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I still can’t believe that 2016 is over! There were so many new releases that I didn’t get a chance to read in 2016, so this week’s topic was easy: “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).” I had no problem filling this list! Here are my top ten 2016 reads still on my TBR list, in no particular order. Covers link to Amazon (affiliate) or Goodreads.
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: I cannot believe that I haven’t read this book yet! I own it in hardback, ebook, and audio…I have no excuse! It’s one of the first books on my list to knock off my TBR pile. I’m dying to know what will happen now that Aelin is home, Rowan is with her, and magic is back in the lands.
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey: I loved the first book in this series SO much. It consumed me when I was reading it. I grabbed a copy of this book as soon as it was released because I need to know what will happen next in this world, but then other matters like moving got in the way of me actually reading it and I found myself looking at it on the shelf instead of actually reading it.
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch: I’m equal parts excited and terrified to read this book. I was not a fan of Ice Like Fire. It was too much of a bridge book IMO and really if it wasn’t for the way it ended I wouldn’t even want to read this one. BUT I love the characters and I love the world Raasch created so I’m excited to see the conclusion to the series. I’m hoping it wraps up well but I’m a little nervous to read it.
Riders by Veronica Rossi: I loved Under the Never Sky by this author! I’ve read it more than a couple of times and now as I type this I’m thinking it’s time for another reread. So when I heard in 2015 that she was writing a new series I was excited. I bought the book when it was released, but somehow I forgot about it *hangs head in shame* It’s on my TBR now and I plan to read it ASAP.
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine: Sarah Fine is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all of her books to date, except this one. I’m not sure why I haven’t read it yet. It’s high fantasy which I love so I’ve added it to this year’s TBR and I’m hoping to read it soon.
A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray: After the ending of Ten Thousand Skies Above You, I was distraught. Not only do I love these characters and the world Gray has created, I had to wait a whole year for the conclusion. Now that this book is out, I’ve dreaded reading it. Not because I don’t want to read it, on the contrary I do. I just don’t want the story to end. I need to know what has happened to Theo, Paul and Meg, but I don’t want their story to come to an end. I will read it, and I will read it soon because I NEED to know what’s happened, but I will be sad to do so.
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: I have purposely put off this book. I love Adelina. She is such a tortured character that has fallen so far and has become so twisted. She is truly going to be a magnificent villain. I’m a little scared to read it. I’ve heard it’s dark and so I’ve been mentally preparing myself. I will read this one soon. I have it on hold at the library, I just need to work up the nerve.
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge: Speaking of dark and twisted….I love Rosamund Hodge! She is a born storyteller. I fall into her stories and don’t want to come up for air. This one is a retelling of sorts of Romeo & Juliet which may be why I haven’t read it yet. Classic love story with Hodge’s twist on it…I need to mentally prepare for it 😀
And I Darken by Kiersten White: I’ve been excited for this book for a long time. I even have an ARC of it lying around somewhere. The problem is it was released the week I moved this Summer so I forgot about it. I’m ashamed to admit that but I figured it’s better to speak honestly than make up some excuse. I’m hoping to knock it off my list soon, as in within the next month. Mainly because I want to read the sequel!
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh: Another book I have an ARC of that I missed because of moving. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this book, but I’m still excited to read it. I believe it is a prehistoric retelling of Pride & Prejudice. Props to the author for creativity on that one!
Your Turn! What 2016 reads are still on your TBR pile? Do you still plan to read them? Share below