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January 22, 2019

top ten books i meant to read in 2018 but didn’t
posted by soe 1:53 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to look back at the books we meant to read last year but didn’t get to (and that, presumably, we intend to read in 2019). I am really bad at lists like this, not because I can’t make them, but because there are so many books I want to read (3,035 according to my Goodreads list as of this moment).

My track record is mixed. The list I made in 2018 includes only three titles I finished, but the one I set for myself in 2017 had seven completions. And I’ve read only four off 2016‘s list. So that’s 29 titles and less than half of them completed.

But what’s life without goals, right?

Here are ten titles I meant to read last year that I really think I’ve got a shot at:

  1. Sarah McCoy’s Anne prequel, Marilla of Green Gables
  2. Mackenzi Lee’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
  3. Markus Zuzak’s Bridge of Clay (Rudi gave this to me for Christmas, so it’s high on this year’s TBR pile)
  4. Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
  5. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  6. Tiffany Jackson’s Monday’s Not Coming (I own a copy of it, so it, too, is a get-to sooner book)
  7. Aisha Saeed’s Amal Unbound
  8. Circe by Madeline Miller (Karen gave me a copy for Christmas and it is conveniently sitting right next to me)
  9. Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  10. What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

How about you? Were there books you meant to read in 2018 you didn’t get to?

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

Now I want to read What Truth Sounds Like, too. Wow, it looks good.

Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

Comment by Astilbe 01.22.19 @ 6:11 am

Oh, I adored Marilla of Green Gables. It was a wonderful story that I hope you love.

This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

Comment by Lydia 01.22.19 @ 8:03 am

What Truth Sounds like was wonderful and I am on the wait list for Bridge of Clay, but joy of joys – Marilla is next in my audio queue!

Comment by Kat 01.22.19 @ 8:39 am

I loved both Circe and The Kiss Quotient. I too want to read Rebound. I was blown away by his first book.

Comment by Juli 01.22.19 @ 9:47 am