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T5W: Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017

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.

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5. Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

11 thoughts on “T5W: Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017

  1. The Hearts We Sold is one of the 2017 releases I didn’t get to last year, it’s on my TBR too – I’ve read mostly good reviews. And I hope you’ll like And I Darken; it’s alternate history with a lot of political intrigue, and it reads like fantasy.

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  2. I’m stealing a few of these! I think I would have purchased The Hearts We Sold based off of that opening line as well. Opening lines often make or break whether I commit to purchasing a book or not. Especially if it’s a book I haven’t heard of before. 🙂 A Thousand Nights also sounds amazing, I’ll have to check that one out too!

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