Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're looking back to 2018 to highlight the books we really thought we were going to read...and then didn't. I've included only 2018 releases on here...I read about 15 or so front-list releases last year, but there were so many more I wanted to get to and just didn't have time for!



Bad Blood: I heard rave reviews for this true-crime story about Elizabeth Holmes and the scam that was Theranos.

The Immortalists: I've got a soft spot for books that follow groups of friends through time, so this one about four kids who get their future told and how that effects them through their lives sounds like a winner.

The Milkman: I always read the Booker Prize winners!

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: Anyone who knows me knows I love a t-rex, and this book won the Goodreads choice award for science so it's probably pretty readable.

The Great Believers: This was recommended by so many people whose opinions I respect that it's a must-read.

The Female Persuasion: I loved Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings, and while I've heard that this reads a little "Women's Studies 101", I never took that class so I'm definitely interested!

Ma'am Darling: Books about royalty are my kryptonite!

Not That Bad: I don't think a book about rape culture is going to be easy or fun to read, but I trust Roxane Gay to present essays that are going be important and relevant.

The Book of Essie: Reviews were a little mixed, but I love the premise (famously Christian reality TV family has a daughter get pregnant as a teen) and really want to read it for myself!

There There: This own voices book about a pow-wow got raves and seems like the kind of thing I'd really like.

14 comments:

  1. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs does sound like a good read.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  2. I've got The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs on my shelf right now, it's definitely going to be my next nonfiction read! (I actually have read a bit already, it's got a very conversational style and I'm looking forward to continuing with it at some point soon.)

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    1. Oh good to hear! I hadn't heard from anyone who'd read it, was just interested because of the title alone, so glad to know it's accessible!

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  3. I highly recommend The Female Persuasion and The Immortalists! The Book of Essie is good too! There There is also on my list!

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    1. Female Persuasion and Immortalists both seem incredibly up my alley, glad to hear positive reviews :)

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  4. The Book of Essie is still on my list, too!

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    1. Why are there so many books to read? I could have easily made this list twice as long!

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  5. Great list! I got a copy of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs for Christmas so I'm hoping to read it soon - I'd like to read more non-fiction this year - and There There and The Immortalists are both books I'd like to check out, too.

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    1. Yay for not being the only adult lady excited to read about dinosaurs!

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  6. I've heard amazing things about There There, but something about the cover isn't speaking to me so I never managed to pick it up last year either! XD Great list, Gabby.

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    1. Thank you! I agree that the cover design for There, There isn't especially snappy...I know I literally shouldn't judge a book by its cover but it can be really hard not too. I've heard so many good things about it that I did grab a copy though (shamefully still unread)

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  7. Can I just say that The Immortalists was brilliant? I'm still thinking about that dang book and it's been months since I read it. That being said, I hope you enjoy it (and all the books on this list) when you get to it!

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    1. You're inspiring me to move it up the list sooner!

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