Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

A cup of coffee, a dried rose, and an opened book lying on a light purple blanket. Today I’ll be grabbing some books I mentioned in various seasonal TBR topics from previous Top Ten Tuesday posts.

While I did read quite a few of the books I mentioned in those posts, I certainly did not read all of them!

Here are some of the books I’ve yet to read (or finish reading) and my reasons for not reading or finishing them yet.

Maybe this winter will be a good opportunity to dive into their stories?

 

The Salt in Our Blood  by Ava Morgyn book cover. Image on cover shows young girl holding a lantern against a stylized night sky that includes swirls of red, orange, purple, and blue.

The Salt in Our Blood  by Ava Morgyn

Why I Didn’t Read It: I didn’t have time.

 

The Conductors by Nicole Glover book cover. Image on cover shows young woman holding a lantern. There is an illustrated celestial map superimposed on the trees behind her.

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

Why I Didn’t Read It: I didn’t have time.

 

Sisters of the Neversea  by Cynthia Leitich Smith book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of three children wearing pajamas and flying in the air above their homes.

Sisters of the Neversea  by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Why I Didn’t Read It: I didn’t have time.

 

Far Out- Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy  by Paula Guran book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a magical woman in a blue dress who looks like she's doing a spell. There are twinkling lights around her.

Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy  by Paula Guran

Why I Didn’t Read It: I’m still on the library waitlist for it.

 

The Lost Girls  by Sonia Hartl book cover. Image on cover shows vampire with blood coming out of the corner of her mouth .

The Lost Girls  by Sonia Hartl

 

Why I Didn’t Read It: I’m not sure if I’m still interested in it.

 

Noor by Nnedi Okorafor book cover. Image on cover shows african woman holding her head up high.

Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

 

Why I Didn’t Read It: I actually did read the first chapter! The plot was so slow that I didn’t get around to finishing it before it was due back at the library. Maybe I’l try again this winter?

 

 

Within These Wicked Walls  by Lauren Blackwood book cover. Imageon cover shows a woman's face superimposed over an imposing mansion

Within These Wicked Walls  by Lauren Blackwood

Why I Didn’t Read It: I’m still on a very long library waitlist for it.

90 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

  1. I read The Lost Girls at the end of 2021 and it was a fun read, I would recommend keeping it on your TBR if you’re looking for a quick sapphic vampire read. It wasn’t mind blowing, but I enjoyed my time with it.

  2. Some of these look interesting. Sorry about the long library waitlists. Those are the worst. It’s probably why I ended up buying so many last year, lol.

  3. I haven’t heard of most of these books. I have been away from the book scene for a while, though, so it’s not surprising. Within These Wicked Walls looks amazing. I’m going to add that to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. I notice some of your reasons are the same as mine – just didn’t have time. Totally get that – same for me, honestly. There’s so many books to get to, but I have to also, like, work and clean stuff. Stupid real life getting in the way!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  5. Ah yes, the library wait list. Is it just me, or do you seem to get all your holds at once? I swear, I’ll go forever waiting on multiple books then – BAM – I have 5 ready to pick up. I hope you find time for those you still want to read.

  6. Great list! I really want to read Nnedi Okorafor’s books and I”m hoping to try my first one this year 😊 I also want to read The Conductors (I love that cover)! I hope you enjoy these books whenever you get around to them!

  7. The Conductors looks SO good, I need to pick it up as well! I also want to read Noor, though my experiences with Nnedi’s books in the past have been a little hit-and-miss. I always really like the premise, but the pacing feels slow to me sometimes, too.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.