Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

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This week’s topic: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Mogsy’s Picks

There are a ton of books published in 2015 that I didn’t get a chance to get to, and these are some of the ones I regret the most. Hopefully I’ll get to them this year, and if nothing else, I have plenty of possible titles to choose from for Backlist Burndown!

Tiara’s Picks

I had so many hopes for 2015, and while I did manage to read quite a bit of what I wanted, there were some things that I just didn’t get around to that I really wanted to read before 2015 was out.

47 Comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t”

  1. I’ve read A court of Thorn and Roses since it was probably my most anticipated release of 2015 but I didn’t like it very much… I don’t know if I’ll pick the sequel or not.
    I really want to read Last Song Before Night, I didn’t have the chance to read it last year but I am intrigued by the synopsis 🙂

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    • Last Song Before Night was a book a I REALLY anticipated reading last year and just got so caught up in everything else to do it. A Court of Thorn and Roses has captured my eye, too. I want to give it a chance this year, too.

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    • I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about ACOTAR which actually makes me kind of nervous – but I’m still really looking forward to trying it out. I’ll read it soon, I have to make it happen!

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  2. Hmmmm…. If I had to pick a few 2015 books I would’ve liked to have read last year, I’d say George R.R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, Ilana C. Meyer’s Last Song Before Night, and Jason Denzel’s Mystic. There might have been a few others, but again, they’re the first ones that come to mind.

    @ Mogsy: Um, I haven’t even started Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles yet… Is that something I should fix this year?

    @ Tiara: The Fifth Season blew my mind. And I think I remember Mogsy being floored by it, too. So I hope you also enjoy it!

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    • This month I AM listening to The Fifth Season. It’s going to be the book I finish my month up with since I’m already ready two big books right now. I can’t wait to read it, though, and Last Song Before Night. I haven’t heard of Mystic, but you can bet I’m on my way to GR right now to find out about it. 😀

      Edit: I see Mogsy reviewed it and I don’t know how I missed that.

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      • No worries. 😉 And after commenting on this post, I’ve thought of two more 2015 releases that I never got around to reading (much less buying): V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, and Bradley Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. So. Many. BOOKS. *facepalm*

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        • I just made the exact same comment about A Darker Shade of Magic as well on someone else’s post. There are way too many books in this world. I can’t keep up. LOL.

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    • Yep, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is on my list too! And you definitely should give the Lunar Chronicles a try, I think it’s one of the better/more original fairy tale retellings out there. With each book, the story gets more complicated since she’s adding more characters and they all have to have a role to play so maybe that’s why I hear Winter is like 800 pages, lol.

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    • Yeah opinions seem quite divided with ACOTAR, I’ve seen reviewers who absolutely adored it but just as many who were disappointed. I’m looking forward to seeing which camp I’ll fall under 🙂

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  3. I really loved The Damned and The Fifth Season, but there are a couple on your list I’m dying to read as well: A Court of Thorns and Roses and Last Song Before Night for sure. I always hate this top ten list every year because it makes me sad!

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    • These lists make me sad too, though on the bright side at least they help narrow down and identify the books you’re regret missing most. It’s helped me prioritize my backlist burndown TBR!

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  4. I was late to getting to Winter too – I’m only reading it now and because it’s so HUGE, I’m not even quite halfway yet O.O I’m liking it though, it seemed like it was a little slow to start (which is understandable at 800 pages) but it’s probably because I was on a two-book-hangover when I started it LOL! I can definitely recommend ACOTAR though – I didn’t love it as much as SJM’s ToG series but it was still pretty awesome ❤ Awesome selection here ladies^^ I hope you get to all of these this year! xx

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    • Winter IS gigantic, which is probably why I’m feeling so intimidated about starting it. I seriously can’t believe it’s 800 pages, but considering how she’s added more characters and more story with each book, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised! And I’m looking forward to seeing what I think of ACOTAR, I just know I’ll probably be comparing it to her ToG series too!

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    • The minute I heard about Song, I knew that book was for me. Jemisin is next on my reading list. I made the SAME mistake I wouldn’t make at around the SAME time last year of reading two really huge fantasy books, so I’m trying to get them done first.

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  5. It’s interesting looking at everyone’s lists – I have a few on here that I also wanted to get to! Frankly it’s just not possible – and yet, even though I know that it still makes me sad.
    Lynn 😀

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    • Not getting to Cold Iron is one of my biggest regrets, especially since I’ve always been curious about the author’s work. Why doesn’t it have an audiobook version already?!

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  6. The Sorcerors of the Wildeeps looked really intriguing but I don’t think I even got it my TBR. I need to fix that! I also heard enough raving about The Fifth Season to know I should also be getting on that one soon. Winter is the only on on here I got to last year and I liked it bunches!

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    • It was kind of a debut novel for a new author I believe, so it didn’t get a ton of buzz, but it intrigued me. This is my year I will read it.

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  7. I found that ACOTAR wasn’t as strong as the ToG series, but I would love to hear your thoughts on it, Mogsy.
    The Fifth Season is amazing and I would unreservedly recommend it to everyone. Last Song Before The Night has a beautiful sounding premise and good looking cover, I NEED IT.

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  8. It’s going to happen! You’re GOING to read all these books 🙂 2016 has 365 days in it, we can burn through the list!! *looks at her pile the size of the eiffel tower and starts crying*

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    • You and me are both in the same boat, but these are 5 books, just 5 and I made an effort to add two of them to challenges I’m doing this year, so at least two will be finished. (hopefully)

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