TTT | 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

Posted January 18, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in top ten tuesday / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

I always say I’m going to read my TBR that I actually own and yet, I always end the year with the same or more books that I own and haven’t read. Life just keeps getting in the way of my reading! I’m hoping to actually change this now that I’m officially done with school now.

As a librarian, I review children’s and young adults’ books for a journal. These are the ones I picked for my December checkout that I was hoping to have them finished by the end of the new year. Instead, I got lost in re-watching (then watching) Criminal Minds and reading didn’t happen. These are obviously going to be at the top of my TBR since the reviews for them are due in soon.

I own this book. I remember buying this book and being so excited that I found a hardcover on the discount shelf. Why have I not read this? That is a question for past Darcy!

I specifically went to the store on the day of it’s release to buy it. I paid full price. Still have not read it.

This book sounds amazing and then I saw the book without the cover jacket and needed by own copy. We had a retreat for my job in August (before school started) and before making the 3 hour car ride back home, I stopped at a local bookshop. This was a book I purchased. I think I’m subconsciously thinking about the work retreat when looking at this book.

A book I was supposed to read for one of the book clubs I’m in. I’ve heard from the book club and other friends that it’s great. The few chapters I’ve read have been hilarious and completely relatable. Yet, I always have a hard time (I guess you could say love/hate relationship) with self-help books.

I only recently got really into the romance genre, but that’s only because I like romances that aren’t just straight, white people. I absolutely loved Written in the Stars, and I recently re-read it, so I definitely want to read Hang the Moon now!

I mean one, this cover is gorgeous, and two, what else do I need in life besides a girl who can grow plants from a single touch. The answer is nothing!

Confession time, I still have not read The Henna Wars. I know, I’m ashamed of myself! Part of me is so afraid to read my owned TBR because that means I’ll need to buy more books and my bank account cannot handle that at this point.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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9 responses to “TTT | 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

  1. I mean, if it helps, I wouldn’t call Broken a self-help book. It’s a memoir. Is it listed somewhere as a self-help? I seriously dislike self-help books myself. And Hang the Moon is on my list for this year, too. I’ve been trying to expand into more non-white/straight/cis romances myself, and it’s been interesting and fun. You’ll get there. Read the stuff you’re excited about.

  2. Don’t you hate it when real life gets in the way of your reading?? Such a bummer!

    I loved BLUEBIRD! It’s one I highly recommend reading. I’ve also been enjoying the Barnes series, although I didn’t like the second book as much as the first. I hope you enjoy these and all the rest of your picks when you get to them.

    Happy TTT!


  3. Literary Feline

    Home is Not a Country made my list too, although several others that you mention I had hoped to read but didn’t get to as well–Broken, The Nature of Witches, and This Poison Heart. I hope you like The Gilded Ones when you read it! I really liked it. I hope you read all of these when you get to them!

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