Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey from Gingerreadlainey.

With a TBR shelf to rival a mountain, there were a lot of books that I didn’t get to last year. I’ve got quite the lofty challenge set for myself this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to get to some of my backlist books as well as the fabulous new releases in 2018.

I shared some of the titles I missed in my post yesterday, Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017. Today I’m sharing five more, generously suggested/pointed out to me by Vicky Who Reads.



Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Another OwlCrate books I snapped up last year, Eliza and Her Monsters appealed to me because the main character, Eliza, is the creator of a web comic. I love stories about creators like that. I’ve heard there’s mental health rep in the story that’s good in regards to anxiety, so I’m looking forward to that.



Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

love books that feature characters that are villains. Too often their stories were left by the wayside in favor of the heroine, but recently a lot more titles are cropping up that center on characters like Xifeng, the main character in Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. This story is an East Asian re-imagining of the Evil Queen story and I cannot wait to see how Julia C. Dao imagined her.



Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

The first thing that prompted me to get this book was the fact that is has a Goblin King story line. I love the film Labyrinth featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King, so anything even loosely inspired by it is something I want to read. Liesl being a musician also brings a smile to my face.



A List of Cages by Robin Roe

I get the feeling that this is going to be an amazing novel, but at the same time that it’s going to break my heart. Adam, who has ADHD, has to find out what happened to his foster brother, Julian, who he hasn’t seen in five years. There’s more beneath the surface to Julian’s story and finding that out, as well as how to save him, is going to be a rough ride.



The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

This has been recommended a few times and if there’s one more thing that I love reading about, other than said above about artists and musicians, it’s libraries. Especially mysterious ones that house people raised under strange circumstances.



Have you read any of these books? Which should I read first? Let me know in the comment section. 🙂



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