I think we can all agree that 2020 really wasn’t what any of us had in mind when we thought of how the new decade was going to begin. That being said, I definitely did a lot more reading that I normally would have gotten to do (thanks quarantine). Although, I managed to completely neglect the list of books that I had planned to read during the year (…thanks, quarantine). So here are ten of the books that I mean to read last year, and didn’t get to.
Containment & Salvation – Caryn Lix
For a girl who REALLY doesn’t like aliens…Caryn Lix has got me wrapped around her finger. I fell in love with the first book in this series, but I haven’t picked up the last two just yet. Now that all three have been released, I’ll definitely be revisiting this series in 2021!
War Girls – Tochi Onyebuchi
War Girls has been on my mind for a while now. This book looks so good, and I’m really excited to read it! I keep putting it on my TBR and then neglecting it for other books, but that stops NOW! War Girls is definitely going to be a priority read for me in 2021!
Unravel the Dusk – Elizabeth Lim
At least with this book, I have a decent reason for not reading it…kinda. This book came out just days before I made a cross-country move. So I bought it a few days after it came out, and promptly packed it into a box that I had every intention of unpacking in October and reading this book. Except then life happened, and the box finally was unpacked last week. Oops. This one is definitely going to be read this year though! I have to know what happens next!
Girls of Storm and Shadow – Natasha Ngan
I have no excuse for not reading this book. I absolutely need to read this one because I have to know what happens next! This one has been sitting on my shelf since Christmas of 2019! Like I said, no excuse! It’s definitely on my list though, because I loved the first book so much!
The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston
I can’t wait to read this one. It’s definitely going to be on my list for a February read, because I just loved Geekerella so much! No excuses for Princess and the Fangirl other than I’m just rash and pushed it off. It’ll be read very soon though!
King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
At this point, I think I’m just waiting for book 2 before I delve into King of Scars. I might as well right? I’ve heard this one is kindof slow to start, so I think that’s why I’ve been a bit apprehensive to jump into this behemoth of a book, but I have to finish out the Grisha-verse and see what’s going to happen next, before the Netflix show comes out.
Women of Will – Tina Packer
Here’s a little insight to me: I’m a huge theater nerd (I adore Shakespeare, though I will frequently tell you that I hate him…for reasons). My sister bought me this book for Christmas last year, and I am so excited to delve in to this indepth analysis of Shakespeare’s women! I think that so many of his women are incredibly strong individuals and often written off as weak or not fully developed, which I don’t agree with (I am a Juliet apologist, but don’t come at me and try to redeem Romeo). So I’m incredibly excited to jump into this one and see what their thoughts are on Shakespare’s female characters.
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee – Jeff Zentner
I got this one as a gift from a wonderful friend of mine, and I have been meaning to jump into it for a while now, but again, with a cross-country move, the books that I picked up ended up being mainly e-books or instant-access library e-books, so this book ended up sitting in a box for several months and just was accessible to me. I’m definitely going to be picking up this super cute book soon though!
A Wounded Name – Dot Hutchison
Well, I just spent a decent amount of time telling you about my love of Shakespeare’s women, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to many reading this that I have a Hamlet retelling on here told from Ophelia’s perspective. I think Ophelia is one of the most underrated heroines, and I’m incredibly excited to delve into this novel!
Archenemies & Supernova – Marissa Meyer
I seriously fell in love with Renegades by Marissa Meyer, and so I immediately bought Archenemies when it came out. But then I got scared. I kept seeing all of these reviews that it had the worst cliffhanger that has ever been seen. Which terrified me because book one has a pretty big cliffhanger itself. So I put it off and waited. And now Supernova is out too! I definitely have to pick this series back up, because it’s just too good to let slip away!
And that’s my list! Technically there are twelve books on this list, but I’m deciding to count the series’ together as one. What books did you not get to in 2020 that you wanted to? Did you read any of the ones I put off? What did you think?