Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To

This year, I’ll be participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

This week’s theme is 2021 releases you didn’t get to. There are a lot; one of the perils of loving books is simply coming to terms with the fact that you will never get to read all the good books out there. But here are ten I am pretty determined to read.

  1. Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
    The House in the Cerulean Sea was maybe my favourite book of 2020, but unfortunately Klune’s new book was a victim of 2021’s supply chain delays. Thankfully it’s made it here now, so hopefully I should get to it early in 2022.
  2. The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
    This was a victim of the fact that there’s so many books, so little time… but I’ve heard so much about Touraine’s arms that I almost feel like I’ve read it, already.
  3. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
    The premise of this book is right up my alley, and Ava Reid seems like a genuinely lovely author, so I’m very excited to get to it.
  4. Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    This one dropped at the end of the year, but I’ve heard nothing but good things from everyone who’s read it so far.
  5. A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
    I love Harrow’s prose so I know I’ll love this one; unfortunately, the wait list at my library is ginormous and novella prices are insane. Hopefully 2022 comes through for me.
  6. The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse
    This wasn’t originally on my radar so I didn’t prioritise it; but everything I’ve heard since then makes me think I really should.
  7. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
    I really don’t have any excuses to get to this one – but I’m determined to get it before the sequel. Everything about it sounds right up my alley.
  8. This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
    I don’t read as much YA now, but this sounds incredible. And how gorgeous is that cover?
  9. Malice by Heather Walter
    This one is a deliberate inclusion – someone told me it ends on a cliffhanger, so I’m going to binge the entire duology at once. Also, yes, there are two queer Sleeping Beauty retellings I missed out on in 2021.
  10. The Velocity of Revolution by Ryan Marshall Maresca
    This is another one where I ran into access issues – seriously, how hard is to buy a reasonably priced paperback – but I will continue to cross my fingers for 2022. I love steampunk, I love (fictional) revolutions.

Let’s see how many of these I get to this time around. And as a result, how many of my 2022 most anticipated end up in a similar post in January 2023…

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