Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (2) - 2016 Releases I meant to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to know more about the meme and join up! 
This week the topic is: 2016 Releases I meant to Read but somehow missed and still want to get to, eventually. You can find this week's post by The Broke and the Bookish here.
I never usually read new books. As a child my parents had entire shelves filled with books available for me. Mostly literary and classics. I grew up on German authors like Goethe, Hesse and Schiller, Russian authors like Tolstoy and Dostoyevski etc. You get the drift.

As a teenager I discovered genre literature. I discovered fantasy and I started reading LOTR and other books. But always recommendations from friends. And always books that had come out years ago.

I was some sort of patient reader. It wasn't until I discovered Goodreads that I started picking up newer books simply because so many people were talking about them and I saw the covers and got curious.

Then I discovered the book blogging community and suddenly new releases were on my radar. Too many books to read, not enough time. The eternal problem.

Top Ten 2016 Releases I missed so far:


Sarah J. Maas. Well, I'm hopelessly behind. I've only read the first Throne of Glass novel so far. And i have #2 and #3 waiting for me. Hopefully I'll catch up soon.

 
I read the first one in both series last year. I liked both. So, these will be picked up soon.

  
I'm not sure what to think of the "Nutshell" premise. Hamlet. Told from the POV of a foetus in the womb. But, I'm curious. The other two covers I've seen on Goodreads quite a bit, am curious but know nothing about them.

 
I loved her retelling of Cinderella, so I'm curious to see what Marissa Meyer did with Alice. Now, Nevernight, I've only heard of the title and the author but I'm curious because of the cover.


I'm not a fan of graphic novels usually but Saga somehow captured my heart. I'm currently on Volume 3 and trying to catch up.

What releases did you miss in 2016?

14 comments:

  1. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is one of my favorite reads from 2016. Definitely worth picking up!

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    1. Thank you, I'll give it a try :)

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  2. The Sun is Also a Star was a really good read! I hope you get to these!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I hope so too. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  3. A Court of Mist and Fury was on my list this week too. I really enjoyed Empire of Storms, I hope you manage to catch up on the TOG series soon. A Gathering of Shadows is awesome and I really enjoyed Heartless.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-91/

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    1. I can't wait for Heartless and the Maas book. Thank you :) Off to check out your list.

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  4. So many great picks on your list! We even share one - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. So many friends and fellow bloggers raved about it and I meant to read it but... just never got to it. Hopefully soon! And A Court of Mist and Fury was excellent - one of my favorites of the year.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. Can't wait for all the Sarah J. Maas books, heard so many good things!

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  5. I just recently read the first volume of Saga and I had to go check out the other volumes from the library. I have read The Sun Is Also A Star it was good. I am hoping to get to Heartless and The Ugly Wonderful Things sometime soon. I hope you enjoy each of these books when you get to them.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. It's really heartwarming and wonderful, Saga I mean. Thank you for visiting :)

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  6. I've heard so much about Saga but haven't taken the plunge yet. Nutshell definitely sounds different, I haven't heard of that one!

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    1. I like Ian McEwan. I loved his Atonement. So, I'm curious, but it sounds very weird. I love Saga so far, hoping it stays consistent.

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  7. Hope you catch up on Throne of Glass series - we absolutely love Empire of Storms! A Court of Mist and Fury is really good too; there's a lot of character development but it's amazing. We'd like to read heartless and Nevernight too :)
    ~ Pendragons 

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    1. I hopefully will have caught up soon! It sounds like it'll really pick up and become something beautiful.

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