It is always nice to look back on everything you accomplished the year before – but it’s also important to look back on the things that you didn’t accomplish, and perhaps consider what happened. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt, here are a few books that I meant to read last year but never got around to.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
This one has been on my list for quite awhile, and I even bought it for my mother-in-law thinking that it looks like a book she would enjoy. She loved, and even lent it to me so I could read it too – but it’s been sitting on my bookshelf since last April and just keeps getting pushed down the list. Luckily, I just found the audiobook at the library and checked it out, so I’ll be reading this one in the next week or so.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
I had recommended this one to my husband last year, and he listened to the audiobook and loved it, so I’ve been meaning to read it ever since. It’s an audiobook on Hoopla, so there really isn’t much of a reason not to have read it yet. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do so soon.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
This is another one that’s been on my list for awhile and is also an audiobook on Hoopla, so I really don’t have much of an excuse. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read this one soon.
The Mermaid by Christina Henry
I actually have not gotten my hands on this one yet – but still think it sounds lovely. It’s about the woman that plays the mermaid for P.T. Barnum’s circus, and like many people I’m sure, I took an interest after The Greatest Showman came out, but I couldn’t find it on Hoopla or Netgalley, and it’s been almost constantly checked out at the library.
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
This is another one that I had a hard time getting my hands on. It’s a murder mystery set in Ireland, though, so I still think I’d love it, and it’s gotten decent reviews on Goodreads.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
This one sounded super creepy when it first came out – and I love a good creepy novel. I got a copy from Netgalley, and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since, but i hit a bit of a rut in July and August of last year – right around the time that I got this one – and once I finally got out of my rut I just didn’t want to go back to those books. It still looks decent, though, and I have a copy on my phone already so I really ought to make the time to read this one.
Caroline by Sarah Miller
I seriously can’t believe that I haven’t read this book yet. I loved the Little House on the Prairie books growing up, and I always wanted to know more about Laura’s mother, and this one promises to fill all of my old curiosities. To make matters even worse, I have this one sitting on my bookshelf in our room. I really ought to pick it up soon!
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
This is another one that I recommended to my husband, he read it and loved it, and yet I haven’t gotten the chance to read it myself yet. I’ve seen so many good reviews online, too, that I still want to read it. I just know that it’s on the long side, and these days, I don’t have as much time for reading as I like.
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
I’ve never figured out exactly what this book is about, but i want to read it! It has been compared to Outlander – and I love Outlander! This one appears to be some sort of romance and time travel so it’ll be right up my alley.
The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
So I actually checked this book out from the library in December, and never got a chance to read it. I then realized this weekend that somehow, I have the ebook on my phone already! I am not sure whether I got it from Netgalley or one of the free Amazon downloads, but either way, I am looking forward to diving in soon.