To those that celebrate: Merry Christmas!! I love Christmas and I love that this is the start of our Top 10 in 2019 prompts from Kimberly and Ginger. This is serving as my Most Anticipated Books of the Year Wrap Up as well because in truth, that’s what all of these books are from. There are 13 books from those lists that I did not actually get to this year as of the time I’m drafting this, so I have narrowed it down a bit.
Most Anticipated of 2019
Of the twelve books on my Most Anticipated of 2019 List, I didn’t get to two books: The Wedding Party and Wayward Son, making them books one and two on my list of books I wish I’d gotten to this year. I have a hold on The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory, but it doesn’t look like it’s getting here by the end of the year. As for Wayward Son, I decided that I need to re-read Carry On first and I haven’t quite gotten around to that. Of the other ten, eight of them were five stars and the other two were three stars. So, I have to say, I think I got my overall taste correct in the making of this list!
Most Anticipated: Winter
Of the nine books I put on this list, I only haven’t read King of Scars, which is definitely on the list of books I wish I’d gotten to. I think before I read it, I want to reread Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and I just didn’t prioritize doing that for some reason. Of the other eight, I really loved all but two of them, so once again, I think I did pretty well. Also, on the blog somewhere is my post wrapping up this particular list, if you’re curious.
Most Anticipated: Spring
I haven’t done quite as well on this list, as I still have three books to get to: The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma, The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe, and A Rogue by Night by Kelly Bowen. I’m still interested in each of them and own a copy of all of them, but historical romance hasn’t been as easy for me to pick up for some reason and I just haven’t picked up my signed and personalized copy of The Takeover Effect for some reason. I will though! It’s on the Kiss Con TBR. Anyway, setting that aside, I loved all but one of the other seven books on this list. The one I didn’t was also one of my disappointments on the 2019 Most Anticipated List.
Most Anticipated: Summer
Easily the season I did the worst at actually picking books up for. I have five books left, one of which is The Wedding Party. I’m only going to mention The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez as the other book I wanted to get to this year. I put The Friend Zone off because of some of the spoilers about the book that make me worry about whether I’ll be able to handle it. But I also know it’s a few people’s absolute favorite book (including Kim, one of the hosts of this project!), so I’m still looking forward to reading it. Of the four books on this list I actually did read, I loved all but one. I mean, in this list were books like Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh and Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews. So, hard not to have succeeded from that point of view.
Most Anticipated: Fall
I have absolutely no excuse for not getting to these three books (plus Wayward Son) and in truth, they are at the top of the books I wish I’d gotten to/the books I’m still hoping my brain will cooperate with and let me read before the end of the year. And those books are Work for It by Talia Hibbert, American Love Story by Adriana Herrera, and The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas. Pray for me that I’ll actually successfully be able to read these books because I still am desperate to do so. Other than the failure of not reading these four books, I’ve mostly loved the others on my list, with one exception.
Okay, time for a real quick wrap up in order of my continued desire to read them, here’s my list of ten books I wish I’d gotten to:
- The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
- Work for It by Talia Hibbert
- American Love Story by Adriana Herrera
- The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe
- A Rogue by Night by Kelly Bowen
- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
- The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
- The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma
- The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory