Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2020 But Didn’t Get To

I think 2020 wasn’t the best year for a lot of us, so needless to say I did not get as much reading done as I would have normally liked. That being said there are far more books I hope to get to this year in 2021 but here are the ones I’m most excited for!

These titles are not listed in any particular order and I will link each one to their Goodreads page.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.


10.) Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’ve been excited to give this a read all year and when I got my copy I figured I would drop everything and read it. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened at all but I’m looking forward to reading it this year. I love a good horror novel, especially if there’s a creepy house involved.


9.) Wonderland by Zoje Stage

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for a while. I read the author’s other novel “Baby Teeth” and absolutely loved it so I can’t wait to read more of her work. This one is about a mother trying to protect her family from unnatural forces in their new rural farmhouse. It sounds creepy and of course “unnatural forces” sounds super interesting.


8.) Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells

A full length novel in the Murderbot series, I adore this series and I can’t wait to read this latest installment. Especially since it isn’t just a novella this time around!


7.) The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I feel like I’ve been waiting to read this book for forever, it just has such an intriguing concept. Evelyn Hardcastle dies every day until the protagonist, Aiden Bishop, can find the killer and stop the cycle. But each time the day resets he finds himself in the body of a different guest, some are more helpful than others. Doesn’t that just sound so unique and interesting? I think so, it has a very classic whodunnit/murder mystery feel to it.


6.) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

I haven’t had the best of luck with Holly Black’s books in the past, her writing just doesn’t seem to vibe well with me. However, the hype around this series is real and I just have to see what it’s all about. I’m hoping this year I will FINALLY jump on this bandwagon!


5.) Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another pretty hyped book that I had to get my hands on, and yet I still haven’t read it. It’s about the rise and fall of a 1970’s rock band, which is everything to me. This book couldn’t scream my name more, with that.


4.) Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

After really enjoying Novik’s other novel “Uprooted” I knew I had to read whatever else she would be coming up with. “Spinning Silver” is also a re-imagining of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale about a girl who has the ability to turn silver into gold.


3.) Recursion by Blake Crouch

Crouch’s other book “Dark Matter” absolutely blew me away, I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it. So of course I’m looking forward to reading more of his work and “Recursion” sounds like a similar mind bending, science fiction trip. There seems to be a lot going on in the synopsis so I’m unsure how to sum it up but there’s a disease that creates false memories, a neuroscientist who hopes to cure this and help create a way to preserve memories, and a cop who is investigating it all. It sounds like it will be a wild ride.


2.) The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is one of those author’s whose books I’m so confident that I will enjoy that I keep buying them. I haven’t finished any yet. They all sound so good though and this book is no exception! It’s set in the 90’s and centers around a women’s book club who must protect their neighborhood from the handsome stranger who turns out to be a vampire. It sounds hilarious honestly and like it will be a lot of fun to read.


1.) The Nemesis (Diabolic #3) by S.J. Kincaid

I feel like I have waited so long for this book, and actually three years is a fairly long time but when you compare it to something like “The Winds of Winter” it doesn’t seem bad at all. I digress. I still need to get my hands on a copy but once I do, oh boy. This series is fantastic science fiction and it is so full of twists that I’m always left feeling completely shocked but in the best way! I’m sure this book will be just as amazing!
Full Review of The Diabolic (Diabolic #1)
Full Review of The Empress (Diabolic #2)


Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
What are some books that you didn’t get a chance to read in 2020?
What books are you looking forward to reading in 2021?
Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2020 But Didn’t Get To

  1. lydiaschoch January 19, 2021 / 4:40 pm

    I haven’t read Mexican Gothic yet either.

    My post.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Davida Chazan January 20, 2021 / 8:55 am

    I adored Daisy Jones… I couldn’t get the ARC so I went out and bought the HARDCOVER version, and didn’t wait even a minute to read it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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