Top Ten Tuesday : Freebie : 2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :


This week’s topic is a freebie so I’m taking the opportunity to post a tag I’ve been promising myself I’d take part in (even though it is a little late):

2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup

So, basically, I’ve tried to highlight as many books that I’ve read and enjoyed so far this year and by using three books per category I’ve almost made it.  All the books on here I recommend:

Best Books I’ve Read So Far

  1. The God Game by Danny Tobey
  2. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
  3. A Time of Courage by John Gwynne


Best Sequels I’ve Read So Far

  1. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Shadow Saint by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  3. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs


New Release I Haven’t Read (But Want To)

  1. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  2. Final Cut by SJ Watson
  3. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

  1. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  2. The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie
  3. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow


Biggest Surprise (in a good way)

  1. The Graves of Whitechapel by Claire Evans
  2. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampiresby Grady Hendrix
  3. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant


Favourite New Author

  1. Deeplight by Francis Hardinge
  2. The Wolf of Oren Yaroby KS Villoso
  3. The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson


Favourite Characters

  1. The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
  2. Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis
  3. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison


Least Favourite Characters

  1. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. Goldilocks by Laura Lam


Most Emotionally Heavy Book

  1. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce
  2. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  3. The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang


Author With a Good Sense of Humor

  1. Where Gods Fear to Go by Angus Watson
  2. Crownbreaker by Sebastien DeCastell
  3. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton


Book I’d Love To See Made Into Movies

  1. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
  2. The Other People by CJ Tudor
  3. Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough


Eye Catching Books I Received This Year

  1. The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence
  2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  3. Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett


Book I Need to Read By the End of the Year (many, many good books to look forward to)

  1. Infernal by Mark de Jager
  2. The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk
  3. Witch by Finbar Hawkins

16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Freebie : 2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup”

  1. Tammy

    Some of my favorites are on your list, as well as a bunch I need to read too. Despite the awfulness of 2020, you have to admit it’s been a great year for books!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It certainly has and still so many to look forward to.
      Lynn 😀

  2. notesbyj

    Great post! I’ve heard so many mixed things about Court of Miracles! I’m going to have to read it for myself and see.

  3. proxyfish

    Oh there are so many books I need to read here that I feel like my days need more hours solely for reading! I can’t wait to read The Obsidian Tower, The Doors of Eden and The Trouble with Peace… And they all have such beautiful covers too! 😍

    • @lynnsbooks

      More hours – if you find out how to spin more time into the day please share.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Good idea to combine this week’s TTT with one of the current memes making the rounds! And I’m glad to see the latest Gwynne among your best reads so far: I hope he will gift us with a new novel soon, because I’m addicted 😀 to his storytelling…

  5. evelynreads1

    There are so many books on here that I need to read!

    My post!

  6. pagesandtea

    I see so many books here that are on my tbr pile 😀 I’ve finally started The Goblin Emperor but haven’t read much of it so far.
    Am going to check out The Midnight Bargain again now because I’m sure that’s one that caught my eye before but I don’t think I added it to my wishlist.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I look forward to seeing what you think of Goblin Emperor. And on a separate note I’ve just started Stoker’s Wilde and I’m loving it.
      Lynn 😀

  7. waytoofantasy

    What a fantastic list of books you’re highlighting. I really ended up love Obsidian Tower, I’m so glad that I didn’t stop reading when I couldn’t get into it at first. I’m also super excited for the new Alix Harrow book!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I feel exactly the same. I could so easily have put it down, but then I kept seeing positive reviews to was convinced it was just a mood thing.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Looks like you have been doing some great reading, Lynn! 😃

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve certainly been enjoying some of the reads so far this year.
      Lynn 😀

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