Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

There are a lot of 2016 releases that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. 60, in fact, if my Goodreads TBR is to be believed. I buy most of my books, so it’s a struggle deciding which ones to splurge on and get right away in hardcover and which ones wait on until the paperback is released. Because I wait for most of them, I usually end up reading a lot of books the year after they are released. These are the ten that are at the top of the list for 2017!

1. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | The Basic Bookworm

There was a ton of buzz online about Salt to the Sea this year. I like to think that I’m pretty knowledgable about WWII, but I don’t know much about the events shown in this book, so I definitely need to read this.

2. Fellside by M.R. Carey

Fellside by M.R. Carey | The Basic Bookworm

I loved The Girl With All The Gifts and am looking forward to reading more by M.R. Carey!

3. Some Kind of Happiness by Clair Legrand

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand | The Basic Bookworm

I love Middle Grade fiction, especially fantasy. I’ve read some great reviews for this one, and it looks like the perfect balance of fantasy elements and real-life issues (plus this cover is so cute!).

4. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan | The Basic Bookworm

Age of Myth is the first book in a new prequel series tied to Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations books. It’s probably my favourite epic fantasy series, and I’m excited to get back into the world he’s built!

5. Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard | The Basic Bookworm

I don’t read a ton of YA contemporary, (I’m not about that drama and romance) but this one really caught my eye. The masculine female character looks like someone I’ll be able to relate to.

6. Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands

Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands | The Basic Bookworm

I loved The Blackthorn Key and I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this sequel!

7. A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

A Taste For Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby | The Basic Bookworm

I’ve been looking for some creepy books lately, and both the cover and description of A Taste For Monsters seem to fit the bill.

8. Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Jerusalem by Alan Moore | The Basic Bookworm

After finishing up the Sandman comics this year, I need a new epic graphic novel to get into.

9. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold | The Basic Bookworm

David Arnold’s Mosquitoland was one of my favourite books of 2016, and Kids of Appetite looks just as good!

10. Lost Gods by Brom

Lost Gods by Brom | The Basic Bookworm

A few year’s ago I read Brom’s novel The Child Thief, and I was simultaneously captivated and horrified by his spin on Peter Pan. Lost Gods is his take on the idea of Purgatory, and it looks super dark (just Google the illustrations!).

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke And The Bookish

Which 2016 releases top your 2017 TBR?

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

  1. Ooh! I should have added ‘Salt to the Sea’ to my list as well. I pre-ordered the book, but was so anxious to read it on release day that I went out and bought a copy even though the pre-order was on its way… in the end, I have two copies and it is still unread. Definitely a book I am going to get to this year.

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