RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn't Get To

Posting on this fun prompt from here! (note: this post was added later in January from a draft on my computer, when I thought it might be too much repetition from this post)

1. Things I'm Seeing Without You - Peter Bognanni: It's brand new and hotly requested at the library -- I got on the list early, but it wasn't at the library yet, and when it was I had to keep suspending my request and could never quite time it so that it was available to pick up at the same time that I knew I would have time to read it within the 2 weeks allowed for heavily requested titles.

2. A Different Shade of Blue -- Amy Harmon: I first got interested in it when it was new, but it was not available in libraries, so I put it aside to wait for a price reduction. After 5 years, I was finally so in the mood to read this that I bit the bullet and bought it new...but it arrived when I was on vacation, and by the time I got back, my brain had been taken over by a fresh wave of media cravings.

3. Where Have All the Tigers Gone? -- Lynn Hall: another one I first became interested in a few years ago, during my Lynn Hall revival. Purchased with the above, same end result.

4. Tin Can Tucker -- Lynn Hall: see above.

5. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott: I have been wanting to reread this for many years, and earlier in 2017, proper motivation struck. But it's just...such a long book, and by the time I had TIME to pursue it, the acute craving was gone and I didn't want to spoil it by forcing a read.

6. Snow Bound - Harry Mazer: As mentioned on the Mount TBR post, I was intrigued by the survival aspect, and wanted to read it sometime in winter, so no earlier than December. But it requires an Interlibrary Loan, and I like to stack those so I can call in multiples from one library if possible. I had too many local books to get through first. But an order is in now!

7. Cloud Chamber - Joyce Maynard: I bought this alongside Scream at Half Price Books, because I was in a pretty intense Under the Dome revival (actually still am), and wanted to cast Joe McAlister and maybe Norrie. But that was only days from the end of the year, and I only had time to get to one of the two before library books with due dates avalanched on top of it.

8. The Memory Book -- Lara Avery: this one looks good but not amazing, and it still has regular requests on it, so I'm waiting for some of the hype to die down.

9. The Land of 10,000 Madonnas - Kate Hattemer: again looks good but not amazing, and I'd have to ILL request it. Not motivated enough yet.

10. This Is The Story of You - Beth Kephart: It's available in the neighboring county, but I have to request it to bring it to the closest location. And that location is a couple miles past a big hill I am afraid to drive down unless weather is perf, and not knowing how many days it would take to arrive means I can't predict if the weather will cooperate. My other option is to drive 10 miles, and ehhh, I'm not THAT excited; I can wait.

END-OF-YEAR EDIT: How did I do with another year to get to everything? I ended up covering 50% -- 1, 6-8 and 10]
Tags: books, top ten tuesday

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