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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I was Excited to Get But Have Yet to Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


It’s REALLY starting to feel like summer here, like we skipped most of spring to get to sweltering heat that does NOT relent. So while I’m sweating buckets, let’s reminisce about this week’s TTT topic: books I bought and still haven’t currently read them yet.

That happens a lot to other people too, right?

I had so many books to choose from because it’s sadly a thing I have? The books I own get the least priority to be read because ARCs and library books all have due dates. Darn you due dates.

I can probably come up with more excuses for why I am SO behind on books I own, but let’s just dive into some of the ones I chose to admit to.

You can judge me, I fully give you my permission.

1. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Owned since Sep 2021 when it was released (preorder)

I know, I’ll get to it, all right? I AM excited for it…I just need more time.

2. Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Owned since Nov 2021 when it was released (preorder)

I got the Owlcrate version of this gorgeous book and I’m still waiting to do a buddy read for this one (no rush or anything).

3. The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

Owned since Sep 2021 when it was released

I keep trying to pick this one up and I technically started the first few pages in January this year but alas, other books pulled me away.

4. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Owned since early 2018 at least

I got the physical ARC for this from the publisher? I’m so sorry for not getting to it in time. Also, Morgan signed this for me when I met her. Agh, I’m a horrible person.

5. The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Owned since Nov 2019 when it was released (preorder)

I also pre-ordered this from Owlcrate and was SO excited for the trilogy conclusion. I’m still questioning why I haven’t read it yet.

6. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Owned since Jan 2022 when it was released

It’s a more recent release (phew) but I got it from my FairyLoot subscription. I’m just dying to pick it up…but the TBR is so endless! The cover is absolutely gorgeous though, isn’t it? (UK and US, really)

7. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Owned since Jul 2016 when it was released

I adore Kasie West and have loved almost every single book she’s put out since her debut. I really should’ve picked up this one by now since I’ve read even the books after it.

8. Warcross by Marie Lu

Owned since Sep 2017 when it was released

This was supposed to be my Marie Lu introduction since I hadn’t (and still haven’t) read Legend but alas, my friend who never reads got to crack this one open first.

9. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Owned since May 2012 when it was released

I think I got disheartened at the potential plotline even before I picked it up that I’ve subconsciously been keeping it on the back burner all these years? Hard to say.

10. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Owned since Mar 2020 when it was released (preorder)

I dislike love triangles with a FERVOR because I always pick the wrong guy so…I’m actively decided even when I pre-ordered this book that I’d wait until the series was complete before I go into it. I’m still waiting. Chain of Thorns, hurry up!

AND that’s my list this time, friends. There’re mostly no excusable reasons for why I haven’t picked some of these books up yet, but unfortunately that hasn’t changed a thing about their reading statuses. Maybe this year I’ll get to some of these.

Just maybe.

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I was Excited to Get But Have Yet to Read”

  1. its the same where i live,, spring was barely there and gave way to record high temperatures.
    ahh i started reading OVE the day my copy arrived, i just couldn’t wait after the cliffhanger these violent delights left us on!!

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  2. honestly, i think we can all blame the fact that we haven’t yet been granted immortality for the fact that our tbrs never seem to remain shorter than us?? RUDENESS.
    anyway, I NEED TO READ DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS TOO!! the GORGEOUSNESS that is the cover + chinese mythology DEFINITELY GUARANTEES SOMETHING VERY CLOSE TO PERFECTION, but maybe i’m a little scared the book might not live up to the cover ?? i hope you love all of these when you get to them, AND CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS!!

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    1. I know right?? Or else they should just stop publishing such amazing books for a moment so we can stand a chance of catching up.
      I got the UK cover of Daughter of the Moon Goddess and it’s so gorgeous too 🥺 I hope it lives up to the beautiful outside. I’ll definitely post a review as soon as I get to them.

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  3. So many books on your list I still need to read too! And ohh I’m very curious what you’ll think about “The Toll” and “Warcross”. It’s funny but I liked “Wildcard” more than the first book. I think I’m in the minority there though. *lol* Happy reading! I hope you’ll enjoy all those books once you get to them. =)

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  4. AHHH IT’S STARTING TO FEEL LIKE SUMMER HERE TOO!! EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT MY VACATIONS HAVEN’T STARTED YET AGHH— so I’m not in that full summer swing just yet 😭😭

    OOH I JUST READ THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS!! and it was pretty awesome eeek!! The pacing was a bit all over the place, especially the middle parts BUT I LOVE ROMA AND JULIETTE! BUT THE ENDING!! I need to get to the next book NOW AKSJS. and omg the owlcrate edition of our violent ends must look so pretty!! i own like one(?) owlcrate book AND IT IS SO STUNNING?!? Ahhh 🥺🥺

    Save the date is such a great book, I hope you adore it when you get to it !! :))

    Hope you love all of these!!💖💖💖

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    1. Thank you!! ♥️ I hope so too. I just need to figure out when to read them.

      Aww hopefully vacations will start soon and you can enjoy the summer mood!

      OVE does looks beautiful in owlcrate’s exclusive cover. I posted a pic of it on my bookstagram 😊 I really should read it soon. The ending of TVD almost gave me a mini heart attack

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