I shared a few of the 2021 releases I am still interested in reading back in December, but I did not include any sequels in the list, which was a mistake because there were many sequels that came out last year that I meant to get to.
I am debating whether or not to start A Psalm for Storms and Silence on audio today! I really loved the first book, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, but I read it when it first came out and I need a bit of a refresher. Thankfully, Epic Reads posted a recap, so I am going to read that before finally diving into the sequel. I think I never got to this one because the release date was pushed back and it kind of fell off my radar. I am excited to get to it because I really do love a good duology.
I do not know why I thought I would get to The Galaxy, and the Found Within in 2021 considering I have only read the first book in the series and this is book four. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is one of my favourite books of all time, so I have no excuse as to why I have not continued with the series. I think it is because that first book is so perfect in my mind that I don’t feel like I need more!
I have read the first four novellas in the Murderbot Diaries series and one of my goals for this year is to catch up! I am only two books behind, so I have to read the full-length novel, Network Effect, and the 2021 release, Fugitive Telemetry. I believe that I read somewhere that Martha Wells is releasing a non-Murderbot book this year but we are eventually getting three more books in the series, so now is the time to catch up!
I read Fireborne, the first book in the Aurelian Cycle series, last year and was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. The second book, Flamefall, was published in 2021 and I meant to read it right away but you know how that goes. The third and final book, Furysong, comes out this year, so I would like to get to that one as well. I love the world and politics in this series!
I read and fell in love with Jade City in 2021, but it took a lot out of me, so I am not surprised that I haven’t read more in the series. I do own a copy of Jade War, and Jade Legacy came out at the end of last year, so if I completed that series this year I would be thrilled!
I just do not think I am ready for Heartstopper Volume Four! I absolutely adore this graphic novel series- it is so sweet and touching. I have heard that the latest volume is heavier than the first three and I trust Alice Oseman with the subject matter, but I am just not ready! I know that the fifth and final volume comes out this year, so I am thinking I will save this fourth volume and read the final one right after.
I am normally pretty good about keeping up with romance series, but The Dating Playbook is one that slipped away from me. I really did enjoy the first book, The Boyfriend Project, and I have been really excited to read Taylor’s story. I am always up for a sports romance and this one has fake dating- my favourite romance trope! The third book, The Hookup Plan, comes out in August and I am excited about that one as well.
Another romance book I was highly anticipating but just didn’t get to! You Had Me At Hola is one of my favourite romances, so I cannot believe I didn’t read A Lot Like Adios the day that it came out. I know there is going to be a third book as well!
I read the first three books in the Iron Fey series many years ago. It was my introduction to Julie Kagawa, who became one of my favourite authors. I was so excited when The Iron Raven was announced, especially since it follows Puck, but I just never made it a priority and I haven’t heard much about it!
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is one that I am curious about but I am not sure I will ever get to. I read The Henna Artist early on in 2021 and I have to say I was left disappointed by it. I think I had different expectations for it! That said, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur follows I character I adored in the first book, so I am still intrigued. If you have read it, let me know what you thought!
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I am really bad with sequels too! But this year I’ll try to do better!! 🤞And I have read Fugitive Telemetry between all the books you mentioned, and I loved it!!
Yay! I love hearing that. Murderbot is my fave!
A Psalm of Storms and Silence has popped up on a few different lists this week. I hope you like it whenever you might read it!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-2021-releases-i-was-excited-to-read-but-didnt-get-to/
I started the audiobook this morning!
I’m also realllly bad with sequels. That’s something I’m hoping to work on this year with my reading goals and my TBR list! *fingers crossed*
I feel you, it can be difficult to remember to read sequels to everything sometimes and just not enough time! I’m really looking forward to reading Heartstopper v4 as well~!
And so many books are series. It’s hard to keep up!
It really is! Thats why I find myself gravitating more towards standalones or duologies these days. Its easier with just 1 or 2 books!
Jade Legacy is excellent! I highly recommend that one. I have so many sequels I need to get to as well. Why? I love a book and instead of reading the next… I just don’t. I need to be better about this! lol
I’m the exact same way! I can’t figure out why I’m like this 😂
I’m going to try and work on it this year.. maybe. lol!
I hope you enjoy these! I want to read A Lot Like Adios
I’m so looking forward to it! Thinking I’m going to save it for the summer.
I’m going to throw my vote down for you to pick up Fugitive Telemetry and Jade Legacy soon because they were so gooooood <3
Ahh I just know I’m going to love them!
I hope you will get to all of these this year!
I also still need to read A Psalm of Storm and Silence and The Iron Raven!
I just started the audio for A Psalm of Storms and Silence and I remember why I loved the first one so much!
I also suck at reading sequels so we can start a club!!!!
There are so many of us. We really should!
I feel you about sequels – I never used to be this bad about it lol…but lately it’s been a challenge.
Same! I don’t know why!
I read A Psalm of Storms and Silence last year and enjoyed it, though not as much as the first book.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/top-ten-tuesday-351/
That’s what I noticed in a lot of reviews! The first one was just so good though!
The second was still good, just a bit slow!
I hope you really love all of these when you get the chance to read them! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
Thank you! I hope so too!
Same about sequels. I never finish them or I eventually figure out that the plots are the same and I get bored with them.
Yeah I am often let down by the second book. I think that’s part of it for me too.
I’m also terrible at keeping up with series 🤦🏻♀️ I hope you do get to heartstopper though. It’s definitely the most emotional one so far but alice oseman handles everything really well.
I definitely trust her!
i also need to read jade war and jade legacy! i think its the size that’s been intimidating me haha. and i’m glad to hear you loved the long way to a small angry planet—i’m hoping to get around to it this year after wanting to read it for years!
That is me! They are just so big and I know Fonda Lee isn’t going to hold back!
I cannot wait to see what you think of The Long Way!
I hope you find these books to be enjoyable whenever you may read them.
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Nice twist to todays topic. I hope you’re able to get to some of these books soon!
I can’t wait to read Heartstopper #4 — just waiting for my library to get a copy. I have a hard time with sequels if I don’t read them right in a row. Otherwise, the details all just disappear from my head and I end up feeling like I’m missing something. I do want to start the Becky Chambers series this year!
I’m also really bad at reading sequels, both A Psalm of Storms and Silence and the new Truly Devious book are still on my TBR! For APoSaS I’ll probably also listen to the audiobook again, both because I love audiobooks and they’re like 90% of my reading these days and because I loved the audiobook for the first book a lot!
I’m listening to the audiobook right now and I’m remembering why I loved the first book so much. It’s amazing!
I’ve struggled keeping up with sequels too, but I’m looking forward to catching up on lots of series this year. ASOWAR is one of them!
There are so many series and it can be hard to keep up! I am about to finish A Psalm of Storms and Silence and it’s amazing. So glad I picked it up!
Heartstopper 4 certainly is heavier than the last three but Alice Oseman handles the subject matter very well and I can’t wait for Volume 5 (and the TV series)!
Did you see they just announced the series is coming out this spring? I’m so excited!
No, I didn’t know that until now. Awesome!