February 13: Top Ten Books I’d Love To Read In 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone: I hope you’re all feeling suitably lovey. This week’s post was a love related freebie, and given that I’ve previously written many “love” related lists (Top Ten Book Boyfriends, Top Ten Favourite OTPs, Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Love Stories, Top Ten Fictional Crushes), I decided to write a TBR based post, primarily focusing on books I’d love to read prior to their impending cinema releases.
Book to movie adaptations coming in 2018
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This book has been recommended to me countless times for a number of years, but with its impending cinema release, and the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed Otherworld by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller (pitched as a YA version of Ready Player One), I think the time has come to finally read this cult classic.
2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
This series has been on my TBR list for a few years (in fact it was one of the first YA series I was introduced to thanks to BookTube and Instagram) but given its premise is not dissimilar to Michael Grant’s Gone (which I wholeheartedly detested) I haven’t felt compelled to pick it up – yet.
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
When I’m in the mood for a fluffy YA contemporary, I know where I’m going to look. I’m fairly certain it was readbyzoe who first brought this book and series to my attention, so I’m pretty sure that I will enjoy it.
4. The Death Cure by James Dashner
I read The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials in quick succession, but the unconventional lexis and syntax put me off finishing the trilogy. However, the time has come to bite the bullet and read the conclusion prior to watching the film.
5. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
This YA LGBT has been on my TBR for a couple of years, but given its recent re-release in the UK, and the movie adaptation I want to read this particular book before the hype potentially explodes.
6. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Without question the biggest YA release of 2017, and I put off reading it primarily due to the massive exposure it was receiving in the press and blogosphere, but I suppose it’s gained its huge popularity for good reason.
Other books I want to read in 2018
7. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I adored Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by this author a couple of years ago (and the movie adaptation of that particular novel is released soon) so I think it’s perfect timing to read Becky Albertalli’s second novel.
8. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
This has received positive reviews likening it to The Hunger Games, and as it is still relatively inconspicuous in the book blogging world, I’d like to see whether it’s worthy of such hype.
9. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
I’m always on the lookout for good LGBT fiction, and this one has been figuring more and more on ‘best of’ lists lately, so I know what I’m reading in that genre next.
10. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
Having spent a semester studying Jack the Ripper, I am obsessed with the London based killer, so I’m intrigued to see how he figures as a character in this YA book.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out their blog and get involved!
For more content, visit @charlottebibliophile on Goodreads, Instagram and YouTube