Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I was spoiled for options for this weeks topic. This is why I never set a reading list for each month because I will never stick to them. There were a lot of great books I fully intended to read in 2017, but, as always, life and my mood reading tendencies got in the way. Here are the 10 books I planned on reading in 2017 but never did. Hopefully, I can get to reading them this year.

Also, as this is the final topic that will be hosted by The Broke and Bookish, I just wanted to take the time to give the ladies over there a HUGE thank you for all the time they’ve put into this over the years.

1. The Flame and the Mist by Renée Ahdieh: The hype that came with Ahdieh’s latest release was insane, and with that comes a lot of high expectations. So, I didn’t read the book because I wanted to wait until the hype had cooled off and I could go into the book with a more level head. 

2. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett: A book I kept meaning to read. This year was a strange one for me in terms of my relationship with contemporary novels. I found that I was drawn to New Adult books most of the time so I read very few Young Adult contemporary novels. I hope to rectify that situation as soon as possible.

3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: Again, this relates to my reading habits of last year as I was drawn to a lot more contemporary novels instead of fantasy. I’m so excited to get my teeth sunk into the book.

4. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff: Another one I just wasn’t in the mood for. I have no idea what to expect from this book except for the fact that it will be ruthless and bloody.

5. Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker: I was ready to read this book back in November, but then this horrible slump hit me. 

6. Bountiful by Sarina Bowen: I didn’t read this because of the slump as well. However, as everyone knows, my love for sports contemporary novels is limitless right now. So, it’s a guarantee that I’ll read this book by the end of this year.

7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Yes, this book is still sitting on the to-read list. I have no excuses, and if I’ve not read this book by the end of the year, you all have permission to scold me. 

8. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken: Admittedly, my interest in this book has waned a lot recently. I thought the first book was okay but very slow in its pace and that’s what I’m dreading about this book.

9. Invictus by Ryan Graudin: This was actually a conscious choice. You see, I’ve been on a mission recently, and that is to read as much of the books I already own instead of buying new ones. It’s a slow process, but hopefully by doing that I’ll save a bit more money and shelf space. However, Santa was kind enough to treat me to this book so I can read it in the near future.

10. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley: I added this book to my to-read list last year and had every intentions of reading it as soon as possible. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this book so I can’t wait to see for myself why that is.

Those are the books I didn’t read last year and intend to do so this year?
Which books were you meant to read but didn’t?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2017

  1. I loved Second Chance Summer and Words in Deep Blue so, so much, I can’t wait for you to read them, hope you will love them ❤
    I have been meaning to read Flame in the Mist for a long, long time as well, but first the hype, then the mixed reviews, made me put it off. Let's hope we can read it soon 🙂

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    1. I have a copy of both those books so that’s half the battle won, I just need to be in the right mood to read them now haha.
      I’ll get to Flame in the Mist eventually, but it’s by no means a top priority anymore.

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  2. Ooh la, so many good books in this list! For a feel-good book, you definitely need to start Alex, Approximately and Second Chance Summer! Bountiful covers that too because it’s a delightful addition to the series. Strange the Dreamer was soooo good. Super slow, but soo worth the read.

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    1. I’m always on the lookout for a feel-good book, especially since these next few months will be all kinds of chaotic, so those books will definitely come in handy.


  3. I read The Flame in the Mist and Strange the Dreamer this past year. TFitM is a wonderful book! Not perfect, but still really good. I’m a sucker for books were women disguise themselves as men… Strange the Dreamer was a fantastic book! I was shocked at how immersed I was in the story. I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get around to reading them 🙂

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    1. TFitM sounds like a great “girl-power” book, so I’ll definitely give it a shot. I love Laini Taylor’s writing, it’s just so dreamlike and magical so I can’t wait to read Strange the Dreamer.


  4. This topic might as well be called “mood reader problems,” haha. As a fellow mood reader, I relate. I’ve been dying to read Strange the Dreamer and even bought it when it was first released, but I still have yet to pick it up. Hopefully I will soon! 🙂

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