Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2020

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.

This week’s topic is “top ten books I meant to read in 2020 but didn’t get to.” There were a lot of 2020 releases on my TBR that I wasn’t able to read, but here are 10 of the ones I was especially looking forward to:

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
After the way that The Dragon Republic ended and the massive book hangover it gave me, I knew I needed to read The Burning God right away. My library hold just came in this week, and I can’t wait to read it.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black
I really enjoyed The Folk of the Air series, even if The Queen of Nothing was a bit underwhelming compared to its predecessors. I liked Cardan’s character, so I can’t wait to see more about his background, and the few illustrations I’ve already seen from this looked gorgeous!

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
This was pitched as Les Misérables meets Six of Crows, so I really must give it a read.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
I still haven’t read The Ten Thousand Doors of January but I do love a good witchy book, so this might just be my introduction to Harrow’s writing.

Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson
I will read anything that is compared to The Night Circus, and this is no exception. This takes place in New York City during WWII, and I’ve seen several reviews mention antiheroes / morally grey characters.

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
I loved Cinder, so I’m really curious to see what Meyer’s first contemporary is like! A girl who can cast good and bad karma and an enemies-to-lovers relationship should make for a very fun read.

Beach Read by Emily Henry
This was one of my most anticipated summer reads, but the holds queue at the library was so long that I just got my copy earlier this week. Hopefully it will make my January a little cozier!

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
I had been planning to read this before I binged the first season of Bridgerton… but I never got around to it. I absolutely loved the show, so I really need to start the books soon!

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
No, I have not finished the Throne of Glass series or ACOTAR. Yes, I am still going to read this.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
It’s never too late to read Halloweeny books, right? Every single review I’ve seen for this has been overwhelmingly positive, so I’m sure I’ll love it!

What books from your 2020 TBR are you hoping to read this year?

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