Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic seemed liked the perfect one to get me back into the swing of both blogging (sorry for the lack of posts!) and Top Ten Tuesdays, as there are so many books that I could make this list! I feel like I go into every year with this huge long list of all the books I want to read within it, and 2018 was no different, so its not surprising that there were a few from that TBR that didn’t actually end up getting read within it.
So here are ten books that I was meant to read in 2018 but never got round to!
Ever since I found about the release of King of Scars, I was determined to catch up on all of the books currently out in the Grisha-verse so that I could dive straight into it once it was finally out in the world. And whilst I did manage to finish the Six of Crows duology and reread the first two books in the Grisha trilogy, this is the one that I unfortunately never ended up getting round to.
This was one of my most anticipated releases of last year, and yet somehow I never actually picked it up myself at any point in 2018. I have heard so many people rave about this fantasy, and added to the fact that the sequel is set for release pretty soon, I am hoping that I can make up for missing out on it last year by finally picking it up before it ends up as another book that sits on my TBR for far too long.
This one is slightly different from the rest on this list, as I did actually start this book last year in the summer, and read just under 100 pages before randomly putting it back down. Because of that, I did not make any progress on the Lunar Chronicles series in 2018, something that I was very keen to do after I really enjoyed the first two installments in this sci-fi series.
This book sounds like my perfect read, and yet I somehow still didn’t end up getting round to it last year! With Muse of Nightmares, the sequel, also now being out in the world, there is no reason for me to not dive straight into this book and discover this whimsical story for myself.
Last year was definitely not the year of contemporary for me, and so its not surprising that I never actually got round to reading Becky Albertalli’s second book within it. After loving Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, I was super excited to explore more of her stories, but unfortunately I was never truly in the mood for this sort of story.
At the beginning of last year, I thought I may be able to catch up on the entirety of the rest of the Throne of Glass series before the release of Kingdom of Ash, and yet come the end of 2018 I hadn’t even read the next book in the series, Queen of Shadows. If only these books weren’t so big and intimidating!
There were a lot of books that I recieved in Fairyloot boxes that I wanted to get to in 2018, with this being one of those at the top of my list simply because of how interested I am in the concept of this book. This is also another one where the sequel has now been released as well, which just serves as further prove that I need to get round to actually reading this book!
2018 was not my best year for reading classics anyway, but this is one that I was most desperate to read as I have been desperate to see what all the hype is about surrounding both the book itself, and the TV show adaptation. Despite hearing some mixed reviews about this one, I am still really interested in picking it up for myself, so hopefully 2019 will finally be the year I do just that.
This is one of the oldest books on my TBR, and so I was desperate to make 2018 the year that I either read this book, or at least tried to. However, that clearly did not end up happening, and so here I am in 2019 with this book still sitting unread on my shelf a year later.
The fact that the only Maggie Stiefvater book I read last year was the Opal short story makes me desperate to return to her gorgeous writing right now and dive into this book. I was desperate to read this book in 2018 after not getting to it back in 2017 when it was first released, and yet here I am in 2019 with this book still sitting unread on my TBR.
What books did you mean to read in 2018 but never got round to? Have you read any of these – what did you think?