August had a lot going on for it in 2020. I am still renovating my flat while working from home and work has ramped up a lot over lockdown.
So obviously I’m going to put sixteen books on my tbr. I am laser focused on reading as many of my physical books as I can this year so I can start a bunch of series in 2021. Here’s my tbr:
Dark Dreams by Rowena Cory Daniells / A back list fantasy romance series that I picked up a few years ago. It follows a woman of a rare fantasy race after her city is conquered and she has to marry the conqueror to save her people.
The Riddle by Alison Croggon / Another backlist fantasy series which I read when I was younger. Maerad is rescued from slavery and discovers she is an incredibly powerful mage. It’s been a few months since I started my re-read, so I should get on that.
Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin / One of the most revered series in the genre. I read the first book last month and quite enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to continuing on.
The Impossible State / Tome Topple / A non-fiction about North Korea.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood / Read-eh-thon /
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue / Read-eh-thon / A slow moving novel about girl in Ireland who stops eating.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan / Read-eh-thon / I picked this book up when it released due to its listing for prizes and the beautiful cover.
The Long War by T. Pratchett and S. Baxter / The second book in a science fiction series where parallel Earths can be accesed suddenly. The first one was a quick fun read, but I’ve barely heard anything about the series. I hope it will stay as fun as the first.
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson / Tome Topple / I’m trying to get caught up on the Stormlight Archive before the next release.
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French / For the self published square on my r/fantasy bingo, I’m not sure I know anything about it.
Natasha’s Dance by Orlando Figes / Tome Topple / A really interesting read about social structures and culture in Russia
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton / Read-eh-thon / Centered around a gold mine in New Zealand, this is a literary mystery with a large cast.