Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn’t Get to (but Totally Plan to).
I got through some amazing books in 2016, there were a lot of new favourites I could have picked from for my top read of 2016, but even more than that there were so many books I meant to but didn’t get around to released last year. I’d like to say I’ll get around to most of the books on this list at some point during 2017 but then again there are books on my to-read list from 2015 and before then so really who knows when I’ll pick these books up.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
There was so much hype for this book in the run up to its release, and after its release I saw so many amazing reviews on WordPress. However, before I could pick up Lady Midnight I needed to read the rest of the Shadowhunter books. I did already read the first three back when they were released but that was so long ago I feel I really need to re-read them, and I did not have the time last year to read six TMI books, three TID books, as well as the anthology collections before starting on this one.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Truthwitch seems to be a book you either love or hate, and I think for the most part I’ve seen more negative reviews than positive. This seems to be a book you need to be in the right mood to read, and although I added it to my to-read list when it was first released I’ve yet to be in the right mood to actually pick it up.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Before the release of this book I picked up Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and really loved it, I then added all her other books onto my to-read list with the hope of starting The Unexpected Everything in the summer. For some reason, and I’m not quite sure why, I never got around to it, which is a shame because I’ve seen some amazing reviews for this book so far.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
This was a book I was really excited for because I really enjoyed Kendare Blake’s Goddess War series, however the first few reviews I saw in the run-up to its release were negative which put me off a little. I still have plans to read Three Dark Crowns, hopefully sometime during the beginning of this year, but I will be going into it with low expectations which may actually mean I enjoy it a little more.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
The Red Rising trilogy is one of my all-time favourite sci-fi series, despite the slow start to Red Rising which I nearly gave up on, and after the cliff-hanger ending to Golden Son left me so excited for Morning Star to be released. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things for this book and finally reading it, as well as re-reading both Red Rising and Golden Son, is at the top of my to-read list for 2017.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I am a huge history fan and one of my favourite topics to learn and read about is Jack the Ripper, simply because despite knowing so much about his crimes we know so little about him as a person. When I saw the title for this book I immediately added it to my to-read list. There haven’t been many reviews for this book on WordPress but the ones I’ve seen have been positive ones that have just made me want to run out and pick up a copy of this book to get started on immediately.
A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
Both A Thousand Pieces of You and Ten Thousand Skies Above You are favourite books of mine, with really gorgeous covers as well, and after the cliff-hanger ending to Ten Thousand Skies Above You I was so excited for the release of the final book in the trilogy. My only excuse for not having read this book before now is that by the time I got my hands on my copy it was December and, well, that was not an easy month to find spare time to read in.
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
The Girl at Midnight was such an amazing book, and one of my favourite reads of 2015. So as such I’m not sure why I never got around to picking up the second book in the series. Still The Shadow Hour is on my to-read list for this year but I’m thinking I’ll wait until closer to the release date of the third book to pick it up.
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
This was another book where I loved the first of the series, but for some reason never found time for the second in the series. Again I’ll likely wait until closer to the release date of the third book to pick up Paper and Fire.
Spindle by E.K. Johnston
I didn’t even realise A Thousand Nights would have a companion novel, but when I discovered Spindle was being released it went to the top of my to-read list along with the rest of my most anticipated releases of 2016. Then I seem to have forgotten all about the fact that it was being released and never got around to picking up a copy and getting started on it.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of the top 2016 releases you meant to read but didn’t get to are.