I swear I meant to read these last year…but I didn’t | Top Ten Tuesday #29 (January 12th)

Hello! (It’s me.) Sorry, had to do that. But yes, hello everyone and welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I seriously haven’t been able to find the time to literally do ANYTHING, but it’s time to break this pattern of no-posts-for-a-week, don’t you think? 😉 Anyway, 2015 was a great year for books…though I must confess, there are a lot of books I meant to read—-but didn’t. SO LET’S DO THIS.

1. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness, is, of course, fabulous which is why I have been anticipating the release of his newest book ever since I heard of it! And I swear, I meant to read it around the time of its release—or at least in 2015—but, unfortunately I didn’t. BUT I WILL. Yes, I definitely will. (HUSH even though that’s what I said last year…)

2. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer

I absolutely devoured Rick Riordan’s previous series, Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus back when I first read them, and so I had really wanted to read The Sword of Summer as well, the first book in his newest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. But alas… I didn’t. SIGH.

3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not_bookcover

Since and before its release, I had been hearing glorious praises about this book! (There was even a cool book tag based on it made too!) It seems like the kind of contemporary that I would love to read, so I had been wanting to read it for, oh, you know, the whole year of 2015? But obviously I didn’t so I will definitely try to read it this year!

4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


If you guys have been around the book blogging community for, say, the past 2-4 months, I’d bet you know what I mean when I say this book blew up, literally EVERYWHERE. I’m only half-joking, hush. So color me curious, because (hopefully) all that hype can’t have been running on nothingness.. right?

5. Soundless by Richelle Mead


Now, my expectations for this one is not that high, seeing how I’ve braced myself with the knowledge of bad reviews (LOL, that sounds so dramatic when I put it that way)—BUT, I still want to read it because, obviously, I want to see for myself how it is. 🙂 And as such, I had planned to read it last year, but didn’t get around to it. THIS YEAR. It shall happen.

6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle & Dante_bookcover

Everyone seems to have read this book!! (Except me, SIGH.) I really can’t wait to read it though, it seems like it’ll be a great read! I’m starting to feel like a broken record, just replaying the same thing over and over again, but I WILL GET TO THIS. HOPEFULLY THIS YEAR, and not, you know, in the next century. If that’s even possible.

7. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of Everything

After reading Robyn Schneider’s sophomore novel, Extraordinary Means, I really wanted to see how her debut turned out. I had a library copy of it and everything, but unfortunately I didn’t get around to it. It seems to be a good book though!

8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Along with Vicious (by the same author, but not the same series), A Darker Shade of Magic was really hyped in the more earlier months of 2015, (and even now, to be honest, especially with the release of the second book coming up this year). And I kept telling myself (and everyone else) that I would read it or Vicious sometime soon, but, as what seems to be the sad pattern, I didn’t get around to it. *Crawls into hole*

9. After You by Jojo Moyes

After You

I absolutely loved Me Before You, kind of unexpectedly seeing how I don’t venture much into adult fiction. But I did, and afterwards when I heard about After You, a kind of sequel to the first, I was really excited. I haven’t really read many reviews on it though, to be honest, so I’m not quite sure what to expect. Fingers crossed!

10. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The Witch Hunter_bookcover

Marketed as the Graceling meets Game of Thrones, The Witch Hunter had been on my TBR list ever since its release. I mean, I haven’t read the Game of Thrones, but I know enough to assume that this book will definitely be one heck of an adventure. Right? Not to mention the glowing reviews…Hopefully I’m not going to be let down. I honestly meant to read this so long ago, but, come on, you all know me by now. LOL.

Gah, this list feels so long! And this is all without counting ALLL the other books on my TBR…Yeah, seeing how that’s over 500, I doubt we want to go there. (I swear, if anyone is able to come up with a machine that stops time whenever I want to read, I WOULD LOVE YOU. Even if you were an axe murderer. :P) But still, for now, I’ll limit it to just trying to keep up with all these books! Here’s hoping I’ll be able to read these books this year.

Now it’s your turn! Tell me, which books on here have you not read either? WE CAN BE BOOKISHLY LONELY TOGETHER. (Because that totally makes sense.) And if you have read any of these, tell me your thoughts!! I’d love to know so I may be prepared for the future. 😉 Also, I’m curious—which one of these books do you find were hyped the most? Really, basically all of them were, so… TELL ME.

Happy Tuesday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

21 thoughts on “I swear I meant to read these last year…but I didn’t | Top Ten Tuesday #29 (January 12th)

  1. I’m reeeeally dying to read Illuminae, I think I have told this to practically everyone in the blogosphere! I WILL definitely read the book by this year. I also want to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and eeh… I don’t know about Soundless, earlier I wanted to read it but after seeing all those negative reviews I changed my mind, also I haven’t read the Vampire Academy yet!! I know!! So I definitely want to read that first before reading any other works by Richelle Mead. I already have A Darker Shade of Magic but I couldn’t get to it this year, I’m definitely planning to change it soon. Plus I think there are thousands of other books that I wanted to read back in 2015 but I can’t remember all of them now! 😛 I slowly have to change that. Great post Analee!

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    • I KNOW RIGHT. I’ve been dying to read it!! I have a copy of it and everything, I don’t really know what’s stopping me to be honest.
      Yes! Aristotle and Dante is so hyped and it seems great.
      I know what you mean! Negative reviews on it are really making me rethink it… I probably will still give it a shot, but I’ll definitely go into it with lower expectations. You should totally read VA!! It’s a bit iffy at the start of the series (especially the main character) but it gets better.
      And yay, I hope you get the chance to read A Darker Shade of Magic soon! I’ve been meaning to read it for quite some time too.
      HAHA I know!! Same here; I can’t keep track of all the books I’ve been meaning to read, there’s so many of them!

      Thank you in return for stopping by! ❤ So glad you liked it.

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  2. Looks like a lot of people haven’t read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here in 2015 *cough*including me*cough* I also missed out on Illuminae! But didn’t.

    And lol I say that everytime someone says Hello too! Oh Adele what have you done?

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    • HAHA I know right!! I kept telling myself, okay, I’m going to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here soon… but I didn’t. LOL. Glad I’m not alone on Illuminae either! ❤

      Oh my gosh, thank goodness someone understands!! I just can't help it… Haha exactly.

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    • Haha I hope you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to read it myself, I’ve been hearing such great things about it.
      😛 No worries, we can be bookishly late-with-books together… if that makes any sense. (Probably doesn’t.) Just can’t seem to keep up with so many books to read!

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  3. I bought a few of these last year and still haven’t read them! Sigh, so many books to read! Plus there were ton on my TTT post of books that I haven’t bought, but DYING for. lol

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  4. I so so soooo meant to read ADSOM too. XD I have no excuse!! I even snagged it for a dollar on an Amazon sale at one point so IT’S SITTING ON MY KINDLE CALLING TO ME. GAHHHH. I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet. heh. So that’s on the agenda for January. ;D
    I hope you do get a chance to read Magnus Chase and Illuminae and The Rest of Us Just Live Here!! They were all epic 5-star reads for me. ^_^
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    • Haha I know right!! I have a copy of it and everything and I still haven’t read it yet. SIGH. Hopefully we’ll both read it soon! I hope you like it. 😉
      I hope so too! Glad you liked them all, I can’t wait to read them.
      No problem! ❤️


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