20 Books I Want to Read in 2020

I have the worst habit of not reading books I know I’m probably going to love. It’s almost as if I wanted to save them for the right moment. For example, it took me years to read Ancillary Justice when I knew that I would probably like it a lot. And I did, it was a great read, so why did I wait that long to pick it up?

This is pretty dumb considering that amazing books are released every single year and if I decide to “save them for later” each time, I’m never going to read any of them. In order to “force” myself to read those books, I decided to look at my huge TBR and pick books that I’m very excited about but that I haven’t read yet. To my surprise, in less than 10 minutes, I had already picked out 20 books that fit what I’m now calling my “Ancillary Justice syndrome”.

My goal with this list is straightforward : I want to read as many books on it as possible before the end of the year. Since it’s a long list, I don’t think I’ll manage to read them all but I’d like to at least read half of the books mentionned. (Spoiler alert: I’ve already read one book of the list in January and, as expected, I really liked it!)

Without further ado, here are the books I hope to read this year:

  1. The Quantum Garden – Derek Kunsken (read in January)
  2. A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martens
  3. Children of Ruin – Adrian Tchaikovsky
  4. Do you Dream of Terra-Two? – Temi Oh
  5. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. Hexarchate Stories – Yoon Ha Lee
  7. The Rosewater Insurrection – Tade Thomspon
  8. Fleet of Knives – Gareth L. Powell
  9. Nemisis Games – James S.A Corey
  10. Ancillary Sword – Ann Leckie
  11. Luna: Moon Rising – Ian McDonald
  12. David Mogo, Godhunter – Suyi Davies
  13. Rogue Protocol – Martha Wells
  14. The Monster Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson
  15. Planetfall – Emma Newman
  16. Blackfish City – Sam J. Miller
  17. Semiosis – Sue Burke
  18. In the Vanishers’ Palace – Aliette de Bodard
  19. The Descent of Monsters – JY Yang
  20. Endymion – Dan Simmons

As you can see, this list is full of sequels, I have the worst habit of starting a lot of series but never finishing any of them.  I’m excited about all of these books and I’m expecting some of them to be future favorites. I especially have extremely high expectations with the five following works:

Have you read any of the books mentionned here? What did you think about them? 🙂

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