January 12

Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Still Need To Get To

January 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t. There are so many amazing books out there…..how is someone supposed to get to all the reading they are interested in? Here’s at the top of my list for what I missed in 2015:

Young Adult Books

Mosquitoland by David Arnold – This book has shown up on several “Best of 2015” lists, and I actually own an autographed copy. I think I will get to this as part of my Mount TBR Challenge.

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley – Another one that has been on many “Best of 2015” lists that I also own an autographed copy of. Beasley is such a sweet and down-to-earth author, and I so want to support her!

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia – The colors in this cover have always caught my eye, and I always like when books highlight mental health issues. I did get a Kindle deal on this one, and I am hoping to pick it up soon as part of my Clean Your Ereader Challenge.

Dumplin by Julie Murphy – I have heard great things about this novel and how it may change your perception of weight, weight loss, and happiness. I am intrigued, and I hope to get to it sometime this year (but probably not right away).

Historical Fiction

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain – I LOVED The Paris Wife, and I have wanted to read this one since it came out. I love learning about strong female role models from the past, and I’ve heard amazing things about this story.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – I love stories that are set during World War II, and I find myself reading them often. This one gets outstanding reviews!

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen – I adore Sara Gruen’s writing, and I went to a release event for this particular books of her (meaning it is yet another one that I own an autographed copy of). I am intrigued with the Loch Ness monster aspect of this one, and I am looking forward to reading it at some point soon!

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg – The Roaring Twenties is another time period I love to read about (can’t you totally see me as a flapper). I have a copy of this on my Kindle, and I plan to get to it in the next couple of months as part of the Clean Your Ereader Challenge.

Adult Contemporary

Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff – This book has also been on several “Best of 2015” lists, but I’ve heard more mixed reviews on this one. My hold just came in at the library, and I picked it up today, so I’ll be letting you know soon what I think.

Slade House by David Mitchell – I have never read anything by Mitchell, and people often rave about his work. I’ve heard good things about this most recent novel of his, and it happened to be in at the library today so I picked it up!

What 2015 releases are you still hoping to get to? Any books on my list that you think aren’t worth it?

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Posted January 12, 2016 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Top Ten Tuesday


  1. By Wendy on

    I hope you enjoy Made You Up; it was one of my favorite this year! And I’m glad to hear I’m not the only person in the world who hasn’t read Nightingale yet.

  2. By Sarah's Book Shelves on

    Great list! Slade House could’ve gone on mine too, but I want to read The Bone Clocks first. Circling the Sun and Saint Mazie are both great – badass ladies on both counts. I had mixed feelings about Fates & Furies, but the second half is so phenomenal that it’s still worth it regardless of what you think of the first half. And I thought the Nightingale was decently good, but not remotely as great as the hype :) Hope you get to some of these soon!


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