Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

When I read the prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) I actually laughed out loud. There are so many more than ten books I meant to read in 2018. So. Many. More. But here are the Top Ten (out of the like 200)

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

I’ve had these books on my shelves for…4 years, I think. I have been gently yelled at numerous times by some of my booksta friends to get on this series. I had originally been determined to get to it in 2018. But…well…here we are…

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I have a soft spot for books that emotionally destroy me and I’ve been told this one will do just that. I bought this with the intention of reading it immediately but honestly it worked out that I didn’t get to this one in 2018. I’ve decided to read nothing but heart breaking books in February and this one is definitely on the list.

Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch

“What would have happened if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz.” That’s the blurb on the cover of this book. HOW COULD I HAVE NOT READ THIS YET??? I LOVE cop procedural TV series, especially British ones, and I am definitely a Harry Potter fan. I feel like I’ll be pretty pissed at myself for not getting to this series last year like I intended.

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

This is my “forever on the TBR” series. I’m like 99% sure I’ll love it and I had really good intentions of getting to it in 2018. We all know what the road to TBR hell is paved in…


Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

This is another series that I’ve been told will wreck me. I want to be wrecked. I need to be wrecked. But apparently I didn’t want to be wrecked enough to pick this one up in 2018.



The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

I LOVED The Last Magician. LOVED! Give me all the Harte Darrigan. So even though I was totally anticipating the sequel, I never picked it up when it was released in 2018 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

NUMAIR IS THE OG BAE! Well, maybe not true OG, but it sounds good and I’m sticking with it. He was one of my favorite characters in the Tortall books and I about lost my mind when I found out there was going to be a series focusing on him. But have I read it yet? OF COURSE NOT *facepalm*

The Falconer series by Elizabeth May

Scottish lore and steampunk and Fae? WHY HAVEN’T I READ THIS SERIES YET? Someone tell me!






The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Another one from my forever TBR. I thought 2018 was going to be the year, but I was wrong.






Keiko series by Mike Brooks

I’ve been told this series has a Firefly feel and y’all, that is the quickest way to get me to buy a book. I LOVE Sci Fi, but I’m super picky about it. But if there bounty hunters or smugglers or anything along those lines involved I will try it out. I bought the whole trilogy last year but have yet to touch a single page because I am the literal worst.

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

  1. dreamingofcats

    I won Tempests and Slaughter in a giveaway, but haven’t read it yet as I have a grudge against Tamora Pierce for never getting around to that Tris-at-Lightsbridge book she promised HALF MY LIFE AGO. I’ve been waiting for over a decade, ugh, get it together, Tammy!

    Chaos Walking is actually gonna be a movie with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley who are the cutest ever, so I’ll probs check that out, even if it will rip my heart out :/ I don’t want to be wrecked! but I love those two poppets

    1. somethingofthebook

      Tris is from the Circle of Magic books from Pierce, right? I really need to read those one day…

      I’m hoping to get to Chaos Walking before the movie comes out! I love those two so I’m excited for it

      1. dreamingofcats

        yes, Circle of Magic 🙂 I haven’t read them since I was a teen, I wonder how it would hold up today!

        good luck finishing the book before the movie! I tend to prefer seeing a movie first because then I’m not raging over any inaccuracies or artistic liberties, and you get more depth and nuance in the book that enhances your view after the movie. but that’s just me, I know other people would be appalled, lol

    1. somethingofthebook

      I’ve heard so many good things about that series and I’m so sure I’ll love it, but somehow I’ve dragged my feet on starting it. I’m really hoping this is the year I get it read!

  2. ChandaReads

    The Lunar Chronicles series is one of my favorites ever, I hope you enjoy Cinder once you get to it! Heartless surprised me with how bad it wrecked me. I am not typically a crier, but I was near-sobbing reading it.
    My TTT

  3. Arini

    I recognized a few of these books. 🤩 Heartless was a BIG disappointment for me. 😭 I had expected to like it bcs The Lunar Chronicles is absolutely one of my ALL TIME favorites. So I was really hurt that I actually despised Heartless. 🤦‍♀️ I hope you’ll love both. 😇🤞 And The Raven Cycle is another of my favorites. 😍 I’m excited for you to read it and meet the wonderful bunch of Gansey and friends. Happy reading!! 🤓

  4. S.E. White

    I haven’t read quite a few of these series either, if that helps you feel better at all? Tempests and Slaughter was more about the world building than anything. Plot-wise it was a bit slow. But I didn’t care because NUMAIR. SMOL NUMAIR.

    1. somethingofthebook

      I’ve heard the Lunar Chronicles are pretty fast, easy reads so I just need to choose a month to binge read them. I’ve got all the darn books sitting on my shelves *rolls eyes at self*

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