Tuesday 17 May 2022

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven't Read

Top Ten
 Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This Weeks Topic Is...

Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven't Read! Slightly ashamed that this is such a regular occurrence and is pretty much true for most of the books on my shelves. 

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

A "The Goose Girl" retelling about a thief who swaps places with a princess with gods and curses. Probably most ashamed for this one as I pre-ordered it (something I hardly ever do) and still haven't read it. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: October 2021 

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

A novel that's written in the style of a true crime documentary was always going to pique my interest and I grabbed this soon after it was published. I think I'm worried my expectations are too high!
Been sitting on my shelf since: August 2021

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

I read romantic contemporaries intermittently but this one does sound so cute (as does O'Leary's other books of which I also own The Switch) and the author is a big name in the genre. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: March 2020

This cover was too pretty to resist and a fantasy story with tarot cards as a major element sounded right up my street. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: September 2021

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Another fairy tale retelling, they're a bit of a weakness for me. Breaking the construct of the fairytale and weaving in a LGBTQ+ romance = added to basket. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: August 2020

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

I didn't love Final Girls but I've definitely been interested in the books that have been published since and this one and Home Before Dark are at the top of my list. I think I'm neglecting this one because it's on my kindle and therefore I'm less likely to see when browsing for something to read. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: Early 2020?

Illuminae by Jay Kistroff & Amie Kaufman

I've been adding this book to monthly and readathon TBR's for a few years now and I just keep passing it over. I really really think I'm going to love this series. I mean, I better had seeing as I own all three books! I've just hyped this up so much in my head that I don't want it to disappoint me. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: 2017 

I was so thrilled to get this book in an Owlcrate box a while ago and it's been so hyped since, so many people love this duology and it does sound fantastic. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: December 2020

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

As someone who loves dark academia and fiction set in education, it's a crime that I haven't read this yet. It's incredible that it's still so talked about despite being published in the 90's and a whole new generation is hyping it up. 
Been sitting on my shelf since: 2016-ish

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

I just think this book sounds amazing and has such an original premise. I mean, cities having souls embodied by people is a great idea. Another one where my anticipation is putting me off picking it up though!
Been sitting on my shelf since: Mid 2020

Which anticipated books are still sitting on your shelf? Have you read any on my list? Leave a comment or link your own Top Ten Tuesday's for me to check out! Happy Reading!



  1. I haven’t read The City We Became yet either.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-was-so-excited-to-get-but-still-havent-read/

  2. I really loved The Flatshare! I have The Secret History and These Violent Delights on my TBR, too--I hope we both get to them and enjoy them soon! :)

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

  3. The only one I've read on here is LOCK EVERY DOOR. I enjoyed it, just as I've enjoyed all of Sager's books. Funny enough, the only one I haven't read of his is FINAL GIRLS. I've heard mixed reviews, so I'm kind of hesitating to pick it up even though I actually have an old ARC of it on my shelves.

    I hope you enjoy all these when you get to them!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!



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