As many of you know, one of the themes for my reading this month was following Kathy’s Remember November challenge, where I would focus on picking up books I meant to read earlier this year, but didn’t get to yet.
hat hasn’t worked out well for me so far—we’re now halfway through November, and I’ve spent the entire freaking month slumping!—but it got me thinking about my 2018 TBR, and it made me wonder: how am I doing with those, anyways?
So, today, we’re going to take a peek at a few lists I made at the end of 2017:
- my “24 must-read titles of 2018” (which I didn’t post on my blog, but had in a spreadsheet)
- my “most anticipated 2018 releases” discussion
- my February 27, 2018 T10T: books I want to reread this year
24 must-read titles:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy // Shutter // Six of Crows // Tithe // City of Bones // Traitor’s Blade // The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer // It Ends With Us // The Rising // The Long Walk // The Alchemists of Loom // Nevernight // Shatter Me // Winter // Sabriel // Name of the Wind // The Foxhole Court // A Gathering of Shadows // The Mime Order // History is All You Left Me // The Scorpio Races // The Hobbit // A Head Full of Ghosts // The Thief
Almost everything that’s been marked off on this list was read in the first 3-4 months of 2018, which shows that I did really well with this list at first, but lost steam fast.
most anticipated 2018 releases:
The Cruel Prince // Reign of the Fallen // Heart of Iron // All Out // Obsidio // Ace of Shades // Beyond a Darkened Shore // A Court of Frost and Starlight // On the Come Up // Bright We Burn // City of Bastards // Contagion // Toil & Trouble // Escaping From Houdini // What if it’s Us? // The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy // Blanca & Roja // The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
So, this one is a lot better! Technically, Beyond a Darkened Shore is one of my current reads, but I’m letting it stand. A few interesting notes about this list:
- On the Come Up was pushed back to 2019, so I couldn’t read it this year as planned
- City of Bastards, I read the first few chapters of before deciding I was happier with how the first book ended, so I left it like a standalone
- I realized most of my appreciate for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue came from buying into the hype, and that I didn’t like it that much and couldn’t stand Felicity, so I decided not to read Lady’s Guide at all
I definitely want to do a most anticipated 2019 releases list as well and see if I can do even better with that one.
“books I want to reread this year”:
House of Leaves //
Twilight // Eragon // Sabriel // Tithe // Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 // The Hunger Games // North American Lake Monsters // Gemina // Cress
Not too shabby for this one! House of Leaves is one I almost reread this year but decided to put off until a GR group I’m in reads it together next year. I still want to try fitting in North American Lake Monsters and Cress within the next few months, but probably not in 2018.
I think I actually did better than I would have guessed I did! I definitely want to re-do all of these lists for 2019. I think my yearly TBR is going to be bigger in 2019 than it was in 2018, but I have something special planned for that. Stay tuned… 🙂