Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2018

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

Books I Meant To Read In 2018

Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1)
The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
The Light Between Worlds
Brightly Burning
Eliza and Her Monsters

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1)

It was not easy narrowing down to just 10! What are some books that you meant to read in 2018?

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Books Left Unread #154

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingsele

The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)

The cover is stunning but I cannot figure out why I haven’t started it yet. Maybe the fact it is a fantasy and I struggle with them? Let me know if you have read and if you think I should bump this up my list.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Read In 2018

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

New To Me Authors I Read In 2018

Melissa Landers

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X

Maurene Goo

The Way You Make Me Feel

S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet

Lily Anderson

Undead Girl Gang

Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Sarah J Maas

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3)

Erin Watt

One Small Thing

Amy Spalding

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

What are some of the New To You Authors you read in 2018?

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2019 Most Anticipated Reads

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

Spring 2019 Most Anticipated Reads

King of Scars

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

Two Can Keep A Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret

On The Come Up

On the Come Up

Kingsbane

Kingsbane (Empirium, #2)

Wicked Saints

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1)

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

Sherwood

Sherwood

Internment

Internment

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight

I would give my favorite pair of shoes and my Kate Spade bag if I could acquire arcs and read this now.

Review: The Young World

The Young World (The Young World, #1)

I absolutely love dystopian novels and have had this one on my radar for a long time. People told me to not give it my time because it was not good but I didn’t listen. Oh what a fool I was.

This was the story of a group of teens that were forced to survive with no adults, no technology, no sense of order. Yeah, that’s about it. I had a hard time finding my will to care for what was happening because this was a hot mess of a story. Nothing about this story felt developed or flushed out. The world was not properly established and as a result I could not envision this as a story set in a time when there were no adults and no infants, only teenagers. I had so many questions! Where did the this all come from? Was it a man-made virus? How was it dispatched? Why was it linked to hormones in only adults and toddlers? I needed answers but I wasn’t going to get them.

On top of all of that nonsense, the story felt dated. By that I mean there were constant references to people/places/things that were relevant *now*. With people talking about social media platforms as if they were forced to stop using them only last week, it lead to my difficultly connecting with any part of this story.

The story was told from two POVs and both were terrible narrators. The one that irritated me the most was the female – Donna (Madonna was her given name). She talked as if she were an incompetent valley girl who struggled to remember which foot went in front of the other when she walked. While she talked like an idiot she tried to act like she was so tough. I didn’t buy it for a second. I wanted nothing more than to punch her in the hopes it would knock some sense into her. The male narrator, Jefferson, was a little more believable. His hangup was that he was in love with Donna. Well, “love” is not strong enough… he was obsessed with her. Given that the teens were not expected to live past the age of 18, he chose to confess his love to her with less than a year left to live. I get why but it felt far too puppy-love for me.

This story let me down in every way I could be let down. The world building was not developed, the characters were weak, and the actual story was full of holes. I never connected to any part of this nor did I care to. I should have DNFd rather than stayed with it until the end. There is no way I will continue the series because I don’t care what happens.

Books Left Unread #152

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

The Revenge Playbook

I think I haven’t read this one yet because it has a sports theme. Do you like book with sports themes?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

Best Books I Read in 2018

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Furyborn (Empirium, #1)
Monday's Not Coming
Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Sadie
I Am Still Alive
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)
The Disasters

Made You Up

It was difficult to narrow down to just 10 but these were the ones that stood out the most. What were some of your best reads?