It's a perpetual problem readers face, isn't it? How to read all the books we want when there are so many wonderful ones out there. Here are ten that I'd planned to read last year, because I own all of them in paperback or e-book, but somehow other stories always got in the way.
"Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
I've wanted to read this classic for a long time, so at the beginning of 2018 I set it as one of my reading goals. However, I waited until late in the year to start it and the language was just too Old English. It will languish unread on my Kindle for a while longer.
"Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
While I've read Anne Shirley's story several times, I wanted to go through it with my reading group in the fall. Unfortunately life happened and they did read and discuss it, but I fell behind and was not able to devote time to this story.
Anything written by Courtney Walsh
I've read some of Courtney's stories and enjoyed them, and then when I met Courtney in person in April 2018 I knew I needed to read more. I collected several throughout the year, but somehow never got around to them. I've already remedied this in 2019, though!
The last few Culper Ring Books by Roseanna M. White
I'm intrigued by the setting and I enjoyed the first couple stories, but I never got around to finishing the series.
"Sons of Blackbird Mountain" by Joanne Bischof
I know, I know - it's Joanne Bischof and it's going to be amazing! I will be fitting this one in as I can.
"The Mayflower Bride" by Kimberley Woodhouse
The idea for this series - stories of women spanning America's history all written by different authors - is one I'm excited about and hope to have the chance to read soon.
The "Hawthorne House" series by Kristi Ann Hunter
I love Regency fiction and I've liked the two novellas by Kristi Ann Hunter that I've read in the past. I'm sure I'll enjoy the full-length stories, too!
"The Regency Spies of London" series by Melanie Dickerson
Melanie Dickerson is one of my favorites, and again, I love Regency stories, so I'm somewhat disappointed I've never yet gotten around to these!
"Lady Jayne Disappears" by Joanna Davidson Politano
This debut novel won widespread recognition and some awards, and I really want to see what everyone is talking about. Suspense is not my preferred genre, but I enjoy a good one every now and then.
Anything written by Carol Moncado
Carol is in my local ACFW group and I've picked up a number of her stories. This is another case where she does not write my preferred genre, but I want to support her in her writing.
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