Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.
The amount of unread books I own is highly embarrassing (close to 400). I sorted my Goodreads owned-tbr shelf by date and these are ten of the oldest from that shelf. I purge my shelves fairly regularly, so even though I’ve owned all of these for at least four years, I do actually plan to read all of them…eventually.
I’ve been collecting books for Black History Month for a while now. At last count, 13 of the 20 books on my TBR are written by black authors and/or have black main characters. The rest are books I had already started reading in January, ARCs, library books I need to get to, and my book club’s pick for the month.
I only have access to about 6 of these on audio, and considering almost everything I read in January was via audiobook, I know this big TBR of physical books is going to be really tough for me. Fingers crossed that I get through at least 75% of these.
How was your January? I read everything that was on my TBR for the month! Hooray! Actually, somehow I managed to read 27 books in January???!!!! All but 4 were audiobooks, so that definitely helped. I got a lot of cross stitching done while I listened to books, and I had a 5 day weekend in the middle of the month (thank you snow days!) where I listened to 2 books every day. Evenfall was one of the ebooks I read, and it was 1,427 pages, so it was a feat in itself just to get that finished in a month. I also read and reviewed 46 children’s books on NetGalley, but I don’t keep track of those on Goodreads.
Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Books I Meant to Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To.
I’m limiting myself to 2017 standalone releases because of the sheer number of books I didn’t pick up last year. I’m notorious for taking years and years to finish series books, and my level of enjoyment of the first book doesn’t seem to motivate me in the slightest. I still haven’t finished the Grisha trilogy, Lunar Chronicles, or the latest release in either of SJM’s series. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! 🙈 Please hound me to finish reading your favorite series, because I clearly need the encouragement and can almost guarantee that I haven’t completed it yet, whatever it is.
Without further ado, here are 10 standalones from 2017 that I still haven’t gotten to.