Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read. I have plenty of these! (Don’t we all?)

To keep it simple, I went back through my preorder spreadsheet (yes, I keep track of my book orders via an Excel spreadsheet!), and discovered plenty of books that I ordered well in advance of the release date… and still haven’t gotten around to reading. Sigh…

I only went back through my last 4 – 5 years of book buying — I’m sure I have plenty of older books that would fit this list too!

My top 10 books (and the year each was purchased) are:

  1. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (2018)
  2. Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness (2018)
  3. Someday by David Levithan (2018
  4. Death of an Eye by Dana Stabenow (2018)
  5. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders (2019)
  6. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold (2020)
  7. When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (2020)
  8. Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister (2020)
  9. Ambush or Adore by Gail Carriger (2021)
  10. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi (2022)

What books made your list this week? Are there any on my list that you think I should read ASAP?

Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

  1. The Five looks really good. I also still have The Arctic Fury to read. Going through your backlog of books did it convince you to bring any of the titles to the front of your reading list?

  2. These all look like great reads; I can see why you wanted to buy them. I also understand why you haven’t managed to read them yet…I own many books I haven’t read yet, too. 😀

  3. Spinning Silver is on my list, and Time’s Convert should have been! I also want to read The Kaiju Preservation Society at some point, but I don’t own it, so it didn’t qualify for my list. Good luck — I hope you can get to at least some of these soon!

  4. Spinning Silver was very good; a different tone than Uprooted, but very good. Time’s Convert just didn’t hit the level of the All Souls Trilogy. My list of “still haven’t read” passed absurdity long ago!

  5. I didn’t actually like Spinning Silver (though Uprooted is one of my favorite books) 😂 so I won’t blame you if that ones sits on your shelf for another 4 years (I also can’t believe its already been 4 years since it came out!)

  6. Compared to the rest of the series Time’s Convert was just okay. Still enjoyable, but I think I just missed Diana and Matthew being center stage! I hope you end up enjoying it, though!!

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