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Surprisingly (but also not) 2020 was the best reading year I’ve had in awhile. The thing was, I never really had any sort of TBR for the year, aside from the Animorph series. Instead, I read what I wanted whenever the time came around, which also allowed me to read a handful of my anticipated releases.
That said, a lot of the books I “didn’t get to” was because they weren’t high priority, because I planned to read them for a readathon and then neglected the readathon, or because I planned to read them through means that became inaccessible (i.e. the library and Riveted by Simon Teen).
So here are 10 books I was unable to get to in 2020.
The Night Country by Mellissa Albert
Ahh, the second book for The Hazel Wood… I was so excited for this one, and even won a copy of the ebook from Macmillan back in April, but because it was an ebook, I kept putting it off. Please, someone, convince me to read this. I really want to, but I honestly keep forgetting about it…
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
Another I was very excited for! I mean… (1) it’s a rom-com, (2) they work in a bookstore, (3) it’s (basically) enemy to lovers, and (4) it takes place in Atlanta! Unfortunately, my only chance to read this was in December through Riveted, and things got so busy around that time, and I had another book I was also trying to read, so I was unable to get to it. Unfortunately, none of our libraries have gotten it yet, but I do still hope to read it soon!
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
I honestly have no idea what this is about. One of the girls at my local library recommended it to me because of a stack of books I had some time ago, so I wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it at the time, and it’s not available through our digital service, so I haven’t been able to get around to it yet.
Heists and Homicides by Lily Webb
Book #4 of the Magic and Mystery paranormal cozy mystery series! I discovered this series when trying to look for a book fitting “occult themes” for the Make Your Myth Taker readathon last year. The ebook was free on Amazon, so I figured I’d give it a try. Turns out the audiobook was available through my library for the first three in the series, and I fell in love with them. A few weeks ago, they finally put this one on there, but I’m holding out to see if they release the audiobook too.
Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever by James Patterson
After trying to read The Angel Experiment three times, I gave up. I finally decided to listen to the audiobook instead and see if that went any better. Turns out, I really enjoyed the story and was just having a really hard time with reading it. I meant to continue the series shortly after, but never went back to it.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the UK edition? I won a signed copy from the author in July, and my reason for being so interested in this book was for its ace rep. If that wasn’t enough, it is also a standalone fantasy. Yes, please. Unfortunately, due to its current placement on my messy bookshelves, I keep forgetting I own it.
The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen
Sure, I didn’t love the first book…but the presentation was unique, I want to learn more about the magic system, and honestly the last few chapters had me pretty invested. I tried to get this in December, but because of our hold restrictions on new releases, I haven’t been able to get it yet.
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Enemies to friends to lovers within 24-hours? Please, I need to see how this goes. This was another book I planned to read in December through Riveted and was unable to get to.
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
My interest in this book isn’t necessarily the plot, but the genres. Apparently this book is a mix of a YA contemporary/romance, sci-fi, and magical realism. I haven’t had the best of luck with magical realism, but it’s still something that I want to explore more. Despite that, this mix of genres is just really odd to me, and I’m really interested to see how it comes together in the story. This is another book I was unable to read from Riveted in December.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Yes, another book I was trying to read through Riveted last year… I have missed this book twice now. Hopefully they’ll offer it again this year, and I’ll finally be able to read it. Now that I think about it though, I don’t think I’ve actually looked for this at my library…
Though I wasn’t able to get any of these yet, I do hope to get around to them all sometime this year if possible.
Have you read any of these? What did you think about them?