The Books I Didn’t Get to in 2021

Happy Saturday book friends! I hope everyone is ready for the weekend. I am working today, but luckily have tomorrow off. And then it’s the last legs to Christmas! I’m hoping to read a few more books between now and then, but I already know I can make this post now…

There were definitely some books on my 2021 TBR that I know I’m not going to get to anymore. A lot of them were anticipated releases, but I also have a few older books in the mix that have been sitting on my shelves for a while. It’s so weird, every year I read more and more, and my TBR never goes down?? How does that work? It doesn’t have anything to do with me adding tons of books to my TBR right?

Anyway, here is a short list of books I didn’t get to in 2021!

A Vow so Bold and Deadly

By Brigid Kemmerer

I was supposed to read this one early this year when it came out, but I did not do that. And I didn’t read it later in the year, either. I just have not been in the mood for this book at all and I’m not sure when that’s ever going to happen. But I do want to finish the series, because I loved A Heart so Fierce and Broken! Oh well, I’ll try again next year. And if you’re wondering; I haven’t read Defy the Night either.


By Elly Blake

I put this one on my Spring TBR as well, and clearly I did not read it. This is the third book in the Frostblood Saga, and I’m not quite sure why I haven’t read it yet. The other two books were quite fun, and I read them in no time at all. Seriously, it took me like a day to read each one. I now need a really good summary of the story so far, though, because I’m not sure I can dive into Nightblood without one.

Iron Gold

By Pierce Brown

I’ve been meaning to read Iron Gold since I finished the original Red Rising trilogy in January of last year. That means I haven’t picked up this book at all for almost two whole years!! Anyway, I should really get on with reading this because I like how this new series basically says that you can overthrow any government you like, that doesn’t mean anything gets magically fixed. So I’m wondering what kind of ethical/political questions will be brought to light in this book.


By Victoria Aveyard

I bought this one when I saw it in stores shortly after its release, but did not get to it this year. I was tempted to pick it up a few times but then always chose a different book. I’m hoping to read it next year, though. Although I’m also not in too much of a hurry since this is a planned trilogy, and I don’t enjoy waiting a whole year between books that much. I’ll do it, but if I can avoid it…


By Marissa Meyer

I finished Archenemies in 2020, and Renegades two years before that, and yet I have not picked up Supernova. I just haven’t been in the mood for this type of book once this year, and I know that if I’m not in the right mood I’ll just put it aside which would be a waste. Maybe I should hype this book up a little by looking at fanart and good reviews. That usually does the trick for me! But I’m not going to do that this year, so this book will have to wait until 2022.

Gods & Monsters

By Shelby Mahurin

I’m a little stuck on this one because I found Blood & Honey somewhat of a disappointment, but I also don’t want to quite the whole series. Especially since I already have a copy of Gods & Monsters on my shelves waiting for me. The books look really good together, but I haven’t felt the itch yet to pick up this final installment. I already know I have to expect slow pacing, and I’m not really into that currently either. I think I’m too scared that this book will be a disappointment, too.

We Free the Stars

By Hafsah Faizal

This whole post is just me saying “I’m not in the mood.” But it’s true! I actually started this book a while ago, got pretty far in, and then quit?? I want to finish it at some point, though. Especially because I gave We Hunt the Flame five stars. There must be something wrong with me that I can’t seem to get through this book. I will for sure try again next year, though.

And these are the books I didn’t get to in 2021! Are there more? Yeah probably, but I didn’t feel like calling myself out like that. Admitting to seven books is quite enough. Although to give myself some credit, I did read quite a few from my 2021 TBR during the last couple of months, so yay me. What are some books that were on your 2021 TBR that you didn’t get to?

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