Every year I go into the new year with the best intentions. You know the list: have a more positive attitude, eat better, exercise, actually read the books on your shelves…
Well, I never actually read all of the books I intend to in the year (although I didn’t do too badly with the other items on my list). I do not think I will ever finish my entire Owned TBR, however, there are several books on it I had every intention of reading as soon as I bought them and then just…didn’t. So, I’m putting it out into the world. These are the book leftover from my 2021 TBR that I am determined to read in 2022.
To keep this from becoming too rambling, as it is a rather long list, I am going to list the book and a tag line without going into too much detail. No one wants to stare at a wall of my text. All links lead to the title’s Goodreads page if you are interested in seeing more.
- Little Thieves by Margaret Owen – Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl…A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods
- The First Sister (First Sister Trilogy #1) by Linden A. Lewis – Conflict between the Icarii and the Geans, inhabitants of Mercury and Venus as well as Earth and Mars, respectively
- The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling – Gothic horror/mystery featuring a marriage of convenience and a Jeckle and Hyde type groom
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint – Historical retelling of the classic Minotaur myth but add romance
- Vespertine (Vespertine #1) by Margaret Rogerson – Grey Sister gets purposefully possessed to save the world
- A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) by P. Djeli Clark – Agent Fatma must solve the mystery of who is murdering members of a secret society in this steampunk alternate history
- Bone Criers Dawn (Bone Grace #2) by Kathryn Purdie – Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés the men destined to love them and die
- We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) by Hafsah Faizal – Altair may be captive, but Zafira, Nasir, and Kifah are bound for Sultan’s Keep, determined to finish the plan he set in motion: restoring the hearts of the Sisters of Old to the minarets of each caliphate, and finally returning magic to all of Arawiya
- The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid – In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly abandoned by the gods
- Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse – A god will return/ When the earth and sky converge/ Under the black sun
- These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong – The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos.
- Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross – An aspiring magician dons an enchanted disguise in order to take revenge on her rival,only to discover they are both entangled in a dangerous game of court intrigue
- The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi – Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumoured to grant its possessor the power of God.
- Court of Lions (Mirage #2) by Somaiya Daud – After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess’s body double, has been forced into complete isolation
- Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela – Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of her family… by killing the Sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier
I’m thinking of creating myself a challenge on StoryGraph so I can make sure I can actually read all of these books next year.
What books did you mean to read in 2021 and just didn’t get to?