Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Top Ten Tuesday | Oops! I Did(n't read) It Again...


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!


This week's theme is 'Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)' - books I meant to get to and didn't is the story of my life, particularly in 2017. There are so many books I could have mentioned, but I decided to go with the 2017 releases I hoped to get to, couldn't find the time to and really hope to get to this year. Without further ado, here are my top ten!


The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck: I love the sound of this one because it's WW2 fiction told from within Germany, which is a perspective we don't get often - the most famous example is The Book Thief. Hopefully I can cross this one off my TBR this year.

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown: I have a big interest in the history of witchcraft and witch trials and love the sound of this novel told from the point of view of Matthew Hopkins' sister. In my opinion Hopkins is one of the most cruel men in history and I'm hoping to read this one soon as I believe it's going to be adapted for TV.

The Good People by Hannah Kent: You probably all know by now how much I loved Kent's debut, Burial Rites, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of The Good People, but I was never quite in the mood for it in 2017 and I'm very much a mood reader. I really want to try and get to this one this year!

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig: I loved Heilig's debut, The Girl From Everywhere, but still haven't read the sequel. I think I'll try to get to this one in the summer.

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I'm so disappointed for not getting to this one in 2017. I've started this one and I really like what I've read so far, but I was in a bit of a slumpy mood while reading this one and I didn't want my mood to effect my enjoyment. Hopefully I'll get back into this one soon!


Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng: Yet another one I started and just wasn't quite in the mood for but I love the sound of it and I'd really like to get to it this year.

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge: I've yet to read any Frances Hardinge but I couldn't resist picking up a copy of this at the end of last year. I haven't owned this one for as long as some of the others on my list so I'm not beating myself up about it that I didn't get to it last year, but I'd like to get to it this year if I can - I've heard lots of good things about Hardinge's work.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: My lovely friend Natalie @ A Sea Change bought me this one for Christmas and I'm very excited to read it. I've been in the mood for a bit of horror recently and I've been looking forward to this sequel since I enjoyed Rolling in the Deep.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You was my favourite book that I read in 2016 so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Ng's next novel and, so far, I've heard nothing but amazing things about it. Unfortunately I was never quite in the mood to pick this one up last year but, as with all of these books, I'm hoping I can get to it soon.

Florence in Ecstasy by Jessie Chaffee: I visited Florence in 2016 and fell in love with it, it's my favourite European city (out of the ones I've seen so far, anyway), so I couldn't resist picking up this novel which is set there and sounds fascinating, especially when I saw Katherine Howe, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane which I like a lot, singing its praises. This is another one I'd like to get to in the summer.

Which books made your list this week?

28 comments:

  1. Into the Drowning Deep is quite the trip, and I've heard really good things about Little Fires Everywhere. Good luck with all these!

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  2. The Beautiful ones is a book I also really want to read.
    I really enjoyes Little Fires Everywhere!
    Great TTT!

    Check out my TTT: https://theprintedgirl.com/top-ten-books/top-ten-tuesday-ten-types-of-books-i-didnt-finish-in-2017/

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  3. Hi! I would like to read Little Fires Everywhere!
    My TTT
    Leslie

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  4. So many pretty covers! The only one I've read is The Woman in the Castle - I didn't love it as much as everyone else seems to have, though!

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    1. I'll have to check it out and see what I think. =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. The Women of the Castle sounds interesting. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I'm looking forward to crossing that one off my TBR. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  6. I loved Witchfinder's Sister! I hope you do too. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Chrissi! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. =)

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  7. The Ship Beyond Time wasn't on my list this week, but you've reminded me that I want to read it, I enjoyed The Girl From Everywhere last year.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/top-ten-tuesday-141/

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  8. I haven't been in the mood for The Good People either so far -- somehow it seems more serious than I've been wanting (although I loved Burial Rites, so I should just go for it.) I still need to read The Women in the Castle too. I loved Into the Drowning Deep! I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I've been in the mood for some horror recently so I might pick that one up fairly soon. =)

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  9. The Good People and Little Fires Everywhere are on my TBR list, too. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. There were so many books that I wanted to read in 2017 and didn't get around it, either - including The Beautiful Ones. I love the author's previous book and was so excited for this one, but for whatever reason never got around to it. I hope you get the chance to read them all this year!

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    1. I love Silvia Moreno-Garcia's work, I'm hoping to get to The Beautiful Ones soon! Thanks for stopping by. =)

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  11. I haven’t read any of these! Into the Drowning Deep sounds so good. I hope you get to these soon and absolutely love them! 😀

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  12. Ha-love the heading! Several of these are ones I also want to read soon. I'm really interested in The Good People, but don't expect to love it as much as Burial Rites. Florence in Ecstasy sounds amazing, and I will definitely be reading Little Fires Everywhere soon. Hope you enjoy all of these when you do get to them!

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  13. The Ship Beyond Time was a fantastic sequel! I hope you'll like it!

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, I haven't heard much about it on the blogosphere! Thanks for stopping by. =)

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  14. Heidi's YA fantasy series is one I've been curious about for a while... but haven't read. Perhaps I'll take a second look at it in 2018. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Jess.

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    1. I really enjoyed The Girl From Everywhere so I definitely recommend it. =) Thanks for stopping by!

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