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Top 5… books I didn’t get to in 2018

Good morning bookworms!

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018’. 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 we have coming up!

Well, I definitely didn’t get to everything that I had planned on reading this year. There is a (large) number of books that are still sitting on my TBR that I was going to get to… but then other books eclipsed them! There was also my most anticipated read for this year which was delayed BY A YEAR, so I’ll get to Darkdawn next year. (Yes, that’s my sneaky way of making this list a top 6 this week…)

So, books I definitely meant to read this year, but didn’t get to…

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book has been on my TBR for years. My biggest issue with it at the moment is that I have left it for so long now, that I feel like it’s now just too late. Also, there’s so much hype for this book – what if I hate it? However, it’s on my list for 2019… *ahem* (Not like the last 7 years though, I mean, I’ll probably read it next year…)

Number two is… Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I mean, I could still get to it! But, it’s been on my TBR for the last three months, so don’t hold your breath. Although, I absolutely will read this one – Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my fave read of 2016 and I love Laini’s writing… but I also know how much the story is going to rip my soul out of my chest cavity because it’s what Laini is good at. *deep breaths* *try not to cry in anticipation*

Next up on my ‘books I meant to read this year’ is Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. This was on my TBR in May and June, and I did read the first 30%, and it was great! And then I had a reading slump, and the whole thing fell over. But, I definitely want to read this one next year, and it’s on my backlist list.

I also wanted to read the Dark Artifices before Queen of Air and Darkness arrived… but alas, that didn’t happen either. Nonetheless, I will be packing Lady Midnight and co by Cassandra Clare for my summer break with the family, so I hope to get to these in January!

Finally, I was planning on reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber just before Legendary came out! I had it on my TBR in April and May, but then I found out it was a trilogy (as opposed to the duology I thought it was), so I said farewell to that idea because CLIFFHANGERS. I hate them. Actually, I love them, but they kill me. So, same thing… This one is now on the backburner until Finale is released!

So… I should probably read these in 2019… because if I’m posting these again next year then there’s something wrong!!

Happy reading 😊📚

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