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.
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?