Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To


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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is 10 Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To.  So many books, so little reading time, right?  This could easily be a Top 100 Tuesday list if I listed all of the books I had planned to read last year but didn’t get to. To narrow my list down to ten books, I scrolled back through my most anticipated books posts from last year as well as my Can’t Wait Wednesday posts.  Below are ten from all of those posts that, even though I was dying to get my hands on them and read, I ended up not getting to them at all.  I’ve gotten off to a great start with my reading this year though so I’m hoping that trend will continue and that I will get all ten of these read in 2019.


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10 Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To


CIRCE by Madeline Miller

GODSGRAVE by Jay Kristoff


WHAT IF IT’S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera


PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi

OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



SEAFIRE by Natalie C. Parker

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What are some books you intended to read in 2018 but didn’t get to? Do we share any?

40 replies
  1. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I was sad to finish the series, but proud of myself for getting to Obsidio. An excellent ending. Josh & Hazel was a favorite of mine, but honestly, I was adoring all that was CLo in 2018. Pride was a really good retelling. Hope you get to some of these.

  2. Tânia @MyLovelySecret
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret says:

    I hope you’ve a chance to finally read these books. I quite enjoyed Escaping From Houdini, but it was my least favourite book on the series – when I say this, I gave it four stars instead of five. =P

    Happy readings!

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Circe is on my list – and never mind about Obsidio – I didn’t get around to the first book in that series, which I’d really love to read… Great list – I hope you enjoy reading these in 2019!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      The one good thing about the Illuminae Files books is that they go quickly even though they’re long books. I’m hoping to finally knock out Obsidio sometime in the next few weeks.

  4. Angela
    Angela says:

    Sometimes it seems like the books I want to read the most are the ones I never get to! Evelyn Hugo was really good, different for TJR!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here! I think I overhype some books so much in my own mind that I’m almost afraid to read them in case they don’t live up to that hype.

  5. Marti
    Marti says:

    What If It’s Us and Circe are on my TTT as well. I got a copy of Spinning Silver last year too and still haven’t read it.
    Hope you love all your 2019 reads!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I think Evelyn Hugo is the one I’m most determined to get to from this year. I haven’t read a single negative review for it.

  6. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh yeah Circe I hear SO many good things about. Good call- I definitely need to get that. I thought Seafire looked pretty good too.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Evelyn Hugo is the one from this list I’m most determined to get to this year because of all of the rave reviews it has gotten.

  7. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    Oooh Pride and Godsgrave were really good!! <3 I wasn't a huge fan of Spinning Silver but I think I am in the minority there. I hope you love them all! Happy Reading 😀

  8. verushka
    verushka says:

    Oh, I hear you — my want-to-read-but-never-got-to list is neverending at this stage. I’ve been seeing Circe get some great reviews, but haven’t yet taken the plunge either.

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