Hi! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Thoughts on Tomes over on Goodreads. This week’s theme is: Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017. Of course there’s a lot more than five books I didn’t get to in 2017 that I probably should’ve. Ya’ll should see my unfinished series shelf… But these are the five I’m the most eager to get to in 2018.
5. Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
I bought this book based on it’s opening line alone: “A demon was knitting outside the hospital.” I don’t know about you but that certainly captured my attention. I like going into books without knowing too much about them, so all I can really tell you is this: there will be demons, they make deals with humans that involve the sale of body parts and apparently they know how to knit.
4. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan
These are a few of my favorite things to read about: circuses, islands, animals, fairytales and myths.
This book includes all of these and it comes highly recommended from Jen Campbell, the absolute queen of fairytale-esque book recommendations. So my expectations are pretty high.
3. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
When I heard about this book I was convinced I’d read it as soon as I could get my hands on it. Well I got my hands on it. But I didn’t read it. Shocker. All I know about it is that it’s a feminist retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. Since feminism and stories within stories are two of my favorite things (which is why I was so excited about this book in the first place) I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it.
2. And I Darken by Kiersten White
I know I never shut up about this, but anti-heroines are my favorites. Not only does this book have an anti-heroine as a protagonist, it’s also a gender-swapped retelling of Vlad the Impaler. That sounds amazing. And if I needed more convincing (which clearly I did, cause I still haven’t read it have I?) Julie loves it and keeps telling me to read it. I PROMISE I’LL READ IT SOON.
1. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
After reading When the Moon Was Ours and Wild Beauty I’ve fallen in love with Anna-Marie’s beautiful writing and magical stories. The Weight of Feathers is the only book of hers I haven’t read and I’m honestly torn between devouring it immediately and trying to save it for as long as possible. Especially since her new book Blanca & Roja won’t be published until October.
What books are on your tbr that you just didn’t get to in 2017?