Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018, But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is books that I meant to read in 2018, but didn’t get to. Looking at my list, I see a lot of books that are sequels. It takes a lot for me to get really invested in a series, so this isn’t much of a surprise to me. Here are my choices:

  • A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

I received this book as a birthday present in September… and did not read it by the end of the year. I wanted to read this book for a long time, but for some reason put off reading it. I am currently in the process of reading this book though so it will not sit on my shelves for all of 2019.

  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Archenemies (Renegades, #2)

I received this book as a Christmas present and wanted to read it while I was on a break from work. However, I did not end up reading it. It was on my TBR for January, but I don’t think I will get to it immediately in the New Year. However, I do want to read this book before the end of 2019.

  • Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)

It surprised me how much I enjoyed the first book in this series even though it was not what I expected, so I was excited to read the second book. However, I still have not picked it up. I purchased the first book as a Kindle deal, so I will probably wait until this book appears as one as well.

  • Smoke in the Sun by Reneé Ahdieh

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2)

I really liked the first book in this duology and was excited to finish it with this book. However, I did the same with The Wrath and the Dawn and have not picked up the second book to finish duology. I did like The Flame in the Mist substantially more than The Wrath and the Dawn, so I can still see myself potentially picking up Smoke in the Sun this year.

  • American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda

When I first saw the synopsis of this book, I immediately added to my TBR. It seemed like such a cute contemporary (and perks for featuring a college protagonist!). However, I still haven’t read it. I definitely still want to read this book, but will probably wait until it appears in my local library or as a Kindle deal to pick it up.

  • Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

I liked the first book in this series and liked it. I got excited about it when I saw tons of people receiving ARCs. However, the hype quickly died down and I kind of forgot about it to be honest. I may still pick this one up, but it isn’t high on my TBR.

  • Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie

I heard so much buzz about this book and I want to branch out from YA contemporaries that this is definitely on my TBR. I have to be in a certain mood to read books other than contemporaries, so that’s why I didn’t get into this one last year.

  • 9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno

9 Days and 9 Nights

I surprisingly enjoyed the first book in this duology despite seeing a ton of negative reviews. I bought this in the winter though and I think it will be better as a summer read, so I will probably get to it later this year.

  • Eleanor Oliphant in Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

I heard so much about this book that I requested it from my library as an e-book. Since it’s so popular, there were a ton of holds. However, it was finally my turn in January. While it started off slow for me, the second half of this book was absolutely amazing!

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient

I saw a lot of hype surrounding this book, but wasn’t sure if it would be my cup of tea. Like Eleanor Oliphant, this had a large waiting list but it was finally my turn to read in January. While some of my initial reservations about this book turned out to be correct, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I can definitely see myself picking up Helen Hoang’s next book, The Bride Test, in 2019.

 

What books did you mean to read in 2018, but didn’t end up reading?

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