Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a good New Year so far, mine has been good, aside from the fact that I’ve had this horrible cold/cough, but I’m hoping it will go soon as it’s really been rather unpleasant! I’ve been at home the last few days, just relaxing until I have to go back to Uni at the end of the week. The holidays seem to have gone so fast! Anyway, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at the Broke and The Bookish, and this week we have “the list of shame”, otherwise known as the 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To (But Totally Plan To). This list is always far too easy for me, because there are usually a million and one new releases in any given year and I always barely scratch the surface of them! Still one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to catch up on 2016 releases I missed last year, so hopefully I will read some of these this year:
- A Court of Mist and Fury-Sarah J Maas
I know, I know, I know, please put down those things you were intending on throwing at me! I preordered this and got it as soon as it came out, but it’s just so big, and I didn’t have the time to read it. It’s on my #RockMyTBR list for this year though, so I will definitely read it. I promise. (*scarpers in case things are still being thrown at me*)
2. The Crown’s Game-Evelyn Skye
I won this in a giveaway and was insanely excited to read it, but as with all books that I get insanely excited to read, I completely forgot about it. I lent it to my friend though and she seriously loved it and said I had to read it but I of course had a mountain of other books to read and it got put aside. Still it’s on my #RockMyTBR list for this year as well, so I will definitely read it.
3. This Savage Song-VE Schwab
For some reason, I didn’t get around to reading this last year, even though I dived into VE Schwab’s Shades of Magic books and completely loved them, but I am definitely going to read it this year, my friend (yes same friend as mentioned above) loved it, so I think I probably will too, plus I need more Victoria Schwab in my life. This is another #RockMyTBR book.
4. And I Darken-Kiersten White
Because I need more stabby books in my life. I love the stabby books. I was so excited when I heard about this Vlad The Impaler story with a female Vlad but like most of the books I get really excited for, I completely forgot about it after a few weeks and got distracted by other, shiny, pretty books. This is another book on my #RockMyTBR list (yes there’s a theme here!).
5. Salt To The Sea-Ruta Sepetys
I loved Ruta Sepetys debut novel, Between Shades of Grey, but for whatever reason, despite buying Salt To The Sea, I didn’t get around to reading it last year. I’ve heard such good things about this one and it won a Goodreads choice Award, so I’m really excited to read this for my #RockMyTBR challenge this year.
6. The Girl From Everywhere-Heidi Heilig
This is the last #RockMyTBR book, I promise! I heard such amazing praise for this book, all of last year and I wanted to read it, but as with every other book on this list, it just kind of slipped through the cracks! Hopefully, I enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to have.
7. Paper and Fire-Rachel Caine
Okay confession time. I read Ink and Bone right at the beginning of 2016 and loved it. I was dying to get my hands on the sequel. I got it as soon as it came out. But I got swept up in a whole bunch of other books and Paper and Fire got put on the back burner. I definitely want to try and read it this year though, I’m still dying to find out what happens to Jess and the others yet.
8. Scythe-Neal Shusterman
I love Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Dystology, so of course when I saw he had a new book out, I got it immediately. Sadly, it was right at the end of the year, so of course, I never got around to reading it. This is definitely high priority for this year though, it sounds so good!
9. The Fever Code-James Dashner
I was so excited for this Maze Runner prequel. Finally, answers about the maze and how it was built and the origins of WICKED. I even got a signed copy of it from my local Waterstones. But of course, it ended up in a huge pile of books on my bookshelf and in typical Jo style, I completely forgot about it. I definitely want to try and get to this one soon.
10. Three Dark Crowns-Kendare Blake
I love sister stories, so naturally when I saw this book about three sister queens, I got very excited. Not to mention that they have magic powers, and I get excited at the mere mention of magic, plus the covers are so pretty (I have the snake one), but once again, despite the best of intentions, this book got pushed completely to the wayside by other books! Hopefully I manage to read it this year.
I’m going to stick to just ten this week, despite having many more 2016 releases that I missed last year that I was incredibly excited for as it’s unlikely that I’ll even read all ten of the ones on my list this year! Did you also miss reading any of these last year? If you did read any of these, did you like them? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back next week, with another Top Ten Tuesday, which is Top Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books, so I’ll have to scour my Goodreads, see which Underrated Books I’ve read will be good for this topic! In the meantime, I’m hoping to have a new discussion post up for you guys very soon, so stay tuned for that!