Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Totally Meant to Read in 2017…But Didn’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)

Boy, this had the potential to be a VERY long list since I always have such great intentions of reading all of the books on my TBR each year.  So many books, so little reading time!  Anyway, to make the list a little more manageable, I decided to limit it to 2017 releases that I had fully planned to read in 2017 but somehow just didn’t quite make it happen.  Rest assured though…they are all on my reading list for the Beat the Backlist Challenge and I will read them this year no matter what!

On a bittersweet note, this is also the last week that Top Ten Tuesday will be hosted at The Broke and the Bookish as they will be closing their doors (hopefully not forever).  Thanks for all of the effort you ladies put into hosting TTT each week.  It has been one of my favorite features ever since I started blogging.  That said, on a much happier note, starting next week Top Ten Tuesday will start being hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  Thanks so much to Jana for taking on the hosting duties!

Now, without further ado, here’s my list…

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Top Ten Books I Totally Meant to Read in 2017…But Didn’t

 

OUR DARK DUET BY VICTORIA SCHWAB

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN BY JOHN GREEN

THE DRY BY JANE HARPER

SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE

HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME

GIRL OUT OF WATER BY LAURA SILVERMAN

THE CHILD BY FIONA BARTON

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER

THE PERFECT STRANGER BY MEGAN MIRANDA

 

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Question:  What are some books that you totally meant to read last year but didn’t quite get around to?

46 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am surprised at how many lists have Turtles, because I felt like reviews were EVERYwhere the day after it came out. I really liked it. The ending was so good. Speak Easy and Pirate King were both fabulous reads for me and made my Best lists. I liked Girl Out of Water too. Lots of great characters in that one. I hope you get to these books!

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  2. charlotte
    charlotte says:

    Little Fires Everywhere is an amazing book.

    There are so many books I meant to read last year and didn’t. History is All You Left Me is one of mine too. Also, Turtles.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I hope to get to Turtles soon. I have a couple of ARCs I need to read and then from this list, I aiming to read Turtles, Little Fires Everywhere, and Speak Easy Speak Love next.

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  3. Ana (MarkingDaPage)
    Ana (MarkingDaPage) says:

    I’ve only read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, but Turtles sounds like such an interesting book. I also just finished They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera and loved it so I can’t wait to pick another book by him! I think History is All You Left Me will be just as amazing!

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  4. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I struggled with narrowing my list down too. I always have the best intentions, but I rarely get to ALL the books I hope to read in a year. I have Little Fires Everywhere in my TBR pile, as well as her previous book. I am looking forward to reading both. History Is All You Left me is another one I really want to read. And The Child. Hopefully this year. I hope you get to all of these and enjoy them!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Sorry to hear The Dry didn’t work out better for you. I’ll be reading the e-book rather than audio so hopefully it will work better for me. I struggle with the audiobooks so much.

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  5. Lee @ Rally the Readers
    Lee @ Rally the Readers says:

    I saw Little Fires Everywhere on a lot of 2017 best of lists and think I need to add that one to my 2018 TBR. Our Dark Duet has been sitting on my shelf since it was released last year; I hope we’re both able to read it this year!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Girl Out of Water. I had planned for that to be a summer read in 2017 but then I forgot all about it. Maybe I should read it now while I’m wishing it was summer instead, lol.

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  6. bookworm
    bookworm says:

    I have to read the John Green book and Little Fires Everywhere too, Great list! I enjoy this meme too and I saw that they are handing over the reigns. I am glad it will still go on.

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  7. Jade @ Reading With Jade
    Jade @ Reading With Jade says:

    Little Fires Everywhere and The Dry are two titles I kept going back to late last year, but never actually purchased either… Still want to read them though! I hope you’re able to read some of these books this year, especially as you have some great sounding books here.

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  8. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    I’m really hoping to read Little Fires this year too. I was planning on reading it last year – I even had a copy from the library – but it just didn’t happen 🙁 I also want to read more of Adam Silvera’s backlist since TBDATE was so fantastic. And as I’m sure I’ve said before Speak Easy, Speak Love is amazing! I hope you love it.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Speak Easy, Speak Love is one of the first books I’m hoping to tackle off of this list. I don’t even know why I haven’t made it a priority before now since I love Much Ado About Nothing so much.

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