Hi, all! I know that Blogmas is officially over, but I committed to 31 posts in the month of December, so it feel’s like it’s still ongoing for me. And like any normal person celebrating Christmas, I’m keeping my (cartoon) lights and tree up for the remainder of December.
I’m going to get into the topic of this post in just a bit, but I wanted to talk to you guys about something else, too. I’m really trying to make a plan for my posting in 2019, because I want to be more consistent but I really don’t think I can be a blogger who posts daily. It can get a bit overwhelming when I have so many other responsibilities. So, I’ve been trying to decide the best days to post, how often to post, etc. I’d really like to see what types of schedules other bloggers use, so if you would like to help me, below is a link to a quick survey to give some of your feedback on posting schedules. I would really appreciate any of your help!
Okay, now let’s get into the content! Per normal Wednesdays, I’m going to be doing another Top 5 Wednesday, which comes from a GoodReads group that creates “Top 5” topics for bloggers to write about. This weeks topic is “Top 5 books you didn’t get to in 2018”, and boi is this a hard one to narrow down. I have 196 books on my TBR, so as you can imagine, there’s a lot I didn’t get to. I’m going to narrow it down to 5 books that I had complete intentions on getting to this year, but somehow managed to miss out on them.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzie Lee
Technically, I did get to this. I bought this and its successor, but when I finally started it, I put it back down. This really should’ve been obvious to me, but I didn’t realize that this series was historical fiction. I am not a historical fiction fan. I think I read about 2 or 3 pages and was completely over it. I’m still putting it on this list though because it was actually one that I was really excited to get to this year. I’ve been thinking of doing a giveaway for both books in the series since I bought them, but they aren’t brand new because they’ve been on my shelves for a few months. Would anyone still be interested in a giveaway with them even though I’ve had them for a bit? Let me know and I can definitely make that happen!
They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
I’ve wanted to read something by Adam Silvera for quite some time now. Most everyone seems to really enjoy his stories, and I saw this book at Barnes & Noble quite a few months back, but I didn’t grab it then because I had chosen a couple of other books. I promised myself I’d come back to get it, but I guess it slipped my mind because the new year is just a few days away and I still don’t have it in my possession. I fully intend to get to it next year though… hopefully it won’t be on the 2019 list of “books I still haven’t gotten to”.
The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
Everyone, and I mean everyone, raves about this book. Everything, Everything wasn’t… well, everything, for me, but I know a lot of fellow bibliophiles who also didn’t care much for it but still loved this story. So, naturally, I’ve been wanting to read it for a while. This is another case of I-saw-this-at-the-bookstore-but-procrastinated-buying-it. I kind of suck, I know. I am pretty sad that I haven’t gotten to it yet, but better late than never… right?
What Girls Are Made Of – Elana K. Arnold
OK, I’m honestly a little upset with myself for not reading this yet. I know it isn’t loved by everyone, but stories like these are really important in my opinion. I genuinely wish that this was a book that I’d come across as a 16 year old, because from what I’ve been told, it’s very raw and honest. I think we need a lot more coming-of-age feminism in YA books. I truly think that I’m going to love this book, but I’ll have to let you guys know when I finally get to it.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
I am so ready to get this off of my freaking TBR. I’ve owned this book for months and for some reason always skip over it, even though I know I’m just annoying myself. I have absolutely no idea whether I’ll enjoy this series or not, but I’m determined to find out. I have decided to read some series in 2019 so maybe I’ll finally dig this out of one of my stacks and crack it open. Maybe.
Well guys, that’s it for my top 5 books that I didn’t get to read in 2018! I’m really starting to think that I may be overshooting my capacity to read all of the books that I really want but… I’m also not going to stop.
Did you read any of these in 2018? What books did you not get to this year? Talk to me (: