By popular demand (and also because I feel this digital record fits my blogging goals & style!) — here is my own personal list of books I am hoping to read in 2021, including those already read and those I plan to read in future quintiles.
I get my picks from a combination of sources but my favorite is Modern Mrs. Darcy! This year’s list also contains some backlist titles that I’ve been meaning to read for way too long.
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All of that said, you certainly do not have to use Amazon to check these titles out! I personally mostly use the library (grateful for this resource on a daily basis). Independent bookstores are also wonderful to support – look up your local shop or explore on IndieBound.
If I really enjoyed a book and can highly recommend it, there will be a ✅
If I obsessively tore through a book and loved it, there will be a ♥️
Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoyed many of the others! The icons are reserved for standouts. If I abandon a book, I will remove it from this list.
TOTALS as of 4.8: 6 / 4 NF + 2 F
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig
If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Amazon / Bookshop)
The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Amazon / Bookshop)
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Amazon / Bookshop)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Amazon / Bookshop)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (Amazon / Bookshop)
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (Amazon / Bookshop)
How to do Nothing by Jenny Odell (Amazon / Bookshop)
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Southernmost by Silas House
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
The F**k It Diet by Caroline Dooner
Beauty In the Breaking by Michele Harper
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
The Invisible Life of Ada Larue by V. E. Schwab
A Burning by Megha Majumdar