Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is books you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to, and I had a lot of fun drafting this post. Last year I hit a huge reading slump, and I didn’t read nearly as many books as I wanted to, which means that narrowing this list down to ten books was a challenge. While brainstorming what books to include in this post, I spent a lot of time sitting on my desk, waiting for books to jump out at me. Fortunately, I was able to pick ten books that I’m looking forward to reading sometime soon.

IMG_4224Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich: I was so excited when this book came out, but for some reason, I didn’t get around to reading it last year. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to pick it up soon because I absolutely adore the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack.



img_4889Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: This is another book that I was super excited about, but I didn’t end up reading it. I think the reason why I didn’t read this book last year is that I wanted to reread Beartown, so I think what I’m going to do is reread Beartown this year, and then dive into Us Against You.


img_5378Save the Date by Morgan Matson: This was supposed to be a summer read for me last year, but then summer turned to autumn, and now it’s 2019. I’m going to pick this book up once the warmer weather shows up and I’m looking forward to it.



img_5303Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi: I bought this book last year because my friend recommended it, but I didn’t end up reading it. I’m hoping that I get to it this year because I love the cover and the synopsis sounds like it’ll be a great read.



img_5380Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston: I loved Geekerella, and I was looking forward to reading another book by Ashley Poston, but since I wasn’t in a sci-fi mood last year, I didn’t end up picking this book. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to read it this year and then dive right into the sequel.



IMG_2796Renegades by Marissa Meyer: I wanted to read Renegades last year because I heard so many wonderful things about it. I’m hoping that this will be the year I get to this amazing series.



img_4392The Defective by Ryan Jones: Why didn’t I read this book last year?! Ryan Jones is amazing, and she’s one of my favourite people on Bookstagram. Her book sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to dive into it now that my slump is over.



img_5379An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green: When I was in university I used to watch a lot of Crash Course, and I loved the Green brothers. When I heard that Hank Green was releasing a book, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to read it. I didn’t end up picking it up, but I’m hoping to get to it this year.


IMG_4233A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I really need to read this series. My best friend constantly raves about how amazing it is, and I need to check out this Kel character and his peculiar coat. I meant to read this series last year, so hopefully, 2019 will be the year.


img_5139Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I wanted to read this book last year because the movie was being released, but I didn’t end up reading it. I still want to watch the movie, so I’m hoping to read the book this year.



What’s one book that you didn’t get to in 2018? Have you read any of the books on my list? Which one should I read first?



  1. So many good ones to choose from! I have read Ready Player One and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and enjoyed both of them very much. I am also a huge Dear Evan Hansen fan – love the soundtrack and actually finally got to see it on Broadway a few months ago (a dream come true!!). It’s amazing. My husband bought the novelization for me for Christmas, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy it!

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