Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here we are at Tuesday again. The first Tuesday of the month is always hectic for me because of meetings and starting off with new month's goals. Luckily, my business plan was already set prior to the end of the year, so that makes January easier. I also set up my Spectacular 2021 Vision Board and committed to waking up early enough that I can spend time with a devotional before starting my day. 

I am not a planner person. I've tried. Just not me. I do, however, need to get better at time blocking, so these planner sheets might help. I need a few days to get it all together, but this is a start. Can't read it? I can barely read my handwriting, too. LOL!

Now, how about we talk books. I'm not always good when it comes to the anticipated releases. I'm still trying to find my way out of all the unread books in my shelves. I will give this a whirl and see how it goes. Here are my:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the 
First Half of 2021

I pre-ordered this one and it should arrive by January 18. I actually have a non-fiction title with the same name about the same event. It is thought Michael Landon used this historical event as inspiration for his episode "Blizzard" on Little House on the Prairie. 

The only way to make historical fiction better is to add a mystery to it. This one sounds superb.

A story that takes place over ten years during the late 50s and the turbulent 60s where a family moves in with an aging parent and are forced to get along since they are stuck together. 

A new cozy mystery series that finds Shiloh Bellamy leaving the big city to return to the family farm. Turning Bellamy Farm into a sustainable, organic operation is made even tougher when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market. 

A lost ring brings together a youth minister tormented by his past and a spunky church custodian. Emotional, but fun. 

In this first book of a new series, a preacher's transgressions cost his son the family land and his good name. To support the family, he ends up working alongside a woman who has every reason to resent him.

This historical romance introduces Lady Violet, a leading scientist of her time, who forms a secret group for the brilliant women in her society and undertakes a secret mission for the monarchy. She is also secretly in love with her bodyguard. 

Baker Reena Manji  wants nothing to do with her family meddling to find her a "Good Muslim Husband." Problem is, he lives next door. Oh, and there is this couples cooking competition that could change everything.

"In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy--and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed."

Not that I have the desire to start a podcast--what the heck would I talk about that anyone would find remotely interesting--but I like to hear how people have found success in different ways and what they have to say about their subject matter.

That's it for my list. What is on yours? What books are you eagerly awaiting? 


Greg said...

"The only way to make historical fiction better is to add a mystery to it." Haha so true! And The Children's Blizzard I'm seeing a lot of as well- looks good.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

A Southerner's Reckoning sounds very interesting.

Read with Stefani said...

The Children's Blizzard sounds very good, added it to my TBR! So many exciting new release coming out this year https://readwithstefani.com/most-anticipated-book-releases-of-2021/

Aymee said...

Accidentally Engaged sounds like a lot of fun!

Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

Lydia said...

The Children's Blizzard sounds good.

Good luck with your meetings!

My post.

Susan said...

The Children's Blizzard was such a sad event! So much loss. I've actually read both of the books with this title. I'd recommend starting with the non-fiction one to give you a broad overview of what happened. The novel then gives the tragedy a more personal feel. I don't know if you can really ENJOY books about such a sad thing, but I hope the books are educational and compelling reads for you.

Happy TTT!

Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks said...

I've been wanting to read The Children's Blizzard, but I know it's going to be a tough book to get through. A few years ago, I read a nonfiction account with the same title and it kept me up for days. Just terrifying.

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse said...

That first one looks really good. I need to look into it more. I might be adding it to my TBR. I hope you love all of these.

Cheryl said...

Glad you like my sense of humor, Greg. History and mystery together are so much fun.

Deb, I hope that book is interesting. I like to read most anything around that time period.

Stefani, glad I was able to add to your list.

Aymee, I think AE sounds fun, too. Not my usual read, but want to try it.

Thanks, Lydia. Meetings always go longer than I hope, but they are a necessary evil.

Susan, the tough material is part of why I haven't read the nonfiction book yet. I've owned it for year. I really have to prepare for it.

I hear what you're saying about the tough material, Christopher.

Hope you add The Children's Blizzard to your TBR, Deanna.

Thanks for visiting, everyone.