Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To AKA My 2019 TBR

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THERE ARE SO MANYYYY!!! So yeah, this week’s TTT topic is “Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To”. There are so many, that I don’t dare include them all, so I’ve decided to list the 10 that I didn’t get to last year and that I’m DETERMINED to read this year! (Because who doesn’t love a good TBR post? I know I LIVE for them.)


For those of you who don’t know:

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

(This quote comes directly from the blog That Artsy Reader Girl)


1. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

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Yeah, this is the big one. I know I keep complaining about not reading it…but it just kind of scares me?? (And I’m not sure I’m in the right mood for it/ I’m that sure I’ll ever be mentally prepared for it.) 😬

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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Oh look, another super popular and hyped book I meant to read and didn’t!! 😆 My old roommate and I read Six of Crows for my book club in December. I should go see if she wants to buddy read this book soon…

3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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For the past two years, I keep meaning to read this during my winter break and failing! Maybe next December?

4. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

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Same goes here! The aesthetics just scream that these books have to be read during winter, don’t they? (And I don’t have them here with me in NYC, whoops)

5. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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My aunt loaned me her copy of this book at least half a year ago and I still haven’t read it! And now it’s sitting at my house multiple states away, whoops again… but I will get to it this year! I NEED to return before the end of 2019…😂

6. Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz

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This is graphic novel I was lucky enough to win from a Goodreads giveaway back in…oh, April. Yeah, it’s been on the top of my TBR for awhile now. This is a book that I brought with me to NYC and with my new roommate into comics, I should feel motivated to pick this one up soon.

7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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I love Adam Silvera, but have I actually read any of his work? Nope. I’ve even owned a (signed!) copy of this book since November 2017! Hopefully someday soon I’ll be able to say I’ve read his work…

8. Monstress: The Blood (Volume 2) by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

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Look at me adding a second graphic novel to this list! But yeah, I read the first volume over the summer last year and totally meant to continue but somehow didn’t? And now my new roommate just purchased the first volume and I’m feeling motivated to return to this world!

9. Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen

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I bought this book about elemental magic and didn’t read it?!? I need to correct this grievous error!

10. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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It took me so long to get through the wait list at the library for this book and by the time I did, I had to return it and return to school! But a smutty romance about a mathematical genius with Asperger’s? I need to read this this year!


What books did you guys mean to read in 2018 and didn’t get to? What books are on your 2019 TBR? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your posts in the comments below, I would love to read them!

WWW Wednesday: December 26th, 2018

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Ahhh, the end of the year is closing in! Omg, how has the time flown by? Well, prepare for an on slaughter of wrap-up posts and New Year goals/expectations posts from me during the next couple of weeks as we transition from 2018 to 2019 (wow, that’s so weird to type…)

Also, since I didn’t post yesterday; Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone! ❤

For those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.


What are you currently reading?

  • Olive Kitteridge– My fiction writing class read the majority of this book, so I’m hoping to go back and read the ones we missed!
  • Station Eleven– Still haven’t touched this since mid-November…
  • Ruin and Rising– I’ve finally returned to my reread of this book! I’m currently a little over a third of the way through.

I finally got my number of current reads down from 5-6 books to 3 books! My goal is to finish all these books (plus another book which I’ll mention later) before the year ends. We’ll see if I can actually do it…


What have you recently finished reading?

  • Rule– I finally, FINALLY finished reading my ARC of this book (only 3 months late, shhhh). It was interesting towards the end, but overall I found the book to be pretty cliche and a shallow fantasy. You can read my full review here!
  • Celtic Tales– LOL, I started this book back in May and I finally just finished reading it! It was an interesting collection of stories that I had never heard of before, but for the most part, I found a lot of them lackluster. The physical book is really pretty itself though.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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My goal before 2019, in addition to finishing all my current reads, is to finally read The Bear and the Nightingale! I actually got this book last year as a Christmas gift and I’ve been waiting until winter break again to read it! Not to mention, I got my Goodreads group to read this book this month and I want to participate in the discussion before December ends!


What are you currently reading? What books are you hoping to read before the New Year?

If you made a WWW Wednesday post this week, feel free to link it up in the comments below, I would love to read them!

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Break TBR

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Ahhhh, it feels so good to be doing a Top Ten Tuesday post again (for those of you who don’t know: I was on a semi-hiatus b/c of the craziness of college & finals)!! This week’s TTT topic is “Winter 2018 TBR”, but because I don’t know what my schedule is going to be like next semester (or the books I’ll have access to, since I’ll be studying off-campus), I decided to slightly modify the topic and write a Winter Break TBR! My winter break is just under 4 weeks and there’s definitely a lot of books I want to get read, so hopefully I can read all of these, if not more!

(Also I just realized that this is my 100th post. WOW, that’s crazy)


For those of you who don’t know:

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

(This quote comes directly from the blog That Artsy Reader Girl)


1. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

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I HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! I’m SO excited for this book, but also really scared and sad. I’m also terrified this book will put me in a reading slump, because as you can see I have a lot of reading plans for this break.

2. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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This book has been on my TBR practically ever since it released. But as you can see; I of course haven’t gotten around to it yet. Part of the reason behind this though is because I’ve been specifically saving this series for winter break. Doesn’t it look like the perfect winter read?

3. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

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And because I just know I’ll love this series (plus I already own this book so, yeah), I also plan on continuing with the series. Plus these covers are gorgeous so I must read these books so I can continually admire them. 😄

4. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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I won an ARC of this book from a Goodreads giveaway way back in September and I still haven’t read it. Given that it releases in less than a month, I really should get on it…

5. Green Rider by Kristin Britain

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My mission for this break is to expand my reading from YA fantasy to adult fantasy (okay, I guess that’s not a lot of ‘expanding’ there, but still). I heard about this book a few years ago and the synopsis has been haunting my mind ever since.

6. From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris

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Another adult fantasy. Omg, doesn’t the cover look so cool?? Honestly, as soon as I read that elemental magic was involved in this book, I was sold.

7. The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee

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I don’t know much about this book other than that it was first published 40+ years ago and that the synopsis described the protagonist as “mortal woman, demoness lover, last living heir to a long-gone race, and a goddess of destruction” and that I was SOLD instantly.

8. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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It happened! I finally read Six of Crows and adored it! I can’t wait to see how this duology ends and ahhhh how did so many epic fantasies end up on this TBR???? Please please don’t throw me into a reading slump you guys!

9. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

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I’ve heard great things about this novella and that it’s necessary to understanding the series. ALSO, this is the only e-book I’ve ever bought in my life?!? Awww, I’m so hype to continue with this series!

10. The Wicked King by Holly Black

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This book releases like 2 days before my break ends and therefore I am determined to read it before returning to school! Not to mention I’m SUPER excited for this to release. There’s SO MUCH hype; I’ve been dying of anticipation for months. I gotta remember to pre-order this before it’s too late…

 

Wow, I didn’t realize until I wrote out this list that my reading plans for the break involve purely reading fantasy novels. Lol, this will be an epic few weeks of reading. 😆


What books are you guys hoping to read this winter/winter break? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your posts in the comments below, I would love to read them!