Top 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
Before I get started, let me plug my link-up “challenge” that directly applies here…
I shared recently that there are so many books I’m super excited to read before they’re published, and then I don’t read them right away when they come out. I wanted to make a list of these books and resolve to read them. When I saw a lot of others agree with me on Twitter, I decided to make a little challenge for it. I’ve been calling it a link-up instead because that’s really all you need to do to join in! You simply make a list of the books you didn’t get to in 2015, and then try to read them! It doesn’t have monthly check-ins or mini-challenges; it will probably just be checking in with ourselves at the 6 month mark and at the end of the year. This TTT topic could be a perfect post to link up if you feel like joining Must Read 2016, so it requires no extra effort on your part 😉 Check it out here!
I already made my own list of books I hope to finally read in 2016, but I did feature books that were released before 2016. This list will focus exclusively on the 2015 releases I didn’t get to.
Things I Can’t Explain by Mitchell Kriegman | I haven’t heard much about this one and I think a few people didn’t like it to much, but I can’t NOT read this follow-up to Clarissa Explains It All.
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini | I loved Trial By Fire and really couldn’t wait for this book, but then it sat on my shelf for so long. Reviews kind of scared me away from it too, not gonna lie.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly | This one is another book reminiscent of childhood shows/books. I guess it’s Nancy Drew-like? I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one too…
Extraordinary Means by Robin Schneider | I loved The Beginning of Everything and was really anxious to read her follow-up novel! For some reason that just didn’t happen in 2015.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga | This one was actually a preorder and it’s spent a lot of time sitting on my shelf. I think my feels just aren’t ready for it yet!
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West | I kind of have this issue where I never want to run out of Kasie West books. I’ve been hoarding this one because I want to know I always have the option to read it!
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski | I don’t have an excuse for this one, to be honest. I wanted to read it during the summertime and it just never happened.
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne | This one sounded really interesting and I’ve heard great reviews so far, even though it was on the quieter side in 2015. LOVE this cover, too.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows | Die, hype monster, die. I also kind of wanted to wait until the second book came out because it seems like this book will break me beyond repair. Y/N?
Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt | I was fully read to read this trilogy over the summer but didn’t, because I had just finished another book by the same author and wanted to wait. Whoops.
Oh The Fill In Boyfriend is one I have and need to get to. The Wrong Side of Right ALWAYS catches my eye with that cover. Hope you get to all of these!!
Thank you 😀
You’re not alone, I haven’t read ANY book in this list XD The Orphan Queen has been sitting awhile in my e-book though, I just haven’t been in the mood to read it!
Haha I know what you mean!
I LOVED My Heart & Other Black Holes – it was one of my favorite reads from last year. However, I completely understand needing to be ready for it. It was exactly what I needed when I read it, but it is definitely hard to read. I hope you like it when you get to it.
Thank you! I bought it right away but just need to prepare myself.
The Wrong Side of Right is on my list too! I don’t think I’ve seen a single bad review of it since it came out last year. Plus that cover is so pretty (it matches your blog)!
Same here! (I know right?! EEK)
I just added The Wrong Side of Right to my list after reading Cassi’s list at My Thoughts…Literally. Since it’s also on your list, I am even more interested to read it.
People seemed to really like it!
The hype monster has made me put off a lot of books lately, too.
Here’s my Top Ten!
The Wrong Side of Right was wonderful! I had heard nothing much about it before I’d read it, so I was pleasantly surprised. It’s solid storytelling, great characters and just really fun to read. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it.
And, as you well know, I adore Jodi Meadows and her novels. The Orphan Queen is great! You can definitely choose to wait for the sequel though, since it’s out in April (first week!) and that’s not so far away 😉
I think I might do that for OQ!
My Heart and Other Black Holes is the only one I’ve read from your list. I’m hoping Jasmine Warga comes out with another book sometime soon.
Glad to hear you liked it, though!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT ASAP
I WILL! If I don’t read it by likeee March, you have permission to yell! Because I really want to get to it soon.
It really might be good to wait for The Mirror King in April because you’ll want to dive right in after The Orphan Queen! It’s a great duology. I thought the first half of TOQ was good not great, sort of ordinary? But then it gets REALLY good! And TMK is twisty, actiony, brutal awesomeness. I wanted to read The Summer After You and Me too! I’m such a bad seasonal reader haha.
Okay! I have quite a few of these on my shelves, and I need to get to them ASAP! I’m planning on reading Things I Can’t Explain soon… hopefully by March. I also really, really want to read The Wrong Side of Right, and I’ve been promising myself that I’d buy a copy of it. Oops.
I really loved My Heart and Other Black Holes and The Fill-In Boyfriend! The Orphan Queen and Wrong Side of Right are ones I hope to read this year too. 🙂
The Fill-In Boyfriend is cute! I still need to read Orphan Queen as well.
Glad to hear! I think I’ll read OQ when the next one comes out.
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