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Books I Meant to Read in 2018, but Didn’t… / #toptentuesday 172

You start every year with the best of intentions. Some of us like to make lists with books that we’d like to get to that year or at least have some of those in our head. But then real life gets in the way and other commitments (review copies, readalongs, buddy reads) and these books keep getting pushed back. And when you do have the time, you are not in the mood.

Sound familiar?

I don’t think I’m the only one who struggles with the above sometimes. Some things just always get in the way. Which is what happened with the below books. This is being written for Top Ten Tuesday (the weekly meme, as always, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
>> I mean to read this in the Fall and even had it taken out of the library but my depression hit pretty hard at the time. I decided that it wasn’t going to be the best time to read it. Some day!

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
>> With the third book taking forever I’ve decided to wait until that one is out before I start reading the series.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
>> I have no excuse except that it is just so huge.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
>> I don’t know why I keep putting off grabbing this book. I think I’m also dissapointed it didn’t turn out to be a standalone as I had hoped.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
>> This book just has to many triggers for my current mental health. But I do really want to read it.

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The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborthy
>> Another one I just keep putting off. I think I fear not loving it.

The Awakening by Amanda Stevens
>> I think it is because I was a little out of these books when it released AND it is the conclusion. I am fearful…

Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica
>> This isn’t even that big. I think I suspect I’ll want the next book right away and these are so expensive. #cry

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
>> Every year I tell myself that this will be the year and yet, nope.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
>> This is just the case of my mental health and because of that having a harder time focusing which one needs with Pratchett.

 

54 thoughts on “Books I Meant to Read in 2018, but Didn’t… / #toptentuesday 172

  1. The Poppy War is … definitely one you need to be in a strong place to tackle, I think. It’s so good, but so unforgiving in terms of how the protagonist treats herself (let alone the prejudice she has to deal with); and then the war starts and its devastating.

    City of Brass on the other hand – which also deals with lots of difficult topics, but far more gently – is a fast, fun read. But I totally understand being wary of the hype at this point!

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  2. I’ve just started reading The Hate U Give, but I put it on my list of books I should have read in 2017, so I’ve done well at procrastinating it! The only book on your list that I’ve read is Good Omens, which I highly recommend. It’s so funny and I absolutely loved it even though it’s not the kind of book I’d normally pick up.

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  3. There are a lot of books on your list I want to read too! Haha, there are just so many books and so little reading time

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  4. I put off a ton of the huge heavy fantasy reads last year because I was just not a good headspace to tackle huge worlds. My baaad. So I need to read City of Brass quite desperately and also I despair of the third Name of the Wind book ever coming. (I still need to read the sequel though.) I’ve got The Poppy War on my list too!!

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    1. Nothing bad about that. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the room to breath, even if that means not reading certain things. โค
      Right? Rothfuss seems to be pulling a Martin. Meh.

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  5. Great list! The Poppy War made my list this week, too, and I really need to get to The City of Brass. I still haven’t read The Hate U Give, which I need to rectify asap, and I haven’t read The Name of the Wind either – like you I don’t really want to start a series that has no end in sight, I think I’m just going to wait until that series is finished.

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  6. Huge books are so daunting! I always mean to read them, but the thicknesses always ends up scaring me. I also haven’t read The Name of the Wind yet because the third book is taking a long time to be released.

    Happy readings! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Monsters are a way back to a primal identity uncluttered by the imposition of ideology.

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    1. I’m so sorry for that last part. I’m visiting some blogs at the same time that I’m working on my thesis and I just left that quote about monsters by mistake. I’M SO SORRY!

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    1. I wish I could get into audiobooks better but with Merijn it doesn’t give me any extra reading time. Sad face. And yes check it out. I’ve heard only good things.

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  7. Name of the Wind and The Last Magician are on my TBR still as well. Keep postponing on those but.. I’ve heard mix things about The Last Magician and I’m scared of reading Name of the Wind, then wanting to read the sequel and then being stuck with an eternal wait for the next one? Like.. :’)

    [Also, I swear I’ve hit that follow button at least four times already but it keeps showing as if I’m not following you? It’s starting to frustrate the hell out of me. D: ]

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    1. I started the last magician once, got 30 pages in and then put it down and I never picked it back up. I really need to but… And same with The Name of the Wind. It is bad enough we have Martin making us wait after 5 books.

      That is so weird!

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      1. Ugh, yes! I always had this thing with Game of Thrones where I would refuse to watch the show unless I had read the books and now I’m.. kind of stuck? Big time?

        It is! Still following this time around though. Let’s hope it stays that way, haha.

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  8. Ohh this is a really interesting list!!!
    Hope you get around to read them all this year and that you end up loving them as well!

    The Name of the Wind is still on my tbr as well but Iโ€™m at that point, that Iโ€™d rather wait as well until the third book is released haha. Thereโ€™s so much else I can read in the meantime, so thatโ€™s okay.

    The Last Magician is still on my wishlist but Iโ€™m so curious about it! And the poppy war looks really interesting as well. The city of Brass os still on my shelves, unread, too, lol. Maybe we should do a buddy-read ๐Ÿ˜‰ let me know xD ?

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    1. Fingers crossed!
      Yup very true. Might as well binge them if the third one ever is released.

      Sure. Maybe we could read The City of Brass together? It might be a while though since I have to get around to another buddy read first haha. Maybe april?

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