2018 was quite the bookish year! I read 80 books and I started some amazing series, I got a ton of books in subscription boxes and whilst I tried to keep on top of it all there is only so much a girl can read. It’s not surprising that my kindle is still pretty full and I have a shelf of shame that keeps my from buying more books until it’s cleared. When I saw that this weeks #sixforsunday prompt was books unread from 2018 I knew I would have no trouble filling up this post!
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Scythe was a real favourite last year, I had seen loads of posts on instagram when Thunderhead was released so I was intrigued by the series. I picked up Scythe when it was on a 99p kindle deal and it was a total 5 star read for me, I loved it but I didn’t pick up Thunderhead until December when I got a kindle gift card for my birthday. It’s been on my kindle since and with book 3 due out this year I really need to try and get this bumped up my list.
I feel like a cheat putting this one on here as I didn’t read Nyxia until this year, but book two was a 2018 release and had I come to the series earlier this would have been one of the top 2018 buys for me. I loved Nyxia with it’s Hunger Games in space feel . Book one ended in such an exciting climax that I am clawing to know what happens next!
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Last year I managed to pick up the first 3 books in the Red Queen series on a deal in The Works, I read book one and loved it, I had book two on my tbr for the following month but never reached it and I haven’t revisited the series since, although I know I really should. The gorgeous author Rebecca Gibson send me her copy of War Storm as she saw how much I loved book one and forever feel guilty that I have’t made it much further into the series – she is my favourite friend to fan girl with so I want to get this series read so we can chat away about it!
The Extinction Trials by S.M Wilson
I know very little about this series and it’s testament to the fact that one click ordering on Amazon is an easy thing to get sucked into! I went onto Amazon as the lovely Sylv from Whizzpop Candles posted about picking up Heartless for 99p on a kindle deal and I kind of went a bit crazy after that. I had heard good things about this series and it sounded like it had a proper dystopian element (with added dinosaurs!) which I’m always a sucker for – even though I’ve been told the series are pretty quick reads I still haven’t found the time to get to it. I think because it means starting a new series I’ve put it on the back burner as I have a ton of series to get finished first before moving onto something new.
Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean
I’m pretty proud of the fact that this is the only subscription box book from 2018 that is still unread, I’m not really sure why it hasn’t yet made it’s way to my monthly tbr other than I feel I have read a lot of Asian inspired fantasy between the end of 2018 and the first few months of 2019. The most recent one I read just felt like a carbon copy of what had come before so I think to be fair to the author I need to give this particular sub genre a break for a bit as I’m sure I will love it when I do come back round to it!
The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
It took me a long time to get round to Carve the Mark, I really loved the Divergent Trilogy and I knew that this was pretty different so I was worried that I just wouldn’t enjoy it as much – I needn’t have feared though, as with a sci-fi element the story was completely for me. The Fates Divide is the concluding half of the duology but frustratingly I haven’t yet picked it up in paperback or on kindle, I need to remedy that when my self imposed book buying ban is over.
What’s on your 2018 tbr still?