|Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.|
Every once in a while I participate in this one when I either
1) Like the theme, and/or 2) Have the time!
This week's topic:
Top Ten 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)
BONNIE: I don't know about you guys, but this year, I actually hit my reading goal for the MOST part. Yes, there were a lot of 2016 titles I didn't get to, but when I sat down to make my Best of 2016 List and looked at the books I still needed to read? I narrowed it down to 11. And read EIGHT. I just read the ninth one this past week. So I'm doing pretty darn well!!! But these are some books I still have on my list that I hope to get to SOON!
1) CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
2) LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS by Rae Carson
I love Rae Carson and I re-read WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER this past fall in order to do my Journey Across the USA Through Modern Day YA post in order to celebrate the release of LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS on the book's blog tour. BUT I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO READ IT. You guys, this really upsets me!!!
3) A GATHERING OF SHADOWS by V.E. Schwab
I'm actually not to bummed that I missed this. As much as I want to know what happens, I KIND OF wanted to binge the whole series once A CONJURING OF LIGHT was out. So even though it was on my Final Books of 2016 List, I was okay if I didn't get to it...and obviously I didn't, so...! ONE MORE MONTH AND I CAN BINGE!!!
4) SACRIFICE by Cindy Pon
I love love love love love Cindy Pon. I have been waiting YEARS for her to write something new. And then I didn't have time to read SERPENTINE...even though I snagged it at BEA. And then I said, that's okay, I'll wait and read them together because it's a duology. And someone snagged me an ARC at ALA. AND I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SLIP IT INTO MY READING. AGAIN!!!! I am so mad at myself. BUT my dad just gave me a beautiful hardcover copy of this for Christmas (He gave me the first one for Christmas last year), so I'm hoping this will happen VERY SOON. (Especially since I now have an e-ARC of Pon's upcoming release WANT, and want to read that, too, but will feel bad if I haven't read this series first!)
5) VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter
I really loved Sarah Porter's debut trilogy Lost Voices. I've been looking forward to reading something new from her for a long time now, and have known about VASSA for quite some time. I wanted it even more after seeing the cover. I BEGGED for a review copy. I am so disappointed in myself for not getting to this one yet!!!
1) OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst
This one has been on my radar for a while, and I swear I'm going to get it on my read list soon. I'm a sucker for strong princesses who are seemingly helpless against their destiny until they start tearing their own path. The fact that she falls for the sister of the prince she's betrothed to just makes it all the more intriguing.
2) FROST by M.P. Kozlowsky
I have this, I bought it, I own it. And once I pick it up I can tell I'm gonna read it in one sitting. Lone girl in a sci fi futuristic dystopian world. She talks to her father's memories, which are housed inside a robot. In order to save her pet, the one living creature in her life, she has to make a lone trek through a decimated and dangerous city.
3) PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
I am so mad that I didn't have this read before the sequel WAYFARER came out. But I am gonna catch up.
4) FURTHURMORE Tahereh Mafi
DO YOU SEE THIS COVER? DO YOU? It's so gorgeous it hurts my heart. I'd heard a lot about this author's teen series, bur when I found this in the middle grade section I knew I needed to read it soon. The main character, Alice, must travel through a dangerous and magical land to find her beloved father. The world is full of magic and color, both of which Alice seemingly lacks. From what I can tell it's inspired by so many of my favorite childhood fairytales in a vibrant and intriguingly new pattern.
5) SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sarah Raasch