A year seems like a long time…… until you get to the end of it and realize that there were so many books that you didn’t read yet! Though I’ve read nearly 90 books this year, there were quite a few that I swore I was going to get to and then never did. You’ll notice that all of them are fantasy – that wasn’t planned. But, for some reason, I fell into a bit of a fantasy slump this year and all the books I couldn’t wait to read suddenly intimidated the hell out of me! Here are 5 books that made me disappointed in myself lol!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in December – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow
Based on the cover and hype alone, this was going to be one that I read as soon as it was released. I’ve heard that it’s a portal fantasy (which i’ve read a few of this year!) and i’ve heard it’s amazing! I kept putting it off, and putting it off…… and then I finally admitted defeat and decided to read it in January. I know – the book has nothing to do with the month – January is a person – but it just feels right lol
RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW by Becky Chambers
A few years ago I read the first book in this series and fell in love. Her world and characters are like nothing i’ve ever experienced before! Problem was – the second book I didn’t like AT ALL. It was so different from book one and I didn’t like the people it followed and the atmosphere. I think I put this one off because I was afraid.
INTO THE DROWNING DEEP by Mira Grant
I picked this one up just after Christmas last year and was so excited about it! I didn’t realize that Mira Grant is Seanan McGuire. As soon as I found that out I was sold completely. But it’s the subject matter that interests me the most. It deals with the Mariana’s Trench, a crew lost at sea while recording a “mockumentary” and deep sea exploration. I need this in my life!!
TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo
If there’s one book that I’m most embarrassed that I didn’t get to this year – this is it. This book is SO HYPED by so many people. It’s not the hype that makes me interested – it’s the fact that these people aren’t ones I would assume would like it. They didn’t just like it…. they loved it! And I need to know why!
THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin
I need another fantasy series like I need a hole in my head, but this is one that I hope happens soon in 2020! The buzz about this series is constant. I have my eye on the bind up of the whole trilogy which is this MASSIVE tome with the greatest, floppiest pages!!! This might actually show up in my top 5 post next week…..
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS LIST:
My Year of Reading Dangerously ——— Meeghan Reads ——— Anxious Nachos
The Book Prescription ——— Realms Of My Mind ——— The Secret Library
The Punk Theory ——— Bookwitch Reviews ——— Sophril Reads
Ace Reader ——— Books On The Brain ——— Storeys of Stories (J.W. Martin)
Comfort Reads ——— Kristin Kraves Books ——— Kyera’s Library
Synopses By Sarge ——— Happiest When Reading ——— Bookishly Rebecca
Flora’s Musings ——— The Words Gremlin ——— Tay’s Infinite Thoughts
Kayla’s Wordsmithy ——— Be Frisky ——— Zezee With Books
CJR The Brit ——— Shades of Paper ——— Past Midnight
Strange Storyteller ——— Beware of the Reader ——— Clemi’s Bookish World
Elysa Reads It All ——— Much Ado About Books
Now that I’m looking at this list, I’m really in the mood for all of them! I hope I can make them top of my priority list for 2020!
To all the participants – I will do my best to update the list as soon as possible. I have a doctors appointment in the morning and I can hopefully find a way to deal with this pain. And then in the afternoon I have a TON of work to do to ship out orders. I’ll update, but can’t guarantee I’ll have time to comment.
What are 5 books that you didn’t get to this year?
Until next time, happy reading!