It’s time for my annual end-of-year tradition — all the books I meant to read! Here’s a look back at all the books I purchased in 2021, but just didn’t get around to reading for one reason or another.
To keep things simple, I’m focusing here on new physical books I bought or received as gifts — no ARCs, no e-books, no $1 books from the library sale or used copies picked up along the way.
Here’s a salute to my unread books of 2021!
Onward to 2022 — when I hope to get through all of these 2021 books that I’ve neglected so far.
Happy New Year!
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Same with Fire Keeper’s Daughter! I am so mad at myself for not reading it yet. I have a feeling it will be a favourite!
I agree! I keep seeing it on people’s “best of the year” lists — I really need to get to it!
Happy New Year Lisa🙂🎆✨ some lovely books on your pile. The Anne retelling looks interesting; I’ve never seen those covers for Pat of Silverbush before; hope you enjoy them. Nice to see the Georgette Heyers as well. I really must get back to some of her romances. Lately I’ve been reading only her mysteries
I read a bunch of Georgette Heyer books a couple of years ago, but it’s been a while, and I”d like to get back to them as well! I thought the Anne retelling looked like fun! I’m eager to give it a try. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Lisa! I have a long list of unread purchased books too. I’ve never seen Mary Roach’s Fuzz before, now I’m curious!
Happy New year, Tammy! Wishing you all the best! Fuzz is Mary Roach’s newest, and it sounds amazing. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of her books, but they always manage to make me laugh.
That title is the story of my life! All the books I meant to read!!!!
Same, same, same!! No matter how much I read, there’s always plenty more that I haven’t gotten to yet!
And I can’t seem to stop buying 😂
You have some amazing books on there. The Georgette Heyer is one of my favourites. Hope that you get round to reading at least some of them in 2022.
Thanks! I’m excited for Georgette Heyer — I read a few of her books a few years back, but it’s been a while, and I”m looking forward to these!
I hope you get you get to Firekeeper’s Daughter and The Midnight Bargain soon because they were both so, so, so good! 😄
Thanks! I’m really looking forward to both!
I love the Pat books!
That’s great to hear! I’m excited to read them this year!
I hope you can read them all this year instead!
I hope so too! There’s so many here that I’m excited to finally get to.
I’m afraid to make a list of my meant-to-read books in 2021! I read And the Mountains Echoed and The River – liked them both in case you need some encouragement! Happy New Year and here’s to a great year of reading in 2022!
Thanks, Barbara! i’m so glad to hear you enjoyed both of these books — I’m looking forward to giving them a try in 2022!
I love that post! I am going to try and get through some of my backlog this year, but we shall see! Dial A For Aunties was one of my favourite books of 2021 and I recommend it to people all the time!
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I’m excited to read Dial A for Aunties — hope to start it in the next couple of weeks! As of now, I’m really determined to tackle my backlog… but we’ll see how that really turns out!
Honestly I am excited for you! I am looking forward to the next one coming out. Like you say though takling the backlog… I really should be looking at tackling my backlog. I got 14 new books for Christmas so they will probably come first – especially The Love Hypothesis and The Man Who Died Twice…
Gosh, I think my list would be sooooo long. I feel like I got to a lot of 2021 releases, but I know I missed out on a lot. I am thinking of starting 2022 for Stormsong. I hope you are able to tackle some of these this year. Happy New Year!
Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!
Honestly, this is a fantastic idea! I always read books that I don’t plan on reading. It’s bad.
Oh, I know! I think we all do it! I’m trying to slow down in 2022 and enjoy the books I already have (but then again, I always say that!…
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I’m curious about Echo North. Would like to get and read that one too.
I remember hearing good things about it… which I guess is why I bought a copy! Looking forward to reading it.