Top Ten Tuesday -Books I Meant to Read in 2017

Today’s Topic: Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)

Hosted By: The Broke and the Bookish

What’s the saying about good intentions? I had the best. I really did. But you know, so many books…so little time. And since I read very much the way I dress, by what feels right that day, some of the books I desperately wanted to read, didn’t actually get read. (Hangs my head in shame.)

Firstborn -This was at the very top of my must read books for the year. The problem was that I never actually got around to purchasing it. Well, I finally received it as a birthday gift. So, this is the year it finally gets read, people!!

All This Time -The last in the author’s popular Walker Family series. I, along with everyone else, have been eagerly waiting for Reagan and Bear’s story. I actually pre-ordered this one, but then got busy with travel and the holidays.

Wings of the Wind -This is another final book in a series I’ve enjoyed. Cossette was a new author for me this year and I love her take on Biblical/ancient fiction.

A Lady Unrivaled and A Name Unknown -I adore this author’s complex, detailed story lines and characters. I really need to finish the last of her Lady of the Manor series (A Lady Unrivaled) so I can begin her new series with A Name Unknown. Plus, ANU features a bookish heroine, so yay!

Yankee in Atlanta, Spy of Richmond -Heroines Behind the Lines -Another amazing historical fiction author. I started this series about women’s roles in the Civil War a couple of years ago. But I still have two books to go to finish it.

Child of the River -This South African author’s The Girl From the Train was on my 2016 favorites list. And since one of my goals is to read more international authors, I really wanted to read the second of her translated novels.

To Wager Her Heart & A Note Yet Unsung -These two books are the last  in two separate historical series featuring two different Nashville plantations. But, they are not the kind of books I can speed-read through and I just didn’t make the time for these books this year.

The Memory of You -Although I did read West’s earlier release of The Things We Knew, I meant to read Memory as well. #fail

The Illusionist’s Apprentice -I love that this novel is set in the Jazz Age with a heroine trained by Houdini. I started this one three times, and I just never finished it. But I’ve loved every other book she has written so, I know I will love this one too.

Still LIfe & Blind Spot -I don’t read much in the romantic suspense genre, but I love Pettrey’s stories. These two are part of a series about a band of brothers. I’ve read the first one, but never got around to these two.

Home -I love Yttrup’s women’s fiction books which tackle difficult topics such as abuse and eating disorders. But, I really have to be in the right frame of mind before starting her books. I just didn’t get there this year.

You’re the Cream in My Coffee – I’ve read nothing but rave reviews of this 1920’s mystery and fully intended to read it. Maybe this will be the year.

My Hope is Found -Bischof writes beautifully nuanced stories. This is the last in a three book series about a couple in Appalachia which I really need to finish.

Wild Montana Skies -This is the first in a series by a long time favorite author. I own this one both in paper back and Kindle formats. Not to mention I’ve already read the second book in this series. What is wrong with me?? Who reads a series out of order?

What are some of your reading failures from 2017?

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6 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday -Books I Meant to Read in 2017”

  1. Dani is, without a doubt, one of the best in this suspense market! So many great reads. Melissa’s book is magical (as always!), and I really liked Susan’s ‘Skies.’ I haven’t read the rest of the series yet, but book one got things off to a great start! 🙂

    Happy reading, Brittaney – and thanks so much for all of the rest Finding Wonderland visits.

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