Top 10 Tuesday

2020 releases I STILL need to read! [Top 10 Tuesday]

May 17, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! This week’s theme is “books I was SO excited to get, but still haven’t read yet” and I already did a list a few months ago of 2021 releases I haven’t read yet, so I decided to take it back another year and make this list 2020 releases I haven’t read yet! These are all books that I was really anticipating before their release dates.

10 releases from 2020 that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet:

  • Kingdom of the Wicked // Kerri Maniscalco → I love the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, so I was REALLY pumped for this book! Now I’ve decided to save it and binge the trilogy when book 3 releases this fall.
  • Spoiler Alert // Olivia Dade → Not gonna lie, I’m still hella excited for this adorable-sounding geeky romance book with fat rep.
  • The Ghost Tree // Christina Henry → This is the only book I’m including that I did technically start and read a good chunk of (about 30%), but I hit a horrible slump and set it aside.
  • The Bone Shard Daughter // Andrea Stewart → I LOVE books about magic that requires elements like bones, blood, etc., and I still wanna read this so badly.
  • Drowned Country // Emily Tesh → This is one of those sequels that I haven’t read only because I loved the first book so much that I’m a little scared to see how it ends, lol.

  • The Only Good Indians // Stephen Graham Jones → I’ve read the first 1-2 chapters of this twice and set it aside both times, because it does have some heavy elements I wasn’t in the right headspace for, but I’m still so excited to read it, especially given how much I’ve adored all the SGJ short stories I’ve read!
  • Survivor Song // Paul Tremblay → I have a VERY good reason for having not read this yet, which is that I couldn’t handle anything pandemic-related AT ALL in my books until the last few months, but I think I’m ready for it!
  • Final Cuts // Ellen Datlow → An entire anthology of short stories inspired by horror movies! HOW on earth have I, the horror film addict that I am, not read this yet?!
  • The Switch // Beth O’Leary → I adored The Flatshare, and I think I’m a little nervous to read more of Beth’s books because I’m worried I won’t love them as much.
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires // Grady Hendrix → I have literally NO excuse. I had an ARC, I have a finished copy, I adore this author and everything about this premise… what am I waiting for??

What author has been on your TBR way too long? Have you read any of the authors in my list?
Let me know in the comments, or drop a link to your T10T post for the week!



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  • Reply Annemieke May 17, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Oh Drowned Country and The Bone Shard Daughter are such a must. <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 17, 2022 at 2:28 am

      I need to hurry up and read them! Especially Drowned Country, I miss those sweethearts 🥺

  • Reply The Book Lover's Sanctuary May 17, 2022 at 2:02 am

    The Only Good Indians is still on my TBR too. I got it as an audiobook and found the narrator TOO American which sounds really picky!
    My list is here.

  • Reply Louise @ Monstrumology May 17, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Kingdom of the Wicked and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires are two I really should have read by now. And I’ve never read anything by Stephen Graham Jones but I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Only Good Indians.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 9:20 pm

      I’ve only read SGJ’s short works, but they’ve all been SO good that I’m shocked I haven’t read his novels yet!

  • Reply lydiaschoch May 17, 2022 at 6:43 am

    I haven’t read The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Hunting Vampires yet either!

    My post:

  • Reply Rae | May 17, 2022 at 7:38 am

    I love your spin on this week’s prompt. Kingdom of the Wicked, Spoiler Alert, and The Bone Shard Daughter are my TBR this year, the latest being on my list this week too 🙂

    Here is my TTT:

    Have a fantastic week 🙂

  • Reply Emily Jane May 17, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Some good looking books there. I get carried away when I like an author then struggle to find the time to read the book!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      I feel you on that SO much! Too many good books, too little time! 🙂

      • Reply Emily Jane May 28, 2022 at 6:25 pm

        It’s a nightmare isn’t it 😂 in a good way ☺️

  • Reply Tammy May 17, 2022 at 9:15 am

    I’ve actually read five of these, go me! Lol. The Grady Hendrix is probably my favorite of all his books. Super dark but so well done.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 9:28 pm

      Lol, way to go! That actually doesn’t surprise me, because your reading always inspires me. 😊 You’re one of the bloggers I’m friends with who always has me like, “Wow, Tammy’s so on top of it!!” lol! Ooooh, that’s so awesome. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Reply dinipandareads May 17, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Oops, Drowned Country, Bone Shard Daughter and Spoiler Alert would all be on my list as well… 🙈 There are just too many books and I don’t have enough shelf-control, haha! I hope you enjoy these books whenever you get around to reading them though 🙂

  • Reply confessionsofayareader May 17, 2022 at 10:36 am

    I loved Kingdom of the Wicked and enjoyed Spoiler Alert. I definitely want to read Bone Shard Daughter at some point. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews for it.

  • Reply Leslie May 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    The Switch and Bone Shard Daughter are ones that I’ve read and enjoyed!! I hope you get to some of these soon. 🙂

    My Top Ten!

  • Reply mistysbookspace May 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve read Kingdom of the Wicked and Spoiler Alert. Kerri Maniscalco is a favorite author of mine and I can’t wait for the final book in this trilogy. I did enjoy Spoiler Alert but I found some things annoying.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      Kerri is so good!! I really can’t wait to binge the trilogy! Oh no, what annoyed you in Spoiler Alert?

      • Reply mistysbookspace May 27, 2022 at 9:49 pm

        I don’t think I could hold off reading her books until they are all released so I pretty much read them on or near when they are published. I didn’t like how the fan fiction writing was included.

  • Reply Marianna May 17, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    I’m interested in all the horror books listed here. Haven’t any of these books.

    My TTT:

  • Reply Amber G May 17, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Kingdom of the Wicked! I, too, have decided to wait for the final book to come out before I continue with the series though. It’s a good one to marathon!

  • Reply Kayla @ Books and Blends May 17, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    I have way too many books that I still want to read lol. Spoiler Alert is on that list too lol

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 10:09 pm

      There are just so many good books and not enough time to read them all, dang it! 😭😂

      • Reply Kayla @ Books and Blends June 2, 2022 at 10:22 am

        Yes! I always get caught up in new releases then I get antsy about what to start lol.

  • Reply Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard May 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Spoiler Alert was really good; I hope you enjoy it. Some of the rest look a bit dark for me, but I do want to read Silver in the Wood (and thus, Drowned Country) at some point.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you! Silver in the Wood was so, so good. I hope you like it if/when you pick it up!

  • Reply ChapterMalliumpkin May 17, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    If you need content warnings for The Only Good Indians, let me know! I got you covered all those details if you need it. Also, I see so many books in this list I want to read, but I can feel my tbr cart glaring at me.

  • Reply LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks May 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I had gotten an ARC of the Bone Shard Daughter and just… didn’t… read it? For some reason? I don’t know— I’ll get to it one day lol

  • Reply Lauren @ Always Me May 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I really need to read The Bone Shard Daughter too. 🙂

    Check out my TTT

  • Reply The Sassy Library Fox May 18, 2022 at 8:18 am

    I guess I can sign that entire list too! *lol* I still haven’t read any of them as well and by now I feel guilty. XD I hope you’ll love them when you get to them, Destiny!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 10:12 pm

      Oh noooo, lol! I’m sorry we’re in this boat together!! 😂 I hope you do, too, love!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx May 18, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    I hope you enjoy all of these! I wasn’t a massive fan of Kingdom of The Wicked back when I read it, but I hope you enjoy it more.
    My TTT:

  • Reply Marie May 19, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Ahh Spoiler Alert sounds SO good, I’ve had that one on my TBR for a little while now, as well! I hope you’ll love it 🙂

  • Reply Poinsettia May 21, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I haven’t read any of these! I hope you enjoy them when you have time.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat May 22, 2022 at 10:39 am

    I don’t want to know how many 2020 releases I haven’t read yet 😂 I did read Spoiler Alert though and really liked it, the fandom aspect was so much fun 🥰

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 27, 2022 at 10:20 pm

      Oh gosh, this list could have been SO much longer, so I feel you 😭 lmao! So excited that you loved Spoiler Alert, though!! I can’t wait.

  • Reply Nicole Evans May 22, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    The Bone Shard Daughter is so so so so so good!!!!

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