January 22: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To
Oh boy, my difficulty with this weeks topic is that I had too many books that I meant to get to in 2018, but didn’t. Last year I fell into a pretty significant reading slump, and I ended up rereading quite a few books for comfort rather than actively reading the books on my TBR.
1. Wintersong – by S. Jae-Jones
This book has been sat on my nightstand for a couple of years now, waiting for me to get around to it. I have a good feeling about it, and it feels like a wintery book, so I’m hoping to get to it in the next month or two.
2. The Last Namsara – by Kristen Ciccarelli
This book sounds incredible, I fell in love with the idea of it from the moment that I heard the first line. Plus, this book has dragons. What more could I ask for.
3. Furyborn – by Claire Legrand
I really like the concept of this book. I’ve heard so many great things about Claire Legrand’s writing, so I’m really looking forward to getting around to reading some of her work.
4. Spinning Silver – by Naomi Novik
I bought this beautiful hard cover book last summer, around the same time that I read Uprooted, which has since become one of my favourite books. I had every intention of reading this in the weeks after, but instead, I didn’t, mostly because I didn’t want to risk ruining such a beautiful book.
5. City of Brass – by S.A. Chakraborty
I have heard such incredible things about this fantasy novel. So many people rave about it, and I have to say, I expect that I’ll love it too. I think the main reason for me not having read it just yet is the size of the book. It’s quite the tome. I may actually try the audio book for this.
6. Sightwitch – by Susan Dennard
I really wanted to read this last year, my main reason for putting it off, was that I wanted to reread the rest of the series first so that I’d understand it all better. I’m currently rereading Truthwitch, so I’m hoping that I’ll get around to reading this book before Bloodwitch comes out.
7. The Dark Vault – by V.E. Schwab
I feel pretty badly about this one. It was sent to me by the publisher, and I had every intention of diving right on it immediately. Unfortunately, the pre-Christmas anxiety and depression hit me pretty hard, and it just never happened. I’m making this a priority in the near future.
8. Cruel Beauty – by Rosamund Hodge
This is yet another book that has been on my TBR for more than a year at this point. I had every intention of reading it, but never got around to it. Maybe, hopefully 2019 will be its year.
9. Record of a Spaceborn Few – by Becky Chambers
This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, so of course, I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Why am I like this? It’s always the books that I’m most excited for, that I put off for the longest.
10. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – by Holly Black
This book has been on my TBR for four years now, and I really meant to get around to it in 2018. I finally purchased a copy of the book for myself last year, so I don’t have that excuse any longer. I love Holly Blacks writing, and fully expect to love this book.
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