BOOKS I WISH I READ THIS YEAR (2020) | BOOKMAS DAY 6 | Summary and Q&A

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BOOKS I WISH I READ THIS YEAR (2020) | BOOKMAS DAY 6

TL;DR

Megan discusses the books she regrets not reading in 2020 and provides a brief summary of each one.

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Key Insights

  • 📔 Megan regrets not prioritizing certain books in 2020.
  • 👂 She enjoys listening to audiobooks but doesn't have much time for them.
  • 📔 Megan appreciates books that explore racial identity and important societal issues.
  • ❓ She values the representation of diverse sexualities and relationships in YA fiction.
  • 📔 Megan is drawn to books with unique premises, such as the "Themis Files" series and the "Arc of a Scythe" series.
  • ðŸŽĻ She is influenced by cover designs and the recommendations of fellow booktubers and bookstagrammers.
  • ðŸŦ  Megan is cautious about reading highly hyped books, fearing possible disappointment.

Transcript

hey guys what is up my name is megan welcome back to my channel or welcome if you're new hope you guys are doing well and staying safe today we are here to talk about all the books i wish i read in 2020 but either didn't take the time to read or just hadn't had much interest in them but now i've suddenly come back to my attention that i actually wa... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What is the premise of "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett?

"The Vanishing Half" follows the lives of twin sisters, one who lives as a white passing woman and the other who returns to their hometown with her black daughter. It explores their intertwining stories and the impact of race on their lives.

Q: What is unique about the "Themis Files" sci-fi series?

The "Themis Files" series is told through interviews, case files, and other formats. It follows a scientist named Rosa who investigates a mysterious giant metal hand and uncovers a larger conspiracy. It features a full cast narration in the audiobooks.

Q: What is the premise of the "Arc of a Scythe" series?

In the "Arc of a Scythe" series, the normal ways of dying have been eliminated, and the only way to die is to be killed by a Scythe. The story follows two characters who are competing to become Scythes while exploring themes of morality, civilization, and the consequences of eternal life.

Q: What is "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson about?

"You Should See Me in a Crown" follows a black main character who aims to win a prom queen competition to secure a scholarship. Along the way, she falls in love with another girl running for prom queen, making the book an important and progressive YA read.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan regrets not reading "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett, an adult literary fiction novel about twin sisters with different racial identities and how their stories intertwine.

  • She also wishes she had read the "Themis Files" sci-fi series, which follows a scientist and a cast of characters as they uncover the mystery behind a giant metal hand.

  • Megan expresses her love for the "Arc of a Scythe" series, a dystopian world where death is controlled by Scythes, and she wants to continue reading the next two books in the trilogy.

  • She mentions several YA books she wishes she had read, including "More Than Maybe" by Erin Hahn, "Loveless" by Alice Oseman, "We Are the Wildcats" by Siobhan Vivian, and "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson.

  • Megan also discusses four adult romance books she regrets not reading in 2020: "Manhattan" by Candy Steiner, "The Honey-Don't List" by Christina Lauren, "One Hot Italian Summer" by Karina Halle, and "You Had Me at Hola" by Alexis Daria.

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