Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t

Posted January 10, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 9 Comments

Ten 2016 Releases I Still Have to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is the Top Ten 2016 Releases You Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To).

Unfortunately for me, not having the time to read a book I wanted to is pretty much the story of my life. I actually have quite a few 2016 releases I wanted to read last year but couldn’t find the time. What makes this even sadder is that I own signed copies of five of them, own two more, and have the ARC for another two. I really have no excuse for not finding/making the time to read them. But college so you know…

First 5 Books

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I loved her other series, The Darkest Minds so I was really excited to read Passenger. It doesn’t hurt that the cover is gorgeous.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I actually managed to read a few chapters before I had to read Truthwitch to the library. I keep meaning to borrow it again but that hasn’t happened. Yet.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I got to meet Morgan Matson back in May and get my copy of The Unexpected Everything signed. Too bad that wasn’t able to motivate me to read it. Sigh.

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

Maybe I’ll actually read it now that I’ve witnessed the first snowfall of the year and season. It is certainly cold enough for me to want someone to steal the snow.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I probably should read this one soon – I keep getting asked what I think of it. And I’m just like “I don’t know, it’s kind of hard to have an opinion of a book you spend more time admiring its cover than reading its pages”.

Last 5 Books

Replica by Lauren Oliver

I had the pleasure of getting to meet Lauren Oliver for the second time in October. Still haven’t read her newest release even though she signed it. What am I doing with my life? Oh, right school. -_-

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz

I was really excited to read this especially with all the election drama going on. But now, a few months later, it’s still on my TBR list and not my “read” one. 🙁

The Row by J. R. Johansson

I’m really ashamed this one made it onto this list. I was approved to read its eARC on NetGalley but could not find the time. I wasn’t able to get to it before my summer break ended and after that, school was a black hole eating up all my time.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Another ARC that I had, but couldn’t get to read. Fortunately, it wasn’t one I got from NetGalley so there was less of an obligation to read it. But still, I wish I could have done my part to help promote this book, especially since I loved Unwind.

Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy

I won Die for You from a giveaway on Twitter. Unfortunately, the timing was off – I received it a week or two before Thanksgiving and between midterms, mandatory family time, studying for finals, and taking finals, I didn’t have time to read Die for You.

What about you?
What 2016 releases do you still want to read?

Emz Chang

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9 responses to “Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t

  1. Mariela

    So many books last year and so little time! Also in my case I was not in the mood of reading a lot, I am getting older and I get too tired that when I sit to read I fall sleep 😛

    My TTT.

  2. I just read a review of Three Dar Crowns that made me want to pick it up ASAP. Also, I have never heard of Die For Zhou but I just looked it up and it sounds awesome (and yay archeology) so thanks for pointing me in that direction! I am excited now!

  3. “Scythe” didn’t make it onto my TTT list but it’s definitely on my wishlist. I’ve never read a book by Neal Shusterman before and this one seems like a good start! Also I really like the cover 😀

  4. Passenger has been on several lists I saw today. If I kept up with new releases, I think it might have been on my list. I can’t remember if I ever actually bought it. Is that bad? I haven’t seen my bookcase in three months due to moving, to be fair.

    • I don’t think it’s bad. I forget what books I own all the time. That’s why I try to keep track of them because I’ve been known to buy books I already have accidentally. Hehe.