In the life of a reader, being in the middle of reading a series seems to be a common theme. We start a series, read the first book or two of it, then get distracted by the next shiny new story and forget to go back and finish the series. Or, as is more common for me, I read the first couple books and then I have to wait for the next one to be released and promptly forget about it.
Here are series that I hope to continue reading or to finish in 2021.
Title: Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles
Published: August 25, 2020
Genre(s): fantasy, young adult, romance, magic
Read as: ebook library loan
2020, as far as years go, was a great reading year for me. I read the most books I ever have, finishing out the year with 64. For some, that may not be a great deal but for me it is a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, along with that there are numerous books on my shelves that I intended to read in 2020 and just never got around to. I have a full Owned TBR but there are certainly titles on that shelf that pull on me more than others.
Here are a few of the books I most wanted to get to in 2020 and just didn’t quite manage it.
Title: Daughter of the Salt King by A.S. Thornton
Published: February 2, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, adult, romance, magic
Read as: eARC
The new year is upon us and with that there is a whole host of new books waiting for their time in the sun. That time is publication day and with so many book publications being delayed in 2020, 2021 looks like it is shaping up to be a great year for new reads! These are my 12 most anticipated books being published in the 1st quarter of 2021. They are organized in groups with the top tier being the ones I am most excited for down to ones on my radar but perhaps not yanking my purse strings so firmly. All links lead to the book’s Goodreads page.
Title: Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston
Published: October 20, 2020
Genre(s): fantasy, young adult, retelling
Read as: OwlCrate edition, owned
Let me begin by saying that 2020 as a year was, as we all know, miserable. I’ve not spoken to a single person who has said, “Yeah, 2020 was great! I accomplished so much and was happy!” That is just not a thing people say. However, reading wise, I had a very productive year finishing my most books ever in a year at 64. There were many books on that list that I loved, and you can see my favorite books of the year here, but along with that were a few duds. These are my more disappointing reads of 2020.
Looking back over my 2020 reading and I am pleasantly surprised by all the the wonderful books I read this year! Of course of my 65 books read there were also a few duds but that is to be expected. One of my favorite things is that of my best reads of the year list there are a few of them I picked up on a whim with no rhyme or reason. What delightful luck for me. Lets take a peak back at my favorite reads of 2020.
Welcome to my End of Year Wrap up for 2020. I think that this was a tough year for pretty much everyone but I for one took solace in my books this year. Because of that it was my most successful reading year yet at 65 books! I found new to me authors that I loved, reread some old favorites, and overall just escaped into fictional worlds when the real world felt like it was trying to crush me. Let’s take a look back at 2020 here on Literary Weaponry.
Title: The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott
Published: January 7, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, romance, LGBTQIA+
Read as: aARC