Top Ten Tuesday: Books I meant to read in 2018 but… didn’t

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is books I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to. There are probably 500 books I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to, but here are some of the books that I really, really, sincerely thought I’d read that are at the top of my list for 2019.

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

I will admit that the only reason I didn’t read this in 2018 was its intimidating size. I almost picked it up more than once, but my copy is 1,000 pages! I promise I’ll read it soon.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I didn’t read this in 2018 because I was too nervous! This was one of my most highly anticipated sequels last year and I was so worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. I’m going to get over myself and read it this year, though.

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

This is another one that I was anticipating too much! I’m still nervous that I won’t love it as much as I loved My Lady Jane, but I’m ready to finally read it.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’m not even sure why I didn’t get around to this one last year! I checked it out from the library a couple times, but ran out of time before I could read it. I eventually just bought it, so hopefully I’ll get around to reading it soon. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a negative review.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

All year, I told myself I was definitely going to read this book. All year, I didn’t. I even saw the author speak at an event! This book is supposed to be so good!

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

I’ve put this book on multiple TBR lists and hopefully this time will do the trick. I’ve owned this book for what seems like forever and I really need to stop saying that I’m going to read it and get around to actually reading it.

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

I initially planned to read this over the summer, and then I said to myself, “Hey, Sara, wouldn’t it make more sense to read this spooky book around Halloween?” But do you think I read it around Halloween? Of course not.

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker

I own TWO COPIES of this book, but do you think I read it in 2018?

November Road by Lou Berney

First I told myself that I was going to read all of my BookCon ARCs by the end of the summer. Then I told myself I’d read them by the end of the year. Now I’m telling myself I’ll read them by this year’s BookCon. Maybe I need to stop talking to myself about when I’m going to read books and actually just read them.

A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell

This was another BookCon ARC that I really fully intended to read last year and didn’t! I’m getting more excited about this one as time goes on and I’m really hoping to read it soon.

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! Have you read any of these books? Which one should I tackle first? Let’s talk in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d slay a lion to get early

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about those books that we would love to get early (and might do anything to get). I’ve actually had to revise this list a couple times since I’ve received some ARCs that I never thought I would get!

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee! I loved The Gentleman’s Guide and cannot wait for its follow-up. Felicity was a great character and I’m so excited to read about her adventures.

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of The Big F, Maggie’s debut. It was an amazing book and I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for her sophomore novel.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera! It’s no secret that I’m a huge Becky Albertalli fangirl, but the cover of this book has actually slayed me. I want to frame it and put it on my wall.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer! I don’t know how I ever got lucky enough to get an ARC of Renegades but it was one of the highlights of my blogging life in 2017. I have to know what happens next!

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab! I actually got an ARC of A Darker Shade of Magic back in the day and I’ve been a big fan of Schwab’s ever since. It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for Vengeful, so I am open to just about anything to shorten the wait!

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab! Yep, it’s another Schwab book. I follow her on Twitter and every sentence she shares from a new book makes me want to read it even more. Who even knows how long we’ll have to wait for this book. I need it now!

I’ve been meaning to read more Kasie West since I’ve really enjoyed what little I’ve read from her so far, but I’ve just never gotten around to it. Still, Listen To Your Heart has an adorable cover and I love the vibe of her books.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson! I haven’t yet read all of Morgan Matson’s work, but what I have read, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. I’m thinking it’s pretty doubtful that I’d ever be approved for an ARC of a book this hyped, but hey, I can dream.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka! I was over on Twitter one day and there was a thread where debut authors could talk about their books. The way that these authors were talking about this book made me hop over to Edelweiss and immediately request it. I never have any luck on Edelweiss so I’m just over here waiting for this book to finally come out.

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne! I loved The Hating Game and Sally Thorne quickly became one of my must-buy authors. Twitter’s about to show up for the third time on this short list… Honestly, Sally has been killing me with her vague tweets about this book! It sounds so amazing! Please, save me from my misery and give me this book asap.

Books that originally appeared on this list that I actually got advance copies of are: The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie, Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, and Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff.