Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To. So, so many of these!
Here are 10 that fit the topic — all of which I still really want to read!
Have you read any of these? Which ones should I tackle first?
If you posted a TTT list this week, please share your link!
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Best Books I Read In 2021.
According to Goodreads, I have over 40 books that I rated 5 stars in 2021! I guess it truly was an excellent year for reading. Excluding all the re-reads in the mix, that still leaves me with way more than 10 — and since this is a situation where my list, my rules apply, I’m going to go with 20 of my favorite reads (and even that hurts my heart, having to leave out so many others!).
In no particular order, my top TWENTY books of 2021:
The Fall of Koli by M. R. Carey: A fabulous wrap-up to a compelling trilogy. (review)
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: Everyone raved about this book, and with good reason! (review)
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah: This book about the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression was a tough read, but so moving and powerful. (review)
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: Simply a beautifully written historical novel — and yet another reason to be thankful for my book group’s terrific reading choices.
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner: Totally engrossing contemporary fiction. (review)
Flash Fire by TJ Klune: Book #2 in the author’s Extraordinaries YA series moved me to tears and to hysterical bursts of laughter. I love these books. (review)
The Apocalypse Seven by Gene Doucette: I feel like this was an under-the-radar book for 2021, but I thoroughly enjoyed this strange apocalyptic sci-fi tale. (review)
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline: Another powerful historical novel, with a focus on transportation of British prisoners to Australia. (review)
Emily of New Moon trilogy by L. M. Montgomery: These books are beautiful and optimistic and just all around wonderful. (review)
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean: This YA novel, kind of like The Princess Diaries but set in Japan, is sweet and funny and just so good. (review)
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: This author writes in so many genres, and while I’ve enjoyed quite a few of her books, I think this one is my favorite. (review)
The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo: Sensitive and sweet contemporary romance about family and heritage and connecting the past with the present. (review)
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon: Another great YA read! (review)
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey: Ooh, this sci-fi thriller really got to me! (review)
Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti: I’m actually at about 90% as of when I’m writing this post, but I’m loving this book enough to include it on my “best of” list!
Horseman by Christina Henry: Terrific, spooky retelling of the Headless Horseman legend. (review)
So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow: As the subtitle says, this is a “remix” of Little Women, and it’s wonderful. (review)
Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill: The aftermath of a robot uprising, starring an animatronic tiger nannybot. What more do you really need to know? (review)
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny: This is going to be my new annual Halloween tradition. (review)
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict: Fascinating historical fiction about a real event in the life of Agatha Christie. (review)
I could go on… but this gives you a sense of what books I loved best in 2021.
What were your favorite books of 2021? Do we have any in common?
Share your link, and I’ll come check out your top 10!
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List. It’s so hard to stick with just 10! There are so many books I’m dying to read… but for purposes of this list, I’m sticking with upcoming new releases this time around.
Looks like my October and November will be especially busy!
Going by release date (except for #1), my top 10 are:
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
Release date: November 23rd
The book I’m most excited for! My family will have to excuse my anti-social obsessive reading behavior over Thanksgiving.
Horseman by Christina Henry
Release Date: September 28th
Ambush or Adore by Gail Carriger
Release date: October 1st
The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley
Release date: October 5th
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
Release date: October 5th
A Twist of Fate by Kelley Armstrong
Release date: October 5th
Well Matched by Jen DeLuca
Release date: October 19th
Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest
Release date: October 26th
Gilded by Marissa Meyer
Release date: November 2nd
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Release date: November 30th
What books are on your TTT list this week? Please share your links!
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021. I just recently did a top 10 list of my summer TBR, which included mostly new releases, so I’ll attempt not to repeat myself!
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell – the 3rd Simon Snow book! (July 6)
The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig (July 20 )
My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (August 31)
When Sorrows Come by Seanan McGuire — the 15th October Daye book! (September 14)
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (September 21)
The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley — I will ALWAYS read a new novel by this author! (October 5)
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow (October 5)
Well Matched by Jen DeLuca — the 3rd book in the series. These books are so cute! (October 19)
Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest (October 26)
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon — It’s the new Outlander book!! After a 7 year wait! (November 23)
What are your most anticipated new releases for the 2nd half of 2021? Do we have any in common?
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is about our spring 2021 reading plans. So many great books to look forward to! Here are ten I’m especially excited for:
1) Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs: The 6th book in the Alpha & Omega series. Releases today — can’t wait to get started!
2) There There by Tommy Orange: A book group selection for this spring.
3) The Fall of Koli by M. R. Carey: The final book in the trilogy. I loved the first two — so excited for the conclusion!
4) Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock: A new collection of connected stories set in Alaska, by the author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses (one of my favorite books!).
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2021.
I highlighted some of the upcoming releases I’m most excited for in my winter TBR post from a couple of weeks ago — but it’s always fun to look ahead and make even more reading plans! So, here are ten MORE books releasing between now and the end of June that I’m super excited to read.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (2/2)
A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel (2/2)
Later by Stephen King (3/2)
An Unexpected Peril (Veronica Speedwell, #6) by Deanna Raybourn (3/2)
Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman (4/6)
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian (4/20)
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (5/4)
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (5/11)
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (5/18)
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5/25)
What new releases are you most looking forward to in 2021? Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!