Winter 2019-2020 5 Star Prediction Update (how did I do)

I picked 10 books for winter that I thought would be 5 star reads for me.  My original post is HERE.  All the covers are there, so I won’t include them again.


Let’s see how I did?

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Review of Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan (hardcover)



Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.
* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
* Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
* And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.

Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.

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A Look Back At My Blog’s 2019 Most Anticipated


I did multiple most anticipated posts for my blog for 2019.  This post will be a look back at two of them to see how I did.


1st Post

2nd Post

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A Look Back At My 2019 Most Anticipated and How I Did (plus my new graphic for 2020)


As most of you know, I’m a mod for TBR and Beyond on facebook.  Each year, we’re asked (about 6 weeks before the years end) to list our favorites and our most anticipated.  I thought I would look back and see if I read the books I was so excited for at that time.


These were really in no particular order.  It was hard enough to narrow it down.



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A Look Back At My Most Anticipated Series/Sequels For 2019


I made two posts for the series/sequels I was most looking forward to reading in 2019.  I wanted to take a look back and see what I read.


1st Post

2nd Post


There were 20, but 2 had release dates pushed to 2020.  So here are the 18.

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Wrap Up for all 2019 Yearly Challenges


I joined quite a few challenges in 2019 after only really doing things like the Goodreads one.  I’m happy to say that I did really well with them (except linking up my updates, oops).  I have decided to join even more for 2020.


I realized that my GR and my numbers aren’t 100%.  Sometimes their page count was wrong and they counted my 3 book audiobook as 1 instead of 3.  Just wanted to explain that because I’ll be sharing my GR’s stuff on Saturday.

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19 Favorite Covers of 2019


There were so many covers that I loved this year.  It was hard to narrow it down to 19 and I would probably change things if I went back through everything again.  But I’m going with these in no particular order.



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