Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018

I’ve had a pretty big TBR pile this year, but these guys have been hanging around for way too long, and despite being determined to read them, I still never got around to picking them up this year.

The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Monterfiore: I got this book for Christmas like three years ago so… it’s really about time I got around to it! I’m determined to read it this year but the sheer size of it (it’s almost 800 pages and I own it in hardback) makes it a little difficult for reading on the bus…

Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman: I adore the His Dark Materials trilogy so I was really excited to find out this second series was coming out. I actually went to the release day book signing of this in Oxford which was brilliant, but like The Romanovs, the fact that it’s a big book and in hardback means I’ve been putting it off because it’s not as easy to read during my commute.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: I’ve already mentioned this one this week in my ABC post but I’m putting it here again because it’s another one I was really excited about (especially as I got a signed copy) but just never got around to reading. It’s really not that long so I have no excuse.

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Conteras: To be fair to me, this one did only come out at the end of July. But I’d been waiting for it all year, finally got it in November as a birthday present and… haven’t read it yet. 

Dark Pines by Will Dean: I’ve said before that I first heard about this on Twitter when the author followed me before the book came out, and immediately I knew it was right up my street. The sequel comes out in January so I’d like to read them both back to back at some point.

I’m determined to read all five of these within the first half of 2019!

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