works the place he/she deserves, so I’m very excited to tell you a little about these six incredible writers. 😍
I think this year has been super positive for me in terms of finding new authors that I’ve loved and I’m dying to try again, and I think it’s incredible because last year I had good new authors for me too, but this time in addition to it, many of these books will be among my favorites of the year too because WOW, I just can’t pick other authors this time. 🥺 In general, I don’t like being repetitive in these types of posts, I mean I don’t like talking about a book and then bringing you another end of the year post with the same book, you know? but this time I can’t help it because I really LOVE the style of each of these authors and although it may be a bit of a spoiler for my top favorites of the year, I’ve decided to include them anyway and give them the recognition they deserve as writers.  👏🏻
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So this 2020 I’ve chosen authors that for me have stood out a lot for different reasons, but all have made me feel SO many emotions while reading their books, so that’s why I’m dying to give them a second chance in 2021! 🔥 Below each of them, I’ll specify why I was captivated by their writing style and thus be able to provide you with a post with much detail. 😊
I hope you enjoy the post and that you can find new authors to enjoy too & without further ado let’s get started, my love! 
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Top 10 | Books that Made me Feel Emotional 💧

 💧 Hi, guys, I hope you’re having the most wonderful day, full of good readings and precious moments.❤️ Today I’m super excited because I come with a new TOP 10 and it has been a long time since I made one so, YAY! You already know that you can take this type of tops as recommendations too because they’re books that I love deeply and I’m always recommending, so I would be more than happy if you added them to your TBR. 😍
So, as I was saying, this time
I bring you a top 10 where I’ll share with you all those books that when reading them made me feel many emotions, from that happy feeling in my belly to that sad feeling that breaks your heart, but in any case, are wonderful stories that I have no doubts will touch your soul and will make you feel MANY things. 😭
I was inspired to do this post because recently in a book tag
I mentioned that I loved books that made me cry, and I thought it would be an unpopular opinion, but it ended up being a surprise to me because many of you mentioned that you also love books that make you feel emotional in a sad way, but at the same time, it makes you feel more connected with the story and you can put yourself in the characters’ shoes, you know? it’s a beautiful feeling. With some of these books I’ve cried, of course, but with all of them I’ve felt that feeling of WOW, it broke my heart but in the best way, if there’s such a thing 😂 

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So, I hope this post seems entertaining for you, I hope you have a fun time with me, you know I LOVE chatting with you. I’m a bit late in answering comments, but I read ALL of them and I love you deeply, THANK YOU, I will soon be fully dedicating myself to answering and doing a bit of blog hopping, I promise. 🥰
As I said, I hope you enjoy the post and that mainly, you can find new readings to add to your lists and read at some point, I would love to know your feelings about these books. 👏🏻 So without further ado, let’s get started!
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Halloween Creatures Book Tag | 2020 🌙

 🌙 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of amazing spooky readings! ❤️ First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃 It’s not a thing where I live, but I don’t care lol, I personally love it, I always been such a big fan of horror things, I remember seeing spooky and horror movies and videos since ever, they’re just my jam, so here I am today celebrating it with you and sharing a moment that I hope is fun for you as much as it’s for me. 🥰

I’ve decided to come on this special day with this Halloween Creatures Book Tag 👏🏻 that has a lot of fun prompts to answer and so maybe you can find new recommendations, and it’s also always entertaining to know your opinions about each of my answers so don’t hesitate to leave your comment below, it always makes me SO happy. I found this book tag on the Paperbacks and Planners blog, Robin‘s wonderful book blog, and I think looks amazing, I also loved her answers so check it out too! 😍
I hope you enjoy it,
I want to thank you in advance for being here with me today sharing another post and for taking the time to comment and read, it means a lot to me, so without further ado, let’s start with this creepy & fun book tag. 🌙 

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Book Recommendations | Standalone Books Edition 🌲

 🌲 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day, having incredible moments, and reading the best books.❤️ Today as it’s Friday I feel like bringing you a fun recommendation post of those that I LOVE creating & sharing with you, so we can have a relaxed moment and hopefully add a lot of books to your TBR. I realized that 2 years ago I finished with my series where I recommended only standalone books, and OMG, I can’t believe I didn’t make another list of my recommendations in two years. 😲 Obviously, I’ve already read many more standalone books to share with you and I’m very excited to bring you these types of lists because I know that sometimes it can be a challenge to choose what to read next, right? so I want you to have a resource here on my blog and a small place where you can go if you need recommendations. 👏🏻 

So how will this be? You know that I like to give a special touch and a different thing to my recommendation posts since I want it to be a fun experience for you and that you can also really feel they’re more personalized recommendations where I think that hopefully, you can find the perfect book just for you. 💕  That’s why this time I’ve decided to classify the books by categories according to how they’ve made me feel while reading them so you can find the one that resonates best with you and your reading tastes. For example, I have classified those standalone with a magical touch, those more complex and you can even find some lighter ones to enjoy.  😊 

If you want to know my complete thoughts on each of the books you can do so by clicking on the names of the books, which will take you directly to my review without spoilers  🙌🏻 

I hope you like this idea very much, I always try to bring you the best of me and that we can have a good time together and chat a little about books because that’s why we are here, right?  🥰 
Thank you SO SO much for the infinite support, you know that I feel it very deeply in my heart and I treasure every comment, like and shared that you give to my posts, I put a lot of love in my work and the recognition is always a blessing. Thank you, mis amores, for being there always 🥺 & now, let’s get started, I’m super excited! 🌲 Read More »

Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️

☁️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings & beautiful experiences! ❤️ Today I’ve returned, after months, with a new book tag: “Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag” which looks like a lot of fun, I was tagged by my beloved Orang-utan Librarian last year to make this tag, so I’m very sorry for the delay, but I’m trying to catch up with my nominations and tags, for which I’m more than grateful, you know that! So, THANK YOU SO MUCH, for tagging me, I’m very excited to do this tag and obviously Ilett me tell you, to you reading this post that you need to follow Orang-utan Librarian’s blog, because it’s simply wonderful and I would be surprised if you don’t follow it already, it’s a huge inspiration for me. 🥰 

Now before starting to answer the questions, I’d like to clarify, as always, that my opinions aren’t the absolute truth of anything, they’re simply my thoughts and it’s ok that you have contrary thoughts or you don’t agree with me, that’s super respectable and I would love to chat with you in the comments about EVERYTHING you think of each one of these books. 😊  In addition, you may see me making at least one book tag per month of what remains of this 2020 and so I hope I can catch up or at least do my best with all the tags that I’ve been nominated for 🌻, I have them all written down, so I won’t forget any unless I’ve already done it. So I hope you like book tags, and that together we have a lot of fun in the coming months with them. 👏🏻 

Now without further ado, let’s get started! 😄 Super excited to share my answers with you all ☁️ Read More »

June Wrap Up | The Reading Slump Month: Unexpected Readings & Graphic Novels ❄️

❄️ Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day full of good readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new post… my June Wrap Up! where I’ll tell you ALL about my readings of the month. Well, as you can see from the title, this wasn’t my best reading month and I dare to say that I think it was my worst month in terms of everything that has to do with books so far. If you’ve been through a reading slump then you know that it’s very difficult to describe why it’s happening, you just know that you’re trying to read and nothing seems interesting enough, then you think of thousands of things you could do instead of reading, you just don’t have that motivation to continue your reading and honestly, it feels terrible.  😭 I think it feels even worse when you have a blog because I LOVE sharing my new readings with you and if I don’t read, I don’t have anything to talk to you about and I feel super frustrated, but well, it’s what happened to me this month, unfortunately, I felt this way and I accepted it and decided to go with the flow of what was happening to me and not force myself to read. This is just a stage… I know, you know, and I’m feeling better so everything is fine, I don’t want to be dramatic about it here 😅, I just wanted to share it with you and I also came up with the idea of ​​doing a whole post to discuss this topic and give you some tips that have worked for me in the past and also share our experiences, I think it’s always healing to know that it can happen to all of us and that’s fine, it’s natural. 👏🏻 

In other news, I had decided to participate in Make Your Myth-Taker readathon, a wonderful readathon that you can learn more about by clicking on the link, and obviously, I failed miserably 😂, but that was obvious to me being in a reading slump, honestly, I didn’t feel as to read anything that was in my TBR, so I’m very sorry that I didn’t succeed, but I hope to participate again at another time and do better! I hope you’ve done amazing if you participated. On the other hand, and although it wasn’t my best reading month, I think I’ve read quality things, so that makes me feel a little better. I also found one of the best books I’ve read this year, if not the best! so obviously that deserves celebration. 🥳 

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I read a hard-hitting contemporary with a mix of magical realism that blew my mind, I still don’t have the words to express how incredible that book was. I’ve also chosen to read graphic novels because they’re quicker & easier to read, so I thought they were exactly what I needed this month and I really liked them. Apart from that, I was part of a blog tour & I read a very intense short novel that I enjoyed a lot. Last but not least, I read one of the most loved books by the community that involves mythology, and I loved it, I had a great experience which I’ll share with you later.
Thank you SO much for being here and sharing each wrap up with me, it means the world for me, and even more when I had such a rare month and full of emotions. 🥰  So without further ado, let’s get started, I’m excited to share my readings with you and tell you a little about them. ❄️ Read More »

My Favorite Books of the Year so far | 2020 ⭐️

⭐️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day full of good readings and good vibes.❤️ I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year, can you believe it? It’s crazy for me, but here we are again at this moment when we have to set priorities again and look back a little, to see how our year has been so far. This is why today I bring you a list of my favorite books of the year so far!  😍 I know that this is a super popular post within the blogging community, so you’ve probably seen it, but looking at my own blog I saw that I didn’t do this post since 2018, and I don’t know why because I like it so much, so I brought it here back. I think it will be fun to share with you those books that I’ve loved so far, tell you a little about them, and this is kind of an excuse for recommending them as well because I promise you that each one of them is brilliant and unique in its own way. 👏🏻 
This list doesn’t have any type of specific order, the books are randomly positioned and in addition to sharing some keywords of each one, because I think it’s fun, I’ll also leave you some links in case you’re interested in reading them, which I hope you are so because they’re WONDERFUL. I’ve been blessed with the possibility of reading all these books, so I hope you like the post, I’m very excited to share it with you. 🥰  I LOVE you, thanks for the support, always, and without further ado, let’s get started!⭐️Read More »

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag | 2020 🎍

🎍 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having an incredible day and a very nice week, especially enjoying all your reading.❤️ Today I’m super excited because believe it or not, that moment of the year has come again where we’re going to summarize a little how my year of reading is going so far with this tag that called: The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 😍. I can’t believe that the year is happening so fast, but somehow I’m glad because it’s one of the most intense years for humanity, so I hope that next year will be better and we’ll be more peaceful, calm and healthy. 🤞🏻 I confess that it’s not being my best year in terms of reading, but I think it makes sense because it’s due a lot to the times we’re living, and especially to stress and things, so I’m not bothered by what I’ve read, and I know I still have many months ahead of me to find incredible books. I hope that your year is going in the best way possible and above all, that you’re finding great readings to escape a little of all thing happening, but don’t be so hard on yourself if you haven’t been able to read as much as you want, these are difficult times, so it’s ok to dedicate more time to yourself and to do other things. 😊 I hope you enjoy the tag, my love, I’m super excited to share with you many of my readings from this 2020, I always have a lot of fun doing this tag, and it will also be interesting to see a summary of my year answering each question. So without further ado, LET’S START! 🎍

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Book Review | Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

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Title: Black Girl Unlimited

By: Echo Brown

Series: NO

Pages: 304

Published: January 14th, 2020

By: Henry Holt & Company

Genre: YA | Contemporary | Magical-Realism

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Synopsis


Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age.

A powerful memoir for fans of Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and American Street by Ibi Zoboi. 

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