Books I Didn’t Read in 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

2016 was the year that I discovered the online book community and started paying attention to new book releases. As such, there were a ton of 2016 releases that I truly meant to get to but didn’t read. Ten of those books were:


  1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: actually, I’m reading this book right now!
  2. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis: I’ve heard great things.
  3. The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry: it’s either science fiction or fantasy, I’m actually not sure. But I own it and need to read it.
  4. Everland by Wendy Spinale: a steampunk Peter Pan retelling written by a woman named Wendy. How did I not read this?
  5. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: I’ve seen very few people say this dislike this book. Plus the cover is gorgeous. I currently have it checked out from the library and can hopefully get to it soon.
  6. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: I read the first 60ish pages of this book before life started getting super busy and I set it aside. Hoping to pick it back up this week!
  7. The Blazing Star by Imani Josey: one second she’s in history class, the next she’s in ancient Egypt. Just the synopsis is everything my favortite stories are made of!
  8. Metaltown by Kristen Simmons: the author said this was her steampunk answer to Les Mís. I pre-ordered it immediately after that.
  9. Heartless by Marissa Meyer: yet another book I started but haven’t finished yet. But in this case, though, I started in December so I’m still currently reading it.
  10. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst: I almost bought this book at my independent bookstore, but correctly guessed that it would be in the December Owlcrate. I’m glad I postponed my purchase of it, but that meant I didn’t get it until the end of the year and ran out of time to read it.

I’m still planning on reading these books. Majorly hoping I get to them all this year!

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