2020’s Terrible Reads (Books That Made my 2020 Experience Worse)

So I think we can all agree that 2020 was not the best of years. It certainly wasn’t for me. However, it wasn’t all bad and one of the things that made it better was that I read a lot of good books and a blog post of all my favourite (by that I mean five star) reads will be coming out tomorrow. One of the things that helped contribute to this was me becoming much more liberal in my DNFs. For the past few years I’ve almost religiously tried to finish books once I commit to them (for me, reading the first few pages and deciding not to continue isn’t committing to a book), but this year I finally decided that I just don’t have enough time in life to read through books I’m hating.

So I have begun down the path of Did Not Finish.

And thankfully, there’s a lot fewer books I hated this year than there has been in previous years. However, do not think for a moment that I loved every book I read. Most of the books I read were mediocre, or were fun reads that entertain in the moment but don’t stick longterm and that was ok. At no point during this year did I really feel like diving into some deep literary fiction. But there were a few books I did really strongly dislike and we’re going to get into them now!

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Stop The Rain Release Blog Tour: Review

So this review was supposed to be up a few days, unfortunately, life just got out of hand and it didn’t get published. However, here we are now! The blog tour is still going on, so jump over to Soldier Girl Stories to see what the other participates are saying about Stop the Rain.

Anyway, if you haven’t been around my blog for the last few days, here’s Stop The Rain‘s blurb.

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STOP THE RAIN Release Blog Tour: An Interview with Kassie Angle!

Hey, my lovely people! First off, apologies for being MIA the last few weeks. I meant to keep posting during November, but life was like “No way”. It’s NaNoWriMo and I’m having a blast with my novel (though I’m so far behind its not even funny) and I’m also currently on holidays with my family, visiting my grandfather. It’s so nice to be out of the freezing cold of my hometown and in a warm, semi-coastal environment. I’ve been hanging out with my dog, knitting, reading and writing! The life, am I right? So I also decided to take a bit of a break from my blog for the rest of my month. I’ve still got a few things I want to post, so I won’t be completely absent, but I just need a little rest from the pressure of constantly blogging. You guys are so nice and understanding, so I’m sure you’ll be fine.

But anyway today we’ve been blessed with an interview with Kassie Angle! Kassie’s new release Stop The Rain, is releasing tomorrow and I’m so excited! So as part of the blog tour, I’ll be posting an interview today and a review tomorrow! Let’s get into it!

Chelsea R.H.: What are three things we don’t know about you?

Kassie Angle: My brother and I once auditioned for America’s Got Talent, I prefer riding bareback over any kind of saddle and have still never been thrown from a horse, and I once spent a layover in Germany watching WWII movies. 😇

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The Narnia Tag

Jen did this tag over on her blog and tagged everyone reading it, and since I have loved Narnia ever since I was a very little child, I decided to do it as well! There’s not much introduction necessary, it’s a tag about Narnia which was created by S.J. Barnard over at her blog. Thanks for creating this tag, S.J.! Now, let’s get into the rules!


  • Thank the person who nominated you (Thank you Jen!)
  • Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (Nostalgic, Serious, Maniacal)
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 5+ bloggers
  • Have fun!

Rate of Narnia Fanatics:

01. Nostalgic Fanatic—You read the book and/or watched the movies as a child and the word Narnia gives you a warm feeling

02. Serious Fanatic—You rediscovered the wonder of Narnia after you were older and have read the books and watched the movies

03. Maniacal Fanatic—You have lived Narnia from childhood, hid in closets on more accounts than is healthy, have read and watched all the movies including the BBC version.

Based on this little scale here, I would be a Maniacal Fanatic. While Chronicles of Narnia has never been my absolute favourite book series, I still adored it as a child and love it now. And I’m old enough that I have watched the BBC versions, before the Disney versions even existed. Cringeworthy as they are, BBC Narnia films were my childhood.

All right, let’s get into the questions now!

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