Top Ten Tuesday: Books I meant to read in 2017, but didn’t (oops)

Posted January 9, 2018 by Madalyn || 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten books we meant to get to in 2017, but didn’t (but totally will this year!). Without further ado, here are the ten books that slipped by the wayside for me last year for whatever reason, but that I really want to read.

madalyn’s top ten

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We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates // HOW have I not read the new Ta-Nehisi Coates yet?! It was one of my most-anticipated releases of last fall. In all fairness, I didn’t own a copy of this book until Christmas, but I could have easily checked it out from the library earlier.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken // My lovely #OTSPSecretSister sent me this in my October package last year, but I never got around to reading it! I’ll probably wait til next Halloween at this point, since I get spooky vibes from the synopsis.

Eating Fire by Margaret Atwood // I picked this poetry collection up while I was in London over Thankgiving and fully intended to start reading it right away, but that never happened.

The Power by Naomi Alderman // Another book I purchased while I was in London and still haven’t gotten to reading. I want to read this one very soon to see if it lives up to the hype!

The Good People by Hannah Kent // I went to a million bookstores to find a copy of this book while I was in Ireland over the summer (it came out earlier in Europe than it did in the US), and after all that effort, I still haven’t finished it. I have at least STARTED it, and I enjoyed what I read, but I need to sit down and finish it before winter ends, because this is definitely an autumn/winter book.

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore // McLemore is one of my favorite authors, and I can’t believe I still haven’t read her debut novel.

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee // I bought this ebook because it was on major sale last year, and it sounds like EXACTLY my kind of book (historical fiction about an opera singer, involving a high-stakes mystery!), so I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet.

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel // I enjoyed the first book in this series, Sleeping Giants, and I have this sequel on audiobook, waiting patiently in my Audible app. SOON.

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman // Again, this is precisely the kind of book I usually love, so why have I not picked it up yet???

Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey // I adored River of Teeth and planned to read this sequel in December, shortly after I finished the first book, but that never ended up happening.

What books did you mean to pick up last year, but never actually did? Which of these should I prioritize reading in 2018?

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Madalyn is a 20-something music student and lifelong lover of reading. When she's not reading or singing, you're likely to find her drinking coffee, traveling, or buying more lipstick than one person could possibly need.
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12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I meant to read in 2017, but didn’t (oops)

  1. Megan Mc Dade

    I have heard great things about Dark Days Club. One book on my list is The Name They Gave Us by Emery Lord.

  2. Great list! I haven’t read anything by McLemore yet, but I hope to this year; I’ve been dying to get into genres outside of my usual YA contemporary and I think McLemore’s magical realism will be a great gateway for me.

    • Thanks! YES, you definitely should look into her books if you’re looking to read more magical realism/fabulism. Her writing is beautiful, and I think her books are great for people who love contemporary.

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