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January 9, 2018


books i meant to read last year
posted by soe 1:16 am

The Broke and the Bookish is shuttering its doors and while Top Ten Tuesday will continue on, this is its final iteration in its original home. While last week, we looked forward, this week, we’re looking back:

This week we’re talking about the books we’d planned on reading in 2017 but never got to for one reason or another. But it’s a new year and we’ve still got all the days to read them!

Several of these I started, but haven’t finished yet:

  1. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: I kept dozing off while listening to the audiobook. I came back around on the holds list and have it out again, so hopefully it’ll soon be in the read column.
  2. Jason Reynolds’ Miles Morales: I bought it. I started it. I read two other Reynolds books. It’s on my to-do list.
  3. Leigh Bardugo’s Warbringer: I bought it at the same time as Miles Morales and haven’t even cracked the spine yet.
  4. Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch: I don’t know why I have such a hard time getting to this one.
  5. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: I started this way back last winter and put it down for some reason. I loved the other books in this series, so I have no idea what kept me from continuing. Probably bad head space where I hated happiness that day…
  6. Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali: Another one I started and haven’t wound my way back to. The library would like their copy back at the end of the month, though, so it had better climb back up the TBR pile.
  7. A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood: I often run out of steam with short story collections, regardless of how much I’m enjoying them. Since it’s been a while, I should be able to finish this up the next time I come across it.
  8. Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere: I’m on the wait list at the library.
  9. Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford: The library’s copies have been listed as ordered for months, but haven’t yet come in.
  10. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: I’ve been waiting for the audiobook for a while. I’m hoping it’s as good as everyone says, because I gave it to Mum for Christmas based on all of your raves!

How about you? Which books did you mean to read last year, but didn’t get around to?

Category: books. There is/are 9 Comments.



You need to read Wonder Woman, it was so good. I can`t wait for the next instalments, particularly Catwoman.

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Comment by Carmen 01.09.18 @ 6:20 am

I hope you enjoy Lincoln and Little Fires!

Comment by AsKatKnits 01.09.18 @ 9:56 am

Oh many. I would like to revisit the poems of RObert Frost but I gave my book away years ago foolishly. I say IM trying audio books this year while I knit..we’ll see

Comment by kathy b 01.09.18 @ 11:07 am

Leigh Bardugo’s Warbringer was on my list this week too!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/top-ten-tuesday-141/

Comment by Jo 01.09.18 @ 11:25 am

Nice list! I like short story collections, but agree they can be difficult to get through. I usually pick them up and read a story or two and put it aside before returning to it later. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

Comment by Poinsettia 01.09.18 @ 12:32 pm

I really want to read “Magpie Murders”, too! I absolutely loved Anthony Horowitz’s Sherlock Holmes novels and want to read more of his works! But I guess I need to read his Bond novel first, that one’s been on my shelves for way too long already đŸ˜€

Comment by Sebastian 01.09.18 @ 1:20 pm

Lincoln in the Bardo and Little Fires Everywhere are on my TBR list, too. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

Comment by Aj @ Read All The Things! 01.09.18 @ 8:55 pm

Snap — Lincoln in the Bardo and Magpie Murders are on my reading wishlist too. Fingers crossed we both remedy that – happy reading!

Comment by Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews 01.09.18 @ 9:58 pm

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