Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, she has a linkup on her page so you can see what other people regret not reading!
Oh man. I have way, WAY more than ten books that should go on this list! First, the ones I meant to read and really SHOULD have read, for blogging reasons!
I snagged several books at the Baltimore Book Festival in September that I STILL haven’t gotten around to reading – The Root, the first Wrath & Athenaeum book, by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun, who I got to see in several panels that weekend. He’s fantastic, and I REALLY need to carve out the time to read his books. I also watched Charlie Jane Anders in a few panels, bought her book (All The Birds In The Sky), and received her second book (The City in the Middle of the Night) as an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway. It comes out in February, so I have to read it and review it before then! I also received a book free from a local author (The Shadow of the Rock), with a promise to review it on the blog, and I need to make that happen too. (Rather desperately. I feel pretty guilty about that last one.) I can’t believe I haven’t read ANY of the books I got from the festival. I’ve been too occupied with library books!
I haven’t entirely kept up with those, either. I never did read America for Beginners, which was on my summer TBR list, or Guidebook to Relative Strangers, which was one of Book Riot’s Persist Book Club reads. Both of those got turned back in unread, as did The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. They weren’t the only ones, but they were the three I felt worst about!
Other books I wanted to read and never got around to include Sabaa Tahir’s Ember in the Ashes, though given she’s of Pakistani descent, reading that series this year for the Year of the Asian might be better anyway! I also meant to read Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City – I even bought it for my Kindle! The last one I’ll mention is Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, the start of the Grishaverse. I read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, and they were AMAZING. But I haven’t read the rest, and lord, do I need to!
Even reading as much as I do, I can’t read as much as I’d like. I simply don’t have enough time in my life to cram as much information into my brain as I want to. That frustrates me to no end!