Top Ten Review Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2017

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.Β  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.

Take my poll! Which book should I read first?

So there you have it! Do you have any regrets from last year? Books you couldn’t get to?

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Posted January 9, 2018 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 41 Comments

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41 responses to “Top Ten Review Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2017

  1. I just finished The Prey of Gods and LOVED it. It’s full of odd and quirky characters and the story was so interesting and not really what I expected.. I have grown to love Nomvula (the little girl on the cover) and there are times I really need someone like her around πŸ™‚ I’m sure you’ll read lots of good books, including these ones, in 2018.
    Barb (boxermommyreads) recently posted…TTT – 10 Books I Didn’t Get to in 2017 (but I TOTALLY Plan to Read in 2018)My Profile

    • Tammy

      Oooh Jane Unlimited is one I’d love to read, but I didn’t list it because I didn’t get a review copy. Good luck with your “catch up” books:-)

    • Tammy

      I’m glad you want to read The Changeling as well. I haven’t seen a lot of bloggers talking about it:-)

    • Tammy

      Royal Bastards is going to be a priority for me, because I really want to read it before the sequel comes out:-)

  2. Oooh, finally I’ve made it – I’ve had such problems opening your blog – probably since you’ve changed your layout although I don’t see why it would make a difference – I love your header.
    I have to give a shout out to Prey of Gods. Although, I also want to read Jade City so if you and Mogsy are going ahead with that one let me know and I’ll also buddy readalong (if you don’t mind).
    Happy 2018
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • Tammy

      Thanks Lynn, I’m glad you’re back! Everyone is telling me to read Prey of Gods, I will definitely be reading it soon:-) And I love the idea of a Jade City buddy read, but probably not till February, I have so many review books this month!

  3. Oh you really should read The Prey of Gods, I have a feeling you are going to enjoy it very much!
    The Changeling is also a book that I didn’t get to in 2017 but that I’ll try to read this year since it has received rave reviews!

  4. Ooh, I like the poll idea! I should totally have done that! I also like that you limited this to review books. I tried so hard to be good about review books this year, although there were some I was sent without asking, and I didn’t get to all of those. Have a great week, you can check out my top 10 in the link below.
    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books from 2017 I Wanted to Read But Didn’tMy Profile

    • Tammy

      It’s very hard to get to unsolicited review books, I usually don’t feel bad when I can’t get to them.

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