Top Ten Tuesday: A Few Titles I Never Managed to Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a prompt and other lovers of listmaking join in with their own top ten list.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:   Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017 (and will hopefully read this year!)


Ah, all those books I really meant to read, and which I want to read still, right now, all of them, straight away. You know that feeling, right? So many books, so little time?
This of course means I had no trouble writing my Top Ten Tuesday post this week; the only difficult thing was limiting my list to ten books!
Here’s hoping that I manage to read at least a few of these titles in the next few months:

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – Killer mermaids. I’ve been reading reviews online which say this book is scary. How am I resisting picking this up right away? I have no idea, but as soon as I finish my current read this will be next on my list. I want to give it my whole attention.

I fancy trying a little more sci-fi in my reading, so the next two on the list will hopefully satisfy that:

Artemis by Andy Weir – A new-to-me author (I still haven’t read The Martian).

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – A prequel to the next book on my list this week.

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – I’ve seen the movie, so now it’s time to experience the book.

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier – Added this one to my TBR list after I watched the recent movie adaptation. It was really good, and kept me guessing right to the end. I want to see how the book compares.

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – I saw this on a few ‘best of 2017’ lists, so I really need to find time to read it this year.

The Remnant by Charlie Fletcher – The last book in the Oversight trilogy, and it’s a great oversight on my part that I still haven’t managed to read this one yet.

Year One by Nora Roberts – This sounds like an end-of-the-world with a twist type story as humanity is wiped out by a virus but some of the survivors gain powers they never had before. Am really looking forward to starting this, but so far I’m still waiting for my library copy to arrive.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – I just finished watching the tv series based on this book and it left me really wanting to read the story as well.


Have you read any of the books that my list this week?  Which would you recommend?  And what are you hoping to find the time to read this year?

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28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: A Few Titles I Never Managed to Read in 2017

  1. Marie says:

    I read Alias Grace 20 years ago. It was fun to watch the movie and have memories from the book come back to me. Glad to hear you loved the mini-series. I thought it was great too!

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  2. whatcathyreadnext says:

    I’ve had Alias Grace on my wishlist for ages as I love Atwood’s books but whether I’ll get around to reading it this year is another matter. I’ll have to try to include it in a reading challenge somehow otherwise it probably ain’t going to happen…Hope you enjoy My Cousin Rachel. I’ve read the book but not seen the latest film version (there was another made years ago).

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I haven’t read much by Margaret Atwood so far so I’m looking forward to starting Alias Grace.
      The new movie of My Cousin Rachel was really good. It kept me guessing and by the end I still wondered about certain things. I hope the book is as good 🙂

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  3. Tammy says:

    Wow, you have a bunch of awesome books to experience! I loved Into the Drowning Deep, Artemis, and both Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. I’m dying to read the Becky Chambers series and Red Sister.

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I did enjoy both adaptations, and you’re right, the question of guilt kept me thinking well past the conclusion of the story, especially in the case of My Cousin Rachel. Can’t wait to see how the book compares.

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  4. Cholla says:

    A good friend read The Rules of Magic and Practical Magic and loved them both. Now I need to read them, too! I also have to admit that, while I’m not a fan of Nora Roberts, Year One sounds very interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I LOVED Into the Drowning Deep! It’s so icky and scary, and so much fun! I read Artemis, but didn’t love it. I’ve been wanting to read My Cousin Rachel for a while now, and I completely forgot that I meant to check out the movie! Great list — I hope you get to some of these in 2018!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’ve just started Into the Drowning Deep and I’ve been hooked straight away. I love a scary read now and again so I have high hopes for this book 🙂
      I really enjoyed the movie of My Cousin Rachel, it really kept me guessing and by the end I was still wondering about certain things. Can’t wait to see how similar or different the book is.

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  6. KliScruggs says:

    I’ve heard a lot about The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and for some reason it wasn’t really on my radar but I hope I get to it in 2018. I’ve also been meaning to read more Margret Atwood, so far I’ve just read Oryx and Crake and the Handmaid’s Tale.

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