my favourite books of 2020!

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Bastard by Max de Radiguès
Albatross by Terry Fallis
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Anne of Green Gables Illustrated by Brenna Thummler
Kim JiYoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Ju
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Izzy Book Queen says:

I love that you’re reading so many aware books on social media and the problems with it. It’s ironic for me as well! I’m a communications major who dislikes social media and all the vast negative affects it has on everyone.

mrssamwisegamgee says:

Ever since you mentioned Albatross I have wanted to read it!! So you definitely sold me on it right from the get go!!!

C.L. Crowder says:

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Clara Julien says:

Have you ever been Amy Winehouse for All Hallows' Eve?

Abbie Walker says:

Thank you for mentioning! It's perfect for anyone who likes audiobooks and doesn't want to support Amazon (aka Audible).

Bookworm Adventure Girl says:

Albatross was in my top books too. Loved it. 😊💙

Lindsey says:

Love this video! I've never been a huge reader, but I started prioritizing it more in 2020!! With all these awesome recommendations, I can continue on with great reads for 2021 & STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA! 🙂

Alexis Lirette says:

Your hair is everything 💕

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Evil bird says:

Nobody is a Mockingjay fan lmao

MoonstonePearl21 says:

Having social media has its positives and negatives, but the message in that book is important. However, social media is important or even a necessity for people in certain professions. Though I can understand feeling hypocritical for recommending it as a Youtuber, don't feel bad about having social media. People can still have it, but just limit it and understand how it works and feeds into certain things. People need to be smart about using it and try to be as careful as possible, especially those with a large following. It can be very easy for them to purposely or accidently spread misinformation.

MoonstonePearl21 says:

It's always appreciated when reviewers give a head's up that something has content that can be offensive; especially if a certain thing bothers you. Different things really bother different people. Unless it's a trigger for you, it's good when people can put those things aside and still enjoy something. You can point out those issues, and I personally can get a bit aggravated when there is injustice and things that are unfair in a book or something and in a way that the author is approving of. Creations ,like people, are going to have flaws. I don't like when people ruin things and try to literally get them banned though, and I especially don't like when people attack the fans of something because it has problematic content. Some are missing out on some really good content just because it's not perfect. You can talk about problematic aspects of something while still enjoying it and getting a lot out of it.

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