22 Exciting Books Hitting the Shelves in January 2021 | Anticipated Reads

With 2021’s arrival comes my monthly Anticipated Reads post where I highlight some of the interesting books hitting bookshelves. This month we are especially blessed with lots of reading material, and I’m here to highlight 22 releases for January 2021!

I’ve posted monthly Anticipated Reads lists since March 2018, and it’s been my favorite way to keep a pulse on upcoming releases. But as my reading habits have evolved, so too will the format of Anticipated Reads on Reader Voracious. Before we dive into the new releases, I want to briefly share my approach moving forward.

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The End of the Year Book Tag: 2020 Edition


Yes, I made a gif of the season 7 finale of Last Week Tonight so I could
show 2020 being blown up.

I cannot be the only one excited that the end of this year is fucking nigh, right? From a global pandemic to natural disasters to civil unrest and police brutality, this year’s been difficult to say the least. I’m basically ready to kick 2020 to the curb, light it on fire, and arise from its ashes reborn tomorrow.

End of the Year 2018 End of the Year 2019

Due to my unannounced and unexpected hiatus (again), I haven’t been tagged this year for the End of the Year Book Tag by anyone…but I do what I want! This is one of my favorite posts to make every year, and honestly? I haven’t read in over 56 days and want to look back on when the reading slump wasn’t in my life.

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His Hideous Heart Readalong: Voracious Book Club Pick for January

It’s my birthday month, and you know what that means… the third annual #poeathon! Each year for my birthday, I’ve hosted some kind of group reading event to celebrate my birthday (which I share with Poe), and this year it’s time to tackle the 2018 YA anthology His Hideous Heart.

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I fully intend to read these books in my reading chair, under my Raven litograph, and snuggled in my The Raven blanket in full Poe Hoe Glory. But you can join in without all the swag, promise!

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October Adventure Log: a month in review

Did October come and go like a fever dream for anyone else? I am so disappointed because I feel like I didn’t get to experience Spooky Season to its fullest potential.

The weather is finally beginning to cool a bit here in Southern California though, and the last week of October finally felt like Fall. It’s a shame that palm trees don’t change leaves, though!

But with a new month, it’s time to wrap-up everything October! My post format has changed a bit this month, so read on to hear all about what I read and hauled, and much more!

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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but my family always struggles with what to get their not-so-little bookworm for the holidays. They never seem to know which books to buy me, or worse… I wind up with multiples of the same book. I thought I’d put together a list of perfect gift ideas for book lovers that goes beyond the book light, bookmarks, and candles which typically make up these kinds of lists (no shade).

2020 has flown by and while it feels rather early to think towards the holiday season, the pandemic and USPS delays have created a perfect storm. It’s more important than ever to shop early to ensure adequate stock and shipping time!

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