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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

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Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

aka my 2019 Top-TBR priority list

Too many books, too little time. It’s something we as readers know all too well. While I know that I won’t finish anywhere close to all of the books I meant to in any given time period, there are some that are a higher priority to read than others. Here are the books that I meant to get to in 2018 (but didn’t) which have been been bumped to (near) the top of my 2019 TBR list.

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  4. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  5. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  6. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  7. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman
  10. To Visit the Queen by Diane Duane

Hopefully I’ll get to some – if not all – of these this year…

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27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

    1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to the Good Omens series, too, and am just trying to decide if I should read it first (and hopefully finish it soon) or watch it first.

  1. Ahhh… the ever present Name of the Wind. I didn’t get to that one either, even though I wanted to. I think I need to just tell myself to start it in February and hold to it.

    I enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express but it’s the only Agatha Christie novel I’ve read. The Handmiad’s Tale is exactly what to expect and I’m not sure I like it but I don’t hate it either. It’s just a weird book relationship, I suppose.

    I read A Wizard of Earthsea in high school without knowing there were more books and keep telling myself I should reread it and read the other books in the series, but I haven’t. Maybe someday.

    1. Name of the Wind seems to be a common theme on “should read this eventually” lists.

      I read Wizard of Earthsea before, and at least one of the following books in the series, but I have no memory of it so I feel like I should re-read it.

  2. Great list! The Name of the Wind, Murder on the Orient Express, The Joy Luck Club, and The Handmaid’s Tale are all great reads. It sounds like you’ll have a lot of wonderful literary experiences this year!

  3. Little warning. Although A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin can be read as a stand alone, it’s actually the first part of a cycle of six books that are collectively referred to as the Earthsea Cycle, together with: The Tombs of Atuan (1971), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu (1990), The Other Wind (2001), and Tales from Earthsea (2001).

    1. Thanks for the warning! I know I’ve read at least a part of book two in the cycle — I don’t remember how far I got, but I know that at some point in the sequel(s) I got annoyed and stopped reading. I’m planning on stopping after book one this time, just so I can remember something about the story.

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