Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018)


Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find the prompts here.

This is the final prompt as hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Next week starts a whole new set of prompts provided by The Artsy Reader. Thank you to those of the Broke and the Bookish for all the ideas they’ve provided over the years.

There are only so many hours in a day to read and, unfortunately, that means some choices need to made regarding what books gets read and what ones get left for another time. Today’s Top Ten list is about those books that I really wanted to read in 2017, but just didn’t have time to get to.


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I met Mackenzi Lee last year when only her first book had been published and she was energetic and lovely about her book, This Monstrous Thing, that I knew I’d want to read her sophomore book. I got it in an Owlcrate box in 2017 and got through a few chapters before lapsing. The narrator for the audiobook is amazing, so I may end up going that route.


The Loom Saga by Elise Kova

Another author I met and absolutely loved, Elise wrote the Loom Saga last year and I really wanted to power through it, but when the last two books were coming out I couldn’t afford them and that sent the plan off the rails. So, this year, definitely reading The Alchemists of Loom, The Dragons of Nova, and The Rebels of Gold.


The Furthermore Series by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore was beautiful the moment I picked it up and when Whichwood came out, there was so much hype around it. I wish I’d read them sooner and I can’t really remember why I didn’t.



The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

This book started getting a lot of hype among the people I follow on Twitter last November, which was a bit of a hectic time for me. I was able to pick it up, but not read it before the end of the year. It sounds amazing and exciting, so many things that I can’t wait to get to it this year.



Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

While his Miles Morales book is also on my list, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is the book of his that I want to read, or rather listen to as he narrates the book himself. The sample I heard on Audible was perfect, real deep and smooth. I think January is definitely the month I’ll be using one of my Audible credits for this.



Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I’ve only read one John Green book in the past, so the hype for his first book in five years wasn’t as big a deal for me. I do want to read this and fully intend to, but it kind of slipped through the cracks after I picked it up.



The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Pearl Mackie narrates The Last Namsara and sounds perfect for a fantasy about dragons and stories and a fierce warrior with dark ancestral history. I have both the audio and the physical copy, courtesy of FairyLoot last year. Why didn’t I get to it? Who the heck knows. I think because it came out around the time I had a lot of deadlines.



Are there any books from last year that you think I should have read? What was one that you missed out on in 2017? Let me know. 🙂






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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018)

  1. I don’t think I could keep my version of this list down to 10! And I’d be going through Mount To-Be-Read and my Goodreads Wannaread list and either needing to refresh my memory by browsing just a few pages and losing hours or delightedly exclaiming “Oh, and this!” and peeking just a little, losing hours.

    Either way, a perilous endeavor.

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  2. There were so many awesome books from last year–if you haven’t read them already, I think Eliza and Her Monsters, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, A List of Cages, and Wintersong should all definitely be on your TBR!

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    1. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is the Snow White retelling from the POV of the future Wicked Queen, right? In an Asian-inspired setting? That’s on my list, too!

      I also mean to be better about regularly reading blogs…

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