Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.
The topic this week is 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To but I decided to change it a bit and list ten of the books I bought in 2021 that I didn’t get round to reading. The only reason I haven’t read them yet is that I’ve been reading other books … I can only read one book at a time, regardless of how many I have on the go at once.
They are a mix of fiction and nonfiction:
- The Radium Girls: They paid with their lives. Their final fight was for justice by.Kate Moore
- Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children by Patrick Hutchinson
- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
- Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties by Peter Hennessy
- Philip: The Final Portrait by Gyles Brandreth
- The Hanging Tree: Book 6 in Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch
- Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family by Hannah Howard
- Mrs England by Stacey Halls
- Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff
- Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind by Sue Black
Which one to read first? I can’t decide.
15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I bought in 2021 that I Didn’t Get Round To Reading”
I loved the Rivers of London series, although I dropped out around book four. Go for it!
The Miniaturist was a good read and I still think it has such a beautiful cover. Let me know when you get round to it.
I’ve had Mrs England on the TBR since last year too. I’m hoping to find time for it soon, as I enjoyed Stacey Halls’ first two books.
I’ve been wanting to read The Radium Girls, myself, Margaret. I hope you’ll get to that soon, because I’d really like to know more about that one. The rest look really interesting, too!
The Radium Girls is heartbreaking, I remember crying on the train reading it. Mrs England is on my list too this week, I have it on audio so it’s weird I haven’t listened to it yet, but I’m sure that will change soon!
I have The Miniaturist and Plenty in my TBR. I read and loved Radium Girls. What a story.
Plenty is on my Kindle from Netflix, I’ve started it but that’s all. Gyles Brandreth’s book on the Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage was very good.I either read Radium Girls or another book on the same subject–so sad.
The Radium Girls was an excellent read. I hope you like it!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-2021-releases-i-was-excited-to-read-but-didnt-get-to/
Be prepared when you read The Radium Girls for some profound anger and sorrow. When I read it, I made sure I only read it at home because I was warned ahead of time that it was an emotional read. All of that said, it is a book that I think more people need to read.
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Ooh I definitely want to read The Radium Girls at some point.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/top-ten-tuesday-351/
I’ve not read any of these! I hope you really enjoy them when you have time. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Amsterdam in The Miniaturist – hope you do too. Be ready for an emotional experience with Fall and Rise. Not an easy book to read but I did learn a lot from it
Same. I can only read one book at a time. I always have an audiobook going in addition to a paper or e-book, so I guess, technically, I have two books going at any given time, but I can only READ one at a time. Anyway, I hope you enjoy all these when you get to them!
I haven’t read any of them but I think Winds of Change sounds interesting.
I didn’t get to Radium Girls either, although I really wanted to. I did read Written in Bone, however, which I found really interesting. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them!
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