Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Wrap Up: Books I Missed Out On In 2017

Two days of posts in a row, my friends. Can you believe it? I've got my vibe back, and I'm feeling good. I already started eyeing new books, and revving up for new blog content for the new year. Now, the key is to take it easy and not burn out again. We can do this!

As I mentioned yesterday, 2017 was a slower year for me. That means I missed a pretty fair amount of newly released books, while I was sitting back and reading whatever attracted me at the time. So, today's post is dedicated to...

The Top 5 Books I Missed in 2017 and Plan to Catch Up On!


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

I fell in love with this book from the instant I saw this cover. Then, for about 3 months straight, it dominated by blog feed as person after person read it and completely adored every minute of it. Alas, I never got around to reading it! I'm planning to remedy that in the new year. 80's nostalgia, exorcisms and teen angst? Sold. Expect to see a review of this very soon.

Weave A Circle Round by Kari Maaren

Confession time: I was actually at the top of the hold list for this book at my local library, and had it in my possession for two weeks. I finally realized that I wasn't going to be able to finish it in time, and was being a jerk for holding onto it without reading it, so I returned it early. *sigh* I now own an audio copy though and can't wait to start off 2018 by listening to this!

Warcross by Marie Lu

I love Marie Lu, and the concept of Warcross was one that immediately pulled my attention and shot it to the top of my wishlist. Unfortunately, it slipped further and further down my TBR as I started pulling things from the backlog to read and revisit old book friends. I actually noticed this on my TBR last week and had an instant moment of panic. How had I forgotten about this? ACK! Well, you can rest assured I'll be reading this in 2018. It's a must.

Satellite by Nick Lake

I'm a sucker for a good science fiction novel, but something about characters visiting Earth for the first time has always fascinated me. What must the world we take for granted every day look like to them? That's why I added this book to my reading list. Like most others though, it faded into the background and I forgot about it. So, I think it's time to pull this out and see if Nick Lake can enchant me with tales of newly Earthbound teens.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Yes, I'm one of the very small amount of people who did not get around to reading this book despite its giant success. I'm feeling bad about it, trust me. I know that Angie Thomas' book is an important one, and that the story inside is going to hit me hard. Since I was working on myself in 2017, I strayed away from tough topics and hit fun, fantasy books instead. I'm ready though. Ready for the story, ready for the tears I know will come, and ready for the message.


So, there you have it! The 5 books I really regret missing this year, and can't wait to get to next year! I'm not going to rush into them, probably just do one a month, but these are getting read in 2018. Trust me on that.

Do you have any books that you missed out on, and are eager to get on your reading list in 2018?


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