10 Books I Meant to Read in 2019 But Didn't

Saturday, January 18, 2020

I may have read 147 books last year but I missed out on a few that I definitely meant to get to. I kept telling myself that I would read them before the end of the year. And now that the end of the year has passed us by, I still haven’t read these books.

Here’s 10 books I meant to get to last year and didn’t:

Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman: I just acquired this a few months ago so I’m giving myself a pass on finishing it in the year of 2019. However, it was one of my most anticipated reads of last year and am just so excited to finally read it!

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker: I am so intrigued by this title. I still have no clue what this is about. Yet, I picked it up because of the title. And there is sits on my shelf. I’ll get to it soon, I hope.

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo: This one was on a few of my TBRs throughout the year. I’ve liked Maurene Goo’s previous work. This one focuses on a romance between a kpop star and a paparazzi. I suppose I have to be in the mood for these types of novels because there are just so many celebrity romance stories out there.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I try to get to at least 5 classics a year and last year, I picked out Little Women because it was being adapted into a film in December. The movie is now in theaters and I still haven’t seen it since I haven’t read the book. Hopefully, I’ll read it soon so I catch the movie while it’s still showing.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell: I know I will love this one. It’s a fantasy with magic and time travel. It’s going to be great. It just has so many pages and it looks like a giant sitting on my shelf that it’s a bit daunting.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson: I have read a total of one Morgan Matson book ever, even though I own at least three of her books. This one focuses on a wedding, where everything that can go wrong does.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron: This book is always in my advertisements for Scribd for some reason. It serves as a good reminder that I need to read it. I’ve had it since it released in paperback. Dystopian is not really my thing anymore but it’s such a strange premise that I’m still willing to give it a go.

Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez: I have the case of sequel syndrome, in which I don’t want to pick up the sequel to Sweet Black Waves in fear that it isn’t as good as the first. Someday, though.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: I’ve picked this one up last year several times when choosing TBRs. It’s gotten lots of buzz and now that the sequel is out, I want to read it more.

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa: I’ve never read a Kagawa book either, despite having many of her books on my shelf. The sequel to this recently released and it reminded me that I was supposed to have read this one by now. I am hesitant because I have this weird peeve in books with talking animals and I believe there’s a talking fox in this (though I might be wrong).

What book did you mean to read last year and didn't?

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  1. It's great that you read five Classics a year, I'd love to start reading more classics.