Blogmas Day 7: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018

Good evening you guys and welcome to Blogmas day 7! Today, we’ll be talking about all the books we want to read in 2018. However. This does not include 2018 releases as we’ll be talking about those for Blogmas day 8! But before I go on another ramble, let’s just jump right ahead, shall we?

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the wrath and the dawn usLet’s start off today’s list with a book that I didn’t have on here originally. Instead, I was planning on putting Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh on here but then I finished that earlier today which means I won’t be reading it in 2018 and I have to say, I did panic for a quick second trying to think of another book to add to the list (because curse myself for picking up a book I had planned for 2018 and finishing it early).

But then I thought to myself ‘WAIT. Swetlana, you just said how much you enjoyed Renee’s writing and the way she writes romantic dynamics – why don’t you just read another book by her???’ and that makes perfect sense, which is why The Wrath & The Dawn is on my list of books I want to read in 2018! I’ve been hearing about it for ages and it was just announced that it would be turned into a movie so that’s, even more, reason to read this book! And I don’t think I’ve ever read a Thousand And One Nights retelling, which is another reason to get excited about this duology!

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history is all you left meI did read Adam’s They Both Die At The End and while I liked it, I wasn’t part of the group of people who absolutely loved it.

One thing I realized though, was that I enjoyed Adam’s writing style and want to read more of it and since I’ve been meaning to read History Is All You Left Me since it first came out, I think it’s about time I actually get on it and 2018 would be perfect because (as some of you might know), Adam and Becky Albertalli are releasing a book together towards the end of 2018 and I feel like I should properly prepare myself by reading all of Adam’s previous works (I’m all caught up with Becky’s!).

And honestly, I really hope this book is going to rip my heart out and then put it back together in the end. I want to experience what every other Adam Silvera fan seems to experience whenever they read his books!

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all the crooked saintsUp next, we have a book I can’t believe I haven’t read yet as I’ve been looking forward to new reading material from Maggie Stiefvater for quite a while now and that book is: All The Crooked Saints!

You guys might know that I am a fan of Maggie’s Raven Cycle Quartett and I’ve been wondering if I would enjoy other stories she writes outside of that world as I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Scorpio Races and so I’ve been looking forward to this one. But months later, I still haven’t picked it up and instead reached for other books instead. #oops.

But I will read this book. There’s no way around it. I just don’t know when exactly because just thinking about all of those January releases makes me wonder if and when I’ll have the time to get to backlist books. #ineedmorehoursinaday

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tower of dawnSince we’re already on the topic of books I can’t believe I haven’t read yet, let’s talk about the newest book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne Of Glass series: Tower Of Dawn.

You probably don’t know this about me, but I am a big Chaol fan. I have been since the very beginning (in fact, I was #TeamChaol in the debate of who Celaena should end up with) and you would think I would jump at the opportunity to read an entire book just about him, right? Yeah, I thought so too. And yet we’re already about halfway through December and I still haven’t picked it up.

But since I plan on doing a series reread to prepare myself for the finale of the Throne Of Glass series, this one will definitely be read in 2018 too. And I can’t wait. I actually really miss being in this world and I can’t wait to see where Sarah took Chaol’s story in it! And I’m so glad that people have been loving this book so far and #ownvoices reviewers haven’t said anything negative about disability representation (as far as I am aware)!

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renegadesUp next, we have a Marissa Meyer book that (once again) I can’t believe I haven’t gotten to yet: Renegades!

I remember really looking forward to this book because I needed something new from Marissa to read after having read Heartless earlier this year and not having anything new to dig my teeth into. But then I recently started rereading The Lunar Chronicles and that kind of took over and I no longer absolutely needed to read anything new by Marissa Meyer.

And then I’ve seen some not so great reviews popping up for this book which is never fun if you’re looking forward to reading a particular book. People say the book is a bit too long and that it should’ve been much shorter because there isn’t much happening at times. But I hope I won’t mind that too much once I get to this book. Probably after I finish my little Lunar Chronicles marathon, including the next Iko graphic novel!

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turtles all the way downHonestly, this book has been pretty much everywhere ever since it was announced and as someone who has enjoyed the John Green books that she’s read, I feel like I should definitely give Turtles All The Way Down a chance next year.

From what I’ve seen, people have been loving the representation in this book as John Green himself deal with OCD. It feels the one critique that everyone has is that John’s characters once again speak like philosophers rather than teenagers – which I can deal with. That’s something that pretty much seems like a given in a John Green novel.

But yeah, as a fan of The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, I feel like this is definitely something I need to read. So, 2018, this book and I have a date!

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starfishAnd the last book on my list today is Starfish which made it onto my list because I keep seeing people talk about it and whenever they do, they praise it. A lot.

I honestly have no idea what this book is about – I never looked up the synopsis and I don’t think I will before going into it. All I know that it’s supposedly really freaking good. I’m also pretty sure that all of my blogging friends have read and loved this book? And since I love knowing what they are on about, I need to read this book too!

Also, I have to say this cover is so pretty? The color combination is so up my alley! I don’t even have anything else to say about this because I honestly have no idea what it’s about. So, we’ll just stop here.

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And now it’s once again time to link to you guys’ posts for yesterday’s prompt of the day: Disappointing Reads! If you guys want to be featured for any of the upcoming prompts (including today’s) just make sure to write your own post and pingback to the corresponding post of mine so I don’t miss your posts! I can’t wait to see what some of you guys’ responses to the upcoming prompts are going to be!

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What about you guys? Are there any books you really, really wanted to get to this year but time (or the lack of it) made it impossible? What are those books? Let me know in the comments down below or in a post all of your own!

Have you guys read any of the books I mentioned above and can give me an idea as to where I should start? There are quite a few great ones on there and I suck at making decisions!

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21 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 7: Top 7 Books You Want To Read In 2018

  1. Oh there are SO many exciting books on your list, I can’t wait for you to get through them all! The Wrath and The Dawn is one of my favorite books, I loved it so much, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it and hope you’ll enjoy it. Same goes for John Green’s book, the rep was amazing in this one. ❤
    I haven't read Starfish just yet, but I soooooooo want to and hope I will be able to soon, it seems like everyone recommended this book to me lately. And it sounds like the kind of book I would LOVE.
    Great post! 🙂

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  2. Your list is amazing! I see many books I’ve already read and loved like History is All You Left Me and ones that I am also dying to read like Tower of Dawn, Turtles, and Starfish!! I really think the book industry’s cover game is stepping up! The designers are really outsmarting themselves for the upcoming 2018 novels, and it’s great!
    There are honestly SO many interesting books coming out that I really don’t know how I will manage. But I’ve also got to concentrate on the backlist too. Great post! And thanks for featuring me!

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    1. Honestly, the covers I’ve currently got on my ‘not released yet’ shelf on Goodreads are a thing of beauty most of the time! Such lucky authors!

      You’re welcome! I know you did other blogmas posts too, but I only wanted to include people who did the prompts as part of the 12 Days Of Blogmas series. But I’ll include any further links of yours that go along with my prompts! 🙂

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  3. Ooh, Renegades is amazing! I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews for it as well, but I absolutely loved it, and think it’s definitely worth reading! I’ve actually already read it twice… because I obviously have no self control… So… as you can probably tell, I REALLY loved it!

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  4. Ooh, I really want to read Starfish! Literally everyone loves it so much; I need to see for myself if it lives up to the hype 🙂 Turtles All the Way Down was actually pretty great, much less romance compared to John Green’s other books (something I’m kind of thankful for – romance doesn’t really fit into the storyline, much.) I NEED TO READ ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS. Honestly, I would die for Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. Man, I need to catch up on my reading.

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  5. *whispers* The Wrath and the Dawn is sooo good, I loved this Duology so much and have to reread both books at some point! Hopefully, you’ll like it too 🙂
    Let’s just read Turtles All the way down together, because I need to read this very sooon. Hopefully I’ll get my copy for Christmas 😀
    My Top books that I have to read are The Reader, Scarlet and Scythe.

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  6. The only book I read on this list is The Wrath and the Dawn and I just did not like that book. One of the unpopular opinions. But I’m hoping I can get to History is All You Left Me and the Throne of Glass series this year but as we know, so many books, so little time.

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      1. I’m probably going to start Throne of Glass soon because I bought The Assassin’s Blade and I usually don’t buy two books of the same series unless I know I’m going to start it so might as well start it. The same with Ember in the Ashes because I have two books. Also same. I meant to reread Simon vs. before the movie and it’s July and I haven’t reread it at all XD

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