Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 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 2018 but Didn’t Get To.
At the start of every year I have the best intentions when it comes to all the books I’m going to try and read, but then by the end of every year I’ve always fallen short. One of the downfalls of being a mood reader is that I can never stick to TBR lists so I always get to January 1st and find there are a few books still on my TBR list that shouldn’t be there, and I feel like there were more from 2018 than there usually are.
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
Heidi Heilig wrote one of my favourite time travel duologies, so I was thrilled when I discovered she had a new series in the works. I got a copy of For a Muse of Fire for Christmas from my sister, so even though I didn’t get around to it in 2018 I will definitely get around to it quite quickly this year.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
I saw some incredible reviews for The Wicked Deep, and based on what they said this seemed like the perfect release to pick up in the autumn season. Autumn 2018 came and went, and still this book remained on my TBR list. Maybe autumn 2019 will be the season I finally get around to it.
The Mermaid by Christina Henry
Whenever I see there’s a new release from Christina Henry I have to buy it right away, but then it sits on my TBR list for ages. That’s the way it went for Lost Boy and it’s the way it’s going for The Mermaid. I just have to be in a certain mood for her books and as of yet I haven’t been in the right mood for The Mermaid.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
The last book in the Throne of Glass series was sky high on my most anticipated releases of 2018 list. I had big plans to re-read the whole series, finally picking up both The Assassin’s Blade and Tower of Dawn for the first time, in preparation for its release. Obviously that never happened, largely due to my reading slump at the end of 2018.
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
After the way A Torch Against the Night ended I thought for sure the second A Reaper at the Gates was released I’d be in a rush to finally read it. But no. This is definitely a priority of mine for 2019, I plan to re-read the first two books and then dive straight into this one to find out how the story continues.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
It was the cover that first drew me to this book and the hype surrounding its release caught my attention. I’ve seen some positive reviews since then, most of which have mentioned the incredible world building which is a weakness of mine, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it in 2019.
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
The ending to Ignite Me never felt like the end of the Shatter Me series so I was thrilled when it was announced more books were being released. I want more from Juliette, Warner and Kenji (especially Kenji), and based on the reviews I’ve seen when I finally do pick up Restore Me I’m going to love it.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
This book has spent so long on my TBR list; it’s a fairytale retelling (which I love) of Aladdin and all the reviews I’ve read have been positive (so I know I’m going to love it too). I’m not sure why The Forbidden Wish is still on my TBR list, but I’m going to make a real effort to cross it off soon.
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
I added Jen Wilde’s books to my summer TBR list for when I was on holiday, and while I managed to cross off Queens of Geek I didn’t make it to The Brightsiders. With a new book (which sounds amazing) by Jen Wilde coming out later this year I’m hoping I’ll be able to finally pick up this one come summer 2019.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I had such big plans for this series. I’ve been steadily making my way through all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books and my plan was to read the second half of The Mortal Instruments series before finally starting The Dark Artifices trilogy now the last book is out. Maybe this year instead.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know how many books you didn’t manage to get around to in 2018. Have they all been added to your TBR list for 2019, or have you managed to read some of them in the first three weeks of the yea