Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!) Beginning next week, TTT will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, because The Broke & The Bookish are closing their blog.
Ten Nine Books (plus a bunch more) That I Didn’t Read in 2017 – But Plan To in 2018
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – This book got all kinds of love around the blogosphere, and it sounds and looks beautiful. I definitely want to read it, but the library hold list is miles long.
Artemis by Andy Weir – Weir’s second book is a heist novel set on the moon and sounds slightly reminiscent of Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I loved The Martian and can’t wait to see what Weir has done this time. Luckily, I have an ARC (that I didn’t have time to read), so I can dive in as soon as I find room in my reading schedule—and I’m in the right mood.
Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin – I really wanted to read this MG retelling of the Snow White and Rose Red fairytale, but my name came up on the library hold list just before I had to leave for New Mexico, so I didn’t get a chance.
A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey – If you follow my blog, you know that despite a few reservations about the inconsistent quality of her books, I’m a longtime Lackey fan and read most of her books when they come out. I borrowed this from the library in late November, but didn’t have time to finish it before I left on vacation. I’m definitely going to finish it next time I get my hands on it!
The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – I attended a talk and signing that Mr. Ford gave at my public library. I was so impressed with his warmth, compassion, insight, and sense of humor that I bought both Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (for myself) and his newest book, Love and Other Consolation Prizes (for my mom) and had them signed. But I didn’t get a chance to read my copy before I left on vacation. It’s high on my list to read this winter.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer – I was on the library hold list for this book, but there were a lot of people ahead of me. Luckily, my sister gave it to me for Christmas!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – Robin has been trying to get me to read this book for a while now. I actually started it over a year ago and thought it was really good, but I put it down to get through a batch of ARCs, and for some reason, I never picked it up again. I’m hoping this will be the year I get through the whole trilogy.
The Fiercest Joy by Shana Abe – I loved the first two books in this series, and was deeply disappointed when the publisher apparently decided not to publish the third. So I was excited last January to discover that Ms. Abe had finished the trilogy and published book three on her own. Then a friend died, I was swamped with work, and oh, yeah, mono happened… and I never got around to reading it. This year, I’d like to reread the first two (because it’s been so long) and then read this one.
The Waking Land by Callie Bates – I actually started this ARC and was finding it interesting despite the use of first person present tense (which I don’t normally care for.) I don’t even remember why I stopped reading it, except that I was sick while I was reading it, and probably put it down for something comfortingly familiar.
I couldn’t decide on the 10th book, because there were so many contenders. I was terrible about getting to (or through) my review copies this year. I blame it on the mono; I had very little mental focus or enthusiasm for much of anything, even after I “should” have been over it—though I’m starting to get them back now. All of these looked good to me at the time, or I wouldn’t have requested them. My hope—I can’t quite call it a goal!—is to get most of them read this year.