I got this idea over at The Broke and the Bookish blog. I thought it would be a fun little feature to do, that is until I went over all the books I didn’t read and realized there were a lot I wanted to get to but for some reason didn’t. I tried to trim the list down to ten, but I kinda, maybe cheated a little.
So without further ado, in no particular order, here are the books I had planned on reading last year, but never did:
- All but one of Ania Ahlborn’s books. I discovered this author early last year, maybe late 2016… not too sure, but I do know it was pretty recent. I’ve heard nothing but great things about her writing and her books and decided to give her a shot. I bought a few of her novellas and books, which were at a pretty decent price on Amazon and even bought a couple of physical books from BookOutlet. But even after stocking up on a ton of her books, I only read The Devil That Crept In (which I really enjoyed). I hope to read most, if not all, of her books throughout this year.
2. All the Missing Girls & The Perfect Strangers by Megan Miranda. Anytime I looked up good thrillers or mysteries on any list, All the Missing Girls would show up. I bought it on my Kindle and even purchased The Perfect Stranger (which I think is the sequel?) because I wanted to binge read both of them. Yea right. Never got to them. In my defense, I did start ATMG, but couldn’t get past the first few chapters. Don’t ask me why. But I do plan on getting to these some time 2018.
3. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King. I received this monstrous beauty of a book through the Book of the Month Club. I was looking forward to this and couldn’t wait to dig in, but I think the sheer size of this book intimidated me and so I put it on the back burner for when I didn’t have anything to read. Obviously, that never happened but I will read this book before the year is done, even if it means it’s the last book I read.
4. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker. This is another book I received through the Book of the Month Club. I was in the mood for a thriller when I originally selected it but by the time it arrived I was in the middle of a few other books that I set it to the side. Again, I am in the mood for suspense/mystery/thriller (I’m currently reading two) and I really want to get to this one soon.
5. The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin. I re-read the first two in the Mara Dyer series and after three (maybe four) years after the release of what was originally a trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer (it took me so long to get to it because I did not want the series to to end), I finally read it just so I can be ready for the new book from Hodkin. Unfortunately, I never got to read it. Again, don’t ask me why. And again, it will be read soon.
6. Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. At the moment, I can’t recall where I first heard about this book, but after reading the synopsis, I knew I had to have it. I first got the audiobook from my library but couldn’t finish it (and it was getting so good!) so I was a little bummed, but then I saw that it was one of the options for the Book of the Month Club, so I decided that it would be the last book I got from them. I can’t wait to finish this one.
7. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I have checked this book out from my library, I have it on my Scribd account, I’ve even listened to about 1/3 of the book on audiobook. It sounds really interesting, but for some reason, I have been so confused the entire time I’ve read and haven’t been able to get through it. I want to like it so bad because of all the awards it’s gotten and the overall great reviews it has received. I’m going to give it one more chance (maybe two) to finish it, otherwise, as much as I don’t want to, I may have to DNF this book.
8. The Grip of It by Jac Jemc. I received this book through Page Habit‘s horror book box subscription. I had never heard of it previously and it sounded intriguing enough that I shelved it for an October read, since all I read is horror during that time. But I never got around to it 😦 this time, I won’t wait until October. I plan on picking this up pretty soon.
9. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) & Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. If you have yet to hear about the hype surrounding this series, the you need to come out from under the rock you’re hiding in, because I can’t go on any book blog or BookTube without someone raving about these books. I purchased the first one and have the second one on my Kindle. The books themselves are gorgeous, I won’t lie, and that’s what excites me the most: the uniqueness of it. But I guess because of the overwhelming positive reviews, I couldn’t bring myself to read them. I want to get to them this year, even it is towards the bottom of my TBR. Or maybe I’ll wait until Obsidio gets released so I can read them all at one time (is it a trilogy?)
10. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. This is another book that I started but couldn’t finish. I have no idea why, because I was really enjoying it, but I just couldn’t finish this book. I was only a few chapters in, so whenever I get to it, I do plan on starting from the beginning. Maybe I’ll save it for an October read, or even Christmas since it took place during the winter/Christmas season.
Like I mentioned earlier, there were way more books I wanted to add to the list, but these were the main ones that I had set on my immediate TBR but just never finished, or in some cases, started. Have you guys read any of these? Did you like them? What books did you mean to get to but never read?