Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

So when I was thinking about this question I thought I might simplify things a little bit. I mean there are a ton of 2015 releases that I wanted to read and didn't. There were so many amazing sounding books that came out last year. So for this question, I'm listing the top ten new releases I bought or was gifted in 2015 and hope to read as part of the Rock My TBR Challenge.

1.) Golden Son by Pierce Brown - Add to Goodreads
Oops, I don't own a copy to this one. I want to. I was hoping I would get it for Christmas but didn't. But last year I read Red Rising for the first time and now I want to finish the series (Morning Star comes out next month).

2.) The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne - Add to Goodreads
I don't own this one either. Wow, I am failing at my own list. But seriously I have wanted to read this book for so long now. Last year I realized I don't hate contemporaries and this one is about politics and electioneering which super interests me.

3.) City of Savages by Lee Kelly - Add to Goodreads
Okay, whew, this one I own. I won a copy of this book last spring and never got around to reading it. I've heard really good things and that it's an interesting dystopia though so I want to give it a try.

4.) The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Add to Goodreads
I got this last year as a Kindle deal and have heard good things. It's my book club's book for February so I'm totally reading it. I mean I love the Fug Girls and their brand of snark so I'm sure their book will be a delight.

5.) Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica - Add to Goodreads
I picked this up at BEA with every intention of reading it and never did. Not sure why. I really like Mary's debut mystery The Good Girl and I have an ARC for her new one, Don't You Cry so I need to read this one too.

6.) Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan - Add to Goodreads
I have only read Carrie's Middle Grade stuff but I have plans this year to amend that by reading this book amung other ones. I got a finished copy of this one at BEA and I need to read it. I've heard some mixed things but I'm still intrigued.

7.) Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond - Add to Goodreads
I went through a total comics thing last year and planned to read this one then. I got a finished copy at BEA as well. But for some reason I never sat down to read it. I want to take the time to do that this year. I've heard it's good and there is a sequel coming in a few months.

8.) Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Add to Goodreads
So this one I picked up at BEA and wasn't as all sure about. I was just warming to the WWII era of historical fiction at the time. But then reviews started coming in and a lot of people I know really loved it. So now I'm glad I got a copy and want to read it.

9.) Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix - Add to Goodreads
I want to read all the Garth Nix this year (I haven't read any *runs away*). This one is historical fantasy which I love and despite getting a copy at BEA and planning to read it twice, I bumped it a few times. I'm going to try to read it again this year.

10.) The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows - Add to Goodreads
I know a lot of people loved this one. It's right up my alley but it came out the same time as a bunch of other fantasy I wanted to read. I got a copy when it was on sale for Kindle so I'm hoping to read it this year.

11.) Liars Inc by Paula Stokes - Add to Goodreads
This is a total me book and I always intended to get a copy and then never did. I got it on a kindle sale as well and am hoping to pick it up the next time I need a good mystery or something a little different.

12.) Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway - Add to Goodreads
This one wasn't really on my radar but it comes really highly recommended, even from people who aren't usually contemporary fans like me. So I got this one on a Kindle deal as well. It sounds different and I'm hoping to read it.

There you have it, the 2015 releases I haven't read and am hoping to get to read this month as part of the Rock My TBR Challenge (plus a few I don't own but really want to read). What books made your list? Do we have any in common? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. A couple of these are on my list too. Emmy & Oliver was really cute!! I love that one. Here is my TTT http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-twenty-2015.html?m=0

  2. Oh so many books! How are we to read them all?! My TTT List, which overlaps yours quite a bit. I can vouch for Newt's Emerald and Emmy & Oliver though. They were darling. Fun, a bit emotional but not too deep reads... in a way that left you sort of aching like so many other books in 2015 did to me.

  3. City of Savages looks SO good and I'm really not sure why I haven't gotten around to reading it yet... I also want to read Red Rising at some point. I tried starting it, but got bored. Oh well. I hope you get to read these! :D

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  4. So many amazing books that I still want to read, hope you get to read yours too. My TTT

  5. Lois Lane Fallout is already on my list. And I just added The Right Side of Wrong. That sounds really interesting! Emmy & Oliver is really good. I hope you can get to it soon.

  6. Newt's Emerald and The Orphan Queen are on my list too! I'm also super curious about Wolf by Wolf. I didn't like the author's previous books but that one intrigues me enough that I want to read it!

  7. Such an amazing list! I have only read two of these.... Golden Son, which I absolutely loved! And Emmy and Oliver which I really enjoyed as well. Most of the others are ones I am still hoping to find time to get to it 2016. I have been hearing so many good things about The Royal We, which isn't my usual read, but now I am kind of desperate to try it.

  8. I need to read Orphan Queen as well, but I just got that for Christmas, and since my bestie and I really didn't exchange gifts until the 1st, I have a legitimate excuse! LOL!

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  9. Lois Lane is a really awesome one and I highly recommend it, as well as Liars INC and Orphan Queen (but give the awful cliffy, wait till Mirror King is on hand).

    I also have City of Savages pending to read and hope to get to it sooner than later!

  10. You have some that didn't quite make my list. I definitely want to read Emmy & Oliver and Liars INC at some point, but they just weren't high enough up there. Save some time for Golden Son. You won't get any sleep once you start. Also, Orphan Queen was fabulous! Newt's Emerald was my first Garth Nix and I was a little underwhelmed, but I'm still going to read Sabriel. Some day. I also really want to check out Lois Lane!

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  11. Emmy and Oliver is one of my favorites from last year. It's SUCH a good book. I hope you love it when you get around to it! And I also thought Newt's Emerald was really enjoyable. :)
    The Wrong Side of Right is one I might read too! I love that cover.

  12. I see so many books and potentials podcast like The Royal We, Fallout, and City of Savages!!! Please read the Orphan Queen! I also really loved Golden Son it was just long and intense. Daughter of Deep Silence and Newts Emerald look great too! Hope your having a good day my friend!

  13. I loved Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth series, so I've also been meaning to read her new one. I really enjoy her writing style. The Orphan Queen is also on my tbr list. I'm actually pretty useless at reading new releases. Most of the time I only get round to them way after everyone else. Goodluck with your tbr challenge! :)


  14. I need to read The Orphan Queen & Golden Son too. And oh man, I've found a few more books on your list I want to read. So many books, so little time.

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