Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To.How much time do you have? It’s impossible to keep up with all the new releases, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel a smidgen of guilt over not getting to all of them. Here are ten 2018 releases that I just couldn’t find the time for, but really wanted to. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. American Panda by Gloria Chao

2. Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza

3. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

4. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

5. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

6. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

7. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

8. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

9. Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

10. The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

Did you get a chance to read any of these? Which should I get to immediately? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

63 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

  1. American Panda sounds like such a cute little story. Makes me want to go take a look at it on Goodreads. I’ve heard amazing things about Naomi’s books, but haven’t ever read any of them. Hope you enjoy all of these in 2019, Alicia! 🙂

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  2. I adored American Panda and how relatable Mei, the main character is! I’m reading Girls of Paper and Fire and it’s just OK. I love the writing, but for some reason, I’m not as invested in the story.

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  3. I’ve read both American Panda and The Astonishing Color of After and they were both really good! I think I liked Astonishing Color a little bit better, so I’d push that one to the top of the list. 😉

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  4. You know how I feel about The Resolutions, and I thought American Panda and The Astonishing Color of After were fabulous too. I have been thinking about reading Anger is a Gift, because of all the raves. Definitely a short list book for me.

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  5. Anger is a Gift was also on my list. Although now I want to edit it to add American Panda, too. You’re right – there are so many good reads out there and never enough time to start them all.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  6. I haven’t read any of these, but I’m most excited about Spinning Silver! I adored Uprooted, but I have it in paperback so I’ve been waiting on the paperback release of Spinning Silver ^_^

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  7. Man, I should have made my post easier and just said “All of them.” The more I hop around, the more I realize how many books I still want to get to. Especially Sawkill Girls and Spinning Silver. Why won’t new releases slow down a tad so I can make time for some of these!

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  8. I’m currently giving listening to Girls of Paper and Fire a try! I’m not sure if it’s going to be my thing, but I think that might be a “me” problem (or possibly a consequence of the audiobook), I’ve encountered SO many people who love it! Hopefully everything on your list goes well for you!

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  9. Great post! There were definitely many books I hoped to read in 2018 besides the ones I did get to read. I haven’t read of any of the books you mentioned, but I have heard about the Sawkill Girls. I don’t know what that’s about, I’m guessing a mystery thriller. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it after you read it. Alias Grace and The Leftovers are still two books I really hope to read this year, I keep putting them off because of the amount of pages they have, LoL. Finally finished reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I loved the Netflix adaptation! Started to read Love, Simon. So far, another great book!

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  10. I need to read quite a few of these myself! I feel like there were SO many books released in 2018 that I barely scratched the surface, even though I read quite a lot. Anyways, here’s to hoping you enjoy these books when you get to them!

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