Welcome to another installment of Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). This week’s theme is all about books I meant to read in 2018, but didn’t get to. If we’re being honest, that list could likely go on for forever! I did manage to narrow it down to a handful of titles, so without further ado…
1. DEATH ON THE NILE by Agatha Christie: I had a lofty goal of reading one Agatha Christie book a month at the beginning of 2018, which sadly got quickly shifted to the back burner. I definitely want to include more of Christie’s titles into my 2019 reading, but I think committing to one a month was too intense for me and didn’t work with my mood reading goals. DEATH ON THE NILE was a big favorite of mine growing up, so I’m excited to revisit the book before the new movie releases!
2. HIDDEN BODIES (YOU #2) by Caroline Kepnes: I read YOU last year and instantly fell in love with the book! I’ve heard so many mixed reviews over HIDDEN BODIES that I consistently hesitate about adding it to my TBR. My biggest fear is that it will somehow ruin my love for YOU in some way, which I do realize is a bit over the top!
3. THE WINTER PEOPLE by Jennifer McMahon: I got this book via a fellow bookworm during a book swap and have been struggling to find the perfect time to add it to my reading line-up. Do I want to make it a seasonal read? Possibly? I’ve heard phenomenal things about this book and McMahon, so it’s safe to say I will be tackling this book at some point in 2019!
4. RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole: I think I bring this up at least once every Top Ten Tuesday post, but you know those books that fellow bookworms consistently rave about and tell you to read? Well RAGDOLL is one of those books for me. Why didn’t I get to it in 2018? Likely because this is the start of a series and I am a serial series starter who is the worst with keeping up. I am actively trying to commit to reading through a series and be better about this in 2019.
5. KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas: 2018 was the year I committed to discovering more about the horror genre and KILL CREEK was a book I noticed on a lot of “best of” lists. The synopsis sounds out of this world good, but I never found the right moment to read it in 2018. I’ve heard KILL CREEK is being made into a TV series soon, so I want to make this book a must read for 2019.
6. I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh: This is another book that I received from a book swap and also one that has been on my TBR for a few years. I always here rave reviews for this book, but for some reason it always gets shuffled to a lower priority. Since I’m hoping to hit more backlist titles in 2019 and I already own a copy of this book, I’m hopeful it won’t end up back on this list next year!
7. LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding: In addition to thinking I was going to tackle one Christie book a month, I also decided that 2018 would see the continuation of me reading one classic book a month. Classics can be hard and I will be the first to admit that I hit a wall with this goal. LORD OF THE FLIES is a book I read in high school, but very much want to revisit as an adult. I am planning to be less strict about adding classics into my 2019 TBR, but also give them more consideration again.
8. THE REPLACEMENT WIFE by Britney King: Remember how I just told you I’m a serial series starter and then bailer? THE SOCIAL AFFAIR kicked off the New Hope series from King and I absolutely loved everything about that book. There are now two other related books out that I haven’t gotten to yet, THE REPLACEMENT WIFE and SPEAK OF THE DEVIL. I am definitely planning to prioritize both of these this year.
9. PERFECT DAYS by Raphael Montes: I’ve owned a copy of this book ever since I missed out on reading it with Instagram’s Criminally Good Book Club, but have yet to actually pick it up. Having read YOU last year and hearing a lot of people compare the two books I was hoping to get to this one last year, but unfortunately never did.
10. DO NO HARM by L.V. Hay: I basically will buy anything that Orenda Books publishes because I have yet to find a book that they support that I don’t love. I snagged a copy of DO NO HARM from Book Depository last year and it sadly slipped down my TBR to the point where I never picked it up. This book got a ton of great reviews when Orenda hosted a blog tour, so I know it’ll be a good choice when I do finally get to it!