Looking back on 2017 there were so many books that I wanted to read, but just couldn’t get to. My darn reading slump is a major cause for a lot of headaches when it comes to my lack of reading last year. Either way, here is a list of the top 10 books that I wanted to read last year and am most certainly getting to in 2018.
1) The Fallen Kingdom by: Elizabeth May
This is the final book in the Falconer trilogy. This series is filled with steampunk elements, SCOTLAND(which is one of my most favorite places ever) ferocious fae, and a girl who hunts them. I absolutely loved the first two books in this series!! I read them on my trip to and from BookCon, and I just could not get enough of them! Right before I finished the second book I got a bunch of review copies that I had to read, so I just put the third book on the back burner and haven’t picked it up since. This year I plan on finishing this series so I can have more Kiaran in my life!
2) Frost Like Night by: Sara Raasch
This is the final book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy(I’m sensing a pattern here). I read the first two book in this series two years ago when I really started getting back into reading, but then had to wait until later that year for the final book to come out. When it finally did hit shelves I was busy reading other books, so it just sat on my shelf until I realized a few months ago that I hadn’t read it yet. I borrowed and listened to the first two books as audiobooks through my library, so I have no excuse to not hop right into this book this year. But I still think I am seeing a trend here with not finishing series.
3) Ringer by: Lauren Oliver
I got this book way back in June at BookCon and I even read Replica, but I haven’t picked up this book yet. I really did enjoy Replica and how the book was formatted. So I’m hoping that I like the second book in the series as well.
4) Hunting Prince Dracula by: Kerri Maniscalco
I also got this book at BookCon, but I actually got to meet Kerri and get it signed and personalized as well. She is so sweet! Stalking Jack the Ripper was one of my favorite reads for 2016, and I was over the moon when I got the chance to get an ARC of the second book. But shame on me for not reading it! I definitely want to get to it this year and get to read some more historical fiction.
5) Starfish by: Akemi Dawn Bowman
I originally got this book on Netgalley, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get this ARC in a trade so I could have a physical copy. The person that I traded with said that this book was really really good which got my hopes up really high. But with having a few other books to read and review and just plain not having time, this poor book got pushed to the side. I hope to read this book this year and see for myself if it is as good as my friend says it is.
6) Invictus by: Ryan Graudin
I was so excited when I got an ARC copy of this book, but much like the book above, time and other reading got in the way of me getting to this one last year. This book reminds me a tad bit of Passenger. I’m just hoping the time element it where the similarities die though.
7) Nyxia by: Scott Reintgen
I got this book on Netgalley a while ago and then got a UK ARC in my Illumicrate box over the summer. This book sounded so good, and I could really use a lot more sci-fi reads in my TBR for 2018 so this book will be perfect! With so many other sci-fi books coming out this year I may just have to have a designated sci-fi month just so I can binge on one of my favorite genres.
8) Zero Repeat Forever by: Gabrielle Prendergast
A boy who only knows his rank and a girl whose boyfriend is killed in a Nahx invasion are thrown together in an unforgiving world. The two much learn to work together if they plan on making out of it alive. This book just sounds like a rollercoaster ride of events that I just cannot wait to read! Now I just need to get around to reading it lol.
9) The Language of Thorns by: Leigh Bardugo
I freaked out like crazy when I first heard about this book being published. I was so excited to be back in the Grisha world even if the characters weren’t the same from the other books. In a crazy twist of events(ordering too many subscription boxes and preordering it), I ended up with two UK versions and one US version. And each one is different. I really don’t need this many copies, but they’re all different so it works out that I can keep them.
10) Renegades by: Marissa Meyer
At Yallfest last year I was able to meet Marissa and get both copies that I own of this book signed by her (if you want to read about my crazy Yallfest shenanigans and how I ended up with two copies of Renegades you can find that here). I don’t know too much about the book itself, but everything that I have read by Marissa has been amazing so I don’t think this book with disappoint.
I am desperately hoping that 2018 is a better reading year for me. Not only do I have these books that I’d like to read, but there are so many books that are coming out this year that I want to read. I can’t afford to be in a reading slump with all of these amazing books out there that I have yet to read! Enough of my rambling lol.
Are there any books that you didn’t get to last year that you wan to get to this year?