Hello, friends! It’s me again. I hope everyone had a great Christmas! The New Year is now upon us and I can’t wait to start the year with this blog. But for now, I’m back for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday and yet again, I am late. The holiday celebrations kept me away from blogging.
This week’s T5W is Books You Didn’t Get To In 2018. If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you’d know that this year wasn’t the best for me. Thinking about that, this list should be huge. But this is Top 5 Wednesday which means I had to choose only 5 out of probably 50 books. Here we go…
T5W: Books You Didn’t Get To In 2018
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publishing Date: November 6, 2018
Goodreads Rating; 4.51 stars
I started reading the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson this year and I absolutely loved it. Sanderson is easily one of my top fave writers and I would read anything he writes.
That said, I should have read/be reading Skyward by now. The book was released last month but I still do not have a copy. This year is such a terrible reading year for me, I can’t believe I’m missing out on this book. I mean, why am I not reading this already?
Title: The Decagon House Murders
Author: Ayatsuji Yukito
Publishing Date: September 5, 1987
Goodreads Rating: 3.67 stars
The Decagon House Murders is one of Japan’s most loved mystery novel and it’s been on the top list of the mystery genre for years. I have a physical copy of the Japanese version and the English version on my Kindle. And yet, I haven’t read even a single page of it yet.
This book is said to be similar to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. In fact, the book was referenced in this story a couple of times. I’m a big fan of Agatha Christie and this book doesn’t seem too long to read. But again, did not pick this up.
Title: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publishing Date: March 27, 2007
Goodreads Rating: 4.55 stars
If I remember correctly, Daniel Greene recommended this book on his YouTube channel. I really wanted to read a lot of fantasy books this year and this one has been at the top of my list.
The size of most fantasy novels scare me sometimes – this one has about 700 pages. And again, because I haven’t been very productive with my reading this year, there was no way I would be able to pick up a book that’s more than 300 pages. Definitely moving this up on my TBR List.
Ttitle: The Bear Whispers To Me
Author: Chang Ying Tai
Publishing Date: October 1, 2010
Goodreads Rating: 4.33 stars
I went to Taiwan for our summer vacation this year. My husband and I visited Alishan and Taichung within 5 days. It was amazing.
Can I just say how much I love Taiwan? I would go back there every year if I could. I would drown myself in all the milk tea and have all the peppered fried chicken in the night markets.
I missed Taiwan sorely so I thought maybe a book by a Taiwanese author could help me recover. The Bear Whispers To Me by Chang Ying Tai is apparently one of the must-read books written by Taiwanese authors. Not sure what to expect really but I’m hoping it will be good.
Title: The Good Daughter
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publishing Date: August 8, 2017
Goodreads Rating: 4.14 stars
Last on the list is a Karin Slaughter book. I wanted to read one of her books this year mainly because I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. The Good Daughter sounds like the kind of stuff that might put me out of my reading slump. But I remember how things got so busy for me at work when I got a hold of this book so no – I didn’t get to read it in the end.