Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018

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  1. Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl –  I was unable to get my hands on a copy of this until around Christmas. So I’m transferring it to a read for this year. I loved Beautiful Creatures and while Dangerous Creatures wasn’t as good, I want to read the conclusion and find out what happens to Riley and Link. I don’t like leaving a series unfinished.
  2. Tower of the Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – When the ebook for this one came in, I didn’t have time to read it. I’m hoping to get to it this year and finish the series.
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novak – A friend of a friend had started a book club, and my month to pick the book was December and this was my pick. Alas, we ended in November due to lack of participation because it didn’t work out the way the organizer intended it to. With my rush to finish books on my Beat the Backlist in December, I didn’t have time to read it.
  4. Library Jumpers Trilogy by Brenda Drake – Brenda is one of my fellow #ShadowSquad pals who live chat Shadowhunters. When I realized she was an author that wrote about a a magical library I knew I had to read it. Alas, my library system doesn’t own them and I could not order all of them through ILL. Once the third one is available that way though, I’ll be reading them.
  5. Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce – It’s the last Tortall series I have to read to be caught up on that universe. However, we only have books 1, 2, and 4 at work, and it was difficult to time the ordering of it through ILL for when I’d need it and not have too many other books checked out/waiting on my desk. ILLs can’t be renewed so I have to be able to read it as soon as it’s in my hands. I decided instead to switch it out for reading the The Mortal Instruments series to better understand the show and go on to The Dark Artifices before Queen of Air and Darkness came out.
  6. Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – I was only able to get through Lady Midnight with a couple of days to spare before the end of the year. And since the e-book is no longer available in Overdrive due to excessive checkouts, and the library being closed for four days due to the Holiday (I was also off for 12 days with time owed for compensation for being Salaried combined with all the regular weekend and holidays).

While my list only goes to six, you’ll find that’s actually 11 total books. Some of these I have put on my list for this year. Hopefully, I’ll get to them this time.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018

    • I know, right? I really want to read them. There are so many books on my list that deal with libraries or librarians. Another one I’ve heard great things about is The Invisible Library books. And have you read the MG Property of the Rebel Librarian yet? So good.

  1. You know, Uprooted was totally on my TBR … and I straight-up forgot. Until I read it here. Oops? xD Well, we have one book in common that we didn’t get to in 2018! Ha. I haven’t read anything by Sarah Maas, but I keep meaning to, because they’ve been recommended so many times.

    • I have a love hate relationship with her books. I like the plot, and the majority of the characters, but they get progressively longer. And longer. And I don’t like the direction she took with my favorite character. He kind of changed personality a bit between books. Then there’s the fact that she went from grazing over sex scenes, just implying it, to full on explicit sex. I’ve read adult books with less description in the sex. It’s totally inappropriate for teens. I had a 12 year old ask me for them at work, and I had a hard time handing them over knowing what was coming. And there are way too many POV characters to keep track of. But I love the story. It’s a great epic fantasy and she has crafted a really interesting world and mythology.

      • Yeah, I’ve heard that about her with the sex scenes, which is really one of the reasons I’ve been hesitant. Sex scenes are boring to me. I have to really be in a mood for a book with a lot of sex scenes, and it doesn’t happen often. And I get really cranky if I pick up a YA book that should be about stabbiness and deceit and death and for some reason I’m wading through endless sex scenes. xD Priorities.

      • My gripe is that it went from no detail and implying what happened to BAM! full on explicit scenes. Her books took a total 180 once they got popular. They are no longer YA. Plus, I don’t like the pairing. Which makes it worse.

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