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I know that I’m not alone in this, but 10 barely covers the amount of books I wish I’ve gotten to this year. I’ve narrowed this list down to the number of times I kept telling myself I’d read it (soon) and when someone has recommended it to me more than once. And I’ve definitely moved these to the top of my list for 2021.

I’m sort of making a reading challenge for myself and making a list of books that are always talked about or most hyped. I asked the question in my Instagram stories and was hit back with some books/series I’ve actually never heard of. I have a decent sized list that I’m going to run with. But let’s hope that it works well with my mood.

Let’s Get to It

Slave to Sensation – Nalini Singh

EVERYONEEEEEEEEEE that I know that reads paranormal romance raves about this series. I couldn’t even tell you the amount of times that this series has been recommended to me. I’ve read a few chapters already and I’m really pushing to continue next year. The amount of books in this series is a bit intimidating, but I’m excited to start.

The Wrath & The Dawn – Renée Ahdieh

I found this one through Webtoon, yep, Webtoon. And little did I know that it was actually based on book 1 of this duology. With the waiting each week for a new episode on Webtoon, I was elated to find out that the books are published. With the lack of patience, I couldn’t wait to buy the books and start. So this is definitely high up on my TBR for 2021.

Rage & Ruin – Jennifer L. Armentrout

JLA is an absolute fave, but with everything that happened in 2020, being impatient has overpowered what I read. With this series, it’s a year wait inbetween books, so I let this go to the side. The thing with JLA’s series is her cliffhangers, they get me every time and always leaves me wanting more.

Deal with the Elf King (on Kindle Unlimited) – Elise Kova

Fantasy romance is a sub-genre that I got into more of this year and I saw it as more of a challenge. I tend to struggle with the immense world-building with fantasy romance, but I was determined to pick up more books to read. The standalone got me because series with the same couple is starting to lose my interest … it goes with the impatience 😉 And since this is on KU, it was a no brainer. I think I’ll be having a very paranormal/fantasy romance reading year!

Savage Lands – Stacey Marie Brown

I’m suchhhhhh a fan of Stacey’s PNR/fantasy romance series, the first few she has written are interconnected and this one is in the same universe. I still have to finish a couple of her backlist, but I’ve started a re-read of her books. SO I probably won’t get to this one until later in the year.

The House of the Cerulean Sea – T.J. Klune

T.J. is probably the top new-to-me author from 2020, the Green Creek series is my favorite. I will rave on about that series forever and ever! All the recommendations. A friend recommended this one, so naturally I bought it right away. I plan to go through all of his books and I can’t wait.

ACOTAR – Sarah J. Maas

Well this one’s a no-brainer, probably the most hyped series and I’ve heard all the mixed reviews by fellow bookish friends. I snagged this series and am really looking forward to starting. The more I see all the fan art, I can’t wait to figure out who everyone was talking about!

Addicted Series – Krista & Becca Ritchie

Since I’ve dubbed myself a pro at reading books in a series out of order, ohhhhhhhhhhhh the messages I got when I read book 1 in the Like Us before Addicted. So I made a promise to go back to the beginning and dive in.

Ghosted (on Kindle Unlimited) – J.M. Darhower

SoooOoOoo, I actually started this book since I had the paperback of it, but you know, stuff happened and life went on. And there went the paperback reading of Ghosted. I might pick up the audiobook for this one through Scribd since I get through audiobooks much quicker than any format.

Dear Ava (on Kindle Unlimited) – Ilsa Madden-Mills

I used to read Ilsa’s book quite a bit, but some of her books weren’t working anymore. Once Dear Ava came out, I saw soooo many talk about it, so naturally that peaked my interest. I have the audiobook and I’m planning on starting it very soon.

I think I’ll kick off my new year with these books since I’ve managed to get through the small amount of January ARCs that I’ve signed up for. I’ve been a reading machine this month and I hope it carries on into the new year.

What are some books that you wish you’d made more time to read this year?

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  1. I have only read Psy-Changeling on your list, but gahhh! That series is so special to me. I gave in to the hype and it delivered for me. I want to try that JLA series as well as her other fantasy. Sounds right up my alley!

    1. I think it’ll be my first read for the new year once I finish my current read, I can’t wait to finally start it!
      I love JLA’s older books! I recommend reading Dark Elements series before starting Harbinger 🙂 You’ll learn a bit more about the characters in the Harbinger series.

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