Books I Wanted to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is going to revolve around some particular books on my TBR shelf that I failed to read last year. *shame* It’s also more of a top five kind of day.

Of course there are always books you want to read that you might not get to for awhile (or ever!) and some of those will definitely be listed below. However, I’ve also decided to include a few that I was meant to review because those are now current reads, despite that Goodreads widget calling me out.

Books Two and Three of The Lady Ellen Series

I read and reviewed Book One last summer, and I highly recommend you read the book as well. It was just so good and the ending makes me not want to read these two for fear of pain. LOL.

You know how sometimes you’re reading a book and a twist happens, or book one ends on a cliffhanger, and you almost want to beg the author not to destroy your soul?? I refuse to believe that I’m the only one who feels like that sometimes.

I addressed my poor little bookish concerns to J.G. on Twitter already (who kindly reassured me) but now I’m noticing the tag lines on the front of these books and I’m concerned again…

Regardless, these two are on my immediate TBR. I say immediate because they’ll be the books I read next (let’s all cross our fingers for the end of reading slumps🤞).

Veiled Memory by Stanley P. Brown

This book was actually sent to me in mid-2019 to review but got lost in the mix of everything. Stanley, if you’re reading this, I’m so sorry. I’ll let you name my firstborn, okay?

I’ve already started this book and even though I’m not as far in as I’d hoped, the fact that I’ve even started reading it means I’m part of the way there. It’s been quite enjoyable thus far – I just can’t shake that COVID depression that moves things along oh so slowly.

i-killed-zoe-spanosI Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

This book sounded like it had a lot of potential as a YA thriller and it has a 3.8 overall on Goodreads so it’s probably decent. You can click here to read the synopsis on Goodreads, but just from that, I’d be MAD mad if I looked like a girl who got murdered and then was blamed for it, LOL. My sense of humor is questionable, but that sounds like a hilariously horrible joke.

ghost-wood-songGhost Wood Song by Erica Waters

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.” That’s all. Seems interesting enough on it’s own. Summoning ghosts with a fiddle? A murdered brother? Secrets?? Hahah, yes please.

agnes-at-the-end-of-the-world book 2020Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

This was a book I wanted to read since I first heard of it but going back and reading the synopsis is like…a viral pandemic? I’m laughing again as I type this. Gallows humor, oof.💀 I’m sure the story itself has to do with the whole “Dad’s a prophet and I live in a cult” thing but dang, the timing on that one.



What are some books from last year that you wanted to read but didn’t get to? Have you read any of these? If so, did you enjoy them? Let me know! (:


  1. Lydia

    January 19, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I hope you enjoy all of these books whenever you find the time for them.

    My post.

  2. Caroline

    January 20, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Great list! I’m interested in The Zoe Spanos one. Here’s my post if you’re interested:

  3. Stefani Tabakovska

    January 20, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    So many books so little time, am I right? Hope you manage to get around to these. Happy reading! My TTT

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