Hey, reader friends! Today we are ready to chat about books I didn’t read in 2020 (but I did really intent to). We all have a lengthy and embarrassing list like this, right? Pretty sure mine grows leaps and bounds every freaking year. But that can be a scientific bookish debate for another day.
The way I decided to order these or “find” the books to add to this list, if you will, is to go back and look at my seasonal TBRs and see which books I didn’t read* from 2020. It was something of a cringe-fest just to know how many books I DON’T read that I hope to. (Let’s be real, I’m not proud to snub all of these books!) Still, these are some of the books I meant to read in 2020.
*I left off a couple of titles from my TBRs because they were just added because they felt “seasonal” for the list or I’ve sort of lost interest in reading them. Either way, they don’t seem as relevant as they did when the respective lists were created. Also, yes I did leave the same paragraphs (from their respective TBRs) beneath the title headings.
BOOKS I DIDN’T READ IN 2020
(But Definitely Should Have)
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1: The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This first pick is kind of a “wild card” read just because I’m not sure it’s going to be a read I’d like. That said, it does have an interesting premise so it’s staying on the list. At least… for now. Amazon | Goodreads
2: The Code for Love and Heartbreak, Jillian Cantor
3: The Socialite, J’nell Ciesielski
4: Well Met, Jen DeLuca
5: Love and a Little White Lie, Tammy L. Gray
6: The Vanishing Stair, Maureen Johnson
7: Meg & Jo, Virginia Kantra
Not sure this will be a “me book” because I have visions of certain changes authors may make to this story (which is, of course, Little Women), and I am not into them. But I don’t know that to be a fact for this story, so for now, I’m optimistic. Amazon | Goodreads
8: The London Restoration, Rachel McMillan
Yet another book I failed to read from my summer TBR. But its plot and setting really sound more conducive to this season anyway, so… we’ll stay that’s a good thing. Amazon | Goodreads
9: Instant Karma, Marissa Meyer
10: Of Literature and Lattes, Katherine Reay
Always adore Katherine’s contemporaries that are more than just a “sweet read,” and instead explore varying aspects of characterization and the journey (figurative and literal) of its characters. Amazon | Goodreads
11: Recommended for You, Laura Silverman
12: Jo & Laurie, Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
I couldn’t resist adding this one. At first I thought it fell under the “summer TBR” timeline, but nope it’s spring-time, so I had to include it here because it intrigues me so much. Amazon | Goodreads
13: Some Bright Someday, Melissa Tagg
Perhaps in actuality I should place Melissa’s prior release (Now and Then and Always) on this list given I haven’t yet read it. *shrugs* Either way, hopefully I’ll read one of her novels this summer. Amazon | Goodreads
14: Moment of Truth, Kasie West
15: Would Like To Meet, Rachel Winters
Like Sarah’s rom-com, this is another I’ve seen some good reviews on. Luckily I have it on my shelf. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of a romance that “acts out” various iconic romantic-comedy scenes just to inspire creativity? Amazon | Goodreads
There we have it! A discombobulated list of titles with no real rhyme or reason. But, hey, that’s okay because at the end of the day, we’re all just here for the books, right? Tell me, which titles did you add to your list? Any of these make it on your reading lists in 2020? Did you dislike or like them? Comment all of your thoughts below.
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