Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017 But...Ooh! A Butterfly!

If I'm getting to a Riordan book when its sequel is already out, you know I'm behind. So many books I was supposed to read in 2017. So little time. Here are ten of them. 

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1. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Given that I didn't finish the second one until very early in the morning on the 31st of December 2017, this is a given. 


2. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

It's finally happened. He's finally writing them faster than I can read them. Clearly I'm a failure of a human being.

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3. The Child by Sebastian Fitzek

I remember standing in The Works and reading the first chapter of this before I bought it. It seemed like it was going to be such a dark, fast-paced read.
 
4. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

I managed to buy this a few days before it was supposed to come out...but I still haven't found the time to actually sit down and read it.

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5. The Rest of The Maze Runner Books by James Dashner

I managed to get hold of a boxset of this series and then, in the fashion of boxset buying, I didn't finish reading it.

6. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

This and The Child both had the misfortune of being bought on the same day as Crooked Kingdom. Guess which novel took prioity? But I've been wanting to read this for a while, ever since I watched the (probably highly inaccurate, but shh) BBC adaptation.
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Constance, asking all the right questions.
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...Then it'll be just like every other week.
   
7. The Cormoran Strike Books by Robert Galbraith

I have GOT to stop watching TV adaptations of books!
8. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

I think I can excuse myself where this one is concerned. Whilst I was looking for it as early as summer, I didn't actually get hold of it until Christmas.

9. The Rest of The Lunar Chronicles Books by Marissa Meyer

Sci-fi with a fairytale twist. I was already late to the party on this one. I guess now I'm even later.

10. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

...Okay, I have a small confession to make. I actually meant to read this one in 2016.

(OH MY GOD.)

This is possibly the first time it's been easy to get to ten on one of these posts. 

(That is a sad statement on both of our lives.) 

Note: From next week, Top Ten Tuesday will be hosted at The Artsy Reader Girl instead. Thank you to everyone at The Broke and the Bookish for the stream of blog prompts you've provided to us all over the last few years.

Share the shame! What did you fail to get to in 2017?