#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.
This week’s prompt: Books you’re excited for in 2021
**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**
1. Lost in the Never Woods
A fairy tale retelling in a modern/contemporary setting. This one is a retelling of Peter Pan set in Astoria, Oregon. The entire tale surrounds the mystery of missing children with a fantasy backdrop. I loved how this author brought the fantasy and reality worlds together in their other work, Cemetery Boys, which was one of my top releases last year. Aiden Thomas has a gift for creating likeable characters that you want to root for while making them multi-dimensional in a great setting. I’m hopeful this second novel will turn out just as fantastic as the first!
Greek mythology plus retellings equals an automatic add to my TBR list. This one is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, which I’m curious how they’ll put a fiction story around this well-known tale. I have not read Jennifer Saint before, but this work has been compared to Madeline Miller, who wrote two of my top 2020 reads (Circe and The Song of Achilles) so I’m very anxious to see what this new-to-me author has to offer.
3. While Justice Sleeps
Stacey Abrams is a very talked about politician, so I was surprised to find that she was also an author. I believe she wrote romance novels and this is her first thriller. This book sounds like a great read given the political climate in the United States and I have a lot of friends and family that want to read it, so it will also be nice to buddy read it with them.
4. The Soulmate Equation
Finding love through DNA matches is a fascinating concept and sounds like it will make a fun read. The duo of Christina Lauren has been hit or miss for me in the past as I loved The Unhoneymooners and In a Holidaze, but I wan’t a huge fan of The Honey-Don’t List. I still find their writing entertaining, so I’m very curious how this novel will turn out.
5. One Last Stop
I’m excited to read this author’s next work. Red, White & Royal Blue was a very enjoyable novel and one of my top reads last year, so I hope this one is written just as well. This novel is one of my most anticipated as it not only introduces the romance factor, but it also gives the unexpected element of time travel.
6. The Rehearsals
This would be my first novel by this author, but the concept of this novel drew me in. Groundhog Day scenarios can be extremely funny if they are done well, so I would have to read the novel to find out one or another. The added facts of family secrets and a disastrous rehearsal dinner all sound like pieces to make a great novel.
JANUARY– It’s all about booooooooooks
3rd – Bookish resolutions for 2021 (Did not do) 10th – Bookish wins of 2020 (Did not do) 17th – Books you wish you’d read in 2020 (Complete) 24th – Books you’re excited for in 2021
31st – Bookish hates
I enjoyed this meme a lot last week and will continue to do it as long as I can. The lists though are very difficult as there are thousands that can fit in both last week’s and this week’s. This one I narrows it down to those either written by authors that I loved their previous works with a few new ones stuck in between. These are all novels that were already on my TBR list. I have a lot of ARCs to go through, so I’m not sure if I want to try for any of these or just wait until they are released and read them later. I will have to see as maybe I might request one or more on a whim and if I get approved, then I’ll read it as an ARC. If I don’t request or I get denied, then I will have to motivate myself to read them when they are published.