Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! Every year, I get all big eyed about lots of exciting looking new releases, but I'm largely a backlist reader. The books I've listed here are ones that got published last year that I already own and am really looking forward to getting to soon!

The River of Consciousness: I love Oliver Sacks so much, and I have all of his other books, so I got this back in October and I can't wait to immerse myself in his last work.

Fresh Complaint: My mom got me my best birthday present maybe ever...a signed copy of this book, with a happy birthday note from Jeffrey Eugenides (my favorite author!). I'm almost afraid to read this copy...what if I spill on it?

The Tiger's Daughter: I heard such good things about this female-led fantasy debut based in East Asia that I grabbed a copy and haven't gotten a chance to get to it yet.

Hunger: I've actually still not read any of her other books, but Roxane Gay's internet writing is so good that I got my hands on her memoir dealing with her body.

You Play The Girl: I'm a sucker for pop culture writing about women, and this essay collection got good reviews!

The Marsh King's Daughter: This is set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a weird and wonderful place that I hold dear to my heart, so I had to get it.

Prince Charles: I am Royal Family obsessed, and I genuinely think Charles has led a really interesting, odd life so I am definitely down to read about it.

American War: This book, set slightly in the future about a second Civil War in the US, seems to hit a lot of my interest buttons (I love alternate history/speculative fiction style books), but I just didn't get around to it.

Word By Word: WORDS! I love words (obviously, I read a lot of them). This book about dictionaries seems fascinating.

Scoring The Screen: I love to turn to my husband when we're watching a movie or TV show and point out how the music is trying to make the audience feel, which I'm sure is his favorite part of watching movies with me, so this book about musical scores, a Christmas gift from my mom, is right in my wheelhouse!


  1. Great list! I've yet to read any Roxane Gay and I think I need to. I hope you manage to get to all of these this year!

    1. I hope so too! I'm definitely looking forward to getting into Roxane Gay for the first time!

  2. The Tiger's Daughter is still on my TBR as well. Hope we'll both get to it in 2018 :)

  3. American War is on my TBR list. I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thanks! I hope we both get to American War!

  4. The Tiger’s Daughter sounds right up my alley!