TTT #168 | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To – Part 2

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To. Candyce already did this topic last week, you can find that post here. Today it’s my turn and I had such a long list that I had trouble narrowing it down haha. Let’s jump right in!

I tried to pick 10 books that weren’t on Candyce’s list, otherwise Addie LaRue and Chain of Gold would be at the top of my list. And there would be even more overlap as well.

1. Crown of Conspiracy + sequels – Kara S. Weaver

I can’t believe I still haven’t read one book in this series. A friend of mine is the author and she recently released the third book. I had planned on reading the first two before then but I guess now I’ll just have to read the first three before we get book four ;).

2. The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson

Candyce and I planned on reading a Brandon Sanderson book each month last year. Obviously that didn’t go as planned haha. We wanted to read at least the Mistborn series but also wanted to read Skyward. I guess that will have to happen in 2021.

3. The Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkowski

Last year I got an eARC of The Midnight Lie. That book takes place in the same world als The Winner’s Curse so I wanted to finally read that series. Anddd I haven’t haha. I do still want to read this one so badly, I think it might be series I will enjoy a lot.

4. Lair of Dreams + sequels – Libba Bray

Candyce and I finally picked up The Diviners in 2020. We also planned on reading the rest of the series after loving the first book. But as the year went on we never picked up the second book. So this one is really high up on my 2021 list.

5. Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater

I loved The Raven Cycle series so I was super excited for this companion series that features (one of) my favourite character. The sequel releases in 2021, so while I planned on reading this one in 2020 I’m not too mad about it. As long as I do read it before Mister Impossible releases haha.

6. The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird

I was super excited to get this eARC! The title only got me interested but I also really like the premise. This was one of the eARC’s I wanted to read last year but never got to. Since this is a 2021 release, I’m going to forgive myself and make sure I read is before it comes out.

7. These Violent Delights – Chloe Gong

Another eARC I was super excited for. This one hasn’t been out for that long so I want to read it soon. It’s very high up on my eARC’s list. I was really planning on reading it before the release but I was just so busy with my internship, working and studying.

8. Kingdom of the Wicked – Kerri Maniscalco

Do I even have to repeat myself? I did hear some mixed reviews before I had the chance to pick this one up and I have to say that didn’t help. While I’m still interested I did lower my expectations a bit. After not being the biggest fan of Kerri’s previous series I just hope I will enjoy this one.

9. The Dragon Republic – R.F. Kuang

The final book in this series was released in 2020. I really wanted to read the 2019 eARC before then so I could join the hype around The Burning God. Candyce gifted me a physical copy of The Dragon Republic so now I really have to read it soon!

10. Incendiary – Zoraida Córdova

And this is the last book and eARC I wanted to talk about. I loved Zoraida’s previous work so of course I was super hyped to get this eARC. And I also wanted to bring more awareness to this amazing author. I failed to do that but I will read this book in 2021 and give it some more attention!

Some recent TTT posts:

TTT #163| Books On My Winter TBR
TTT #164| Books I Hope Santa Brings
TTT #165 | Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 Part 1
TTT #166| Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 Part 2
TTT #167 | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 Part 1

These were 10 books I really wanted to read in 2020. Unfortunately I didn’t do so but now I hope to read them in 2021. Let’s hope I won’t have to put them on this list again next year ;).

11 thoughts on “TTT #168 | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To – Part 2

  1. Oh the Mistborn series is so good! But definitely an undertaking. And I am planning to finish the Poppy War series myself this year. Finally! Haha.

  2. I really enjoyed Lair of Dreams! I was kind of disappointed by Call Down The Hawk, I enjoyed it but I just didn’t find it as fun as The Raven Boys and it was kind of slow going. I also found Incendiary kind of slow going as well. Same with Kingdom of The Wicked, it was a good idea but it took ages to for the plot to build!
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  3. A couple of these made my list too (Mistborn 2 & Lair of Dreams) I hope that we get to them this year! I tried to add them to my challenges for the year to force me to get to it. I totally planned on reading one of the Mistborn books each month towards the end of the year. Didn’t work out. haha!

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