Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To

I do hereby vow to read the following books in 2018 or give them away. I have copies of all of these sitting under my bed.

I will read these in 2018.

The Night Circus


Appointment in Samarra


A Little Life


The Eight


Turtles All the Way Down


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys





I will read these. What should I read first? Have you read any of these? 




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29 comments:

  1. The two I've read are The Night Circus and Eight. Eight and I didn't get along. I haven't read The Long Way Down but I've read other books by Jason Reynolds so can safely that would also be a good starting point.

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    1. Why have I struggled to try to read The Eight for so long? This year, I’m either going to read it or release it.

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  2. Those are all new to me ones! Hope you get to read some of this year!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Everyone needs to read Jason Reynolds, I think.

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  3. I have Salt To The Open Sea on my shelves, and must read it. It sounds amazing. Long Way Down looks amazing too - I read a sampler and it used so few words to such great effect.

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    1. I was crazy about the Salt author’s book I read a couple of years back.

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  4. I like your thinking, read or release it! I should have that mindset too! I recommend Salt to the Sea. It is well written and was a different perspective on WWII for me.

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  5. I only recently heard of Jason Reynolds, and I tried a bit of Long Way Down when it was free online for a day, I only got a little way through it. I've since bought a copy, and hoping to read it this month. It's a verse novel- even I will knock it over really quickly. What if we both read it this month? I haven't read any of the others either. I have Turtles in the TBR at home.

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    1. I heard one person say she read Long Way Down in an hour. We could definitely do that. Surely there is an hour in our lives to read this book in January?

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  6. I’ve read The Night Circus and A Little Life, both of which I loved but for very, very different reasons. I bought a copy of the John Green but haven’t taken the time to read it yet. I think my biggest regret for books not read in 2017 would have to be either Roxane Gay’s memoir, Hunger, or Her Body and Other Parties.

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  7. Great list! I also wanted to read The Night Circus and Turtles All the Way Down! Let's hope we both get to read those books!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. Nice list! I've not read any of them, but I have meant to read THE EIGHT for years and years. You go first and then I'll decide if I'm going to 'read or release' (love that).

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  9. I hope you love The Night Circus, but I always get nervous when people read it. I loved it, but I know not everyone has. A Little Life is one I want to read, but keep putting off. I really should just jump in. Salt to the Sea is another I really want to read. So many tempting books! I hope you enjoy all of these, Deb!

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  10. I haven't read any of these either. I do have a copy of Salt to the Sea on my Kindle though. Happy reading!

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  11. The Night Circus has gorgeous imagery.

    A Little Life. GUT PUNCH. I was physically ill while reading this one but it was sooooo beautiful. It's easily a fave book of mine now but it put me in a three month slump after turning that last page because I seriously could not recover from it. It's so wonderful though if you can stomach the subject matter. Look up the origins of the image used on the cover too. Very interesting.

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  12. My vote goes to Turtles All the Way Down or Long Way Down. Both are so good. My TTT list

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  13. The Night Circus and Turtles All The Way Down are on my TBR still as well. Hope we'll both get to them this year :)

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  14. Nice list of books!! I hope you read them all in 2018!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-meant-to.html

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  15. I love A Long Way Down and Salt to the Sea. Salt to the Sea made a bigger impression on me than Between Shades of Grey, partly because I didn't know anything about the historical event its based on, and partly because the point of view characters were really distinct and interesting. I suspect A Little Life will be a vacation read for me; it is just so heavy looking, in both senses of the word.

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  16. Great list! I've been meaning to read The Night Circus for years.

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  17. I really enjoyed Salt To The Sea, hope you do too. The Night Circus I feel is kind of a hit or a miss, either you love the writing style or you don't, personally I didn't but you might!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/top-ten-tuesday-141/

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  18. YES! So many of these 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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  19. I've read A Little Life but I rather regret the time I expended on it.

    I'd recommend you start with either John O'Hara's classic OR Salt to the Sea, neither of which I've read, but are what I'd choose if the pile faced me. ;-)

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  20. Night Circus is the only one from your list I've already read, though Turtles All the Way Down and Salt to Sea are both on my shelf waiting right now. I also just spent a couple of glorious hours at a local used book sale for Open Books Chicago and brought home 30 new books to add to my already overstuffed shelves. I'm beginning to think that I need to take a Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey approach to what constitutes a "long" time when it comes to how long books are on my self before I read them.

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  21. Good luck with reading these titles. I've heard good things about many of them, however read only the one myself - The Night Circus. Highly recommend!

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  22. The Night Circus is one of my favourite books, couldn't praise it enough! :)

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  23. A Little Life takes some work to get into, but once you're in it goes quickly. The characters will stay with you for while!

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  24. I've been wanting to read Salt to the Sea. I hope you get to read all of them!

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  25. I've read (and loved) Night Circus and WANT to read Turtles, but haven't ordered it yet. Good luck with knocking out these books.

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