Books I Meant to Read in 2020

January 19, 2021 Top Ten Tuesday 22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The meme was originally the brainchild of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic (V. E. Schwab)
  • A Deadly Education (Naomi Novik)
  • Spinning Silver (Naomi Novik)
  • Every Heart a Doorway (Seanan McGuire)
  • The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern)
  • Spin the Dawn (Elizabeth Lim)
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea (T. J. Klune)
  • A Dance with Fate (Juliet Marillier)
  • Time’s Convert (Deborah Harkness)
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist (Ibram X. Kendi)

Most of these are books I own, but just haven’t gotten around to reading, even though I want to. I had planned to read all of them in 2020, but ended up having a hard time reading or focusing on anything new. When I did read new releases, most of them were ARCs, so I really had to read them. I hope I can do better this year, because all of them are books I am still excited about.

22 Responses to “Books I Meant to Read in 2020”

  1. Katherine

    I had such a hard time narrowing down this list to 10! Basically if it wasn’t a cozy mystery it didn’t get read and I didn’t even get to all the cozies I had on my list! I’ve really been wanting to read Naomi Novik and The House on the Cerulean Sea looks good. I’ll have to be look into that one!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think all of us were turning to whatever books were most helpful to us personally. And you had more reason than most of us to need light, cozy reading this past year. The time may come when you want something other than cozy mysteries, but honestly? Read whatever sustains your spirit and emotions the best.

      (Still praying for Will and you and your family, and following along on Facebook.)

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    Ooh, I’ve read several of these! (Every Heart a Doorway, The Starless Sea, How to be an Antiracist, Spin The Dawn, and The House in the Cerulean Sea.) I know what you mean though about focus and reading last year. I had a hard time focusing on any “hard” reading, so most of my planned 2020 TBR went out the window.

    I hoe you enjoy these when you get to them!
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  3. Berls

    I have too many books I meant to read lol! But I do recommend VE Schwab’s Darker Shade of Magic – I did that trilogy last year and loved it.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks. In 2020, I kept rereading old favorites and mostly light books or romances, because that’s all I could handle emotionally and mentally. I hope I’m able to read more challenging books this year. I especially want to get back to fantasy.

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