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.
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.
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…