Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Meant to Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog.

This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)

Autumn by Ali Smith (I just finished this one)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Currently reading)

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher


The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Mariana by Monica Dickens 

Quiet by Susan Caine


What books did you mean to read in 2017?

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  1. Great list! I still need to get to The Hate U Give, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. I definitely recommend Fingersmith, it’s Sarah Waters’ masterpiece in my opinion, and I remember reading some of Vera Brittain’s work in school and enjoying it a lot. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I actually just finished THUG, and it’s as good as everyone says! Hope you enjoy it when you read it too. I’ve absolutely loved everything I’ve read by Sarah Waters, and I’m sure Fingersmith will be no exception. It’s one of those books I’ve been “saving”, since I have a feeling I’ll be sad to finish it. Happy reading to you as well!


  2. Mariana is definitely on my TBR. I’m really interested in what you think of Fingersmith when you get to reading it. I’ve always had trouble embracing Henry James. I’m able to with Turn of the Screw, but much of his other work tends to leave me cold. Or it did in college at least. Maybe I should revisit it now that I’m older and (supposedly!) wiser….

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    1. I can’t decide whether or not I want to read Mariana for the Persephone Readathon, or save it for another time. I will definitely let you know my thoughts about Fingersmith; I may even try to read it this month. I’m pretty tired of hearing myself talk about wanting to read it! As for Henry James, I’ve only read Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller, both of which I enjoyed. I don’t think I’ll love a lot of his other work, but The Portrait of a Lady sounds like one I might love. We shall see!

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  3. Great range in your list. I’m a fan of Evelyn Waugh’s work also. Thanks for the reminder that I’ve been meaning to read something from Ali Smith for a while now but never found the time — I’ll be trying to remedy that in 2018. Happy new year of reading Jessie!

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  4. I loved Fingersmith. I remember it being so good that I want to read it again, just to see if it lives up to my memories.
    Quiet sounds intriguing. I don’t really read much non-fiction but I think that will be a fascinating read.

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