We all say it when we’re talking about books we’re excited to read – “I’ll get to it soon”. But then comes a shiny new book and it screams “READ ME NOW!” and I set the books I was planning to read aside in order to give the new book some attention. Well, these are the top 5 books that, come hell or high water, I WILL get to in 2018!! If I don’t, I am willing to sacrifice my first born child…… alright maybe not that dramatic…… I’ll be willing to sacrifice my official bookworm card! There, that’s better. These are books that I won’t be reading within the next few weeks, they’re also not new releases, but they ARE books that I am desperate to get to and I WILL read them before the end of the year!! I tried to choose mainly standalone’s as next weeks topic is dedicated to series that I want to start this year. Here we go!

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The Secret History

This book fell onto my radar recently and I haven’t been able to shake it from my brain! I heard one person talking about it passionately and then, next thing I know, I’ve been seeing it everywhere! And when I do see it, it’s usually on a list of top favourite books. I’ve been dying to read a Donna Tartt book recently and this one has come so highly recommended, I think it will be the first I choose!

Burial Rites

Burial rites was very hyped a few years ago and I actually managed to pick up a brand new hardcover for 4$. I’m still a little confused on if it’s a mystery, historical fiction, thriller, literary fiction or what. It has a mix of a lot of things. But I think that I want to go into it blindly so I don’t know what to expect. I like book surprises!

all the light we cannot see

All the Light We Cannot See is a book that I have placed on my immediate TBR countless times. I am very much looking forward to it and keep on intending to pick it up and then I just never do. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and have been desperate to get back into some WWII historical fiction. It’s going to happen this year – I promise!


One of the most stunning covers I’ve ever seen, Uprooted by Naomi Novik is one that I need to get to in 2018! This is a book that I bought within a few weeks of its release in May of 2015 and still haven’t read it! I don’t know why either – it basically has everything I could want in a story! I think that I was scared off with a bit of a fantasy slump over the last little while. But thankfully that slump is over so I hope to make this one happen soon!

The Unseen World

Lastly we have The Unseen World by Liz Moore. I never would have found out about this book if it wasn’t for YouTube’s own Peruse Project and Squibbles Reads. These ladies talk this book up SO much! You can almost physically feel their excitement through the screen every time they get to talk about this book. I waited so long to get this book too as the cost for the hardcover was over 40$ and the paperback was 35$ or so. Too rich for my cheap ass! So I waited and got it at a great price through book depository a few months ago. Strangely enough I tend to hold off on books I think I’ll absolutely love. It’s as if I’m saving them for something. Time to get over it and just read it and love it already!




So there they are – the 5 book that you can absolutely hold me accountable if they don’t get read in 2018! Like I said in my description of The Unseen World, I really need to stop holding back the books that I think I’ll really love and just read them. No more saving my expected 5 star reads for a rainy day!

What books do you desperately need to read this year?

Until next time, happy reading!