Top Ten Tuesday is hosted (for the last time!) by The Broke and the Bookish, and starting next week the new host will be The Artsy Reader Girl. I know The Broke and the Bookish has been hosting this meme for YEARS, and I’m sure they’re tired of it, but it will be sad, since it’s a meme I’ve been joining off and on since I started blogging. I do hope to continue with the new hosts, however.
Today’s theme is to highlight books you just couldn’t get to in 2017. I’m narrowing that down to review books, and it makes me sad to admit that I obviously requested more than I could handle. (Insert tears of regret)
BUT as I am trying to request fewer books in 2018, I’d love to catch up with some of these if I can.
Jade City by Fonda Lee. This was a November release, and I know for certain I will be reading and reviewing it soon. I’ve read some amazing reviews from trusted bloggers and I can’t wait!
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts. I seriously regret letting this book slide, because I’ve heard wonderful things about it. Also, I had some back and forth communication with the publicist and ARGH I feel so bad I haven’t read it yet! Plus the sequel comes out this year, so this is another book I intend to read for sure.
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden. Here’s another book that has received great reviews, and I even tried to catch up with it during Sci-Fi Month. The author has a new book coming out this year, so I hope to squeeze this in at some point.
The Changeling by Victor LaValle. I’ve read a couple of LaValle’s stories, and I love how unique and dark they are. I sincerely hated having to pass this up last year, when my plate was just too overflowing.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Sloan’s follow-up to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore was high on my “must read” list, so no doubt I will get to this at some point.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. There is a sequel coming out this year, and I’m determined to read this first. I’ve heard wonderful things about it, so it’s just a matter of time management:-)
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark. Considering Anna’s last name is only one letter away from my own, I absolutely must read this! Plus bloggers have raved about this grimdark debut.
The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone. Gladstone’s sixth book in his wonderfully unique Craft Sequence just came along at the wrong time last year. I have a few books of his I need to catch up with, so maybe this year I can knock at least one off that pile!
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang. Again, this book happened along near the end of last year when time was running short and the TBR pile was overflowing. This is a must read for me, though, so at some point I WILL read it.
Shattered Minds by Laura Lam. I was also hoping to read False Hearts last year, the companion novel to this one, but just couldn’t swing it.