Happy Tuesday once again, and welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl (link up here). This week we’re talking about the books we totally meant to read in 2020, but just…didn’t. And that’s okay–2020 was a hell of a year!
But now that we’ve rolled over into 2021 (new year, new me), I’m trying to get back in the habit of reading at least one book each week. And there are quite a few titles left over from my 2020 TBR list that I’d like to tackle, in no particular order.
- The rest of The Victorian Trilogy, by Felix J. Palma. I binged book one, The Map of Time, during last week’s major power outage. It was just as wild as I remembered from the first time I read it several years ago! I only vaguely remember reading book two, The Map of the Sky, and never got to The Map of Chaos, so I’m excited to finish this trilogy this winter.
- The Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Another series that I started and abandoned several years ago while waiting for the last volumes to be released.
- A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James. One of my good friends sent me this title several years ago. I’ve been planning to read it ever since, but the sheer size scared me off. I’m going to start this next month for Black History Month. (The author is also speaking at one of our local schools on January 20th, 2021–you can “attend” the discussion via this link.)
- Made in America, by Bill Bryson. I started this book last summer and just need to wrap it up. I think my head wasn’t in the right space for super-detailed nonfiction at the time.
- Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Everyone was raving about this book when it debuted last summer! But–thanks, COVID–I wasn’t making my regular trips to the library, so I missed out. Hopefully I can snag a copy this year.
- The Book of Moods, by Lauren Martin. I’ve followed the author on Instagram for quite some time and have always loved her posts, so I’m excited to see what her first book is like.