Well now that I’m getting my life back on track, time start up with the daily memes again! One of my favorites is Top Ten Tuesday!
For those of you not familiar with Top Ten Tuesday, it was a meme created by the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Ready Girl in 2018. Be sure to check out Jana’s blog for prompts for the rest of the year!
This week for Top Ten Tuesday we’re going to be talking about books I meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to.
We’ve all had that moment. The shiny new book arrives, we Instagram/blog/BookTube the book and unboxing process, then the book goes on the shelves to be forgotten until a prompt motivates you to bring out that book and confess that it’s still not read.
Here are 10 books where that happened to me. This list is kind of in order, but not really. There are also a lot of books that could have made this list, but I picked the first 10 I could think of, to avoid this list getting too long.
10. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli — After hearing so much about this book and getting it my November FairyLoot box, I was beyond excited to pick this one up. I didn’t have time to read it before finals and am hoping to get to it soon. The book has received amazing reviews since its October release.
9. Furyborn by Claire Legrand — So I was going back and forth about reading this one too early since the book isn’t getting released until May 2018. That being said, the more I saw people post about this book, the more I was getting hyped and I did really want to get to this one. I will definitely be getting to this one soon, mostly because I can’t wait anymore. I need to know what this book is about.
8. Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao — I actually started this book. So there’s that. But I was working on homework when I listened to the audiobook and found myself not paying as much attention to the story as I needed to. I’ve since put this book down and have not yet picked it back up. I want to get back to this one soon, as the story was interesting and I need some more East Asian fairytale retellings in my life.
7. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody — I was so hyped for this book. I put it on an anticipated releases list in May and got this book in my July FairLoot…and haven’t read a word yet. Well, that’s a lie, I’m actually listening to the audiobook while writing this post, but the point is the same, I had this book for over six months before finally picking it up. There is no excuse…except that I waited like 2 months for the audiobook, but I could have picked up the physical book, so no excuse.
6. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco — I read and loved Stalking Jack the Ripper back in October and have been waiting for the audiobook since then. The audiobook for Stalking Jack the Ripper helped draw me into the story and I think it’s the best way to enjoy this series. Hunting Prince Dracula seems likes it’s going to be another fun mystery featuring one of the most enjoyable protagonists I’ve read about in a long time.
5. A List of Cages by Robin Roe — I’ve heard people rave about this book and condemn this book and frankly I just want to know where my opinion lies. The main reason I haven’t picked this one up yet is that I’m not in the mood for a super sad book right now. A lesser reason is that I haven’t been loving contemporary reads as much lately, but 2018 is a new year and is the year I’m finally going to pick this book up.
4. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K. C. Tansley — First book on my shame shelf. This is an ARC I got back in August or September and I am WAAAAYYY overdue on getting this book read and reviewed. It’s one of my highest priority books to read in the next month.
3. Dust of Many by Brian M. Oldham — Similarly to K. C. Tansley’s book, this is an ARC I got months ago and have been meaning to read for such a long time. I also started reading this books early in the semester and had to put them down when things got tough. Now that I’m in my J-term and only taking one class, I finally have time to get to these books and start to get caught up on these back listed ARCs.
2. Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh — So back in May, I went through the bloodbath that is getting a FairyLoot box on the third of the month when they have the limited number available. This is when boxes sell out in minutes and somehow I managed to get my hands on one. I was super hyped for this box, mostly because I thought this was going to be the book. Since May, I’ve started the audiobook but put it down for finals (back in MAY!) and have yet to get back to the book. I’ve heard almost all positive reviews than kind of mixed reviews, and hell I’m just ready to read this book and get up my review.
1. A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas — This book is at the top of the list for two reasons. 1) Most of my bookstagram friends are obsessed with this series and have hyped it up for me and 2) I’m a sucker for fantasy retellings and Beauty and the Beast is a favorite of mine. I’ve heard mostly good things about this book and series and I’m excited to see what all the hype is about. I’m thinking about having a Maas Month this year dedicated to busting out as many Sarah. J. Maas books as I can, seeing as I haven’t read any of them yet.
What are some books you meant to get to in 2017 but didn’t?
Let me know below!