10 Books I Meant to Read in 2017 But Didn't

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

I do this post almost every year. It's the post where I tell you ten books I should have read by now but haven't. And it's supposed to work: supposed to embarrass me enough that I go and devour them in the next possible second. I did some research -- all of two minutes -- and found that in last year's post: 10 Books From 2016 Still Out in the Cold, I was able to read 7 books from that list in 2017. So, success!

Since I was able to embarrass myself enough last year with the many books I still haven't picked up, hopefully by this time next year I will have read all ten books on this list! At least, I can dream. Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (but will be moved to That Artsy Reader Girl next week). This week's topic is: Top Ten Books We Meant to Read But Didn't.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth: When Divergent and Insurgent first released, I jumped right into them. I devoured them. However, I went off to school and totally forgot about the release of Allegiant. Then I got spoiled to what happens in the last book of the series and ugh, I'm not about that life. So, it still sits on my shelf. But, hopefully, I'll change that soon (as I've said since it released...).

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: Being such a big fan of John Green's, you'd think I have read his latest work five times by now. However, in my defense, I just received a copy over the holidays.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: Is it weird that I have been waiting for the hype to die down? When Dimple Met Rishi sounds like the perfect summer novel about camp and romance. It sounds like something I'd really love but I don't want the hype speaking for me so I'm waiting on it. Does that make sense?

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: This is the second year it's been on a list like this. However, 2018 is the year I start this new series, The Dark Artifices. In 2017, I finished City of Heavenly Fire and Clockwork Princess (FINALLY!), the series-enders to the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices. I'm ready for this one!

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: Since, I was just gifted his latest, They Both Die at the End, for Christmas, I need to get to his debut. I just know I'll probably cry and I'm not ready for the heartbreak that are Silvera's novels.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson: In 2017, I read The Unexpected Everything and despite being a bit long, I really enjoyed it. Next on my Morgan Matson TBR is Since You've Been Gone. I will probably read it during the warmer months but I'm excited for it.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: This one is another hyped book. Oh, my but the hype sounds like it's well-deserved. The plot sounds absolutely incredible and it is going to be one of those books I kick myself for not reading sooner.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: I've had this book on my shelf for years. 2018 is the year of no excuses with this book because it's being adapted for film. I will, of course, have to read it before the movie comes out.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: I fell in love with Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and know I have to read Bardugo's first series. I'm hoping that it will be as amazing as the Six of Crows duology, if not even better.

The Diviners by Libba Bray: I must confess that I haven't read The Diviners yet because it is just so big. However, I'm going to have to suck it up because Libba Bray is one of my all-time favorite authors and I need to get caught up in her latest series. Now, if only they stop with all the cover changes! 

What books are you hoping to read soon?

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  1. Ooooh I recommend so many of these!! When Dimple Met Rishi, Turtles All The Way Down, A Darker Shade of Magic, More Happy Than Not, Allegiant and The Diviners are all amazing!! :D Happy reading!

  2. Ive not read any of these, but Turtles All the Way Down is the one I keep seeing posted. I've yet to read anything by John Green, so I guess I'll have to catch up!

  3. I did the same with Turtles All The Way Down. I can't believe I still haven't read it! What is taking me so long? X(

    I've been eyeing the Dark Artifices series for quite a long time now and I still haven't mustered up the courage to read it. I felt like the Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices were amazing. I just don't want to hate this one :(
    I don't know. I guess I'm worried that I'll not like the series as much as I liked the others, which keeps me from picking it up...

  4. Allegiant was the saddest book ever! But the rest of your choices are great!

  5. I *really* want to read 'Dimple' still, and this authors new book also sounds darling! Reading more of Morgan Matson's books is high on my reading goal list too. :)

  6. Good luck with your list! I have read some of these and really enjoyed them so I hope you do as well. More Happy Than Not is one I would like to read as well, I have never read a book by Adam Silvera.

  7. When Dimple Met Rishi was cute (just not entirely for me) and Shadow and Bone is a great series (although nothing can compare to Six of Crows). I also get worried about books when they are really hyped, so I'm quite glad I read A Darker Shade of Magic before the hype became very big. I'm obsessed with the worlds Victoria Schwab creates and I hope you fall into the world just as hard as I did!

    I also need to read Turtles All the Way Down! I love John Green and I expected my library to get a copy of this book ASAP but alas they haven't yet. More Happy Than Not is the only Silvera book I've yet to read, but they definitely are heartbreakers. Plus The Diviners has been has been on my TBR for years and I need to pull myself together and get copies of this series. For some reason I can't find matching copies of the series anywhere other than in the US (and shipping is way too expensive).

    I hope you get to all of these this year :D