Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I've Been Meaning to Read

 

 

 

TTT, or Top Ten Tuesday, is a blog series created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. Stop by their blog if you want to participate or follow along!

 

One of the most fun parts of blogging has been keeping up with all of the exciting new releases - if only I could read them all in a more timely fashion. Since I only started regularly blogging halfway through 2015, I missed out on quite a lot of new releases. But I do want to read them all! Today for TTT we're sharing the 2015 releases we meant to read last year but didn't get to before the end of the year (& I have a few more than 10 this time around).

 

2015 Releases Still Sitting at the Top of my TBR

 

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

I did start this one in 2015 and I'm currently about halfway - I've been loving all of the YA westerns recently and I'm enjoying this one quite a lot. I'm really looking forward to getting back into the story this week.

 

Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff

This one has been on my bedside table for months. I started it back in November and breezed through the first half. Then, some other books stole me away and I'm only just now getting back to it. I love Lauren Groff's writing and I'm enjoying every moment I spend reading this one. 

 

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

I think this is one I really do need in my life. I listened to Elizabeth Gilbert's podcast companion to the book and found all of her advice really helpful. I've been struggling a bit in my creative life so I think this book could really help me.

 
 

City of Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

This is a doozy of a book. And I'm not going to lie, it's quite intimidating. I'm mainly excited for this book to see what all the hype is about, and to see if I can really get through all 944 pages. New York in the 1970s is a very interesting setting and the ambitious undertaking from Hallberg to capture the whole life of the city is enough to pique my interest. It might take me a while to get through this one, but I'm looking forward to diving into a big read (especially one from a debut author who's garnered so much praise).

 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This one has been on my TBR for so long now and I've heard such great things. Now that it's won the William C. Morris Award (from the American Library Association, given for best book by a debut author writing for teens), it's jumped straight up to the top of the list. 

 

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Ok, confession time: I borrowed this one from the library and started reading it several months ago...but it was returned before I could really get back into the story properly. I really enjoyed The Young Elites so I really need to set aside some time for this one (when I don't have a dozen other books also on loan from the library).

 
 

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

I remember holding this book in my hands, ready to take it home with me...but something stopped me and I've been kicking myself ever since (my library doesn't have a copy available on Overdrive). I just know I'm going to love this one. I just need to get my hands on a copy.

 

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

This was one of the books I was most excited for on my Autumn TBR. I love gothic fiction and Frankenstein. I know I'm going to love this book. I was saving it up for a cozy weekend on the couch...but that weekend never came because real life took a crazy turn in November. I definitely want to read this soon, while the weather is still gloomy and while I'm in hibernation mode.

 

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

This was a book that I was more excited about before I started blogging. I really love this series, but it came out right when I started blogging - which you might have thought would be perfect, but actually I got distracted by so many other books that I almost forgot about the third Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children book that I had been looking forward to for so long. For whatever reason, this series isn't as hyped in the blogging community (I think it's more popular on booktube, though) so I allowed myself to be swept away by other hype books and neglected this one. I'm so disappointed! I really want to get to this one ASAP.

 
 

M Train by Patti Smith

This is another one that blogging distracted me from. As much as I love the excitement in the blogging community about so many great YA books, sometimes I end up neglecting the non-YA writers I love. Patti Smith's first memoir Just Kids was one of my favourite reads pre-blogging. I love Patti Smith's music even more since discovering her writing. Her mind is so amazing and I can't wait to read this new memoir to discover more of her beautiful life and thoughts.

 

A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk

This was one of the books that always caught my eye when browsing bookshops this autumn. Orhan Pamuk is one of those great writers that I've been meaning to read more of for years. Now is finally the time. This story of one couple's life and love in Instanbul sounds like a beautiful read for the new year.

 

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

I read and reviewed the second instalment of the Cormoran Strike detective novels a few months ago and it definitely reignited my love for a good mystery. I've been on the waiting list for this one at the library for weeks and the anticipation is running high. There's nothing like a good mystery to while away cold winter nights.

 
 

Have you read any of these 2015 releases? I'm determined to read them all!