Top Five Wednesday: Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017 


Today’s Top Five Wednesday focuses on books that I didn’t pick up in 2017, but I’ll be prioritizing in my 2018 TBR.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas- I mentioned in my last T5W that I still had not read Tower of Dawn mainly because I really need to reread the previous Throne of Glass novels before jumping into the latest installment. AND UPDATE: GUESS WHO FINALLY STARTED HER REREAD OF THRONE OF GLASS??? THIS GIRL! I plan on picking up ToD right after my reread of Empire of Storms because I am in NEED of Chaol Westfall.

The Upside Down of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli- I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last summer and it completely met the hype, and I AM BEYOND EXCITED FOR ITS FILM ADAPTATION, LOVE, SIMON, THIS YEAR. I saved The Upside Down of Unrequited for 2018 so I could have more Becky Albertalli goodness,even though we’ll have Leah on the Offbeat and What If It’s Us with Adam Silvera!!!

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan- I normally don’t reach for middle grade, but I’ve seen nothing but love for Magnus Chase on Booktube. I read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series in 2015 (I wish I had picked them up when I was younger), and a very generous friend of mine gave me a signed copy of The Sword of Summer for Christmas one year.

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe- Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I love books that take place during the Wold War II and Holocaust period. The Librarian of Auschwitz is based on the real-life experience of a young Auschwitzprisoner who is placed in charge of eight precious volumes in the camp.

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- I met Jennifer E. Smith at a signing in September and I had the sweetest conversation with her about being an English major and working in the publishing industry. I’m really excited to pick up more of her books (I’ve only read Windfall and her story in Summer Days and Summer Nights so far), and a lot of people start her books with This is What Happy Looks Like.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found hereon Goodreads.

10 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017 

  1. OKAY should I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda before I see the movie??? Or should I just see the movie when it comes out and decide after??? I’ve been on the fence about the book since it came out, but I really want to see the movie!!! I’m so conflicted!!!

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    • I almost always read the book before I see the movie— I just love comparing between the two! However, I think it’s really a personal choice!
      I think reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is worth the read. I reviewed it back in June and I mentioned that I put off reading it for so long because I was afraid of the hype. Thankfully, I really enjoyed it— had a great focus on friendship and family as while as of course LGBTQ themes.

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