Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I meant to read in 2017 (but didn’t)


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Ten Books We Meant to Read in 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totally plan to get to in 2018). 

So many books, so little time. Here are the top 10 books that I really and truly had every intention of reading in 2017. Somehow, I guess life must have just gotten in the way.

1. In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

2. George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

3. Midnight At the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

4. The Waking Land by Callie Bates

5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

6. The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

7. News of the World by Paulette Jiles

8. The Good People by Hannah Kent

9. Strange Weather by Joe Hill

10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Have you read any of these? Where do you think I should start?

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42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I meant to read in 2017 (but didn’t)

  1. I’ve only read one of these, Strange Weather and I enjoyed it, especially the last story.
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is certainly a catchy title; I’m going to have to find out more about that one, and The Salt Line looks good too.
    Happy reading!

  2. The Good People is one of my favourite books I read in 2017! If you liked Hannah Kent’s previous book Burial Rites, you’ll definitely love this one as well. Hope you give it another try this year 😀

    • I’m really excited to read it! I loved Burial Rites, and bought The Good People as soon as it came out. I postponed reading it thinking my book club might want to pick it for a later month, but I think I’ve waited long enough!

      • Well it was good in spite of the element at the end that didn’t work for me. I don’t want to say more, because I don’t want to spoil anything. It didn’t ruin the book or anything but it felt sort of tacked on and unnecessary.

    • Which of her books have you read/enjoyed? I’ve read quite a few — I’ve loved most, although there were a few that I didn’t especially enjoy.

  3. Evelyn Hugo and Salt Line made my list too! Technically Strange Weather could have; I’m still only in the middle of it. haha And ohhh The Good People! I’m not sure that’s even on my TBR…

    • Ugh, I really need to start Strange Weather! Usually I read Joe Hill books the second they come out. I guess because this one is four stories, I haven’t felt the same sense of urgency… but I really do want to read it!

      • Same. I didn’t start it immediately either which was surprising to me. I’ve been buddy reading it with my mom and she reads far, far less than I do so I’m just trying to keep pace with her.

  4. Looked through Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore at a bookstore recently, the jacket blurb was interesting and strange. Will have to look for some reviews on that one!

    • Isn’t it pretty? I’ll admit that this is one of those books that I was drawn to specifically because of the cover — luckily, the synopsis appealed to me as well. 🙂

  5. Ah geez, instead of helping reduce my TBR pile, this is doing the opposite! Thanks for the reminder that I really must make time for more Isabel Allende, and Midnight At the Bright Ideas Bookstore is new to me but definitely going on the wishlist.

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