Hey readers and fellow bookworms. It’s Tuesday. This means, we here at Finding Wonderland again join the popular weekly meme that is Top Ten Tuesday. As That Artsy Reader Girl shares on this February 20, today I talk books I thought I wanted to read 2018 edition.
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As the years go by, one of the things that changes is us, as individuals. Hopefully, always for the better, having learned from past
mistakes. One of the things that changes within the bigger picture are our tastes whether this be in style, music, or as is the topic for today, books!
This is where we’re at today: talking about the books we thought we really wanted to read, but now don’t think we do. For some of these books, it’s no reflection on them, the story or the talent behind the pages. Sometimes it’s simply because we “grew” out of them or maybe, as is so often the case with me, it’s because we don’t have the time. For example, some of these titles are books I read the first novel in the series, but as it was so long ago, I’ve forgotten the first book. Ergo, I don’t feel that same “tug” to complete the series.
Let’s take a look at some of the books that fall into this field for this reader.
Books I Thought I Wanted to Read 2018 Edition
1: Lightning by Bonnie Calhoun | Ah, Thunder! Book one in this series, I don’t remember specifics about the novel with exception to the fact that I did seem to enjoy it. It’s been so long however, at this point, I don’t see myself revisiting this world. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Atlantia by Ally Condie | This is one I think I was really excited about reading once upon a time. Especially so since I don’t read many “mermaid” or ocean-esque stories. That said, I just don’t think I “feel” that same interest in it as once I did. Have you read Atlantia? Amazon | Goodreads
3: Windwitch and Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard | Despite the fact that I feel like I enjoyed Truthwitch at the time I read it, I just don’t think I’ll pick up its sequels. The strong female friendship is a nice part of the story, but as I’m again trying to hone in on the books/genres I prefer (because a. TIME and b. reading should be about enjoyment – and it’s not fun if you have to “push” through a book), these might end up on the list of books I don’t end up making time for. Windwitch: Amazon | Goodreads ▪ Bloodwitch (due 2019): Goodreads
4: Fair Play by Deanne Gist | I read the first book (through Litfuse) in this duo and remember really liking it. But, nowadays, despite it being on my “to-read” Goodreads shelf, it no longer seems like a “me read.” Plus I’m so odd when it comes to favorite historical books. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins | After reading Rebel Belle, which is fun, I had every intention to read this follow up. But time passed, new books snagged my attention, and I’ve not returned to these books. To be honest, I don’t see this changing. Should I re-think this? Amazon | Goodreads
6: Crimson Bound and Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge | Initially, Cruel Beauty’s plot and cover art hooked the reader in me before I knew anything else. But after reading ‘Bright Smoke,’ which wasn’t a “me book,” I have to admit, these novels no longer hold the same appeal. Crimson Bound: Amazon | Goodreads ￪ Cruel Beauty: Amazon | Goodreads
7: Dark Road Home and Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig | I adored the first book in this series No Safe Harbor, but for some reason I haven’t returned to the world via its sequel or book three.
8: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead | After reading Soundless, the only I’ve read from Mead, I think I was curious to pick up ‘Glittering,’ plus it doesn’t hurt to eye that gorgeous cover art. At this point though, I don’t have much motivation to read
this one. Amazon | Goodreads
9: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows | Though this is one of the few (on this list) that I don’t own a copy of, it was one I was super interested in at its publication. At this point, I just don’t see myself picking it up. Primarily because I don’t really see myself as much of a fantasy genre reader; a genre that I do like in in films. Amazon | Goodreads
10: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth | I know, I totally featured this one on a list a couple of weeks ago, but it also fits perfectly
with today’s question. Because of this, I simply had to feature it. Amazon | Goodreads
This brings another edition of the Top Ten bookish meme to its close. Your turn: tell me about the books on your list that have
sat (patiently) on your shelf for months, years or beyond. I look forward to chatting all the bookish thoughts and things with you – down below, and in a return visit to your Top Ten Tuesday posts.
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