Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 Releases Still High On My Priority List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're looking back into 2020 a bit, at books that came out last year that we still really want to read. Because I read so much backlist, I've always got books still on my list when the year changes over, so here are ten books that I have ARCs for but haven't had a chance to read yet and really am looking forward to!

Sharks in the Time of Saviors: This Hawaiian family epic got good reviews and I haven't read any books that have a basis in Hawaiian folklore and am interested in doing so, so this seems like something I'd enjoy!

Chosen Ones: The trope of "the chosen one", particularly a teenage one, is a familiar one in fantasy media, but usually the story ends shortly after they've achieved their destiny. This book explores what happens afterwards to five people who saved the world when they were younger, and I think that sounds like an interesting thing to explore!

A Children's Bible: I've heard great things from people who read this dystopian/post-apocalyptic story about a group of children who run away from their families and find themselves in biblical situations. 

Boys of Alabama: A little bit of Southern Gothic, a little bit of magical realism, a little bit of an LGBT story, a little bit of coming of age...which sounds like a recipe I'll really enjoy!

Thin Girls: I'll read anything Roxane Gay tells me to, and this book about twin sisters and their relationships with food seems super interesting.

You Again: A woman in her mid-40s, with a stable life and family, thinks she sees her younger self on the street and becomes obsessed with tracking her down as her life starts to come apart, which seems like my kind of twisty!

Who Is Alex Trebek?: Trebek's own memoir got most of the press, but a biography of him also came out last year and I am really curious to see how they compare and contrast. 

Against The Loveless World: This book looks at radicalization through the life of a woman trying to make a better life against the background of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and I am really intrigued by it!

We Keep The Dead Close: This is nonfiction about a murder that took place at Harvard in the late 60s, and the student who hears about it and starts investigating it, and I love me some dark academia so adding that to true crime is definitely something I want to read!

Here is the Beehive: An estate lawyer's client dying is not surprising. What is surprising is that the lawyer was having a long-term affair with that client, and finds herself drawn closer and closer to his widow in the aftermath of his death, and I am more drawn to antiheroes lately so this seems interesting!


  1. Who Is Alex Trebek sounds good.

    My post.

  2. I really need to get to Sharks in the Time of Saviors, too! It sounds brilliant, and I've heard so many good things, too. Oooh, and Chosen Ones! I completely forgot about that, in the shuffle. Hope you get a chance to read these!

    Here's my TTT post.

  3. That is the second Alex Trebek book I've seen today! I hope you enjoy them all. Stop by if you get the chance:



  4. THE ANSWER IS ... is on my list today. I don't know much about Trebek, so I'm eager to learn more about him. It's cool that you have a personal connection to him - he seemed like a really great person.

    Happy TTT!

    1. You actually don't get to see much of him when you tape, but even the little bit I did was awesome!

  5. Great list! I also wanted to read Chosen Ones!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog