Top Ten Tuesday (#78): Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week we’re talking about resolutions for 2016, and I’ve picked a mixture of bookish, blogging and personal goals.

Series Starters

Magonia

Magonia seems really unique, and I have to admit, was one I was drawn in by the cover of.  It’s not one I requested on Edelweiss though, and not one I’ve got a copy of yet – I meant to get to it in 2015, but haven’t yet, and it may end up being an eventual library read.

A Court of Thorns & Roses

The blurb just doesn’t appeal to me the same way as Throne of Glass did, but at the same time I also want to read it because, well, Sarah J. Maas!  I’m planning to buy a copy of this one after I get paid, and I’ll hopefully finally get to it this year (in time for book 2!)

The Wrath & The Dawn

With 26 friend reviews on Goodreads and an average rating of 4/5 between them, this definitely seems like one worth picking up!  Plus, fairytale retelling + gorgeous cover, I was determined to get to this one in 2015 but just never got to it. It’s one I’m definitely keeping on the TBR list to get to eventually though.

Standalones

Carry On

I bought this one for someone for Christmas for a friend so I’m pretty sure I’ll get to borrow it soon 😉 This is one I can’t wait to read, but I’m also a little apprehensive about – while I loved Fangirl, I can’t help wondering if Carry On will live up to my fantasy love!

Armada

I adored Ready Player One, but I’ve heard really mixed things about Armada, which I think is partially why I never felt particularly rushed to pick it up, and then suddenly 2015 was over!

The Ice Twins

One I picked up on a whim, rather than because it’d been recommended or was a review copy or anything.  While I love a good thriller ocasionally, I have to be in the mood for it so I’m just waiting for the urge to strike again.

A Madness so Discreet

Again, one that got put off more just because it’s outside my usual reading choices and I haven’t particularly been in the mood for it, rather than because I’m not interested.

Sequels

Winter

While I’ve been enjoying the series, it’s not one I’ve been desperate to read, so I know I’ll get to it eventually, I just haven’t managed it yet!

The Storm

The Rain was a pleasant surprise – I was hooked much more than I expected to be given how little I’d heard about it, and given that I’d heard quite a bit of negative feedback.  The Storm just isn’t one I’ve got a copy of yet, but will definitely stay on the list of series to continue.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

I really enjoyed the plot and the unique premise of A Thousand Pieces Of You, but I never connected with any of the main characters as much as I wanted to, so while Ten Thousand Skies Above You is one I want to read, it’s not one I’m desperate to get to.

What 2015 releases did you end up not getting to?

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#78): Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

  1. I still need to get to Magonia too^^ I did really enjoy Wrath & Dawn and ACOTAR though so I can’t wait to see how you’ll do with those 😉 Carry On and Armada both made my list too! I’m a tad apprehensive about both but since I loved Fangirl hopefully the trend continues. I’m not sure why the reviews are so mixed for Armada…maybe people were expecting Ready Player One part 2, but I have a feeling I’ll like it. I’ll be doing the audio which is done by Wil Wheaton again so hopefully it’ll help 🙂

    I’m enjoying Winter thus far but that series has been a solid 4-star so far. I enjoy them but I’m not blown away by it either. I hope you get to all of these in 2016 Faith xx
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    • Yeah, I’ve been feeling the same way about The Lunar Chronicles series, and so I’ve just been borrowing the others from the library. I know I’ll enjoy it when I get to it but I have some books I’m even more excited about (Truthwitch, Mistborn, Daughter of Smoke and Bone etc) to get to first so I’m not in a hurry to rush out and get a copy.

      I’m glad you enjoyed ACOTAR, I think I’m going to pick up a copy on payday, although I may wait to read it until nearer the release of A Court of Mist and Fury and read the two in quick succession! I’ve been thinking of picking up Armada with one of my audible credits too, because although I have the ebook, it’s been sitting there for ages without being read, and I loved Wil Wheaton, so maybe that’d push me to hurry up and get to it!

    • Thank you! I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually, it just wasn’t one that I was desperate to get to in a hurry. Admittedly that might have something to do with the fact I borrowed the previous three from the library, which is currently going through all kinds of maintenance, and I’m thinking I could just wait for that to reopen rather than only owning book 4 in the series!

    • It’s true, that cover for Ten Thousand Skies is gorgeous, and it would look gorgeous next to the first book in the series. So much temptation to buy it, but I also know that I won’t end up reading it for ages so I’m trying to resist for now!

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