Top Ten Books I Missed in 2016

January 10, 2017 Top Ten Tuesday 46

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2016 But Missed

(Links go to Goodreads)

1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Shannon over at It Starts at Midnight raves about this as her favorite book of 2016. Based on her rec, I bought it at Anderson’s YA Lit Conference, but I haven’t managed to read it yet.

2. Replica by Lauren Oliver

I got this book at BEA and was super excited about it, but then the reviews started trickling in and they weren’t stellar, so I got scared off. I still really want to read this one, though—I just need to be in the right mood for it.

3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Another BEA book I was really looking forward to. Why haven’t I read it yet? I have no idea.

4. Ruined by Amy Tintera

I got this one from Edelweiss and it’s gotten stellar reviews, so I don’t know what I’m waiting for!

5. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I wasn’t as enthralled with the second book in this series as I was with the first, so I was wary of picking up number three. But I got a copy of this at the YA Luncheon I went to recently, so I need to get to it!

6. Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini

Ditto what I just said about Frost Like Night—except I still don’t own this one.

7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany

My mom bought this one and has already read it, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

8. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

I won a copy of this one, and my mom read it, but now I’m not sure where it is. I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere in my house, but … Need to find it soon!

9. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

I have this one from Edelweiss, but it’s one of those books that I know I need to be ready to really dive into and I just haven’t gotten there yet.

10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

While everyone else is all abuzz about Wayfarer, I’m still staring at Passenger, which is sitting on my shelf calling to me. I purchased it at an author event when it first came out but still haven’t read it.

What books did you miss out on in 2016? I want to know!

 

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46 Responses to “Top Ten Books I Missed in 2016”

  1. Clara @ Lost in My Library

    I got to a few of these this year – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Passenger, and Ruined – but most of these are ones I haven’t gotten to, either! None of them made my TTT list, though. I just got a copy of The Sun is Also a Star, so I’ll probably be reading that soon!

  2. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    I loved It Ends With Us, you need to get to it soon! I am about a third of the way through the new HP book, just haven’t had time to sit and just read. I just got an ARC of Replica through a trade, so hope to get to that this year as well.

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I kept meaning to get to The Serpent King (at Shannon’s urging – she’s pushing that one on everyone apparently LOL) but it never happened. Better luck this year, I guess. It Ends With Us was one of my favorites last year. Maybe Hoover’s best? Definitely made me think.

  4. Sam

    If I had to tell you which of the above books your should really read, I would say The Serpent King. There was just something so special about that book. I actually read most of the books on your list =) All are great books to be on your TBR.

  5. Puput @ Sparkling Letters

    Eeeeppp Shannon is definitely right to rave about The Serpent King because I LOVE IT SO MUCH TOO! Ahaha it’s probably my favorite debut of 2016, so emotional <3 I also have The Sun is Also a Star sitting on my shelves and I'm planning to read it this month 😀

  6. kimbacaffeinate

    The Passenger was good, I am reading book 2 now (well trying to, I have been so busy I haven’t read anything this week) I do want to try Serpent King.

  7. Becca @ Faerily Bookish

    Passenger has been starting at me from my TBR shelf too. It’s like it knows the sequel is out. 😉 lol I have the first book in Raasch’s series, but haven’t read it yet! Someone (I don’t remember who >.<) told me book 2 was slow, but book 3 more than made up for it!

  8. Karen Blue

    THE SERPENT KING, really Nicole? You must go right now and read it immediately! It was so powerful. I am still haunted by the setting and the characters.
    Oh, you didn’t write this post to hear things like that?
    Sorry, I just really loved that book. That book and Passenger are the only ones on your list I actually did read. So maybe I should just shut up. Great list, glad to see I am not the only one who hasn’t read all those BEA books.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I tried to be really good about the BEA books, but there are definitely some that slipped through the cracks—especially MG books. I still plan to read and review them, though. But I couldn’t manage them all before the pub dates. And, yes, I KNOW I need to read Serpent King. I promise, I’ll do it!!

  9. Jazmen Greene

    I haven’t read any of these, so you’re not alone. Hope you get to read and love these! Nothing worse than anticipating a book, and it sucks.

  10. Wendy @ Falconer's Library

    The Serpent King is the only one of those I’ve read, and yes, I agree with everyone that you need to stop what you’re doing and go read it right now!

    The Sun is Also a Star made my list too, and Replica and Passenger were contenders as well. The good news is, we will never run out of good books to read!

  11. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Omg, so, I saw your graphic before I read your comments of course, and this was literally my thought process: “She hasn’t read The Serpent King? But that book is the best! Replica… hmm, that was just okay, such a shame. Aw man, how have I not read The Sun is Also a Star yet?!” So basically… we thought the SAME THOUGHTS 😂 I also really want to read Passenger, maybe we can make each other. Oh! And Frost Like Night was wayyyy better than book 2, if that helps! (Book 2 probably just didn’t need to be a thing, basically) Anyway, hope you get to read these soon!

  12. Cyn @ Bookmunchies

    I’ve got a bunch of these on my list too! I’m hoping to read Passenger and The Serpent King soonish. I’m debating about The Cursed Child but will probably cave and read it soon too haha. Hope you get to some of these soon!

  13. Jen

    I’ve had Passenger sitting on my bookshelf staring at me too. Since last January 0_0. I have no excuse for why I didn’t start it, BUT now we can binge read the whole duology and not have to wait for the final book to release. Yay us in that regards lol!

  14. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    I missed Replica, Ruined and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire too!!! I’m actually interested in reading Replica and my TBTB Santa gave me the book! 🙂

    I started reading Cursed Child but…meeehh and now I actually don’t want to finish it!

    oh BTW, my commentluv doesn’t work on this blog.. 🙁

  15. Olivia Roach

    The Sun is also A Star and The Serpent King are also two books which I really wanted to read last year, but just didn’t get the chance to buy. But the best news? We have all of 2017 to make our way through reading these ^.^

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