Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Did Not Get to in 2019

Top 5 Tuesday is created and run by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. You can join the fun by checking out the topics for the month here.

Hi everyone,

It’s officially ONE WEEK till I go on holiday and I am so excited. But I have so much work to do and so many blog posts to write before I go, let alone packing for the trip… Plus I’m seeing one of my favourite bands tomorrow night (Halestorm!) and it’s my work Christmas party on Wednesday. This week is going to be so busy, December, why are you like this?!

Thank you Shanah for another awesome December topic! For many weeks now, I have been talking about several books I was totally, definitely, 100% going to read before the end of the year. Well for this week’s topic I finally admit that’s never going to happen.

Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to this! I keep saying I need a few days of no work and no plans so I can sit down and just read it, but then that….never happened. And I do plan to read it over the Christmas work break – but it’ll be in the New Year before I get to start so definitely not going to finish by the end of the decade…

Jade City/Jade War – Fonda Lee

I was so excited to get these for my birthday as I’ve heard so many amazing things! But I’ve been in such a bad mental health period and I really want to concentrate and savour these two, so I haven’t started them yet.

The Dragon Republic – R.F Kuang

This is another book I know I need some brain power to read, in part because I know full well it will BREAK me. So if….when….my mental health recovers, this is top of the list!

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

My Twitter feed has been nothing but Queen of Nothing all month, so I really do need to start this series. But it’s one of those ones that just keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile for other books. Sorry Jude and Cardan!

The Kingdom of Copper – S.A Chakraborty

Ahhhhh this is probably the one I’m most disappointed I haven’t read this year. The City of Brass was one of my favourite books of the year, but it was so emotionally traumatic I still haven’t been able to work up the courage to read the sequel.


There are so many others I could have on this list, but these are probably the ones I want to feel most shamed about not having got to. So please shame me into reading them first thing in 2020!

I look forward to reading everyone’s lists this week!

Paws out,
Rach + Draco

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