10 Books From 2016 Still Out In the Cold

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This list could probably go on for miles. I didn't need a topic like this to remind me just how much I haven't read yet. But here we are. These 2016 releases are shaking from being left on those bookshelves so long, right next to those 2011 releases I've still not read, who probably have hypothermia by now. (That explains why the covers are so blue.)

Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Top Ten 2016 Releases We Meant to Read But Didn't Get to.

In all honesty, this is the post telling myself that I need to get on it. I went back to last year's post: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant to But Didn't and found that I've only read two books in that list last year. That's a fail. However, with new year's comes positive outlooks and I've started the year off right so let's get this list read!

And I Darken by Kiersten White (6/28/16): I didn't know this one was coming out. I loved Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series so by default, I got this book. I've been hearing mixed reviews about it but I'm hoping for the best.

Shade Me by Jennifer Brown (1/19/16): Way back when this blog was just a figment of my imagination, I read The Hate List by Jennifer Brown. Something in that book moved me. And now I own all her books but I've only ever read The Hate List. I would say I am quite behind.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron (9/13/16): I only recently put this on my list because some bloggers listed The Forgetting as their best book of 2016. I want to see what the hype is about, considering I never heard about this book before.

A World Without You by Beth Revis (7/19/16): The synopsis is so intriguing. And time travel, which may or may not be happening. It sounds so interesting and I still haven't cracked the spine.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (4/5/16): Despite my feelings about Soundless, Richelle Mead is an amazing author and so I was looking forward to reading this new series. I just need more time to read it.

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman (6/28/16): The sequel I twiddled my thumbs for and when it came, I put it on my shelf and went on. I don't even remember what happened in Legacy of Kings so a reread is in order, so I can begin this one.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (9/20/16): I saw this one in the store and I still have no clue what it is about. It's fantasy and a goal of mine this year and last is to read more fantasy.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (11/8/16): I just finished Winter and Stars Above so it's time for some Alice in Wonderland retelling! I'm really excited about this one and since I received this one for Christmas, I am all set in bringing in the new year with an awesome retelling.

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (2/9/16): This was one of my anticipated reads in 2016 and I didn't read it. However, after reading tons of reviews about how this book is a retelling of Black Beard without the pirates, I'm beginning to wonder if I would like it. Only one way to find out.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (3/8/16): I've been waiting for this one for a long time and when it finally came out, I went right out and got it. However, since I have still have to finish the last books of both the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices series, I can't start another series of Clare's yet.

What books are you playing catch up with in the new year?

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  1. I really want to read Three Dark Crowns! It sounds so awesome. I hope you get to all of these!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Lady midnight and the world without you is also on my list. I have heard great things about three dark crowns.

    Megan @reading away the days

  3. I looooved Heartless! Such a fun read! I too still need to read The Glittering Court and And I Darken! Was holding off on Blackhearts because I thought I heard it was a duology and I'd rather binge it!

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  4. Every time I go back to lists like this for books I meant to read and didn't, I always feel like doing a facepalm because so many of them continue to go unread. There are just so many great books to read, and then more coming out every single week and it's impossible to catch up. I hope you get all of these read this year! :-)

  5. And I Darken and Three Dark Crowns were on my list this week too. I really liked Heartless, so I hope you enjoy it too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-91/

  6. Oh I'm scared to look at the list like this I put together for 2015 books.... but I probably should. I've seen Three Dark Crowns on several lists and I'd not heard of it before today so I am obviously out of it! I love the cover though and will track it down on goodreads... Happy reading!