TTT: 2021 Books I Didn’t Get To

Before I started blogging, I didn’t keep close track of new releases. I would get recommendations from friends, or I would troll the local Barnes and Noble for things that looked interesting. When I was looking for a specific genre to read, google was my friend. But I never made a list of upcoming releases, and tracked them.

Last year, I sort of did. I started blogging in July, and as I saw something that looked interesting in a list of upcoming books, I would generally put in on hold at the library immediately, which lead to last year’s ridiculously-long hold lists.

This year, I am more organized, with virtual cork-boards of upcoming releases, and things I don’t want to lose track of.

But last year…last year I was way less organized and…well…some things fell through the cracks.

Most of these, I just wasn’t in the mood for when they became available. Some of them, I completely forgot about. At least one of them is STILL on hold at the library. I still think that I want to read them all, but I’m not sure when…that is the problem with being such a mood reader. I am going to try to keep them all in mind this spring, and maybe I’ll revisit when it’s 2 am, and I just finished something, and I’m wracking my brain for my next great read.

What about you, dear readers? What books did you intend to get to last year but you just…didn’t? I’ll take those confessions in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

33 thoughts on “TTT: 2021 Books I Didn’t Get To

    1. It was one of those things where I read about it and wanted to read it RIGHT THEN, but by the time the hold came through, it had slipped from “RIGHT NOW” to “ABSOLUTELY SOMEDAY” on my priority list. I still hope to get to it as I understand that it’s fantastic.


  1. ‘Intended to get to’ implies a bit more forward planning than I actually have.
    Though I guess I’m a little surprised I didn’t get to Project Hail Mary or Ready Player Two last year.

    I throw lots of things on my TBR list – but I don’t specifically intend to get to them any particular year; just whenever I got to it.

    I do still have holds from the March 2020 library shutdown; and my huge pivot to their ebooks. But then I did overreact somewhat due to the long hold times on those; by putting suspended holds on basically every ebook any local library had from my entire TBR list. (Who cares if it’ll be 2 months before the hold come up; I’ll be at the top of each one’s queue eventually :D)

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment about book club selections. I am in two clubs. One club reads books provided by the library in kits. They aren’t always the latest in terms of publication but they are vetted by a librarian with an eye toward discussions. The other club is always picking the latest books so I have a fine mix personally. We find that mysteries generally don’t work because what is there to discuss once the mystery is revealed. I personally like narrative nonfiction because I feel like I am learning something at the same time as I’m reading. Here is my link to my favorite book club choices from 2021, if you didn’t see it earlier: https://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2022/01/my-favorite-book-club-selections-from.html

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  3. The only one I’ve read from your list was the Sally Rooney, which I didn’t like much but I have decided her books are just not for me. I’d like to read Detransition Baby and I’ve heard excellent things about the Stacey Abrams book also.

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  4. I’m also a mood reader. It is hard to read books you’ve put on hold when they come due. I feel your pain. I hope you enjoy these books when you get to them, if you decide to still read them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. Being a fellow mood reader, I totally feel you. The reason why I didn’t read all the books I wanted to was that my mood was such a fickle creature last year and it’s sort of continuing into this year as well… I’m really looking forward to reading Beautiful World and The Lost Apothecary though. I hope you enjoy the books whenever you get to them, Lori 🙂


  6. I would like to be more up to date with my reading as well, but it is hard. Where did you create those cork boards? They are awesome!


  7. The Lost Apothecary is on my TBR and Beautiful World where are You as well.

    I still don’t keep very well track of new releases, just pick it up here and there and try to get to it as I have time.

    Your blog is lovely!


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