TTT: Top Ten Books I Wanted to Read in 2017 and Failed Miserably

2017 TBR
                                           TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

A new year brings new beginnings, but also the shame of your last year failures. That`s why I normally don`t like New Year`s Resolutions and never set them. I don`t like to feel the pressure of doing something. Obviously, every year I want to be the better version of myself. But that should happen gradually and naturally. On that note, I also suck at sticking with my TBRs. These were all books that I wanted to read in the previous year and failed miserably. So hopefully, I`ll have better luck this year.

1. "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
This book was on my Spring TBR. Let that sink in! Honestly, I have no excuse for not reading it. It seems to have that whimsical vibe which I love in my books and I`m pretty sure I`ll love it. So I need to just pick it up and read it.
"Truthwitch" Susan Denard

2. "Truthwitch" by Susan Denard
I am trying to read more epic-fantasy novels and this one seems to get a lot of praise on Goodreads. The focus appears to be on female friendship and we can all use a bit more of that.

3. "Nevernight" by Jay Kristoff
This book has an amazing Goodreads rating, and I know that can be misleading (hello Cassie Clare), but I`m intrigued by it. Not going to lie, I`m a sucker for the covers. And everything with assassins in it has my full attention.
Throne of Glass

4. "Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas
I have a feeling I`ll hate this series. And I know that I just mentioned that I love assassins. Sadly, many reviewers that I trust disliked these books (or liked the first one or two and then it went downhill). But I believe that you have to read a book for yourself before you judge it. And every reading experience is personal. So who knows, maybe I`ll like this one.

5. "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doer
I have been very lucky with my historical fiction picks last year. It`s a genre that I highly enjoy and I rarely get disappointments. This book has gotten so much praise, it`s crazy. All I know about this novel is that it`s about a blind French girl and a German boy who try to survive WWII.

6. "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard
People have mixed opinions about this book and one of the most common complaints is that it`s not that original. But I love dystopia and I`m willing to give it a chance.

7. "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon
I`m currently in one of those phases when I am not happy with YA contemporary. I`m tired of the same trope and especially insta-love. And this book seems to have a lot of that. But again, I want to read it before I can judge it.

8. "Traitor to the Throne" by Alwyn Hamilton
"Rebel of the Sands" was one of my favourite books of 2016 and I was so impatient to get the sequel. But then I started reading other books and I also realised that I`ve forgot many details from the first book. So now I`m waiting for the conclusion and after that, I`ll marathon the whole trilogy.
Snow Like Ashes

9. "Snow Like Ashes" by Sara Raasch
When I was reading the synopsis of this book, I instantly thought of Arya Stark. It`s about an orphan girl that was raised as a warrior and would do anything to save her kingdom. Also, there`s magic involved.

10. "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer
A retelling focused on the Queen of Hearts. Again, opinions are mixed, but this looks to me like a guilty pleasure read that you read easily.

I know that many of you will recognize these books from my Fall TBR. What can I say? I`m hopeless. Hopefully, I`ll be more productive this year.


44 comments

  1. First of all, can I just say how gorgeous your book photography is?! I am in awe.
    The only books I've read from your list are Everything, Everything and Snow Like Ashes, and I absolutely loved both. All of the others are still on my TBR, but I definitely want to get to Traitor to the Throne before the third book in the series is released!

    You can check out my Top Ten Tuesday here.

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  2. I read "All the Light We Cannot See" two or three years ago and liked it a lot, even though I'm usually not that much into historical fiction. I hope you'll enjoy it, too! :)

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  3. You must read Throne of Glass and Nevernight as soon as you can! They are such great books!You won't regret picking them up :)

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  4. I'm still yet to read The Night Circus, it's on my bookshelf waiting to be read, as are Throne of Glass and Heartless! Red Queen was a great fantasy book, but I never got round to reading the rest of the series. I find the climax at the end of fantasy novels can be a bit confusing, which is the main reason I didn't move on in the series. I hope you enjoy reading it though! Everything, Everything is an amazing book! I whizzed through it in a day, I hope you like it as much as I did! Great post!

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  5. I really liked The Night Circus! It's more about the way it's written than the actual plot for me though. I love the magic it oozes.
    Also read Throne of Glass, Everything, Everything and Heartless. Liked them all! I have yet to finish the ToG-series. I've only read as far as Heir of Fire. Definitely looking forward to continuing the books!

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  6. Awesome list! Throne of Glass is an awesome book!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  7. I love your pics!! Heartless was really good, and yes a very easy read! I was excited to have a standalone from Marissa Meyer, and it was perfect as one. Happy reading!

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  8. Everything Everything, Truthwitch and Snow Like Ashes are hanging at my TBR list too.
    I liked the first two books from Throne of Glass but the third one wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

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  9. All the light we cannot see and Nicola Yoon are books that I need to get to this year.
    Great list! Here's mine: http://amandanicolle.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  10. The Night Circus is such a beautiful book. All The Light We Cannot See was really powerful. Hope you get to some of these soon!

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  11. I received Truthwitch for Christmas of 2016 and still haven't read it (we won't talk about all the other books I got that year I still haven't read either). So I am with you on that one. Nevernight is on my TBR pile still as well. And The Red Queen... I hope you do get to all of these this year, or at least some. And enjoy them! Here is to a great reading year!

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  12. Loretta @ The Laughing Listener

    Ahhhh so many books on this list are ones that I've been wanting to read too!! Truthwitch, Nevernight, and Throne of Glass are all ones I've been meaning to read for forever. I'm glad I'm not alone!!

    Night Circus is soooo good! One of my favorites!! I'm curious to see what you think of Red Queen though. I feel like so many people love it, but I found it kind of predictable. Definitely entertaining though. Lol.

    Happy reading!

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  13. I think most of these are still on my TBR as well! Although I read The Night Circus a couple years ago and loved it.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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  14. Your photos are beautiful! And there are many on your list that I want to read. Sarah J. Maas is definitely on my 2018 TBR...I am a bit ashamed to say I haven't read any of her works yet but own three or four of them.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

    Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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  15. I LOVED All the Light We Cannot See. You have to be patient with the two concurrent stories. They do come together but late in the book.

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  16. I'm the same way with resolutions, I just avoid them. :) I do see several on your list I want to get to, especially Truthwitch. Heartless looks fun too!

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  17. I want to read quite a few on here! :-) I liked Heartless!

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  18. Some of these are still on my tbr as well, like Truthwitch, Snow Like Ashes, Red Queen, and Heartless. I hope you get to them! Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  19. Heartless I loved, Snow Like Ashes and Red Queen were kinda meh for me. The first Throne of Glass book is good, but personally I've preferred the later books! Truthwitch I have finally bought, but haven't read yet.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/top-ten-tuesday-141/

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  20. I can only echo Megan's comment about the beautiful photos!

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  21. Great list! I think I need to reread The Night Circus, I'm not entirely sure if I liked it or not the first time around. I hope you manage to get to all of these in 2018!

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  22. I have such mixed feelings about Throne of Glass. I love certain things about Maas's writing so much, but other things about her books drive me up the wall. And even though I intensely hated most of QoS, I'm still planning to read EoS? She's one author I just can't quit (yet).

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  23. The Night Circus is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read!
    I'm one of those people who strongly dislikes Throne of Glass, haha. If you really feel the need to read them, I'd at least find a buddy reader so you can laugh together. ��
    Here's my TTT: http://buecher-monster.de/2018/01/09/top-10-tuesday-ten-books-we-meant-to-read-in-2017-but-didnt-get-to-and-totallyyyy-plan-to-get-to-in-2018/ ��

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  24. What beautiful pics of your books! I read about half of All the Light We Cannot See. I thought it was brilliant but it was too hard emotionally at the time I was reading it. I have yet to read Marissa Meyer's Cinder books that my teen daughter LOVED.

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  25. The Night Circus and Heartless are on my still to be read list as well :) I loved Nevernight, despite a rough start, so hope you will too! And I love the Throne of Glass series, though I do see the flaws and they have been bugging me more especially with the later books. But I do hope you'll still enjoy this series!

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  26. Nice list of books!! I hope you read them all in 2018!!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! Happy reading!!

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  27. I read All the Light You CAnnot See with my book group last year, and we all loved it. Great discussions afterward too! I enjoyed Everything, Everything, and also thought the movie adaptation was good. I'm one of the few people who didn't love The Night Circus, but maybe you'll feel differently. :) Good luck! Looks like you have some great books here to enjoy!

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  28. All The Light We Cannot See is a great book. I hope you enjoy the books you read this year!

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  29. Even though non-fiction is my thing, I am familiar with quite a few of these. You've got quite a good list going on, hope you get to them soon!

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  30. I am a HUGE ToG and Witchlands fan. I loved Red Queen, but found the second book to be a chore and sadly, decided to abandon the series. I love Yoon too. I finally saw the Everything, Everything movie the other day, and found myself crying in anticipation for things that were coming up. It was a good adaptation, but I think I liked the book more. I hope you get to a few of these.

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  31. Traitor To The Throne is amazing. Cannot wait for the next one there. I've read the Throne of Glass series and I'm kind of the opposite to everyone else. I find that it got better as it went on.

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  32. THE NIGHT CIRCUS is unique and lovely. A great read. I got less than halfway through ALL THE LIGHT I CANNOT SEE before I quit. The writing was beautiful, but the story got really boring for me. I hope you love all of these when you get to them.

    Happy TTT!

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  33. I love The Night Circus and Truthwitch, so I hope you get an opportunity soon to read these novels.

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  34. I hope you'll get to read these book! I had tried to read Red Queen but I could like it. The rest are amazing!

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  35. I still remember The Night Circus from a few years ago. I enjoyed it so much I keep thinking I must re-read it.
    All The Light We Cannot See was very good as well.
    I haven't read Nevernight yet but it sounds really good.
    Great list :)

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  36. Among here, I've only read Throne of Glass (didn't like it at all, but the rest of the series was SO good, contrary to what you said), Red Queen (hated this--too much of a Vampire Academy rip off), and Snow Like Ashes (a little bit corny but the writing was so easy to read that I ended up falling in love with it anyway). The rest are on my TBR. I hope you end up reading and loving all of these! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  37. The Night Circus is such a great read. I've been meaning to read several of the other books on your list and I too have failed to get to them, especially Truthwitch and Throne of Glass. Hopefully 2018 will be the year I finally read them.

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  38. Great list! I love all the photos you have on here. I hope you get to reading all of these!

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  39. I liked Red Queen more than average blogger/booktuber, but I still have no motivation to finish the rest of the series, same with Snow Like Ashes. Maybe you'll like them more than I did, they aren't "bad" just for me there was really nothing special about them. My only gripe with Snow Like Ashes, is what some of the main cities are named. Just a little too on the nose for my liking.
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  40. Personally, I've enjoyed Throne of Glass. Not as much as other Sarah J. Mass's books but it was a 7/10 read. I wouldn't recommend 'Red Queen' cause I agree - there's no originality to it.

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  41. I have all of the TOG books (I think...) but haven't read them. Their length intimidates me like nobody's business and since I've recently been re-thinking the genres I like and WANT to read, I'm not sure I'll actually read these. I had good intentions of reading them... But these days, I'm all about reading books I feel confident I'll enjoy over "forcing" myself to read something just because I hear amazing things about it.

    I would still like to give Red Queen a chance though! And I did read Snow Like Ashes but to be honest, I cannot remember much about it. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  42. I loved Snow Like ashes but not so much the next two. :( I read the first three Throne of Glass books but completely lost interest in them after that. Too much kept changing. And looking back I rated them too highly.

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  43. I have heard great things about the night circus. Enjoy all the books on your list :)

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  44. The Night Circus is such a wonderful book! It took me a very long time until I finally picked it up, but when I did I adored it - and I hope you do too. My experience with Throne of Glass is actually the opposite of the majority. I ended up liking the series more after the first two books, although they are not perfect and I'm a couple of books behind with the series. Red Queen wasn't bad from what I remember, and Nevernight had some very cool ideas but also some kind of problematic ones so I struggled to enjoy it. All the Light We Cannot See is a book I really need to get to this year! I've said that for the past 3-ish years but I'm hoping 2018 will be the year I fulfil my promise to myself. I hope you get to read and love all of these books :D

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