Bionic Book Worm is hosting some excellent end-of-year Top Five Tuesday lists this month! Today we’re looking at my biggest reading regrets for 2018. I’m limiting my list to books that came out in 2018 – my TBR for just this year’s releases is already 50 books on its own. The top books I didn’t get to this year include, but are in no ways limited to:
MEDUSA UPLOADED by Emily Davenport
When Oichi is framed for insurgency about a spaceship and executed by being spaced, she’s convinced her life is over. Instead, she’s rescued by a sentient AI that gradually reveals to her why she was framed – and what the commanders of the ship were hiding. The cover alone caught my eye, and the plot looks aimed to scratch my continual AI space opera itch.
THE POPPY WAR by R.F. Kuang
This book is on almost every single Best Of list I’ve seen this year. I will definitely need to correct this oversight, especially with book two on the horizon.
LAKE SILENCE by Anne Bishop
THE OTHERS has become one of my favorite series of the last few years, one I can always count for a cozy read of a makeshift family that will always its members. While the original series has concluded, LAKE SILENCE is set in the same world. Instead of taking place in one of the few human cities, however, this one is set in a small town in the outskirts of the wilds. It’s a murder mystery with paranormal creatures, and I look forward to eventually reading this!
FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett
I FULLY intended to read this over the summer, having stalked this ARC giveaway like a madwoman at Comic Con. And yet, somehow, I still haven’t gotten to this read yet. It’s on my tentative reads for December, but with the large THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson dominating my queue, I may not be able to squeeze this in before the year ends.
WILDCARD by Marie Lu
I really enjoyed last year’s WARCROSS, especially with the heartbreaking twist of the final pages. I loved the world, particularly the VR environment that dominates everyone’s life. This book will be a high priority read for early next yard.