Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Finally Read in 2017 – Blogmas 12/7

07 Dec

Top 5 Wednesday

Hello, it’s Wednesday again. :”D Blogmas for me is going pretty well. I had a small slip-up yesterday and forgot to post, but I’ve since made it up and am now posting today’s thing.

I blame a presentation, a research paper and code documentation all being due on the same day. So pbtbt.

This week’s topic is books I finally want to get to in the next year. And instead of being a butt head and just saying ‘All of them’, I’m going to try to pick out some really-hopefuls. This will likely appear on my 17 in 2017 list I have planned to come out after Christmas, too.

If you’re planning on reading any of these, let me know! We can do a buddy read. 😀

5. A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)I need to hop on that ‘CAN’T WAIT FOR BOOK SIX’ train with everyone else. I’m afraid of reading this one, though. I’ve heard it’ll kill me. D: Weirdly, this is the one series that I’ve managed to avoid getting spoiled for, for anything. I don’t know how it’s happened but I’m gonna roll with it.



4. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)This is the book that inspired me to make my blog, honestly. I heard about it from booktube originally, wanted to read it, and thought of all the other books I’ve read and still want to read. And I knew that video making wasn’t for me, so here I am. :”D And I still haven’t read this damn book, despite owning it for a month or so now.



3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)(sneak peak into my next haul, I suppose). I’ve always liked fantasy but it’s also always been a bit daunting to me. Robin Hobb though helped clear that up and now I look at a huge-ass fantasy book with hunger instead of intimidation. :”D Mostly.




2. Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey

Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)This is the second book in the Expanse series, the first being Leviathan Wakes. This series man. I’m in love with it. I finished the first one and immediately went to the store and bought the second one… and then I didn’t read it. :”D Well, that’s a lie. I read about 80 pages and then got distracted by another book and it fell to the wayside. I want to read it though, so I can read the rest of them. THIS SERIES IS SO GOOD, YO.



1. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor Baru CormorantYet another story of ‘bought it with intention of reading it right away and then didn’t’. When I started making this list, this book didn’t even float into my mind, honestly. But when I was looking through my goodreads list of books I own (which I highly recommend making one of those, by the way. And a list of books you’ve currently leant out) it stuck out to me and my brain went WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THAT YET READ IT NOW DAMMIT.

So it’s number one on my list. :”D I wanna read it. Gimme gimme. I think the thing that strikes me the most about it and what draws me to it is look at the cover. It looks like a sci-fi, feels like a sci-fi. But! It’s a fantasy. And I dig it. I’m looking forward to it. :”D

And that’s it! Like I said, I’m totally open to buddy reads, just let me know you’d like to goo over a book with me.

Happy reading! :”D


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11 responses to “Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Finally Read in 2017 – Blogmas 12/7

  1. aceshadowdragon

    12/07/2016 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve never actually done a buddy read. Do you just read it at the same time then talk about it? TELL ME, EMMY.


    • embuhlee

      12/07/2016 at 2:53 pm

      Yes basically. You figure out what pace you’ll read it and when you’ll talk about what chapters you’re reading. I’m doing one right now with Zezee and we do about 2-6 chapters a week and go about it every Sunday or so. xD


      • aceshadowdragon

        12/07/2016 at 3:03 pm

        Ooooh, that sounds like fun! We should do one during our winter break! 😀

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      • embuhlee

        12/08/2016 at 10:00 am

        Yes we should! 😀 We just need to come up with a book!


  2. thegirlwithanaccent

    12/07/2016 at 4:15 pm

    Aw man I totally get what you mean! I’ve got loads of books lying in my bookshelves with the complete intention of being read! But gosh life just happens, doesn’t it? Haha! Most of the books you listed seem like something I’d definitely read! I may just add them to my to-read list on Goodreads. Awesome post!! I posted a similar post on my blog, but with the intention of reading them for the month of December because they’re Christmas related.. probably very unlikely to finish reading all of them but I can definitely give it a try!

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    • embuhlee

      12/08/2016 at 10:01 am

      I know right! I get the impulse to buy two or three books, then read one… then buy two or three and repeat. I always think ‘I’m totally gonna read these before buying more’ and then it just doesn’t happen, haha.

      And neat! I’ll check it out! 😀

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      • thegirlwithanaccent

        12/08/2016 at 12:21 pm

        Hahaha exactly!!! It’s a weakness. I just love buying books – just like makeup – there’s some magic to it, haha!
        Thanks!! 🙂

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  3. theorangutanlibrarian

    12/08/2016 at 6:56 pm

    Name of the Wind is great- hope you enjoy it! and I need to get round to kiss of deception… at some point 😉

    Liked by 1 person


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