Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Didn’t (but Definitely Will in 2018).
It probably won’t come as a surprise to many people when I say that I am not good at TBR lists. I try my best but there are always two things that get in my way; one is that I’m a mood reader and the other is that I can never read as much as I’d like to because my day job and real life gets in the way. Still these books are at the top of my TBR list for 2018, and hopefully that means I will get around to them before we reach 2019.
No promises though.
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
This was one that ended up on my Winter TBR list as well. Basically my aim, if I don’t have A Closed and Common Orbit read by the end of Winter, is to have it read before my birthday when the third book in the Wayfarers series is released. That seems a do-able goal.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
When it comes to Rick Riordan’s series I tend to read one, love it, and plan to get around to the next as soon as possible, which somehow means next year. If that pattern holds now I’ve finished the Heroes of Olympus I’ll be picking up the Kane Chronicles sometime around June.
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
I first noticed this book because of the gorgeous cover, then I read the blurb and was hooked. For some reason the blurb brings to mind some of my favourite series and now my brain has made that connection I can’t wait to read Spellslinger. The only question is why haven’t I picked it up already?
The Novice by Taran Matharu
Originally my plan was to have read the Summoner series by the time YALC 2017 rolled around, but when that failed it changed to by the end of 2017. Obviously that also failed so now my plan is sometime in 2018. Here’s hoping third time’s the charm with this series.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Like with the Summoner series I had a plan for Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books, and it was to be up to date by the end of 2017. Then I heard everyone talking about Lord of Shadows – the cliffhanger ending and the wait for the third book – and realised it would be better to spread these series out because there is no way I am started the Dark Artifices until all three books are out.
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Honestly I’m not sure why this one is still on my to-read list. Normally, while short stories in general are hit or miss for me, short stories within series like The Assassin’s Blade are hits. Either way this is one I need to read before I pick up Tower of Dawn, so sometime in 2018 for sure.
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
As much as I love Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series I wasn’t as excited for the release of Tower of Dawn as I have been her other books, mainly because I’m not a massive fan of Chaol’s character. I only got my copy of this book in November when I saw Sarah J. Maas in London so I’m not surprised this is one I didn’t read in 2017, but I will have it read before her next release is out.
Ringer by Lauren Oliver
I loved Replica; it was the first Lauren Oliver book I picked up but after finishing it I knew it wouldn’t be the last. Ringer was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, I had my copy pre-ordered as soon as it was available on Amazon, and then I just left it sitting on my bookshelves.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Like A Closed and Common Orbit, Stalking Jack the Ripper was also on my Winter TBR list (and my Fall one before that). It’s a book I feel is perfect for the cold Winter weather when it’s dark outside and all you want is to curl up with a good book, so before February is over I will have read this one.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
I have seen some incredible reviews for Girls Made of Snow and Glass, and my aim was to pick up a copy so I could read it as soon as possible. Well it took me to the end of 2017 to get around to picking up my own copy, so hopefully it won’t take me to the end of 2018 to actually read it.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you wanted to read in 2017 but didn’t, and what you have on your TBR list for 2018.