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Today’s topic is: Top Ten 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To)

In the past, I was quite okay to not read the brand new books. I liked buying the books that were on sale or buying used or borrowing from friends. But since I started book blogging in earnest, I’ve begun discovering how exciting the lead-up to a new book can be. And how hard it is to avoid spoilers! Alas, here are 10 2016 releases that I have not yet read and hope to read soonish.


1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Okay, okay, I’m reading this one right now. I meant to read it earlier. I did. But between all the other books I’d promised to read for review and the Novel Tea Club Harry Potter Read-Along, and family Christmas activities, I didn’t get to it as quickly as I’d hoped. And, now that I’m part-way through it, I’m liking it but not loving it. So, it’s slow going. Full review to come.

2. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane

The first chapter of this book is freaking hilarious. I quite like historical fiction. I love fantasy and humour. And these three ladies have blended all three into a delectable dish in this book. I can’t wait to read more. (I had the pleasure of celebrating release-day with this book,) I just need to get this book from the library. Or go buy it. (But I’m not supposed to be reading new books…I have so many unread ones in my house already…)

3. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

This book was recommended by my lovely friend E. She loved it and demanded I read it. I picked it up at a used store months ago and keep meaning to read it. It’s got a weiner dog on the front! It looks super fun. Stay tuned. I will get to it.

4. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I was trying to be good and wait for this one to come in at library. After more than two months, it has! I’m picking it up on this week. I’m intrigued to see where she takes this story. Some people have loved it. Some have hated it. I’m still at level interesting.

5. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Cover to Eligible by Chris Sittenfeld

A Pride & Prejudice retelling. I need it. Seriously. I’ve written many times about my love for P&P. This one is set in modern Cincinnati! Basically, it sounds hilarious.

6. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

This book sounds intense and emotional and…wonderful. I want to see how the author tackles this complex nature of mental health.

7. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

This is another book that tackles difficult subject matter. But, it sounds from the reviews that it does an amazing job. I will probably need some kleenex with me when I read it.

8. The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Cults? The 60s? A retelling of the Charles Manson murders. Need I say more?


9. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I got this book (and it’s predecessor!) for Christmas! I’ve heard so much love for the Six of Crows series, that I can’t wait to read this…but alas, I must, because I have to finish the books I’m already reading. Or do I?


10. The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

This cover is stunning. And the story sounds intriguing. I love the idea of a fantasy novel set in India.


Whew! There you go. Ten 2016 releases that I want to read.

Hopefully, I’ll get to them all in 2017. If not, well, there’s always 2018. 🙂


What 2016 books do you plan to read?
Have you read any of these books?

  1. This is a great list! The Star Touched Queen was also on my list, so you’ll have to let me know when you’ve reviewed it so I can see what you think! I think I’ve also found a couple of new books to add to my TBR! Thanks! x

  2. Lily And The Octopus is really cute … very different! I have Heartless on my list for this year … I got the audiobook at the end of 2016. It looks like a great book! And oh my gosh! You have to read My Lady Jane! It’s freaking hilarious. If you can, listen to the audiobook – the narration is off the charts amazing!

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