This week’s TTT is about the books that we meant to read in 2020 but didn’t get to. I know I am not the only one who is terrible at sticking to TBRs! I always post a seasonal TBR (and some monthly ones depending on my mood!), but there has never been a time where I completed it. It was interesting to look back on some of my past posts and to be reminded of the books I still really want to make a priority.
It seems as though so many readers fell in love with TJ Klune’s books last year, and I have no doubts that I will feel the same way when I finally get to both The Extraordinaries and The House in the Cerulean Sea. I have The Extraordinaries on audio and I love the idea of a coming of age story with superheroes, so I don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it yet. Seems like a good one for February though!
I have had IQ on my shelves for years, and the fact that I haven’t read it yet is getting ridiculous at this point. All I really know about it is that it is a modernization of Sherlock Holmes. That is truly all I need to know and why it is so baffling that it has been left unread all these years!
I have heard mixed things about Ninefox Gambit, but it sounds like the kind of SciFi that I am drawn to and something tells me that I am going to end up loving it! I neglected SciFi in 2020, and that is probably why I failed to read Ninefox Gambit, but I hope that changes in 2021.
I am kicking myself because I haven’t read Jar of Hearts yet! It is arguably my most anticipated thriller and that makes me feel like saving it for some reason. Many reviewers have said that they read it in one sitting, so I think it will be the perfect book to read when I find myself in a reading slump.
I love witchy books and everyone was talking about The Year of the Witching last Fall, so I really should have picked this one up at the time! The sequel comes out in August of this year, so I am thinking I might read them both in October. So looking forward to that!
November 2020 TBR
Now that I am getting more and more into fantasy, Black Sun has become high priority. I don’t think I have seen a single bad review and all my friends on Goodreads have given it either four or five stars. My hope is to listen to the audiobook in February!
I was so determined to read To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, as the premise really does intrigue me, but it is just such a brick at 878 pages! The reviews have been mixed, so that is a lot of time to dedicate to a book that I might not love. I’m still curious about it though and will give it a try.
The Devil and the Dark Water was one of my most anticipated books books of 2020, so it really surprises me that I haven’t read it yet! Stuart Turton’s debut, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, was so unique and intricate, and I have high hopes that The Devil and the Dark Water will be the same way.
Books I Want to Read in 2020 TBR
The Great Believers has been on my TBR since before it came out- I even have an annotated edition! I have had it on so many TBRs and I know that it is something I will appreciate. Will 2021 be the year I finally pick it up?
I am so ashamed! I own three of Ruta Sepetys’ books but I haven’t read any of them! I often say that historical fiction is my favourite genre, but I have moved away from it lately, but I am trying to fall in love with it again. I also haven’t read a lot of YA historical fiction, so that is something I would like to try. Salt to the Sea is a said to be a tearjerker, so I will keep that in mind when I read it!