TTT: Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week is the last week that Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and I just want to thank them for hosting for so long. It really is a commitment and I’ll always be grateful to them for introducing me to so many blogs and in turn, so many books. Thank you ladies!

This post is quite difficult for me because 2017 was such a poor reading year. The pile of books that I meant to read but didn’t quite get to looks in danger of toppling over. Still, I”ll try to include only the books that I really, really meant to read, but never quite got around to.

Hopefully, that will also act as a reminder to get to them at least in 2018!

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  1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – After the excellent Sharp Objects, I was on the hunt for this one. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a paperback anywhere and so settled for an e-book. My mistake, I never read e-books however good the book, and so this file lies unread on my system.
  2. Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness – I’ve heard about this series from a number of my favorite book bloggers. I have all three paperbacks sitting on my bookshelf at home. I have yet to make the commitment.
  3. Cress and Winter by Marissa Meyer – These are the third and fourth books in the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I read the first two books in the series, and meant to get to Cress and Winter as well. Unfortunately, I misplaced Cress, and obviously I can’t read Winter before reading Cress, right?
  4. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – This is the second book in The Dark Artifices series. I read the first book Lady Midnight and loved it. Unfortunately forgot about the second book by the time it came out. This is a general theme with me while reading series novels that are not complete. I need to read these books back to back, otherwise I lose interest.
  5. A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, Empire of Storms by Sarah J.Maas – I think I am basically over Fantasy, but just not willing to admit it to myself.
  6. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders – I always like to read a book or two from the year’s Man Booker shortlist. Last year I read Exit West, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Never did get to the actual prize winning novel. Definitely on my TBR this year.
  7. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and The Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar – I’ve been binge-watching both these series on Netflix and enjoying them thoroughly. I meant to read the books as well, but was put off by the size of the Gabaldon book (only finished Outlander), and the worry that I will look really foolish/immature picking up the Gossip Girl books from the library bookshelves. Also, I am not really sure these books will be any good, frankly!
  8. Artemis by Andy Weir and Turtles all the way down by John Green – I wanted to read these books but didn’t get to them. I now don’t feel too bad after seeing them on Ash’s worst books of 2017 list.
  9. The Golden House by Salman Rushdie – Normally I rush out to buy and read anything new by Salman Rushdie. This time though bogged down by work, I didn’t even notice the book had published until I was browsing at the book store almost two months later. Again, a book I definitely have to read in 2018.
  10. What Happened by Hillary Clinton – Because I really want to know what happened. I’ve wanted to purchase a copy of this book for so long, but have always been put off by the hardcover price. Maybe this year, I”ll be willing to fork up for it.

Have you read any of these books I skipped last year? Which ones should I be putting at the top of my TBR? Do let me know in the comments.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    Great list! I’d like to read Lincoln in the Bardo too.

  • Avada@bookishmuggle.com

    Dark Places and Chaos Walking are my favorite books so hoping that you get to them in 2018. I have Sharp Objects on my TBR for 2018 as it is the only Gillian Flynn book I have not read yet. I also want to read Outlander but I am not that much into romance novels. Do you think I will like it, considering I like historical fiction?

    • Nishita

      @Avada@bookishmuggle.com Chaos Walking it is, then, The next series on my list. If you liked Dark Places, you”ll love Sharp Objects. I think I liked it even better than Gone Girl.

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