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There were many, many books I wanted to read last year. I thought I would be able to read millions of books. Obviously, that wasn’t the case. Some of these I got at author events, others I got through Owlcrate and others as ARCS on NetGalley, and some I simply bought myself. So, here are the top books I really wanted to read last year but didn’t get to.
The Outsider by Stephen King
I so wanted to read this book. I bought a physical copy of it and even started reading it. I might have read 20% of it. The problem was I had to travel a lot by the end of last year, and this book was practically impossible to take places. It is too big and heavy, and so I opted for books that would be easier to carry. I was really loving it though, so I’ll read it as soon as I get home.
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
I first read the plot of this book on Kindle. I loved it and decided I needed it, so I pre-ordered it on Kindle. Then, I discovered it was the book of the month in Owlcrate, so I got the Owcrate copy as well. Lastly, one of my friends got me this book for Christmas. So, I own three copies of this book, three, and haven’t read it yet.
Circe By Madeleine Miller
I mentioned last week how much I loved The Song of Achilles. I saw physical copies of this book at Barnes and Noble last year but was already carrying so many books I decided I would buy it later. I kind of regret that now. The reason I don’t buy it on Kindle is I would like to have a physical copy that would accompany its predecessor in my shelf.
Fence by C.S. Pacat
I’ve heard millions of people loving this, and since I read Captive Prince, I’ve wanted to read it too. I loved that trilogy so much I’m sure Fence is not disappointing. I couldn’t read it last year though because I simply never got to buy it. Hopefully, I’ll get at least Vol. 1 this month.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
I also got this book from Owlcrate. I adored Owlcrate’s exclusive cover and the plot just seems like something I would read in a heartbeat. It seems like an original remix of Pride and Prejudice, I’m sure it’s great. Nevertheless, this was one of those books I left when I traveled so I still don’t have it with me. I’ll read it as soon as I get it though.
The Evolution of Jeremy Warsh by Jess Moore
I got this from NetGalley last year and I just fell in love with the plot. I think this is a story I would really love if I actually got to read it. I have no excuse for this one, I have it on my Kindle, I just haven0t had the time. I will start reading it this week though, and probably (hopefully) have a review by Monday.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
My best friend constantly speaks to me about this trilogy. Last year we went to a book fair and she almost compelled me to buy the box set. Luckily I didn’t, because I got it on my Kindle shortly after, at a moment each book was 0.99¢. It wasn’t on my top priority last year, but it has been so long I think it’s time for me to at least start it.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was one of the cutest books I’ve ever read. I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I loved Mackenzi Lee’s writing. I adore pretty much everything about this story. When I went to New York last year, I bought it the day it came out. I thought I was going to read it right then and there, but then I just didn’t. I’m still dying to though.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
There was a moment last year in which everyone was talking about this book. It got my attention because the plot looks creepy and scary, and who wouldn’t love a horror story that had to do with cheerleaders? I still don’t own a copy of this book though, so I’ll read it whenever I get it.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
I initially wanted this to be my first read from Holly Black. Every time I looked for it at a bookstore though, I couldn’t find it. I went to Barnes and Noble once looking for it, and they gave me The Cruel Prince instead. So, hopefully, this will be the year that I can read it. Maybe I’ll buy it on Kindle.
These are also the top 12 books that I will read first in 2019 (as soon as possible). Now they are at my top priority for this year, so I will definitely be reading all of them. How about you? Which books didn’t you get to read last year? Let me know!