January 10: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To
I am notoriously bad at reading new releases; I buy anticipated books as soon as they come out, but they are then left gathering dust on my ever expanding bookshelf. In 2017, I want to be more on top of reading books as and when I buy them!
1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The probable reason for having not yet read this book is that I generally like to read books and series in release date order, so having not read Alexandra Bracken’s first series, The Darkest Minds, I’m loathed to jump into her new series.
2. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
In 2016, I wasn’t overly interested in reading fantasy for some reason, but I’d like to think that this year I’m going to read a little more widely again.
3. A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I was super excited when I heard about this novel (and not only because it’s got my name in the title): I love Sherlock Holmes and murder mystery novels, so this YA novel sounds right up my street.
4. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
For similar reasons as Passenger, despite this being Cecelia Ahern’s YA debut, I feel it necessary to read her entire bibliography before diving into her new release.
5. When We Collided by Emery Lord
This YA contemporary was big last summer, and sounds amazing, but other books took priority. First world problems.
6. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Another YA contemporary that I’ve been anticipating for a while. I’ve read two Morgan Matson books to date and I really enjoyed the unrivalled fun her novels provide.
7. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
I own a number of V.E. Schwab books, but for some reason I’ve not read a single one. After hearing her on two panels and meeting her at YALC, as well as following her on Twitter, I want to finally jump into her magical world.
8. The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
This novel was a booksplosion book of the month last year; it’s horror elements sound creepy and wonderful, and the dystopian theme is right up my street.
9. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
I read Everything Everything last year, which I adored, so I hope I’ll love Nicola Yoon’s second novel too.
10. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
This was one of my most anticipated books from the moment I heard about it. I love crime/thriller novels, and since The Twilight Saga is one of my favourite series, I have high hopes for this one.
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