Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Totally Meant to Read in 2017…But Didn’t
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
GIRL OUT OF WATER BY LAURA SILVERMAN
DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER
THE PERFECT STRANGER BY MEGAN MIRANDA
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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!
Speak Easy, Speak Love is coming up soon on my reading list. I have a couple of ARCs to finish for January and then I can’t wait any longer, lol.
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.
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere. I’m excited to get to that one soon.
I loved the representation in “Turtles All The Way Down” and it`s such an important book, but reading it was exhausting. Still, it`s a book that everyone should read.
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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.
I haven’t read any of John Green’s book but would like to. Have you read his other books? Which one do you recommend?
I’ve read and enjoyed all of them except An Abundance of Katherines, which is still on my TBR. I think The Fault in Our Stars is probably my favorite.
If it makes you feel any better, I was underwhelmed by Daughter of the Pirate King.
Oh, good to know. Maybe I’ll make that one less of a priority since I have so many others to get to.
Yes to Daughter of the Pirate King! I think you will really love that one!
I hope so!
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!
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed They Both Die at the End since that is yet another book I meant to read in 2017 but didn’t, lol.
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!
I still have Celeste Ng’s previous book in my TBR pile too. I’m pretty determined to get them both read this year so fingers crossed, lol.
Girl Out of Water was a good read. The Dry looks really good, and I have more Megan Miranda books I want to read in 2018 too!
Yes, I’m really hoping to get all of Megan Miranda’s books read this year.
I wanted to read The Dry as well, but I didn’t get to it. And now the second book’s already out! Our Dark Duet was really good, of course, but I liked This Savage Song a tiny bit more.
Here’s my TTT: http://buecher-monster.de/2018/01/09/top-10-tuesday-ten-books-we-meant-to-read-in-2017-but-didnt-get-to-and-totallyyyy-plan-to-get-to-in-2018/ 😊
Haha, yes. Both of Harper’s books are on my TBR. I hope to get to The Dry soon!
Our Dark Duet was on my list this week too! I read Daughter of The Pirate King last year and really enjoyed it, I hope you do too.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/top-ten-tuesday-141/
I’m hoping to get to Our Dark Duet soon because I loved the first book in the series.
Turtles All The Way Down and Daughter of the Pirate King are still on my TBR as well! History Is All You Left Me is one of my favorite reads of last year, so I hope you’ll love it 🙂
Thanks, I hope so too!
Caught of the Pirate King is one I’d like to read but didn’t get a chance to. I did love Speak Easy, Speak Love though! Hope you get a chance to read some of these soon.
As soon as I finish up a couple of January ARCs, I think Speak Easy, Speak Love will be the first book off this list I tackle.
You have so many I still need to get to – Turtles, Little Fires Everywhere, and History is All You Left Me. I just finished The Dry on audio and eh. Maybe it will do better as a read. Good luck getting to these!
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.
So many of these I wanted to get to as well but didn’t make my list. I’m excited to read something new from John Green so hopefully it’s a good one!
I hope so too!
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!
I’m hoping to read Our Dark Duet soon. I loved the first book in that series!
we have books in common Suzanne! This year I’m also reading Monsters of Verity, Little fires everywhere and Turtles all the way!
The first Monsters of Verity book is so good. I hope you love it!
You have a bunch of books on here that I wish I would have read, as well! I did read Girl Out of Water and it was fantastic! I hope you enjoy that one if you get to it!
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.
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.
I’m glad it’s going to continue as well. It’s one of my favorite posts to read on everyone’s blogs each week.
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.
Thanks, I hope so too! I really need to put a serious dent in my TBR pile this year.
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.
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.
Ooooh, The Dry! Suzanne, if no other book on this list, please try for that one! It’s brilliant!!
That’s what I keep hearing. Looking forward to finally reading it!
I wanted to read Speak Easy, Speak Love too, but never got to it. It is priority this month!
I’m reading it right now and loving every page of it!