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T5W: Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a goodreads group created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and now hosted by Sam (thoughtsontomes). This week’s topic is Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018.

Discuss the books you didn’t quite get around to this year but are at the top of your list for 2019! 

There are so many! I divided them into five main categories, but they are far more than fifteen.

I Said I Would, and I Will

I have no idea whether I’m going to like any of these! In one of these cases, I’m pretty sure that I won’t. Anyway, I love giving a chance to things people I trust like, so I’m at least going to try.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – I… have a lot of mixed feelings about this book and I haven’t even read it. Anyway, I didn’t know whether I wanted to read it, so I decided to request an ARC of the sequel and see if they approved me. They did. I love you, Tor, and according to them I should read this, so I will.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – there are a lot of things about this book that make me kind of uncomfortable and the writing is so over-the-top it could really go either way. But I like assassin schools! We’ll see.

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat – a really polarizing one! Everyone I know who has read it has strong opinions about this. It could end up being a disaster, but some people I trust like it. (Yes, I know about the triggering content, don’t worry.)

Backlist I Was Totally Going to Read in 2018

I said I would get to them in 2018! And with one of these, I did try, but had to put it down because of circumstances. But I will make it this time. I know.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – one day, I will write a list of books that I want to read that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet, and this book won’t be on it. Or so I like to think.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi – I own this, I haven’t read one good review of it, but I’m going to give it a chance. I mean, the cover is pretty and the first chapter was interesting, so maybe it will work if I go into it with very low expectations? (It probably won’t! But I have it now, so.)

In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente – another book I wanted to get to in 2017 which I didn’t read in 2018 either. I’m so good at this, you won’t believe it.

2018 Releases I Didn’t Get To

…there are so many books published in 2018 I wanted to get to that I haven’t read yet!

Furyborn by Claire Legrand – I thought about reading this in 2018 but then I realized that I wanted to read it closer to Kingsbane‘s release date… and so here we are. I have a really good feeling about this, I hope I’m right.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White – I want some f/f fun space operas and this sounds like it’s going to be one of them. I should have already read it by now but no, I always procrastinate on the things I think I’m going to like.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi – I loved American Street, I can’t believe I still haven’t read this even though I own it. I really should get to it this year.

Physical TBR

I mostly read ebooks, so I often forget I also have physical (translated) books I want to read.

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed – if it’s gay and it gets translated in Italian, I’m reading it. Yes, that’s the only reason.

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar – I have no idea what this is but I recognized the cover and I want to support adult SFF that gets translated in my country I can find in bookstores. Publishers here don’t translate much adult SFF.

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – see what I said about The Nowhere Girls. But also, this sounds great? I can’t wait, if it had been an ebook I would have already read this by now.


My main goal for 2018? To read more sequels, since I always procrastinate.

The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May (which means: reread The Vanishing Throne) – I started this series in 2015. In 2019, I still haven’t read the third book, despite the fact that I own it and that I gave five stars to the first two.

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (which means: reread The Bone Witch) – I don’t remember anything about the first book but I didn’t dislike it and this looks great, so I’m at least going to try and continue.

Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popović (which means: reread Wicked Like a Wildfire) – the first book in this series wasn’t flawless but the fact that it exists means so much to me. That’s why I really want to read this one – I want to know whether I recommend this series as a whole or not.

Have you read any of these? What are some books you should have already read but haven’t because yay procrastination?

8 thoughts on “T5W: Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018

  1. I’m so freaking excited for you to read Nevernight and In the Night Garden!!! And I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Fierce Like a Firestorm, cause I can’t decide if I want to pick it up or not. I loved the first book, but I haven’t spent a lot of time wondering what will happen so I feel pretty ‘meh’ about it. I do miss that gorgeous setting though!


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