Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to choose their top ten 2015 releases they meant to get to but didn't. The following books are in no particular order.

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan is definitely a book that I cannot wait to read. Not only is it set in Boston but I heard great things about this Norse Mythology middle grade read. Also, Riordan balances adventure and humor quite nicely.


2. Winter by Marissa Meyer is the fourth and last book in The Lunar Chronicles. It has been on my TBR for awhile and I had the chance to read 100 pages before I had to stop because I was getting ready for a month long feature called Pottermas. Elizabeth from Book YAbber and I spent about a month or so reading all the Harry Potter books for the December feature. I actually finally got the book from the library again so I will continue the book shortly.


3. Renegade by Kerry Wilkinson has been on my TBR list since I finished reading Reckoning. If you are looking for a dystopian, definitely check out the Silver Blackthorn series. The third installment is coming out in May.


4. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales is definitely a book that I want to read since I fell in love with Sales' This Song Will Save Your Life.


5. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski is the second book in The Winner's Trilogy and I have been meaning to read it last year. The Winner's Curse is so good so I don't know why I didn't read this installment yet. The Winner's Kiss is coming out in March.


6. For the Record by Charlotte Huang is definitely a book up my alley. Books that weave contemporary and music are pretty much books I know I will like.


7. Serpentine by Cindy Pon sounds fabulous and I still haven't read it yet. It's the first book in the Kingdom of Xia series. I am picky about some fantasy titles but this one definitely grabbed my attention because of the Chinese folklore.


8. The Heir by Keira Cass is the fourth book in The Selection series. I heard mixed reviews about this installment since The Heir is about Maxon and America's daughter, Eadlyn. I will eventually read The Heir because The Crown is coming out in May.


9. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee is a Frankenstein retelling that I am hoping to read this year. I wish that I read this book around the fall because it's the perfect Halloween book.


10. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a graphic novel that I have heard great things about. Stevenson also illustrated the cover to Fangirl so I am dying to read Nimona. I love Stevenson's illustrations in general and would love to see how her words and illustrations collide.


19 comments:

  1. Winner's Crime destroyed me, and my reading for 3 months. Everything I picked up for a while just felt kind of 'meh.' That might have more to do with me reading book one and two back to back.

    My TTT:Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. I can't wait to read it. Everyone has been raving about it and I want to read it before The Winner's Kiss comes out.

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  2. I JUST FINISHED WINTER AT 3AM THIS MORNING AND I CAN'T FUNCTION. I can't believe the series has come to an end! I'd love to hear your thoughts on Winter!

    Are you a fan of the first three books of the Selection series? I didn't really love The Heir though because I missed America and Eadlyn was just.. meh.

    My TTT: here

    Kevin

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  3. I JUST FINISHED WINTER AT 3AM THIS MORNING AND I CAN'T FUNCTION. I can't believe the series has come to an end! I'd love to hear your thoughts on Winter!

    Are you a fan of the first three books of the Selection series? I didn't really love The Heir though because I missed America and Eadlyn was just.. meh.

    My TTT: here

    Kevin

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    1. Crazy how The Lunar Chronicles are ending! I cannot wait to finish the series. I am a fan of the first the first three books in the Selection series. I heard Eadlyn was very annoying in the Heir. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I'm very intrigued by Nimona and For The Record! I may have to add them to my TBR! :-) I hope you get to read these books.

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  5. I really want to read Nimona! I didn't know the artist also drew for Fangirl but that makes so much sense now.

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    1. You should check out Noelle's illustrations online. They are absolutely fantastic! I hope you get to read Nimona.

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  6. I always seem to miss good graphic novels. Thanks for these suggestions.

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. Seconds is a good graphic novel too if you want to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I would say HOW COULD YOU STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER but when Harry Potter gets in the way, it's excusable :D I read all the HP books in December too and it was so much fun but weird to read any other books afterwards.

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    1. Yeah..I am a huge HP fan and did a re-read of the entire series so Winter had to wait. Lol. I love reading the HP series around the holidays.

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  8. It's almost for the best that you'll be reading The Winner's Crime right before The Winner's Kiss comes out... you won't have to wait a year on a big cliffhanger!

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    1. Definitely! Sounds like a plan! I can't wait to marathon them both. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. The Sword of Summer was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/top-ten-tuesday-39/

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  10. You've got some great picks there! The Heir was on my list too. I wanted so badly to read Tonight the Streets Are Ours. I met Ms. Sales and she was so nice! I hate I didn't get to that one. For the Record and This Monstrous Thing too! Great list! I hope you get to read them all soon! Thanks for visiting my TTT. Happy reading!

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    1. Leila is so nice and I got to meet her once too. I am so glad you like my list :D.

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