Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018!

We’ve all said it before – “too many books, too little time.” And god is this true! We have TBR piles that threaten to topple over and crush us under their weight, yet we still keep adding to them! We also have a list of books that we want to get to SO BADLY yet, when the year comes to a close, we realize we never got to them. If you’re anything like me, that list is long. Since I did the TBR unhaul challenge this year, I actually forced myself to read some of my own books that I had backlisted for the longest time. I managed to get to a lot of books/series that I’d been telling myself for years that I would read. I still have quite a few that I didn’t get to though. But, since this is a top 5 list, I’ll just be talking about the 5 books that I swore to myself that I would read this year.

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reaper at the gates


WHY?! Why haven’t I gotten to this? OH I know – I was too broke to buy it when it came out lol. I read the first two books in this series last year and LOVED them far more than I ever expected to. The characters and the world sucked me in and wouldn’t let go! When I finished the second book I needed the third immediately – yet, here we are, months after the books release, and I still haven’t picked it up….. *hides in shame*

The Unseen World


This book isn’t talked about all that often. But the people that have read it all rave about it like crazy! As soon as I read the synopsis I wanted to read it, but when it was newly released it was over 40$, which I refuse to pay. I managed to find it on sale through book depository last year and I was so excited to get to it…….. that worked well. Fail!

The lies of Locke Lamora


A good friend of mine read this last year and told me all about it. Our reading tastes are similar so I knew that I would love it, and ordered it using Christmas money last year….. that’s right – christmas last year! From what my friend told me about it, it’s hilarious and it’s fantasy! So why haven’t I read it? Because I know I’ll love it, that’s why! LOL! Seriously though, I haven’t started it yet because I’ve got so many series on the go right now and I’m afraid to start another one that I’ll be obsessed with until I get caught up. I WILL be reading it in 2019 though! I promise!

The Power

THE POWER by Naomi Alderman

Yet another book makes this list that I got last Christmas. I wanted it SO badly and I wanted to read it immediately! But, being a mood reader, I haven’t felt that it was the right time to pick it up yet. When will I feel in the mood for it? No one knows…. just being honest.

The Diviners

THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray

This book has ended up on multiple TBR’s throughout 2018 I believe. I’ve put it on my immediate TBR shelf many times. I even sat it on the table with the intent for it to be the next book that I picked up. But did I ever crack open the cover? No….. not yet. No matter how many times I intended to read it, I never even tried. Another one I plan to read in 2019……. I won’t hold my breath lol!

Flower divider


Flower divider

There are 5 (of the many) books that I wanted to read in 2018 and didn’t get to. I’ve always got big plans for things I want to read and then life (or my mood reading) changes my plans for me. But I really do hope that NONE of these end up on a list of books I didn’t read in 2019! What books did you leave unread this year?

Until next time, happy reading!

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh!! I left War Sto off my list! Probably because I didn’t enjoy King’s cage… but I still want to finish the series!!!

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    1. I’ve never gotten into this series. Hope you get to finish it soon!

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  2. Great post girl, mine is coming soon.

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  3. Reaper is really good but I know what you mean about not getting to it, lol! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on Lies of Locke Lomora, I’ve heard such great things!

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  4. Ohh I also haven’t read A Reaper at the Gates even though I’ve been enjoying that series 🙈 Next year, hopefully! And I hope you get to The Diviners soon – I really loved that one!!

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  5. A Reaper at the Gates is on my list too!! GAH! I’m so upset with myself for not reading it yet. But I’m also a bit terrified of it?? At this point, maybe I’ll just wait to read it until the fourth one comes out 😂

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    1. Lol I was kind of thinking the same thing!

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  6. DEFINITELY check out Lies of Locke Lamora! I love that series!

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  7. J.W. Martin says:

    I’m still trying to get around to An Ember in the Ashes, and I’d also like to The Lies of Locke Lamora in 2019. Let’s see if I’m still saying the same thing this time next year!

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  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I nearly didn’t read A Reaper but …. I took a rain check on the top 5 this week given family circumstances I am sorry Shanah. I simply could not focus to write seomthing witty or … But OK if I had to choose some of mine I’d say City of Brass and I Stop Somewhere (and I know you liked both!)…

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    1. Circumstances?? Is everything ok??


  9. I’ve got “The Diviners” on my shelf, and I’ve finished it — but I’ve got no desire to read the rest of the series because they’ve redone the covers and now mine won’t match!

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  10. Oh, The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my favorites, hope you get to it next year! Here’s my list:

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    1. Sorry I didn’t see this until now! Getting you added to the list. I am SO excited for Locke Lamora! So many people love it and I need to know what’s so great 🙂


  11. Enjoy your reads and hopefully you can read them soon!

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  12. Angelina says:

    All of these books are on my TBR too. I hope you get to them next year and you end up loving them!

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  13. It is tragic when the calendar moves faster than you can read. I too am left with several much anticipated titles – a few of which I’ll try to squeeze in before year end.

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  14. The Other Weasley says:

    I am patiently waiting for you to get to The Lies of Locke Lamora…. PATIENTLY, I say…

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    1. Patient my ass!!!! 😂 I will get to it soon! It’s only sat on my shelf for a year now…. what is wrong with me??


      1. The Other Weasley says:

        Patience is not a virtue I posses :)!! I have a whole stack of “what is wrong with me?” books. I clearly wanted to read them and yet they are still sitting there while I contemplate re-reading other books.

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        1. 😂 I don’t have patience either. We are both Taurus’s after all!


  15. evelynreads1 says:

    I really planned on reading an ember in the ashes this year.. but I failed haha, better luck next year I guess ?!


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  16. kyera says:

    Oh my gosh, Reaper made it onto my top 10 books of 2018 post… so please go fall in love with that world again!

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    1. I plan on it! I can’t wait!!

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