Blogmas 2018: 10 Books I Wanted to Read This Year but Didn’t

There were a lot of books that I wanted to read in 2018, but sadly didn’t get too. I’m hoping 2019 will be a much more productive reading year, but we’ll see as I’m planning to start my next accounting qualification in the first half of the year.

My list comprises of both old and new releases and are definitely on my list of books to read in 2019. Here they are:

  1. Processed with VSCO with se3 presetEliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia  – This one appealed to me as soon as I heard about it. I’ve wanted to read it for a while now, but just haven’t found the right time to read it yet.
  2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I am so ashamed of myself for not reading this one yet considering it’s been out for a while now. I really was planning to read this at some point in 2018 but now it’s December and there are other books on my list that I want to read this month so I think I’ll be looking to read it in January instead.
  3. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – This is a 2018 release that I really want to get too. I am hoping to read it in December actually, so I may have read it by the end of the year, but then we all know that even if I plan to read books, I don’t do very well sticking to my plans.
  4. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab – I’m slowly making my way through V. E. Schwab’s books. Key word: slowly. I wanted to get through this series in 2018, but sadly I didn’t make it. Perhaps my plan for 2018 should be to complete series that I’ve started reading seeing as I have a lot of series that I’ve started but haven’t read yet.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  5. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – I read the first chapter of this last year before I went travelling but then never returned to it. It has a gorgeous cover and it does sound intriguing so I would love to finally read it in 2019.
  6. Warcross by Marie Lu – Oh god, I feel so guilty about this one. I still haven’t read anything by Marie Lu, but I really do want too. I’ve heard some amazing things about this one so I am going to force myself to read it in 2019 because it’s really about time I started reading all the Marie Lu books I own.
  7. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – I met Alexandra at YALC earlier this year and felt a bit stupid because I haven’t read her book yet. There has been a lot of, what I would call, quiet hype around the community. I’d describe it as everyone who has read it has raved about it, but not that many people have read it. Does that make sense?
  8. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton – This trilogy came to a close in January and I even went to the signing of it yet I’ve only read the first book. God knows how I haven’t been spoiled yet, but I would like to read the second book in 2019 and then go on to finish the series finally.
  9. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor – Oh look, another series that I haven’t finished yet! This is the last book in the
  10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy so I do want to read it because it’s the last book. I think I’ve been putting this off for the whole of 2018 because 1. the book is gigantic and 2. I found myself getting a little lost in the middle of the second book so I’m a little worried that will happen again and I’m basically scared it’ll send me into a reading slump. 2019 will be the year I conquer this series!
  11. Vicious by V. E. Scwab – Ooh, we have another Victoria Schwab book on the list! I’ve had this on my shelves for about two years now and I wanted to read it before Vengeful was released but didn’t. I’ve asked for the hardcovers of both books for Christmas (I can’t stand have books in series that don’t match) so I actually am planning to read both books in 2019 back to back once I have them.

13 thoughts on “Blogmas 2018: 10 Books I Wanted to Read This Year but Didn’t

  1. I have such a long list too of all the books I had hoped to get to in 2018. And even ones I made a list of at the beginning of 2018 of books I planned to read this year. Girls of Paper and Fire was so good! I hope you are able to get to it soon.


  2. My reading year lagged this year, so I feel like I missed out on a lot of books I was hoping to read. I haven’t read any on your list, but I would like to read the Six of Crows duology in 2019 as well as something by Laini Taylor.

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. That’s exactly the same with me. My reading this year has been really disappointing for me. I would definitely recommend Six of Crows. I can’t recommend Crooked Kingdom yet though! I hope your 2019 lets you get to more of the books you want to read!


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