Hey bookworms! It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly prompt originally curated by The Broke and the Bookish, though it will soon be transferred over to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic for this week is to list 10 books you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to. I have plenty of those, so this should be an easy post!
- The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
There’s no better way to start this list than with a book I intended to read in 2016 and 2017. The second book in the Magicians trilogy was a disappointment, so I’ve been putting off the third one. I should just rip off the bandaid, though, before I need to re-read them all to remember what happens.
- Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
This is another novel I meant to get to in 2016. I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t finished this series yet. Cornelia Funke’s Inkworld holds such interesting concepts, settings, and characters. I’m just plain silly for not finishing it.
- Red Seas Over Red Skies by Scott Lynch
I read The Lies of Locke Lamora in 2017, and I’ve been swearing that I’m going to start the sequel ever since. It still hasn’t happened. I’m holding out hope that I’ll get to it early this year. I adore Lynch’s writing, so there’s no reason not to marathon these books.
- Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Oh look, another series I haven’t completed. I’m shocked beyond words. But seriously, this is another series I’d like to binge in 2018. I started The Diviners late in 2017, so I totally have an excuse as to why the sequel hasn’t been read yet!
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I went out and bought They Both Die at the End with every intention of starting it right after. But it’s months later, and I still haven’t made the time to read it. I’ve heard fabulous things, and I loved History is All You Left Me, so I have to push myself to pick this up sooner rather than later.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Everyone and their mother has some sort of praise for Laini Taylor’s newest release. And it’s still sitting on my shelf. I know, I know. Why am I like this?
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
I became a Leigh Bardugo fangirl in 2017, so it should come as no surprise that I bought this book the day it came out. Unfortunately, I only got a few chapters in before I was over the superhero story. I’m just not huge on the combination of superheroes and books, though the authors make me want to read the DC Icons series anyway. I fully intend to finish this at some point, so hopefully 2018 will be my year. I don’t think I could live with myself if I left a Bardugo book unread.
- The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Speaking of reading Leigh Bardugo’s completed works…I really wanted to read The Language of Thorns in 2017 too. But I was trying to adult and save money, so I wound up receiving it as a Christmas gift. That’ll be one of my next reads, most likely.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’m so mad at myself for putting this off for so long. If I don’t read this in 2018, every one of you has the right to slap me around. There. Maybe now I’ll smarten up and read it.
- Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Plot twist: I’m actually done with this one! And I did start it in 2017. But while I planned on making it the last book of the year, I still had about 200 pages left when the clock struck 12. So this is now a 2018 book. Boo.
That’s it! What are some books you wanted to read in 2017 but didn’t? Let me know in the comments below!