Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I didn’t get to in 2019’! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up!
The worst part about this post is that I could actually copy my ‘top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018’, and it would still be true… However, I have already written a Top 5 Tuesday wrap up post for 2019, and it’s included in there, so I will pick 5 books that came out this year that I didn’t get to instead (and then shame myself in another 12 months…)
Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
I don’t even have a good excuse for this. I own three freaking copies of the book. I took it with me twice when I was traveling for work. I’ve read the first chapter… twice. I’ve just not gotten further than it…
All of this is ridiculous of course, because the book is about books. And magic. And set in a library. And there’s a badass heroine with a sword. And maybe some romance. All of which equals everything I’ve ever wanted in a book.
The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco
I was planning on binge reading this whole trilogy as soon as The Shadow Glass came out… and then I didn’t. Because I am a trash human. Seriously though, I’ve been buying these beautiful books in hardcover since they’ve been released – they’re actually some of the very few books that were released in hardcover in Australia (this is rare, trust me)!
However, there’s necromancy and magic and families, and now I need to go read them!
Wicked Fox – Kat Cho
I don’t have a good excuse for ANY of these books, but this one less than most. I’ve literally had it on my shelves since June/July, and I keep looking at it thinking “soon, my pretty!” and then cackling…
Uhhh… also, I only recently discovered it was part of a series (like, last week) and so now it’s going on my “later TBR”, but I was planning on reading it earlier! Do we even know when the second Gumiho book will be out?!
Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I went to the book launch in Melbourne for this. The only launch to have both authors. A week before the book was released. Have I read it? Naaah…
*clears throat* Now, normally, due to extreme cliffhangers in other Kaufman and Kristoff books I would normally leave this whole series until the last book is coming out out, but I think I just got an early acceptance for an ARC for Aurora Burning, so now I definitely have to read the first one!!
Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater
OK, OK. I know this has been on my most anticipated reads list since it was announced in 2017. But hear me out ok? I WILL read this. And probably soon. But I’ve heard that it’s a bit of a cliffhanger ending, so that makes me nervous because we don’t have a date for book 2, and I have never not been able to binge read a Stiefvater series, so I am apprehensive about reading this as it comes out.
On the other hand, a whole book of the Lynch brothers sounds like something I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist for long!!