Books I missed out on in 2018

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

The theme for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday is books that I wanted to read last year, but didn’t get a chance to. It’s going to be hard to narrow this down to just 10 because I felt like there were so many books that I added to my TBR list last year, but here goes…

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I’m currently on the waiting list for this one on my library, but I’ve still got a few more weeks to wait. I love Michelle Obama and I’m so excited to read her book. I’ve also been on a nonfiction / memoir kick lately so I’m extra excited for this one.


The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, but just didn’t get around to reading it last year. The premise seems super interesting though and I’ve been wanting to read more mysteries, so I’m really excited for this one.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another popular book with sevens and Evelyn’s in it title that I didn’t stop hearing about last year. I tend to group these two books together in my mind, so I’m equally excited for both of these. I’m not super sure that I’ll like this one. The synopsis doesn’t really excite me, but I know so many people who rave about this book, so maybe it’ll surprise me.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I know, I know. I’m so behind on jumping on this bandwagon. But I’ve heard so many good things about this series lately!

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson books are another series that I’ve been sleeping on. I’ve been recommended these books so many times, but just haven’t gotten around to reading them. Once I finish up this read of The Lord of the Rings, this will probably be my next big series to tackle.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

After reading and falling in love with Kate Moore’s Radium Girls, this book was immediately on my radar. I’m looking forward to another book with similar themes. It was also adapted into a movie starring Renée Elise Goldsberry from Hamilton, so I also have that to look forward to.

All the Walls of Belfast by Sarah J. Carlson

I learned about this book from an interview the author did that I happened upon. I’m not really sure if it’ll be my cup of tea, but I’m interested in giving it a read. Plus, just look at that beautiful cover. So pretty.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

This one is another book that I’ve got on hold from the library, and luckily, I’m one of the next in line for it. I’ve been excited for this since learning about the TV series at NYCC last year, but never got around to reading it. Hopefully I can read it before the show comes out.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

This was one of the books I was hoping to read as research for my NaNoWriMo project, but then November came and I still hadn’t read it, and then the year just sort of slipped away from me. Maybe in 2019?

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Yet another book that’s on hold from the library (I’m always at my maximum hold limit on Overdrive)… I’ve been interested in this since the Netflix adaptation came out, but never got around to it at the time.

So overall, a lot of these books I am working my way towards reading, which I’m happy about. Maybe by the end of the year I’ll be able to say I’ve read them all…

18 thoughts on “Books I missed out on in 2018

    • Jenna says:

      Thanks! I’m pretty excited for that one. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Henrietta Lacks if you do end up reading it. And yes, definitely very excited for Good Omens. I’ve heard such great things and everyone is so hyped about it right now because of the show.

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    • Jenna says:

      Haha, yeah, that wording isn’t entirely accurate. And yeah, I know. I need to forbid myself from adding more things to my list, but there’s just so many good books out there!

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  1. Allana June says:

    I gave Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle a 5/5 stars. You’d really be sacrificing sleep over it. And… The Percy Jackson and the Olympian series will always have a special place in my heart. Great list!

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  2. quiteayarnblog says:

    I have read the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Good Omens – highly recommend both! For Henrietta Lacks, this is the best kind of non-fiction. It is informative and looks at the topic from many different angles. Loved it! And for Good Omens – it is Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman at their best. Funny and good-natured and thought-provoking. I first read this shortly after it was published and it is still one of my favorites. I’m on my second copy, because I read the first one to pieces!

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