Blogtober: Three Books I Meant to Read Last Year

Today’s prompt from Anniek & The Library Looter is three books I meant to read last year. This one is a big one for me because I do this a lot. I buy books and I mean to read them right away and then, well, I don’t. So here are three books I meant to read last year.

Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel

I bought this in August of 2018, expecting that I’d read it in October of 2018. Instead, I procrastinated and ended up finally reading it this year (I just finished it last night). I’ll have a review for it up later, but yeah, I meant to read this one last year.

The Outsider

I was so excited that a new Stephen King novel had come out and I bought myself a copy as soon as I could. I couldn’t wait to dive into this book – and then I didn’t. I just let it sit on my bookshelf and never touched it. I still haven’t read it. Maybe I need to put it as a hard rule to read it next month so it will actually get read instead of just hanging out on my bookshelf.

The President is Missing

I bought this from the library – they have a “friends of the library” bookstore and this happened to be there for $1. I’d been wanting to read it anyway, because I like James Patterson and I thought it was interesting that when he chose to co-author this book, it was with Bill Clinton. Or maybe Bill Clinton wanted to write the book and asked James Patterson to co-author with him? I’m not really sure since the former US President’s name is first on the billing. But regardless, I wanted to read it, bought it, and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since. I think part of the issue is I’ve never cared much for James Patterson’s work when he writes with someone else. In any case, another 2018 book I meant to read last year, but didn’t.

So what books have you been meaning to read, but just haven’t? Whether books you picked up last year and never got to, or books you’ve had hanging around for years – let me know what you meant to read before now.

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