Top Ten Tuesday – 19th January 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This weeks topic is Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To. I’m aware that I’ve posted some of my 2021 book goals which contain many of these books, but I thought (as we all neglect thousands of books each year) to pick 10 ones I haven’t included in my 2021 goals but still hope to read in 2021.

1. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg. A mystery set in New York 1976. This was an impulse buy from Amazon almost a year ago. It’s a whopper at over 900 pages which is probably why I haven’t picked it up yet.

2. A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler. I actually received this as a proof and i’m ashamed to say that I still haven’t read it. Described as provocative and powerful, I cannot wait to finally read it.

3. Blue Moon by Lee Child. The latest in the Jack Reacher series which I got gifted from my Amazon Wish List brand new and still haven’t picked up. I’m a big fan of Lee, so i’m hoping this one is no different.

4. F**K It by John C Parkin. As a big time worrier I screamed for joy when I found this book for 50p at a carboot sale nearly 2 years ago. I’m pretty sure the first step at reading self-help books though i’m sure is opening the book and reading it. So i’ve fallen at the first hurdle there – hoping to read it soon.

5. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. Jo Nesbo has been recommended to me as an author that people think i’d love and despite this, I still haven’t picked up this book i’ve owned for years. Maybe 2021 will be the year I try my first Nesbo.

6. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin. Another proof I have received, thankfully not as old as A Good Neighbourhood. I am determined to read this as soon as possible as i’ve heard nothing but raving reviews about it.

7. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis. A book that has only been on my shelves a short while but another one that i’ve seen so many raving reviews about that i’m desperate to get stuck into.

8. Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I read A Man Called Ove by Backman about 2 years ago and I instantly went out and bought Beartown (brand new), and am still yet to read it…

9. Dracula by Bram Stoker. I had this on my October TBR for my spooky reads for 2020 but I never actually got round to reading it, so I’m determined to make sure I read it this year.

10. The Sight of You by Holly Miller. Another book that I’ve only seen good reviews for and at the time I was SO desperate to read. It’s been sat on my shelves ever since and deserves to be read this year.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday, drop me a comment and let me know some of your neglected books of 2020. Are any of them the same as mine?


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