2021 was another busy year for new book releases! Just reflecting on my 2021 anticipated fiction titles list before I start putting one together for this year….
Did you end up reading many of the books you were most excited about from 2021?
I didn’t! Although I wasn’t really expecting to. At the start of that year, I made a list of about 30 fiction titles I was looking forward to (posted on Instagram and below).
I only read about 5 of them! Of 40 books I read in total…. I had a lot of backlist going on last year from years and sometimes decades ago. That did work very well for me too, it was a good reading year
No particular order, here’s what I did read from my 2021 new book release list:
- Filthy Animals – Brandon Taylor
- Open Water – Caleb Azumah Nelson Spoke a bit about this gem here
- In The Palace Of Flowers -Victoria Princewill- Beautiful writing, a few words here
- Seven Days In June – Tia Williams
- How The One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House- Cherie Jones – This was non stop, in a good way
A few from the list that I still might read
- This One Sky Day – Leone Ross
- Harlem Shuffle – Colson Whitehead
- Luster – Raven Leilani
- The Art Of Losing – Alice Zeniter
- Bernard And The Cloth Monkey – Judith Bryan
- Afterparties – Anthony Veasna So
- The Woman In The Purple Skirt – Natsuko Imamura
- The Bread The Devil Knead – Lisa Allen-Agostini
- Dear Senthuran – Akwaeke Ezemi
- Nobody Dies Yet- Kobby Ben Ben (now to be published Summer 2022)
- The Selfless Act Of Breathing – JJ Bola
What 2021 releases are still on top of your to-be-read-list now? Do you usually make a book list or get inspiration from lists?
We’ll see this year! What will probably happen is – I will write another list of books I want to read in 2022 and the cycle will continue…..Again….Mood Readers unite! There’s so much amazing backlist to read too
I’m putting a list together a book list for 2022 releases but I am also chilling so will see how that goes. I started with fiction last year and didn’t even get round to non fiction so doing it the other way round this time.
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