TTT: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To 

Ten books that I meant to read – add another zero to this and it’s probably closer to the mark. Okay, maybe slight over exaggeration but not much of one. I didn’t read nearly as many books as I would usually do last year. I’m going to choose a selection of books that got beyond me during the course of the year which includes bought and review titles:

The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk


A Chorus of Fire by Brian D Anderson


The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones


Feathertide by Beth Cartwright


The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James


What Lies Between Us by John Marrs


The Island Child by Molly Aitken


Circe by Madeline Miller


Owl and the Tiger Thieves by Kristi Charish




26 Responses to “TTT: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To”

  1. jessicabookworm

    Haha got to love your honesty, Lynn! 😍I haven’t read any of these, but have heard great things quite a few of them, including Circe in particular. I hope you are able to read these soon and will enjoy them. 🙂

  2. Bob/Sally

    I was really excited about The Midnight Bargain, but my e-ARC wouldn’t load past the TOC. I’m behind on Brian D Anderson (The Bard’s Blade is still sitting in the review pile), and I have a finished copy of The Mercies to get to as well.

    Owl and the Tiger Thieves was fantastic – I love Owl to death!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, pleased to hear Owl was good – bumped up the list.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    “Ten books that I meant to read – add another zero to this and it’s probably closer to the mark…” LOL! Same here, Lynn, same here. Except it’s not an exaggeration here, I have wayyy too many books on my tbr 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, to be fair, it’s probably not an exaggeration on my part either. I stupidly keep buying books and I already have so many that are sat gathering dust. I have no idea how you cope with the amount of books you receive. It literally boggles my mind.
      Lynn 😀

  4. evelynreads1

    I hope you can getto all of these this year! I also really want to read The Sun Down Motel!


    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, not to be defeatist but it’s probably unlikely – I’d like to give it a try though.

  5. pagesandtea

    So relatable, the many many books that remain unread 😀 The Midnight Bargain is one I’d like to read but every time I’ve looked for the e-book so far it hasn’t been available. I want to read a bit more horror so keep feeling a little tempted to read The Only Good Indians. I did read The Sun Down Motel and really enjoyed it :).

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Circe is on my “missed in 2020” list as well, and both The Only Good Indians and The Sundown Motel are among the books on my virtual wishlist. But I know what you mean about adding a zero and getting closer to the mark! 😀 😀

  7. Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.

    Circe is AMAZING, I hope you enjoy it once you read it!! 😍✨❤️

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope so too 😀 Happy to know that you loved it.
      Lynn 😀

  8. indiefan20

    I want to read ‘The Only Good Indians’ this year too- Stephen Graham Jones is awesome! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Fingers crossed that we both manage to get to that one.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    Oh, I hope you can get to The Midnight Bargain–I enjoyed that one. Mostly for the feminism. LOL
    I also loooooove Circe! It was my favorite book the year I read it.

  10. readinginthewings

    I’ve been meaning to read Circe FOREVER. Hope you enjoy these 🙂

  11. Lexlingua

    Same here for Midnight Bargain and Simone St. James. And for Circe, if you still want to try it out, I’d suggest the audiobook version. But what’s Owl and the Tiger Thieves about? Looks really interesting.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Owl series is fantasy adventure, kind of an Indiana Jones meets fantasy but with a female pov. It’s good fun, over the top adventure with lots of exotic locations and treasure hunting.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Lit Lens

    The Only Good Indians was great—It’s the sort of book that makes you feel a bit ill with its creepiness, but not necessarily in a bad way.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I did start it last year but put it down. I need to get back onto it.
      Lynn 😀

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