Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The meme was originally the brainchild of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Books I Was So Excited to Get – But Still Haven’t Read Yet .
Fantasy Books I Couldn’t Wait to Get – But Still Haven’t Read
The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern
The Raven Heir, by Stephanie Burgis
Spin the Dawn, by Elizabeth Lim
Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik
A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer (I started it, but I wasn’t in the right mood and never got back to it)
Dreamer’s Pool, by Juliet Marillier
A Darker Shade of Magic, by V. E. Schwab
The Bright and Breaking Sea, by Chloe Neill
Hobbit Virtues, by Christopher A. Snyder
City of Brass, by A. Chakraborty
When I thought about this list, the books that first jumped to mind were fantasy books (or in the case of Hobbit Virtues, fantasy-adjacent.) And that makes sense, when I think about it. I have always loved fantasy, but for some reason, over the last four or five years, I haven’t read that much new fantasy. I did read fantasy, but mostly I just reread old favorites. Recently, though, my enthusiasm for new-to-me fantasy has been rekindled, so I hope to catch up on some of these books this year.
The books on my list are far from the only books I was eager to get, but haven’t yet read. I have over two bookcases of unread books! (I need to prune them a bit; there are a few I will probably never read, so someone else should have the pleasure of owning them.) But as I said, the fantasy books really stood out, in part because I’ve actually started reading new fantasy again. Until a week ago, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue would also have been on my list, but I finished it on Saturday… and loved it.
What books are still languishing on your shelves, even though you were excited to read them? And do they fall in a particular genre, or are they across several genres?