Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a Freebie, so I’m going to be sharing my Most Anticipated Releases That Are Still On My Shelf, as like many bookworms, I buy books that I’m really excited for immediately and then promptly leave them on my shelf for a good year or so before reading them. So here we go, my most anticipated releases that are still on my shelf:
- Good Girl, Bad Blood-Holly Jackson
I meant to read this last year, but I ran out of time before the end of the year, and then this year I’ve just not really been reading many physical books, I’ve been much more into audio. I’m hoping that I will finally get around to this one next year though, because I really loved A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder and I’m looking forward to seeing what Pip gets up to next.
2. Where Dreams Descend-Janella Angeles
I actually started reading this one back in March but thanks to my funny reading mood, I ended up putting it down. I really want to go back to it when I’m feeling more in the mood for physical books because any book that compares itself to Moulin Rouge is something that I need in my life!
3. Rule of Wolves-Leigh Bardugo
This one has suffered really due to sheer length rather than anything else, because I was actually really in the mood for reading Grishaverse stuff following the release of Shadow and Bone on Netflix in April, but I was still stuck on The Unbound at that point, and I wasn’t getting through physical books very easily, so I didn’t want my enjoyment of this book to suffer from my lacklustre reading mood. I’m hoping that next year will be the year!
4. The Bronzed Beasts-Roshani Chokshi
In the grand scheme of things, this book hasn’t been sitting on my shelf for that long, it only came out in September and I got it at the beginning of October, but given the way The Silvered Serpents ended, I’m quite surprised I didn’t immediately dive on it because that cliffhanger was EVIL. This one is definitely a high priority for next year, as I really want to see how this series ends.
5. Once Upon A Broken Heart-Stephanie Garber
This is also a fairly recent release, so it hasn’t been on my shelf for that long, but considering that it’s been two years since Stephanie Garber released her last book, it’s another one I thought I’d immediately jump on. I’ve heard super good things about this one, so I’m really excited to get to it, hopefully next year some time!
6. The Mask Falling-Samantha Shannon
This is a slight cheat because I actually have read a large portion of this book, I got through about 320 pages before my Netgalley e-arc expired but I’ve not picked it back up since then. Honestly I’ve struggled more than I’d have liked with The Mask Falling, I’ve found it quite dense to get through, and it’s not thrilled me as much as I thought it would, but I would still like to finish it.
7. Liberte-Gita Trelease
I loved Enchantee when it first came out, and I was really excited for Liberte but then the release was pushed back, and my Netgalley e-arc expired, and I just haven’t been in the mood for e-books this year. I am hoping to get to it next year as I really want to see how the rest of Camille’s story plays out.
8. Dead or Alive-Derek Landy
The most recent Skulduggery Pleasant release has been sitting on my shelf for a while for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s a CHUNKY BOOK and I’ve just not been in the mood for those this year. Secondly, I’ve been less than thrilled with the most recent Skulduggery books and I’m worried that it will disappoint me. I will probably read it at some point, but it’s not at the top of my list.
9. Mister Impossible-Maggie Stiefvater
Whilst I may not have liked Call Down The Hawk as much as the original Raven Cycle books, I was still really excited for Mister Impossible and pre-ordered it when it came out back in May. Naturally, it’s been sitting on my shelf since then and I don’t even have a good excuse as it’s not a chunky book. This is another one for 2022 hopefully!
10. Ace of Spades-Faridah Abike-Iyimide
I was such a big Gossip Girl fan when I was a teenager, so this sounds right up my street and after being fairly underwhelmed by the Gossip Girl reboot, it will be nice to read a mystery influenced by Gossip Girl that hopefully isn’t disappointing! Also I love the idea of a mystery that explores institutional racism and white privilege. I’ve heard such good things about this one, so I’m hoping that I’ll get to it next year and really enjoy it.
So there we go, those are some of my most anticipated releases that are still sitting on my shelf! Do you leave anticipated releases on your shelves for months or years at a time? Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s list is my annual Winter TBR list, I’ve not been doing well on these at all this year, but they’re always fun to do anyway!