#TopTenTuesday – Books I Meant to Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

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It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday!  This week’s prompt is a topic that has been weighing all too heavily on my mind these past few days; the books that I was supposed to read in 2018, but didn’t quite get round to.  The guilt is real.

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Access All Awkward by Beth Garrod has been on my bedside table since I bought it, and yet I still haven’t read it.  I think my indecisiveness is due to being torn between re-reading the previous two books or diving straight in.  By the time I decide, Beth will probably have another book out and the dilemma will start all over again.

As I stated in my Autumn 2018 TBR, I was about 70% into Purple Hearts by Michael Grant when I just stopped and didn’t continue reading.  Seeing as it’s been months since I last read it, I will probably have to start from the beginning.  I have no one to blame but myself.

I bought the e-book of While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins within days of publication and I even convinced one of my colleagues to buy it too.  I read the first few chapters and I began to get into the story… but then I put it down and didn’t pick it back up.  My colleague at work has since read it, and she “absolutely loved it” so really, I have no excuse.

I can imagine you’re almost sick of the sight of Almost Love by Louise O’Neill, seeing as I keep putting it in my monthly TBRs.   Again, I am not sure why I haven’t found the time to read this book, seeing as Louise is one of my favourite authors, and did I mention my copy is SIGNED?

Honestly, I am running out of excuses as to why I haven’t read the iconic Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.  At this point, I am seriously considering buying a physical copy, booking a day off work, and locking myself away for a few hours to read it.  Send tea.

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XX by Angela Chadwick was a book that I was incredibly excited for, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  I read about 20% of it on the ferry to Amsterdam but I didn’t continue reading it on the way back, even though I was absolutely loving it.  I blame the seasickness.

Jacqueline Wilson and her books were a big part of my childhood, and no one was more excited than me when a sequel to Tracy Beaker was announced.   I bought a copy of My Mum Tracy Beaker on publication day, and I even re-read the previous books to refresh my memory of the story.   As you can guess, I still haven’t read it, and it sits on my bookshelves staring at me.  Forgive me, Tracy.

I picked up a lot of books at YALC, one of them being Jinxed by Amy McCulloch.  I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of Jinxed, so I am not sure why I haven’t delved into the words of Bakus yet.  One for a bank holiday weekend, I think.

For my 25th birthday, I treated myself to a few books from Waterstones, one of them being Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen.  Considering the plot centres on one of my favourite periods of history, it’s almost a crime I haven’t read it yet.  Soon, my sweet, soon.

Finally, a book I was so excited about, and I even pre-ordered, was Relight My Fire by Joanna Bolouri.  I loved the first book, The List, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.   I read the first chapter, but I didn’t continue further.  Probably one for around Valentines Day…  *wink*

What books did you mean to read in 2018?  Let’s share the guilt…

Daniella x

 

22nd January 2019
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2 Comments

  • Reply Lydia

    I love the cover for Almost Love. I hope it’s a good read!

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    22nd January 2019 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Jessica at Booked J

    All of these sound so, so good. I need to get to Bad Feminist as well! I thought I was the only one who still hadn’t gotten around to reading it. Ah, well! I hope you get to these ASAP and enjoy them when you do.

    26th January 2019 at 9:39 pm
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