Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week is the last week that Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and I just want to thank them for hosting for so long. It really is a commitment and I’ll always be grateful to them for introducing me to so many blogs and in turn, so many books. Thank you ladies!

This week’s list is all about those books that we meant to read in 2017 but never got around to them. There are a few of these and most of them were debuts! It’s my goal this year to read more debut authors, so I’ve focused mainly on 2017 debuts.

A List of Cages

I was so excited about this book in 2016 when I heard about it, so goodness knows why I hadn’t read it yet. I’m hoping to read it ASAP!

Seven Days of You

I am excited that this is based in Tokyo. I don’t think I’ve read anything set there before. It looks like a fab contemporary read.

The Education of Margot Sánchez

This is another one that I had on my radar and never got around to!

The Disappearances

I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book that it’s definitely become a priority for me to read in 2018.

It Started With Goodbye

Although I’ve heard mixed things about this book, I want to give it a try.

Girl Out of Water

I’m intrigued by the premise of this book and I’ve heard some good things.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

I feel like this book was everywhere recently, yet I still didn’t get around to reading it! Sums me up really…

The Hidden Memory of Objects

I’m excited about this book. I want to read it ASAP! Love that cover.

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

I’m excited but nervous about this book. I’m worried the hype monster will get me.

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1)

I want to get around to this book in 2018. I bought it a year ago!

What do you intend to read in 2018? Let me know. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Stacking The Shelves #179

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Presents:

They Both Die at the End

I have such high expectations of this book, I really hope I haven’t created a hype monster! I shall hopefully be reading this book soon.

Bad Romance

I have wanted to read this book for the longest time, so I was super happy to receive it as a gift!

Goodnight Mister Tom

This is one of my favourite children’s books and I didn’t have my own copy so Beth kindly bought me a copy alongside the previous two books for Christmas!

Bought:

Some Kind of Wonderful

I really enjoy Giovanna’s writing, so I’m excited to read her latest book.

The Disappearances

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book so I’m super excited to see what it’s like!

A List of Cages

This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017 so I knew I had to get it, to hopefully read ASAP in 2018!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know!

Annual End Of Year Survey- 2017

Best books of 2017

I absolutely love taking part in Jamie’s End Of Year Book Survey. It can be a little time consuming, but I adore  thinking about my reading in the year.

Number Of Books You Read: 110 (thus far… writing on 21st December!)
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Young adult

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1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Tough one. I think if I had to pick one it would be Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence for adult fiction and Letters To The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I think the hype got me!

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

As I Descended by Robin Talley. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’m still pushing that one!

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

I loved Charlotte Says from Alex Bell. A wonderful prequel to Frozen Charlotte.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Ali Land! I loved Good Me, Bad Me!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I can’t say I’ve read a book from a genre I don’t typically read this year. I must change that this year.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Loved that book.

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I’m not a massive re-reader. I think I’ll probably reread a children’s book like George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl to my new class (when I get them!)

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

The Scarecrow Queen (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #3)

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Lucy from The Names They Gave Us

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

Tough one. Really tough one this year as I’ve read some beautiful books. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord touched my heart.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson. A book about a girl with cerebal palsy that can’t talk and hears about a horrible crime.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 

Awful Auntie by David Walliams. It was fabulous!

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

“You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.” – Emery Lord’s The Names They Gave Us.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Hortense and the Shadow– Natalie O’Hara- 32 pages  (picture book)

Habibi– Craig Thompson- 672 pages (graphic novel)

How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. It was so dark and twisted!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Lucy and Jones!- The Names They Gave Us

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Jemma and Sarah from I Have No Secrets.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

I Have No Secrets

This might not be a shock, since I keep mentioning it, but definitely this one!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

I don’t have one this year! Shocking!

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Such an intriguing, engrossing reading experience.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Noggin by John Corey Whaley for its pure weirdness.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence. I absolutely loved this one and I highly recommend it.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

Has to be either Noggin or The Invention Of Hugo Cabret.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel I couldn’t work out whether I liked it or not and the characters drove me mad!

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Geybie’s Book Blog

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Indigo Donut– by Patrice Lawrence

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

This is kind of a review, but a review as a discussion with my sister. Good Me, Bad Me

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I didn’t participate in much this year. It’s been an incredibly busy one for me!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

Going over 100,000 views very early on in the year. Very proud of that!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I’ve had some periods of not posting on the blog. One period was a stomach bug and the other was me being in hospital mid December! (I’m on the mend!)

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Banned Books #32 The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Chrissi Chat- Consistency– I thought people would have a lot to say about this. I did love the interaction I did get though.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

No new ones this year!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

  • Banned Books- another 12 books are about to be complete (delay on book 12 due to my illness last week!)
  • Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit- another 12 books will be complete by the end of December!
  • Goodreads challenge- It was 100 books (I knew my year was busy!) and I set it to 115. I’m currently on 110 and I’m sure I’ll make the extended challenge.
  • British Books Challenge- 12 books as the challenge- 61 read… challenge smashed!

 

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

 

A List of Cages

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?

Leah on the Offbeat

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

People Like Us

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?

I’m looking forward to Restore Me from Tahereh Mafi.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?

Catch up on some 2017 debuts! I failed miserably on that one this year!

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

I haven’t this time! I am looking forward to reading Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed which I’m reading soon!

So that’s my bookish year! 🙂 What’s yours been like? If you have completed this survey please link yours because I’m super nosey and love to read about your reading years!

Top Ten 2017 Debuts That I’m Excited For

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about debut releases in 2017. It’s been fun to look into it!

For the Goodreads page, please click on the book image!

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

I’ve heard a lot about this book already and I’m excited for it to be released. It is inspired by The Black Lives Matter movement.

The Hidden Memory of Objects-

The Hidden Memory of Objects

I read emotional and thrilling in the synopis and I was pretty much sold! I love the cover of this one too.

One Of Us Is Lying- Karen M.McManus

One of Us Is Lying

I’m looking forward to this one mainly because I’ve judged it by its cover and I think it looks like it’s going to be awesome!

The Hundred Lives of Lizzie Lovett- Chelsea Sedoti

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

I have heard good things about this book too, so I’m looking forward to finally checking it out in 2017!

Girl Out Of Water- Laura Silverman

Girl Out of Water

This looks like another emotional read. I love the simple cover.

It Started With Goodbye- Christina June

It Started With Goodbye

A modern take on the Cinderella arc? I’m in!

The Disappearances- Emily Bain Murphy

The Disappearances

Oooh. I like the sound of this one. Love the cover, love the fantasy sound of it.

The Education of Margot Sanchez- Lilliam Rivera

The Education of Margot Sanchez

I think this sounds like such an important read! It’s billed as a coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families. Intrigued!

Seven Days Of You-

Seven Days of You

I can’t help but put a cute contemporary looking book on my list! 🙂 This one looks like it could be a bit of a heartbreaker too!

A List Of Cages- Robin Roe

A List of Cages

I love stories that include characters with ADHD. I have high hopes for this one!

What are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books I’m looking forward to for the first half of 2017. It was fun to research this list and find out what’s releasing! As always there seems to be some amazing releases coming up. I’m so excited to be a bookworm right now!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

January

Roseblood- A.G.Howard

RoseBlood

I love A.G. Howard. She has the BEST covers. I’m intrigued by the synopis of this book.

History Is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me

Can’t wait to read more from Adam Silvera. This book seems like it’s going to be tough, but worthwhile.

By Your Side- Kasie West

By Your Side

Kasie West’s books are comforting reads to me. I adore them!

A List Of Cages- Robin Roe

A List of Cages

I am so intrigued by this book. It involves a character with ADHD. I adore the simple, but stunning cover.

February

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

Ooh, this one looks good and I’ve heard some amazing things already!

March

The Hidden Memory Of Objects- Danielle Mages Amato

The Hidden Memory of Objects

I love a debut and when researching this list, this book immediately caught my eye! It seems like it’ll be an emotional read.

April

The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited

This is by far, my most anticipated book of 2017!

May

It Started With Goodbye- Christina June

It Started With Goodbye

Another simple, but effective cover. It certainly captured my attention.

One Of Us Is Lying- Karen M.McManus

One of Us Is Lying

I’m really looking forward to this book. It’s described as a mix of the Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars. That’s definitely intrigued me…

June-

Bad Romance- Heather Demetrios

Bad Romance

I absolutely love Heather Demetrios writing. She has become an autobuy author for me, so this book is a no-brainer for this list!

What are you looking forward to in 2017? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!