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!