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Books I didn’t get to in 2017

This week’s topic is going to be hard.  There were so many books I didn’t get to in 2017.  So I decided to limit myself to the books I own, not ones on my TBR.  I already got two out of the way, so I think I am on a roll right now and hope to get these done in the first few months of the year. 

1. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

WalkawayI love everything that Cory writes, both his YA and adult books.  This one is for adults, but I am sure that it will still be amazing and older YA’s will maybe like it too.  Still not sure about that orange cover though.

From Goodreads: Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences.




2. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows FinalI should have picked this up the second I finished A Darker Shade of Magic, I don’t know what is wrong with me.  I loved that first book, but life sometimes gets in the way.    

From Goodreads:It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.


3. Murder Magic and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Murder, Magic and What We WoreI picked this up at a local author event and always meant to read it before the year was out.  I seem to be on a historical fiction roll right now so maybe this one will be next?  Plus a promise from the author that there is no romance, how refreshing!

From Goodreads: The year is 1818, the city is London, and our heroine, 16-year-old Annis Whitworth, has just learned that her father is dead and all his money is missing. And so, of course, she decides to become a spy.


The next two are from my Audiobook TBR, so I don’t actually own the physical books, but I have the audios, so it counts!

4. They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera.

They Both Die At the EndLots of you lovely book bloggers loved this book and also Adam Silvera’s work so I added this to my list last year.  Not familiar with the reader’s work so hopefully he will do this justice. The premise sounds interesting.  I am really interested to see if they really do both die at the end and how. 

From Goodreads: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

5. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

One of us is lyingThis one kept coming up on my NetGalley dashboard, but I kept passing it by.  Once I saw the reviews I wished I hadn’t it sounded really good and just the type of thriller that I enjoy.  It has a cast of readers, which I sometimes like, but sometimes have a hard time telling them apart.  

From Goodreads: The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. 


So those are my top five 2017 reads that I want to get done soon.  As always go and check out the Goodreads group so that you can see what everyone else has listed as a priority for their 2017 misses.   Next week’s topic is forgettable books.     






  1. I’ve been seeing A Darker Shade of Magic popping around everywhere… I think its time for me to read it, I don’t want to be behind on the books that everyone is reading lol.

    Btw, I really like your blog! Super easy to navigate!


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