Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers are given a bookish top ten theme each week to blog about. This week, we’re talking about reading regrets, specifically the books we meant to read last year but just couldn’t manage. Story of my life! I went through my physical stacks and pulled as many books as I could that I intended to read—either for review or pleasure—but life got in the way.
Review books. I’m sorry, publishers!
Bite by K.S. Merbeth. I was so excited to get a copy of this from Orbit, but what happened, Tammy? I AM going to read this before the sequel, Raid, comes out this year. Swear.
The Empty Ones by Robert Brockway. I was actually on the blog tour for this book (I did an interview with the author) and yet I never found time to actually read the book.
Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley. This came unsolicited from Tor, but I was thrilled because it was already on my TBR at the time. The sequel comes out this year, so hopefully I can catch up first:-)
Red Right Hand by Levi Black. I specifically requested this from Tor, and yet. Yes, I’m working on requesting fewer books, one of my big goals for this year!
Cloudbound by Fran Wilde. This also came unsolicited from Tor, and I was super excited because I really enjoyed Updraft. I do plan on reading this soon.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. Not only did I get this from NetGalley, but I received a physical review copy from the publisher. So double fail? I’d love to read this as well before the sequel comes out.
Books I got at Comic Con.
Comic Con is always a fantastic book event for speculative fiction, and I managed to get some awesome titles this past year, many of them signed. But review books always take a front seat for me, so these all got pushed to the side.
Invasive by Chuck Wendig. I didn’t get this at Comic Con (it was a purchase) but I did meet Chuck there, so there you go. Although I’m terrified of ants, I do love everything I’ve read by Wendig so I hope to read this at some point.
Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn. I truly intended to review this, because it was on my TBR long before I went to Comic Con. I’ve read some great reviews, too, so I must try to read this.
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters. I got to meet Winters at the Hatchette booth, and he was so nice! I know many people who loved this book.
Hope and Red by John Skovron. Signed from the Orbit booth! And boy did I want to read this. The sequel comes out this year (another one!) so I’ll try to squeeze this in.
The Hike by Drew Magary. I fully intend to read this soon, simply because I feel like it’s “my” kind of story.
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. I met Kowal at the Tor booth, and later Tor sent me a finished copy of this book, so I feel terrible for not reading it:-(
The Reader by Traci Chee. I didn’t meet the author, but I did snag a copy of the ARC at the Penguin booth. I’ve read amazing reviews of this book!