Five Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018

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Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

There were so many books that I did not get to in 2018- it was hard to narrow it down to just five! I recently shared some books that I want to read by the end of the year (that is not going well!) so I won’t include those!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


This book has been sitting on my shelf unread for way too long! I know I am going to enjoy it, especially considering how much I fell in love with mythology this year. I am also a big fan of Neil Gaiman and of his writing.  I have to excuses as to why I have not read this one yet!

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Why have I been putting this one off?! I loved the first book so much and I hear the series only gets better! There are so many series where I have only read the first book; I do not know why I struggle with that!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys


I have only heard amazing things about Salt to the Sea, and if you have been around the blog for awhile, you know how much I enjoy WWII fiction! I bought this book on Book Outlet for over a year and still have not picked it up…

Beartown by Fredrik Backman


Fredrik Backman wrote one of my favourite books, A Man Called Ove, but I have not read anything else by him, even though I own them. Maybe I am scared they won’t live up to A Man Called Ove? I have only heard AMAZING things about Beartown, though!

Golden Son by Pierce Brown


Here is another example of my loving the first book in a series, but never continuing on with it- even though I have heard the second book is even better! I really should try and figure out why I have such a hard time with series.  I am definitely someone who much prefers standalones.  That said, I want to know what happens to my belonged characters, espeically Mustang!


As I was looking up each of these books on Goodreads so I could find their covers, I noticed that they all have above a 4.00 rating! They are obviously fantastic books and I need to make them all a priority in 2019!


62 thoughts on “Five Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018

  1. I can speak from experience that both The Illuminae series and the Red Rising series DO get better as they go on! I hope you can get to them in 2019 – you won’t be disappointed!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

      1. I’ve only done one before, so I don’t know what the “norm” is. But on that one, we just read the book at the same time and messaged each other with stuff like “CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT JUST HAPPENED?!?”

        Reviews are traditionally done separately, but I wouldn’t be against figuring out some kind of joint review. That might be really cool. Might end up more like a transcript of a conversation. Worth looking into.

  2. I am with you on the Gemina train. I loved Illuminae, I’ve been told by EVERYONE Gemina is 100000x better and still nada. I even joined an Illuminae BR to reread it to ensure I make it to book 2 this time around…I’ll keep you posted lol.

  3. Lovely list! I still haven’t read Beartown either, but I keep hearing wonderful things about it so I’m very excited to pick it up. I think it’ll be a perfect winter read 😊

  4. Oh you really need to read Beartown!!! I took a rain check on Top 5 Tuesday today due to family circumstances but if I had to venture some choices I’d say City of Brass and I Stop Somewhere …among many others!

  5. I’ve heard so many amazing things about Salt to the Sea as well! I’d love to read it one day. It’s been a while since I read a good historical fiction. And I LOVE Gemina. I think I loved it more than the first. So I hope that you get to it someday. I think you’ll love it!

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