Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Didn’t Read in 2017 But Meant To

It’s been ages since I’ve done TTT, but as part of my New Year’s goal to blog more, I’m trying to get back into it – just in time for it to be moving, apparently.  Whoops.  Well, I’m participating in the final TTT at The Broke and the Bookish, and I’ll try to participate in them moving forward.

For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by the broke and the bookish – until next week, when it will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Each week is a different topic.  Come up with your list of top ten, post it, and then add the link to the masterpost.

This week’s theme was Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017 But Didn’t Get To (but totally will now in 2018, I promise!).

1. Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson – this might be a cheat since I did start it last year, but I didn’t finish it.  And, therefore, I cannot move on to the next book(s) in the Malazan world.  Which is a tragedy because the second Kellanved and Dancer book came out and I WANT TO READ IT SO BAD!!!

2. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – I meant to reread the entire Throne of Glass series and then read Tower of Dawn because I really, really, really want to know how the series ends.  And then I found out a few days ago that there’s going to be a seventh book coming out this year that’s the true series end, so I feel much less bad now.  I’ll read this one (and the preceding novels) in preparation for the true finale release.  This year.  Honest.

3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – another series finale I meant to read.  And yes, I know there’s more coming out in this ‘verse.  But I really need to go back and reread the whole series with this one, too.  So because of that I put off reading ACoWaR.  So yeah, I plan to get this done this year.

4. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I finished Kristoff’s debut trilogy and loved it, despite having my heart ripped out and shredded, and I love epistolary-style novels so I have had Illuminae on my TBR since it first came out.  And yet I still didn’t read this series last year.  I am so ashamed.

5. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle – I loved The Accident Season so I was so excited to hear Fowley-Doyle had another book coming out.  Her writing style is amazing – she is one of my favorite magical realism authors, if not my absolute favorite.  So why didn’t I pick this one up?  I can only claim focus on my Beat the Backlist TBR.  I plan to read Spellbook for BTB this year, though.

6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – I have heard so many good things about this novel/poem.  I am so stoked to read it and have been since I first heard about it.

7. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee – I’m so excited to read this novel that I accidentally wrote it down on my TBR twice.  Clearly, something I should have read last year.

8. Windwitch by Susan Dennard – I loved Truthwitch and yet didn’t pick up the sequel even though it came out, like, an actual year ago.  Whoops.  TBF, by now I think this is another book where I need to reread the whole series.  I do plan to read it this year, but I’m also uncertain if I want to do that when book 3 doesn’t come out until 2019 – and book 5, currently the final planned book, doesn’t come out until 2021.  The problem with epic/high fantasy is that you really do need to read in a large chunk or you’ll forget.  Or I will, at least.  Maybe you have a better memory than me.

9. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – I’ve been meaning to read this book because I love parallel universes/choices not taken/etc. and I’ve heard this is an amazing book.  Hopefully I’ll pick it up soon, since it would be timely right now (I’m working on a show about parallel universes!).

10. She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor – I am an absolute history nerd, although I do have my favorites.  And one of those favorites is Tudor England, especially Elizabeth I.  I’ve heard great things about this nonfiction novel’s readability and I’m always up to expand my knowledge of great queens.  Another novel I really do hope to pick up this year.

And let’s cap it there.  I could go on and on, but I need to stick to ‘ten’ so that this is readable.  I’m going to try and hold myself to actually reading these ten books, but don’t judge me too harshly if I fail, ok?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Didn’t Read in 2017 But Meant To

  1. I really enjoyed Illuminae. I haven’t read the sequel, Gemina yet but hope to get to it soon. I hope you enjoy all these books. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!

    • siderealday says:

      Thanks for the well-wishes! So far it’s not looking like January is going to get me through any of these, but I plan to get to some of them soon!

  2. I’m right there with you on The Illuminae Files and Dark Matter… I received both for Christmas LAST YEAR and have since just been sitting on my shelf. Cheers to actually reading them this year lol

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