Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a list of books publishedin 2015 that I really want to read but haven't managed to get to yet.

1. The Fold by Peter Clines
I loved 14 so much, and I'm kind of afraid this one won't be as good. How can it?

2. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Because a new Margaret Atwood novel! Gah!

3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I feel a deep sense of shame every time a coworker asks me if I've read this yet.

4. Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
It's sad that he can write his books faster than I can read them.

5. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Because it's over 700 pages long. But some of my favorite podcasters love this book a ton so I really really want to read it.

6. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 
I'm actually rather undecided on this one because I didn't like Arcadia all that much, but I want to at least try it. I've gone so far as to check out a copy from the library but ended up not getting to it before the due date.

7. Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
Because I read all of the Jennifer Weiner books and I especially liked her last one, All Fall Down.

8. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I actually read the first few pages and realized that it's basically a very long essay. But it's a pretty important book right now so I really want to give it another shot. Perhaps the audio version would be better for me in this case.

9. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Not my usual fare, but I keep hearing how good it is. Plus, I love the cover.

10. Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin
I know that I gave Gunpowder Alchemy a lukewarm review at the time, but I've been really wanting to revisit this ancient Chinese steampunk world. Sometime in the fall I preordered this sequel and then forgot about it until it magically appeared on my nook. Surprise!

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Are there books from 2015 that you wanted to read but haven't gotten to yet?


Barb said...

I just finished The Bazaar of Bad Dreams over New Year's Day and really enjoyed it. Of course, I tend to love all of King's books (except the ending of Under the Dome - and I won't even discuss the TV series). I know he has the 3rd Bill Hodges coming out this year, but I wonder what else is planned?

Lindsay said...

What a great list! "Between the World and Me" is definitely worth a read; it's a very timely read that'll get you thinking. I had a hard time getting into it at first too, so I put it down and came back to it after reading something else.

I didn't even think to add "Who Do You Love" to my list, but I've read most of Jennifer Weiner's other books and I'll have to get to that one, of course (though, unlike you, I really didn't like "All Fall Down," which was a bummer). After hearing so very many people rave about "A Little Life," I think I'm finally going to give it a try. And "Uprooted"! A new discovery for me but one that must be read soon! "The Fold" and "Fates and Furies" are also on my to-read list. I just got "Fates and Furies" in at the library... hopefully I'll enjoy it as much as everyone else has!

Unknown said...

that chinese steampunk sounds really cool! i don't think i've ever read a book that had that setting, so maybe i'll check that one out. really good list!

my TTT: http://nxrao.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-2015-releases-i-didnt.html