Top 5…Thursday? || Books I Meant to Read in 2020

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Will I ever survive a Top 5 Tuesday with my dignity still intact?

The answer is probably no. Especially since today’s topic, books I meant to read in 2020, seems to be Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads‘s perfect way of making me expose my towering TBR. I keeping saying I’ll read all these books, but have I gotten to them?

The answer always seems to be not yet. 😳

Also, it’s Thursday, not Tuesday, and this is a topic from two weeks ago. How’s that for chucking my dignity and blogging reliability out the window all in one go?

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys Cover

Okay, in my defense, I was waiting to see if I would get this one for Christmas! And when I didn’t, I used a gift card to buy it instead. And then I had to wait for it to arrive! So you can blame the mysteries of Christmas and the strain on the US mail for holding me up this time.

(Except now it’s February 2021, so my excuses are dwindling. Be right back, gotta go dive into this one before I do anything else!)


The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Inheritance Games #1)

To tell the truth, I’d never heard of Jennifer Lynn Barnes before this book. And now, I see this book everywhere. It gets compared to Knives Out a lot (which I had a blast with; it might have been the last movie I saw in theaters before everything went sideways), and I can’t resist something with a comp title like that!

Also, I love green covers. Red is my favorite color, but there’s something about green covers that just feels right. And The Inheritance Games also just has a stunning cover, bottom line!


The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson (The Storm Crow #2)

The Crow Rider Cover

Can you believe I still haven’t read The Crow Rider when it’s the sequel to one of the only fantasy books I’ve ever read that tackles the difficulties of living with depression?

I can. Unfortunately. Because I have depression. 😩


Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

I feel like the only thing keeping me from Felix Ever After is the fact that it’s a contemporary novel. I only read those when I’m in a very specific mood, and that mood has been long absent. Maybe, though, with a little push (or by diving in headfirst), I can get started and find out all the things there are to love about this book!

Of course, I don’t want to push it and then have to set it aside because I’m just not in the mood. I want to savor this one fully, completely.


Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

I actually bought this over a year ago, and it’s still sitting on my shelves, mocking me. Why, Winterwood, must you have such a pretty cover? Why must you promise me a self-contained story? And why, brain, must you refuse to just read the dang book?

I sure hope the contents are as beautiful as the cover, because otherwise, my brain is going to riot when we finally get to it.


Now, here comes the tricky part: which of these books should I read first? 😵 I can’t decide because they’re all on my highly anticipated list, and that just leads to dawdling. Somebody has to choose for me at this rate!

But how about you? Which books did you miss in 2020? Do we share any titles on our lists? Let’s chat! ✨

4 thoughts on “Top 5…Thursday? || Books I Meant to Read in 2020

  1. I also really need to read Cemetery Boys and The Inheritance Games, both sound so good!
    I hope you will get to all of these this year!


    1. They really do! Normally I’m wary of the hype, but these two seem like surefire hits!

      Thanks! Hopefully you get to your list this year as well! 😁

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