Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want To (Finally!) Read in 2017


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This week's Top 5 Wednesday theme is about the books you meant to read in 2016 (or 2015, or 2014... ) and never got around to. The books that have been on your TBR for sooo long and you really still want to read them. We all have those, right? I mean, we're truly excited about them and yet somehow we never seem to get to them? (What's up with that, by the way?!) So here are my top five books that I meant to read in 2016 that I finally will read in 2017.


MAKING FACES
Amy Harmon
I just checked GoodReads and I added Making Faces to my TBR in February 2014. Almost three years ago. What am I waiting for?! This is one of those books that I just know I am going to love (even though I have no doubt it's going to destroy me). But I am the master of putting off reading certain books in order to prolong the anticipation and this one tops the list.

TORN
Jennifer L. Armentrout
There was such a long wait between Wicked and Torn. And I just knew that by the time Torn was finally released I would be grabbing it immediately and inhaling it. I mean, after the way Wicked ended I must know what's going to happen! But, yeah, that hasn't happened yet.

TATIANA AND ALEXANDER
Paullina Simons
This is another perfect example of me purposely not reading a book just to prolong my anticipation of it. I read The Bronze Horseman in September 2013 and it instantly became my favorite book of all time. Three years later and I still have not continued the trilogy. It's like, I'm still savoring the perfection that is The Bronze Horseman. (Plus, knowing what TBH did to me, I'm not sure my heart can handle it.) But I *will* be reading this one in 2017. 

SHADOW & BONE
Leigh Bardugo
I've been meaning to read the Grisha trilogy for sooo long. I know so many people who love this trilogy and, even though I'm not a big fantasy reader, I feel like I'll really enjoy it. All three books have been sitting unread on my bookshelf for far too long.  

UNDER THE LIGHTS
Abbi Glines
I read Until Friday Night, the first book in the series, back in July and bought Under the Lights as soon as it was released. But still haven't read it. Because, y'know, reasons. So I'll definitely be making this one a priority in 2017. 

What book are you *finally* going to read in 2017?



16 comments:

  1. I can't wait for you to read Making Faces - I hope you love it!!!!

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    1. I am so positive that I'm going to love it, Grace! That one and Archer's Voice are two that I'm sure will crush my heart in the best way possible.

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  2. You read The Bronze Horseman and then didn't jump right into the next one? How is that possible? I died those few minutes I had to wait. Ahh Making Faces ruined me, it totally ruined me, I really hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I know, right?! But I was *so destroyed* by The Bronze Horseman. Just shattered. I was like, I need some time to recover. And then it was, I need to just think this over. And then, I'm going to just enjoy this for a while. Now here I am 3 years later. But It. Is. Time!

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  3. I'm extremely surprised to see the first two books on your list since I was of the impression that you positively inhaled anything at all by those authors xD I have so MANY books I meant to get to this year but didn't, I'm almost scared to look back on them haha. Good luck with these, Tanya!

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    1. I've actually never read *anything* by Amy Harmon! I own Making Faces and Bright Side but just never have read them. Time to change that! And I do tend to inhale anything by JLA but still haven't picked up Torn. Hope we can both get to all those books we want to read in the new year! :)

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  4. I can totally relate to this. Lol there are books that have been on my Tbr for ages and eons. I can't say if I'll read those next year, but who knows? :) ~Aleen

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    1. Just not enough hours in the day to do all the reading I want to do! :)

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  5. Oh gosh, so many, I don't even know! I do want to try Shadow and Bone. I'm not a big fantasy reader either, but I've found some I really love.

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    1. Same here. Mostly I stick with contemporary. It's what I love. But there have been a few fantasies that I've loved. Like the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by SJM!

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  6. The only one I have read is Shadow and Bone, and it is a must! Let's see, I MUST read... the rest of The Raven Cycle. Uprooted. Nevernight. Ummm I have like, 700 unread books, so let's be honest, it is more of a question of which books I DON'T have to read hahahah. Great choices, I do hope you get to read them next year!

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    1. LOL I love that... easier to choose which books you *aren't* going to read. :) It sure feels that way sometimes!

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  7. HIIIIII FRIIIEENNDDD! *waves* you always, always have good books that I have to read!! That one book by JLA as well as the Shadow and Bone Trilogy (thanks for reminding me) are two series that I have to catch up on! I hope you get to read these in 2017!! Here's to us both reaching out book goals!♡♡

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    1. Hiiii, Keionda! *waves back frantically* I almost feel like I need to reread Wicked before I read Torn because it's been so long. I sorta remember stuff but not enough. And I'm supah excited to start the Grisha trilogy!!

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  8. Making Faces, and Shadow and Bone-is def on my TBR. Can't wait to check them out!

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    1. It's pitiful how long I've had Making Faces sitting on my shelf. Queen of Book Procrastination!

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