We all can agree that 2020 was… well, let’s say challenging for all of us. I wonder what this year has in store, but taking a bookish look at it is a sure way to get our hopes up. So, here we go.
I am sure our monthly Buddyreads picked by the Otherland staff will continue to be a source of joy and lead to interesting discussions with my fellow Sceptres. The next Buddyread delivery will be accompanied by some other books I ordered, so the year is off to a good start.
Usually I’m not really good at keeping track of new releases, but there are some I am really excited about:
- Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee
- two new Becky Chambers books, the fourth Wayfarer book will even get here as a signed preorder thanks to TheLadyDuckOfDoom
- Broken by Jenny Lawson
- Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
- The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
Apart from that, there are a couple of books already waiting on my shelves that I finally want to get to:
- Dark Age by Pierce Brown – I excitedly preordered a signed edition back in 2019 and it has been waiting for me ever since
- Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb, to finish the Farseer trilogy
- 5 (!) books by V.E. Schwab
- Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy and Warbreaker
- The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin – also signed, also silently judging me from its place on the shelf
As always and against my better judgement, I also get really excited about reading challenges at the beginning of the year. The Goodreads challenge is the only I’ve really stuck with in the last couple of years, but I always take a look at Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge and the Popsugar Reading Challenge. I usually plan books for most of the categories in January and forget all about them by April at the latest. But still, the planning is a whole lot of fun.