I’m so excited to be sharing my ~potential~ TBR for 2021! I have a bunch of backlist books, 2021 releases, classics, and non-fiction books that I plan to read this year so I thought a good way to track them would be putting them in a post to keep myself accountable. 😅
- One Last Stop: I’m so excited for Casey McQuiston’s second novel, especially as this one is going to be a sapphic romance! From the people who’ve been lucky to get an ARC, it sounds like it’s amazing!
- The Kingdoms: I’ve only read one Natasha Pulley book — The Bedlam Stacks — but I’m kind of obsessed with her books. I own all of her other ones, which I still haven’t read, but have plans to read them as well as her new one.
- Darling: This is going to be K. Ancrum’s third novel, which is a Peter Pan retelling, set in the modern world. So keen for it, Ancrum writes amazing YA books.
- Under the Whispering Door: TJ Klune is one of my favourite authors so I’m incredibly excited to read his newest novel, about grief and ghosts in a teashop.
- A Lesson in Vengeance: I adored Victoria Lee’s Feverwake series, so I’m so keen to read her next book: an f/f dark academia!
- They Never Learn: I’m really intrigued by this thriller/mystery book (and I don’t normally like those) because it’s about a professor who murders men and then falls for the female detective who investigates. Sounds great!
- These Violent Delights: Another queer dark academia book, 2021 must be the year of gay dark academia I think.
- Iron Heart: This is the sequel to Crier’s War and I still can’t believe I haven’t read it yet, because I loved the first book!
- Casket of Souls: The sixth book in the Nightrunner series. Meant to finish this series in 2020 but obviously that didn’t happen.
- Shards of Time: The seventh and final book in the Nightrunner series. So excited for it but I have a feeling I’m going to cry.
- The Betrayals: Bridget Collins’ second adult novel! I adored The Binding, so I have no doubt I’m gonna love this too!
- The Space Between Worlds: All I know about this is that it’s sapphic and about the multiverse, so of course I’m gonna read it!
- Bonds of Brass: This has been recc’d as queer Finn and Poe from Star Wars. 100% need to read this!
- The Shadow of the Wind: I adore magical realism novels so of course I need to read this novel, which is one of the most famous magical realism novels ever.
- Homegoing: This is a book that follows the same family over 300 years, and sounds so intriguing, I need to read it ASAP!
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: This book is intimidating but I’m gonna tackle it! After all, I read Les Mis, how hard can this brick be?
- The Watchmaker of Filigree Street: This is one of the books from Natasha Pulley that I need to read 😅
- The Wolf of Oren-Yaro: I don’t know much about this book but I know people adore it, and also it’s from the Chronicles of the Bitch Queen series. With a name like that, I need to read it.
- Hither, Page: I’m determined to read all of Cat Sebastian’s books and this is one of the few left to read!
- Dracula: Last year, I read Frankenstein and now I feel this year I need to read this other classical giant.
- The Talented Mr Ripley: This is like one of the original queer books (or queer-coded) that I’m need to read, also I loved the movie.
- Mansfield Park: Still can’t believe I haven’t read all of Austen’s books but it’s true 😭
- The Princess Bride: I’ve heard amazing this about this book! And the movie too.
- Wuthering Heights: I adore Jane Eyre, so I really need to read the other Bronte book.
- The End of Everything: I’ve really gotten into nonfiction about science and space and physics, and this book just intrigues me so much!
- Sapiens: I love anything to do with humans and evolution, so I really can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet! Going to try to get on it soon.
- In the Dream House: This is a queer memoir about abuse in a same-sex relationship. I’ve heard it’s important and it’s taken some of my courage to get around to reading this book.
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: I’ve heard really good things about this memoir, which is about a psychologist seeding her own psychologist.
- Invisible Women: This book has been on my TBR for ages, I still can’t believe I haven’t read it. It’s about how the world we live in is designed for men, not women, and how women die because of it.
- She Who Became the Sun: I’m so lucky to have received an ARC of this book about a genderqueer woman disguising herself as her brother in order to steal his life and survive. I’m currently reading it, and it’s already amazing!
- Down Comes the Night: This book is about two enemies being trapped in a magical castle as they try to survive!
- Winter’s Orbit: Apparently, this has been compared to Red, White & Royal Blue but set in space. Need to read this ASAP.
- Fragile Remedy: This is about a queer dystopian and that’s all I really know, but many of my friends love it, so I’m down to read it!