Tuesday, 22 January 2019

TTT: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To


What is Top Ten Tuesday?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.



Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To



I waited 18 months for this book to release, bought it on release day, brought it home and put it next to the others on the bookshelf. I couldn't bring myself to read it. I know I'll take an emotional battering with this book and I'm just not ready.


It was all anybody spoke about last January and it continually cropped up throughout the year. I really wanted to read it, and I bought it when it was on a sale, but I never bothered reading it. I don't know if it was because by the time I bought it, the burning urge to read it had passed, or if it was reading the feedback of so many others on how it's quite a slow and difficult read with characters who are challenging but I just never got into the mood for it.

That said, I still want to read it and now that book two is available, I'm more likely to do so.


I bought this on a 99p sale. I heard so many good things. I love the cover and the blurb. But, the mood just never struck. Hopefully, I'll get to it this year.


I love urban fantasy and this sounds so awesome but, once again, I've heard things that make me hesitate. I know I will read it, I just have to be ready for it. Since I don't own this already, I imagine I'll wait until the next book in the series releases before going for it.


All the love for this book has made it one I absolutely need to read. The need built every time I saw another awesome review for it.
The thing that stopped me? The price!
It's over £12 for a kindle version... That's insane. Seriously, £12.99 for kindle. £6.99 for the paperback. Where is the logic in that?!


I fan-girl about Ilona Andrews every chance I get. I love their characters, their writing, the worlds they create and they have very little published that I've left to read.
The Hidden Legacy series, is awesome and I was so excited it was continuing. I pre-ordered this immediately and waited months and months for it to hit my kindle... Then it landed on my birthday and I never read it.
I blame moving house, planning a wedding, and having the plague throughout most of December.


I love the cover. I love the blurb. Once again, I own the book. I have no reason for having not read it. I just haven't.


I started reading it then got caught up in the chaos that was my life Sept-December and never finished it. I really need to read this one this year... I was really really enjoying it when I stopped, plus - shudders in horror - it was an ARC.
*hangs head in blogger shame*


I've wanted to read a Lauren Blakely novel for a while and this sounded like it'd be so much fun so I bought it... And didn't read it. Again, no reason, just haven't.


NA, Urban Fantasy. Awesome blurb. Great word of mouth. Bought it (obviously), didn't read it.
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However! 
I solemnly swear to read all of the above this year and be better about collecting books I really want to read and then not actually reading them. 

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What about you? What did you not get around to reading last year?




32 comments:

  1. I have the same problem of buying books and then not always reading them very soon (or at all). And I understand what you're saying about the price of some of these Kindle books. I have to wait for a sale, find it at the library or not read it.

    I have some of the books on your list--Diamond Fire, The Cruel Prince, Phoenix Unbound--and haven't read them though they didn't make my list since I could have had a list of 50 books...lol!

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    1. I had more than this on the list too. I just picked the ones I'm most likely to prioritize this year. We wouldn't be bookworms if out TBRs weren't a bit of a disgrace! πŸ˜‚

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  2. I'm hoping to read To Kill a Kingdom this year as well.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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    1. Fingers crossed it's as good as they say!

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  3. I'm pretty proud of how well I did with reading last year but there are always a dozen or so books that I didn't get too or wish I read.

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    1. If you're still interested in them you'll get to them eventually. πŸ™‚

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  4. I did read two and loved them. I need to try Holly Black!

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    1. Me too! I haven't read anything of hers before.

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  5. The only one I read from your list was Diamond Fire.

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  6. I totally feel you on Kingdom of Ash. I decided to make it my first book of 2019 and it was such an emotional rollercoaster for me. To Kill a Kingdom is one I keep meaning to read also. I hope you have a chance to check out all of these books this year. :)

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  7. The Cruel Prince is on so many lists, and mine is one of them haha! I've been wanting to read it for a while- just have to make the time I guess!

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    1. This year is the year... We'll get there. πŸ˜‰

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  8. I need to read KoA and ToD. The time commitment is daunting. I hope to read Tinfoil Hearts at some point. Prescott makes me laugh, and I like laughing.

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    1. The time commitment is something... I also have 3 Cassandra Clare to read now Quuen of Air and Darkness has released. 😬

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  9. I've seen The Cruel Prince on a lot of blogger's list. Hope you can read some of these this year!

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  10. You've got some great books on your list. I hope you're able to get to them this year. I'm hoping to try my first Ilona Andrews books. I keep hearing such great things about them.

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    1. They're my favourites. I hope you do give them a try!

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  11. Glad I'm not the only one who waits anxiously for a book, buys it, and then lets it sit on a shelf. It's a sickness! Oh, and I have The Darkest Star ARC too, and I still haven't read it. I have to hang my head in shame with you.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  12. Oh wow. These are some great books. I have a few of them on my shelves too. lol. Hope you get to enjoy them in 2019.

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  13. There were a ton of books I wanted to get to last year but the reading slumps put paid to getting some of them done!

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    1. My year has started with a slump so I've already got catching up to do... 😐

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  14. I really loved Gentleman's Guide!! I hope you get a chance to read it soon, but wow, that IS a high price for an e-book.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's insane. I keep watching for it to go down... Book 2 isn't that high so I don't know what gives!

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  15. Woww that is a LOT for an ebook. I converted it out of sheer curiosity and am now horrified, what even!? Anyway, I hope to read it too! And I feel like one day maybe I will finish the ToG series? We'll see hahah. I liked To Kill a Kingdom, I hope you do too! And I hope you end up reading (and enjoying!) all of these soon!

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  16. I love the cover of The Darkest Star. πŸ‘✨

    I didn't get to The Poppy War, so that's pretty near the top of my list. πŸ“š

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  17. I hope you love to Kill a Kingdom as much as I did if you get to it! :)

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