2020 has been a crazy reading year for me.
I really didn’t anticipate reading as much as I managed to accomplish this year, but I’m proud of whatever reading I did do.
I’d like to read more next year, but I never really can anticipate how I’ll feel, so we’ll see!
- To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
- From Blood and Ash by Jennifer :. Armentrout
- Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
- The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
- The House in the Cerulean Sean by T.J. Klune
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
- Regretting You by Coleen Hoover
- The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
- A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
- Home Before Dark by Riley Sagar
- House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
- Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
As I’m sure you can see (hopefully), I tried my best to have a lot of variety in my picks for 2021. I want my reading to expand to more than just YA novels (which are definitely great).
Recently I’ve been feeling uninspired with my reading and I think that has a lot to do with the quality of novels I have been spending time on. I don’t tend to have a lot of 5 star reads, aside from my yearly re-reads of Harry Potter, so I’m hoping reading different genres and getting out of my comfort zone will help me with that.
The novels I am most looking forward to from this list include: The Promised Land by Barack Obama, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas and A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik.
The Promised Land by Barack Obama
This novel is one I think everyone has on their to read piles. Obama is a man who is loved by many and has always had an incredible way of speaking that draws one in immediately. This is why I know I will enjoy this novel a lot when I finally do pick it up. I’m also hoping to listen to the audiobook for this read because that is my favourite way to read any biography. It makes the read all the more special when you hear the author tell their story.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
This will be a re-read for me. Honestly I have been wanting to read this novel again immediately after I finished it the first time. This novel truly surprised me, I found myself bored with it at first and by the end of it I was desperate for more. Cannot wait to pick this up again!
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
This novel is one that I don’t know too much about but from what I’ve heard it has intrigued me. I know it features a magical school and truly that’s all I really need to hear to be interested in picking it up. I hope I enjoy this novel as much as I am anticipating I will!
That concludes the 21 books I’m hoping to pick up in 2021. I hope everyone has an amazing New Years and an amazing year to come!