Did My 2020 Five Star Predictions Come True?

Posted December 7, 2020 / Book Lists, Features / 3 Comments

For the past few years, I’ve written some prediction posts at the end of the year to predict which books I may rate five stars in the following year. They’re all upcoming releases and usually from authors I already know, love, and have rated many books five-stars from. I did alright with 2019 predictions, with MOST of the books coming between 4-5 stars. I obviously had a horrible 2020 in terms of reading so the fact that I even READ any of these will be miraculous. Did my five-star predictions come true?

Correctly Five Stars!

Girls with Razor Hearts (Girls with Sharp Sticks, #2) The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4)

I’m not surprised that out of ALL of these, GIRLS WITH RAZOR HEARTS and THE KING OF CROWS were five-star reads for me. I loved both of these for different reasons, but basically – both of these authors can do no wrong for me.

4.5 Stars

In Five Years

I’m really glad I enjoyed IN FIVE YEARS as much as I hoped. Honestly the story was a lot different than I expected: more friendship, less romance. Totally not an issue because clearly I loved the journey this book took me on.

4 Stars

10 Things I Hate About Pinky (Dimple and Rishi, #3) My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3)

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY was really good – almost as good as the others in this companion series 😉 I was happy that THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST was even better than its predecessor for me. I really loved it. It took me a long time to read MY CALAMITY JANE but honestly these books are just soooo long.

3.5 Stars

  One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2)

I’m bummed that FOUR DAYS OF YOU AND ME didn’t work better for me. I’ve loved Kenneally’s books so far (for the most part) and this one fell a little flat. Clearly I built it up a little too much! ONE OF US IS NEXT, for me, was never going to be as good as the first book. It’s hard to do a murder mystery series. Still a good read.

Haven’t Read Yet

   You Say It First The Switch Up

And, embarrassingly, I didn’t read these four books from my list. To be fair, the pub date for CHASING LUCKY was pushed back because of Covid and I just kept putting off my review copy as a result. I do hope to read this in December but we’ll see. LUCKY CALLER and YOU SAY IT FIRST were new releases I just didn’t buy this year and therefore never tracked down to read. THE SWITCH UP is my first audio review copy and I still haven’t listened. Ugh.

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