I posted a similar post to this one at the beginning of 2020, and I thought it would be fun to include a quick update on if I read any of the books on that list and how I felt about them.
Of the seven books I wanted to read in 2020, I manage to read only three of them. Thankfully, I did love them! I wasn’t sure what I would think about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, but it really took me by surprise. I loved the conversation about social media. I am not at all surprised that I loved Conversations With Friends, as Normal People is a favourite of mine. However, it is not a book I would universally recommended. I finally finished The Illuminae Files, and Gemina was the standout for me.
I read two books by Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires) in 2020, and I loved how campy they were. I am hoping that Horrorstör has the same tone! I need to track down a physical copy, as it is formatted like an IKEA catalogue, which is so unique!
Monday’s Not Coming is the last of Tiffany D. Jackson’s books that I have to read. I have no doubt that I will get to it soon and love it!
One of my goals for 2021 is to read more of N.K. Jemisin’s books, starting with completing The Broken Earth trilogy.
I have had Know My Name on my shelves for over a year, but I was just not mentally ready to read it in 2020. I really hope that I can pick it up in 2021, as I know it is going to be a powerful read for me.
I received a boxset of the All Souls Trilogy for Christmas, and I cannot wait to dive into it. I have been wanting to watch the show, but I have to read the books first, of course.
I have been meaning to read something from Joyce Carol Oates for years and I also have a fascination with Marilyn Monroe, so Blonde sounds like my kind of book. It is also being made into a movie!
I want to read a few food memoirs in 2021, starting with Eat a Peach!
The Golem and the Jinni has been on my radar for years, and I have embraced fantasy, so now is the time!
I have both a physical copy and the audiobook of The Starless Sea, so I have no excuses as to why I haven’t read it yet!
Jade City was everywhere in 2020, and I have a feeling I am going to love it. As soon as I heard it was being adapted, I knew that I had to make it a priority.
What is one book you want to prioritize in 2021?