TTT: Books I was DEFINITELY going to read in 2018 – the dreaded update

Top Ten Tuesday

Here we are again! I had some time left on my hands – no, I was procrastinating again – so I decided to take a look at this week’s TTT. Once again, I couldn’t really find me in the topic, even though it’s a freebie. Probably has to do with how I haven’t been to school in years so.. yeah..

Now, on the other hand, the whole “back to school”-thing does bring up the subject of fresh starts. Fresh starts made me think of goals and that, in turn, made me think of a TTT I made at the end of 2017 where I named ten books I was definitely going to read in 2018. Guess what. I’m failing.
And so my back to school-freebie was created.

TTT general

Today’s topic is supposed to be “Back to School/Learning Freebie” and as said, I’m going with “Books I was DEFINITELY going to read in 2018: a dreaded update“!

Let’s start with the most obvious. What books were on that list I made way back when? I honestly didn’t even remember – at all. And I wish I did. Then I would’ve known this would be a huge post of shame.

The Book ThiefDaughter of the Burning CityThe Green MileThe Last Namsara (Iskari, #1)The Library of Fates
A Man Called OveNevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)The PowerStalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)Watching Glass Shatter

So… Ready to see which ones of these I actually read?

A Man Called OveStalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

That’s it. These two. I haven’t even touched the others – except for that time where I redid all my bookcases and.. yeah.. Obviously I should’ve read them instead of moving them around but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t procrastinate on things. I guess.. 

On the other hand.. Maybe I can use this post as my October TBR, since OWNtober is all about reading your own books and then I could actually knock some of these off? I’m going to have to keep that in mind.

All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!

What books were on your “DEFINITELY READING THESE IN 2018”-list?
How many of them have you read so far?
Or are you going to ignore this question because you know it’s bad?



38 thoughts on “TTT: Books I was DEFINITELY going to read in 2018 – the dreaded update

    1. It really doesn’t. I can only think of one series I finished this year and it was The Darkest Minds that I started that year XD

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    2. Hahaha! I finished the Mara Dyer trilogy.. Then the Miss Peregrine one (I’m not interested in the fourth book so I’m counting it as finished), The Sin Eater’s Daughter and I got up to speed with the Throne of Glass series to.. that’s something? There are still so many sequels I need to read though. xD

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    3. I started the first book of the Mara Dyer trilogy but left it alone to come back to it later. I still have yet to start Miss Peregrine’s and Throne of Glass and I want to read Sin Eater’s Daughter!

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    4. Ha, I get that. I read the first two Mara Dyer’s last year, I think? And only read the third one last month. Definitely not a smart thing to do because I had to look up entire summaries to refresh my memory..
      Ooh, I hope you end up loving Throne of Glass! Definitely one of my favorite big fantasy series out there. 🙂 Sin Eater’s Daughter is enjoyable as well. 🙂
      Hope you enjoy all of them, really!

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    5. Yea that’s what I wanted to avoid doing. I don’t want to read the first one and have so much time between them that I forget what happens. Throne of Glass will hopefully be next month or at the end of the year. The other ones are uncertain because so many books to read XD

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    6. I hope you succeed at that because it’s horrible when it happens, haha.
      I’m so jealous you’ll get to read them all in one go! I’ve been waiting for Kingdom of Ash for AGES and am still waiting. At least you’ll be able to read them all and not have to deal with the non-stop anticipation. 😛
      Haha! That’s very true. At least we’ll never have no books to read. ❤

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    7. Haha that’s true. I feel bad that I could binge it all in one go while literally everyone had to wait for each book XD And I am determined for that not to happen where I forget everything.

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    8. Yea but if you don’t read alongside everyone else, you don’t have the same experience. Like you don’t get to fangirl and make theories and stuff. But it’s still fun no matter what.

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    9. Hm, that’s true. But it’s also easier to avoid spoilers since you simply know not to read anything mentioning the series. A year ago I wanted to read a post on Throne of Glass and that person ended up spoiling some of the sequels for me. I was so mad, haha. :’)

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    10. I mean Throne of Glass is a big series. I was bound to get spoiled but I got more spoiled for Shadowhunters if anything (which I’m like halfway through. I’m on Clockwork Princess.) There are a couple of things I got spoiled on like ACOTAR and stuff but otherwise no I haven’t. I still read the posts about them. I just skim it or don’t read the whole thing but it’s sad not to be there during the hype. I’m still excited to read it though.

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    11. As long as you’re still excited, that’s what counts! I honestly love reading books outside of the hype more because some hypes raise my expectations in ridiculous ways and ends with me being disappointed so there’s that.

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    12. Omg yes that’s so true! Some books are way overhyped and ruin your experience! I guess I haven’t read a super hyped book that I didn’t enjoy except maybe The Fault In Our Stars and The Wrath and the Dawn. There’s also the times when you read a book right when the hype starts and that’s only happened once with The Cruel Prince. There is all these different scenarios with hype but as long as you enjoy the book, it’s all good 😊


  1. Oh I feel your shame! I try to schedule my TTT’s in advance and I was looking at which ones are coming and we have a TBR one coming up, so I went to look at my last TBR post which was in MARCH LAST YEAR and I have read one of the them. In my defence I have read that one twice since making the list but I haven’t even glanced at the others.

    I annoy myself hahaha

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  2. We still have several months in the year… you can do it!

    I guess the fact that I’ve been requesting all of these books from the library helps? I have to read them when they become available. I guess looking forward to preorders also helps, because then I read them on their release date.

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    1. I definitely hope so!

      Oh, that definitely helps – I can imagine. Unfortunately our libraries barely have any English novels, let alone newer releases. I think the most recent one I found once was released in 2014 or something.
      Yes to preorders! Those are the books I pick up pretty much as soon as they arrive, haha.


    1. Ha, I have no clue whether or not I’ll get to it this year. I’ve been looking at my next monthly reading challenges and it’s a biiiig question mark, haha. There are just so many books I want to get to first!

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  3. I can’t do tbrs like this because I never end up reading what I want, you are already way farther than me! I hope you get to read The Book thief, though, I absolutely loved it

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  4. Well two is better than none? 🙂 It’s progress! Daughter of the Burning City is one I want to read, I’m really intrigued by that one.


  5. Argh, there are so many books on my meant to read in 2018 list. New books just get in the way. At least you’ve read 2! 🙂 Better than nothing!

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