Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Intended to Read (But Didn’t)


Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday, which, as always, is hosted by the folks at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s one might look eerily similar to one of the ones I did a few weeks back, when I spoke about the books I might like to find under my Christmas Tree, because it’s about the books from 2015 I really wanted to read but then never got around to it. A number of them were from 2015, but not all, so at least there’s a little bit of variety, right?

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Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

I felt like I waited forever for this one to come out. I bought The Diviners pretty much as soon as it came out, and very nearly bought this one when I was at bookshop in the State Library trying to fill in time before the Inkys back in October, but wasn’t sure if I had enough money (I think I ended up spending the money I saved on chips, actually). SO I don’t end up getting my hands on a copy of Lair of Dreams, which is highly disappointing. I’ll get to it eventually! I hope…

Every Move by Ellie Marney

I blame school for missing this one. It came out when I was trapped in the abyss of Year Twelve and its associated horrors so I didn’t manage to get down to the bookshop and buy it when it was released. the curse of having a small town (though still utterly wonderful) bookshop is that some books seem to disappear very quickly, and then others are there for years after they’re published, but I digress. Another one it feels like I’ve been waiting for ages for, mostly because the advertising when Every Breath came out made it seem like all three had been released, so I got my hopes up for nothing.

All The Rage by Courtney Summers

I really like Courtney Summers’ previous books, and the seem to be only getting better and better, so I was looking forward to reading All The Rage, but haven’t managed to get my hands on it.

Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield

I’m pretty majorly in love with Vikki Wakefield’s writing, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I was very excited (and a teensy bit nervous for my heart). Almost borrowed it from the library in October but decided I wanted to buy it instead, which didn’t end up happening.

The Flywheel by Erin Gough

I liked the look of this one, added it to my TBR shelf on Goodreads but never ended up reading it. Another one that I have both intentions and doubts of getting around to.

Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer

For some reason Goodreads says that this came out on the first of January this year, when it came out last year at some point. Whatever. I really liked Gabrielle Tozer’s first book, The Intern, which was a lot of fun, and just never got around to reading the sequel, even though I did want to.

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith

I only knew this came out because it popped up on Goodreads. Winger was one of my favourite books of 2014, and I didn’t realise it had a sequel, but once I did I was very eager to read it. Haven’t managed to, yet.

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

This one’s a little different to the others, as I actually own a copy of it, I just haven’t actually read it yet. I’m currently rereading Pride and Prejudice, so once I’ve finished that I should start Zeroes.

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity pretty much ensured that I’d want to read anything written by Elizabeth Wein (particularly if it’s historical fiction), but it doesn’t seem like Black Dove, White Raven is too widely available here.

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Between the Lines was a really sweet book, and the pictures were so many levels of lovely, so when I saw this at the airport bookshop in Perth, I was very tempted. I bought The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly instead, but I’d still really like to read this one if I get the chance. Might have to reread Between the Lines first though. It’s been a while.

What are some of the books you didn’t get around to reading in 2015, but wish you had? Have you read any of these books? Feel free to let me know, and if you’ve taken part in TTT this week feel free to link me to it so I can find even more books that I’ve missed out on!




8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Intended to Read (But Didn’t)

  1. I’m excited about STAND-OFF, too! WINGER was such a great read even though the ending almost killed me.

    I have been a bit disappointed by Andrew Smith’s recent books though, so I hope this sequel is just as good as the first one!

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    1. That ending… tacky as it sounds to say, it really did feel like a punch to the gut reading it. Winger’s the only one of Andrew Smith’s books I’ve read, and I probably wouldn’t have read it had it not been on the Inkys longlist because I’m not really a sports book person, but the others seem to be a little bit on the weird side, from what I’ve seen.


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